unique papercrafting graphic 45

September 18, 2014

Sail Away with Graphic 45


It's a great Thursday to take a papercrafting adventure, wouldn't you say? We have two truly magical and whimsical projects that will certainly inspire and put a huge smile on your face! Nichola Battilana and Miranda Edney WOW with their incredible creations - their creativity knows no bounds. We cannot wait to jump in today!

But, before we do, don't forget to take part in this week's blog contest! This $35 Come Away with Me prize pack could be yours. Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce the winner here tomorrow Friday, September 19.


First, we have this most magical Typography paper Sky Pirate Zeppelin! Wow, isn't this too amazing? Tell us more, Nichola!

"I’ve been meaning to expand my fleet of amazing flying machines so and when I created the template for my Old School Rocket, I knew this project was in my future. The shape of the rocket body can easily double as a zepplin. The addition of a paper boat, trims, chains, gears and propellers turns the rocket into a fabulous sky pirate vessel. The images and colours of Typography lend themselves perfectly to steampunk projects so it was a natural choice. The ‘rope’ used to attach the boat to the zeppelin is a sturdy gardening wire that has a natural covering. Hot glued firmly into place, these ‘ropes’ keep everything exactly where it should be without causing too much stress to the paper. Copper, brass and bronze accents are in keeping with the steampunk feel. A bit of metallic acrylic paint can transform chipboard with very little effort. Distress with an old ink pad and you can add years to those new ‘metal’ gears and cogs. I added a couple of small light bulbs which should easily available (I got mine from the grocery store!) and a snip of tea stained cheesecloth to the inside of the boat. Finally I glued an eye pin in the top so that my little vessel can hang proudly and fight off any lightning thieves." ~Nichola




Her detail on this project is unbelievable!





Download Nichola Battilana G45 Come Away With Me Rocket Tempate

Nichola's Old School Rocket Snapguide

Supply List

> Inspire
> Journey
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Stamped Metal Brads
Ornate Metal Keys
Copper Chain
Copper acrylic paint
Gina’s Design Chipboard Propeller, Gears and wings
Copper Zig Zag Dresden Border
Half-Round Dresden Border
Brass Eye Pin
Small light bulbs
Gardening wire

Next, we have a gorgeous Come Away with Me altered sailboat by the amazing Miranda. This makes us long for a sea adventure!

" I have had this wooden sailboat in my stash for quite some time, and now that Come Away With Me arrived it was the perfect choice! I also added a wee bit of By The Sea on the anchor part. All I did was trace the map shape out of the fabric sails that were already on it. Easy peezy. Hope you like what I have created! Hugs!" ~Miranda


We love how Miranda used the maps on the sails. Amazing!






Supply List


Graphic 45 Papers
Come Away With Me-Travel Odyssey
Come Away With Me-Globetrotter
Come Away With Me-Look Out World
Come Away With Me-Vintage Voyage
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Brads
Wooden Sailboat
Ingvild Bolme Metal Treasures and resins

We are so inspired by these breathtaking beauties today. Huge thanks to Nichola and Miranda for sharing these incredible ideas with us. How about these projects, G45ers? Aren't they amazing? Have a beautiful Thursday!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Sail Away with Graphic 45:


THe most amazing DT ever!!!

Ueber fun projects today!!

Love this collection, and your designs and tutorials are fabulous.

Wow! Simply incredible projects!

I love what the Design Team came up with today. You give it and they bring it.

Wow!,Talk about talents.These are exceptional peices.I say peices because they definately deserve the showroom floor....My mouth is agape.

Luv these new collections!...keep them coming

Wow the airship and boat are superb! Would love the win the pretty prize pack so I can try !


If only I could spend a day inside of Nichola's and Miranda's brain. These ships are incredible.

What fantastic flights of imagination, setting sail to distant creative shores!

Wow! these projects are so awesome! You have the most talented DT out there.

I have been searching You Tube for months for a template or tutorial to do a boat like this. Would be great if Miranda could share her secret.

Amazing paper collections on amazing projects! Love the sailboat!!!

These projects are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Fantastic work. I especially like the woman in the boat.

Love the zeppelin!

Such imagination!

Omgosh! These are amazing!!!

Great projects.

Double wow, cool projects ! Fabulous collections too, would really love to win this !

Amazing giveaway !! love G45 collection!!

Wow, talk about incredible projects.

Both are incredibly inventive & creative & gorgeous! Please post comment, please....

Great inspirations !! Creative ideas !!

Wonderful projects, so creative !! Lovely designed papers !! Cool collection

Fabulous projects !

Divine! Love these wonderful projects 😀

These are so awesome
and fun! Lots of work.
Carla from Utah

Love these projects!!!!

Outstanding and awesome

Very inspiring ideas today. Where do you get them?

OMW! Fantastic Creations Nichola and Miranda. Love them, just love them!

Nichola and Miranda these are over the top awesome... refreshing and delightful ... my goodness such crestivity !

So much inspiration from talented people!

Even if I misspelled it ... *creativity !

These projects are so inspiring! the gears in my brain are turning a little faster! Thanks G45 for finding such wonderful artists!

Nichola never ceases to make my eyes bug out and my jaw hit the floor!! This is AMAZING!!! Love Miranda's sailboat also!! I am going to have to find some of these pieces so I can decorate them!!! Thanks for always bringing me such amazing projects and inspiration!!

I absolutely loved both designs!

Newer Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.