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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

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Wow!! How cool are these projects♥

Such talented Artest, love the sail away ideas!

The world of miniatures seems to have become quite popular this year. While I enjoy all the creativity of these projects, I'm sticking to cards and mini albums. Very interesting projects.

Wow! Both of those projects are Amazing!

Every time I look at this paper I start singing, "Come away with me...". Such beautiful dreamy paper that takes you on a journey. These two designers cover the sky and the sea with their clever and delightful projects. They both have captured the essence of the design of this paper. "Come away with me...."

I think I'm as speechless as everyone else! These two projects just go to show you what some imagination and G45 papers can produce!

Both "ships" are fascinating. I think the map "sails" is so clever. You folks just amaze me with your creativity.
Love these papers!

Fabulous projects and, of course, the papers make the result so much better!

Wow! Amazing projects!

That boat is so clever! And so is the airship! I can't choose between them

WOW! What creative use of this paper line. The embellishments and findings added to these projects are so fun. The sailboat is amazing

Amazing projects, but this paper can stand alone! I <3 G45!

Oooo I just got my 12x12 pad of this paper! Can't wait to play!

Two amazing projects, when I saw the sailboat on Facebook I couldn't wait to see the rest of the blog. Actually it's that way every day. lol

I love love love these ideas! These are so much the kinda of thing I want to do in my home!

Both designs are exquisite. I especially love the sailboat & keep looking at it thinking, where can I find a wooden salilboat?

I am totally blown away by these projects! Amazing!

Amazing, a zepplin and a sailboat - so cool.

I love the airship, and the yacht! Such romantic ways to travel. Wonderful projects, have to try these. Thank you for inspiring ideas!

Wow! Fabulous creations.

My favorite day for design team in a long time. Super amazing!!! Way to go! Love these projects!!!

Such fun projects. Thank you for the inspiration.

Those are the most adorable creations I've seen! How beautiful.

Amazingly creative projects!! Always so inspiring on the G45 blog!!

How sweet these 2 projects are!! I love these women's ingenuity!!

WOW! WOW! WOW! I'm fascinated with today's projects. I have to say that both of these creations are over-the-top delightful and different. Love them both!!! I have to try these. All I need is the "Come Away With Me" collection and I can't find it in the craft stores in my area. Sure hope I win this prize!!!

wow what wonderful and amazing things the dt,s came up with it is just stunning! these papers are absolutely amazing! it just floors me with what they can come up with using your wonderful line of papers : )

Боже, они невероятны! Фантастические проекты!

Amazing creations and lots of fun. Feel free to send them to me if you wish.

очень крутые парусники!!

This stunning two projects today! Incredibly invent and realize this! Love your creative team !

Los adoro!!!! ambos proyectos son preciosas muestras del home decor y G45

Nichola and Miranda are amazing and their projects are awe-inspiring!

Stunning, stunning projects!! Graphic 45 designers have amazing imagination, thank you for all your inspiration.

Amazing inspiration and projects! Love the paper line.

Wow, I'm speechless! Such absolutely awe-inspiring creations! Thanks so much to the ladies for sharing their awesome talents with us!

Amazing craftsmanship! No pun intended.

Ohhhhhhhhhh, I hope I'm not too late. LOVE this collection.

All I can say is OMG!!!!!!!

I`m in love in this perfect projects! Just stuning! Miranda, Nichola, I`m in love in your style, girls!!!!

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