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September 10, 2014

The Petaloo & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 3


Are you having fun on the Petaloo International and Graphic 45 Blog Hop? We are having a blast, and can't wait for another day of inspiring autumn decor from our amazing designers from the Petaloo Design Team and ours. What has been your favorite so far? Today, Nichola Battilana, Romy Veul, and Solange Marques share their talents with us. You will adore their projects. There's even a tutorial today! Fun, fun, fun. Don't forget to stay until the end so you can hop on over to Petaloo's blog for more beautiful projects.


Have you entered yet to win our Petaloo and Graphic 45 Prize Pack worth $55? You could win An Eerie Tale and beautiful Petaloo blooms. Just comment here on the blog and over on Petaloo's blog to win. Have fun!


Nichola is a lover of Halloween and made the most genius creation using G45 and Petaloo! The Petaloo blooms make this eerily elegant. Take it away, Nichola. 

"I love Halloween. Perhaps part of that love stems from the fact that even grown-ups can play along and enjoy spookiness. Here I’ve created a gift bag that is just the right size for a bottle of something deep dark and red. Perfect for a grown up goodie bag or hostess gift.

The bag was created with two large coffin shapes, 12” tall, cut from An Eerie Tale > Gone Batty. The sides are strips of paper 3.25” wide with additional ½” flaps on either side that adhere the front and back coffin shapes. The bottom of the bag has a double layer to ensure that precious cargo remains safe.

For the handle I’ve attached a length of wide Fancy Trim from Petaloo. This is secured to the front and back of the bag, the ends hidden with embellishments like An Eerie Tale Tags & Pockets, An Eerie Tale Decorative Chipboard and Petaloo’s Burlap Blossoms. I’ve added some Alphabet Sticker Staples to spell out RIP to finish it off… because I’m spooky like that ;)" ~Nichola







Supply List

 An Eerie Tale > Gone Batty

An Eerie Tale Tags & Pockets
An Eerie Tale Decorative Chipboard

Alphabet Sticker Staples

Petaloo Fancy Trims

Petaloo Burlap Blossoms

Petaloo Mixed Textured Blossoms
Petaloo Spring Berry Clusters


Next, Romy shows us how to make the most brilliant door sign using the most fabulous colors. Punctuated beautifully with perfectly matching Petaloo flowers!






An Eerie Tale Door Sign Tutorial






Step 1:

Use a wood door sign as a basis. Cut the same shape from the ‘Grand Illusion’ paper and attach it on top of the door sign.



Step 2:

Cut out the pattern from the ‘Grand Illusion’ paper from the 8x8 pad and add it on top of the door sign with foamtape.



Step 3:

Cut out two rectangles from the ‘You Bewitch Me’ and the ‘Grand Illusion’ sheet out of the 8x8 pad. Punch alongside one of the edges of both papers. Use double-sided tape to attach them on top of the other paper layers.



Step 4:

Cut out two clusters of flowers from the ‘Captivating Characters’ paper. Attach them onto the door sign with tacky glue. Also glue down a die-cut from the Tags & Pockets package on the door sign.



Step 5:

Cut out two other pairs of flowers from the same paper and add them on top of the flat flowers with foamtape. Also add another die-cut from the Tags & Pockets package and let it partly overlap the other die-cut. Use a resin embellishment to frame your photo and add this on top of the flowers.



Step 6:

Decorate the middle of the door sign with a metal key and two butterflies, that you can cut out from the Steampunk Spells 8x8 Pad.



Step 7:

Arrange a few Petaloo flowers around the resin frame.




Step 8:

Finally, add a couple of the small ‘An Eerie Tale’ flowers, a few pearls and a sentiment sticker to the door sign to finish it off.



Supply List:

 ‘An Eerie Tale’ Patterned Papers:


 Captivating Characters

 Grand Illusion

An Eerie Tale 8x8 Pad

 An Eerie Tale Flowers

 An Eerie Tale Tags & Pockets

 An Eerie Tale Cardstock Stickers

 Steampunk Spells 8x8 Pad

 Staples Ornate Metal Keys



Now, enjoy this most gorgeous lantern by Solange. We love her mix of paper and Petaloo blooms.


"I love An Eerie Tale collection and it is perfect to Halloween projects. I made this Halloween lantern, using the flowers cut outs and Petaloo flowers. I used some touches of Acrylic Gesso on cut outs, flowers and on the lantern." ~Solange









What a great fussy cut scene inside this lovely lantern!



Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 patterned papers:
Unsolved Mystery, Captivating Characters, Abracadabra, Fanciful Fable
Petaloo Botanic Collection Faux Dried Blooms
Petaloo Botanic Collection Faux Dried Minis
Acrylic Gesso


Keep on hopping along! Make sure to visit Petaloo's blog to see more beautiful projects from amazing designers:


Hop Over to Petaloo's Blog!


Many thanks to all the talented designers creating for this blog hop. It makes us want to jump into the craft room. Enjoy hopping and see you tomorrow for Day 4!


Your Pals in Paper,


Graphic 45


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Love the blog hop and all the beauties!

This has been an awesome hop so far. Love it. Fingers crossed.

Love the lantern and coffin, I think I just might have too try to make them!

LOVE the Orange Tag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Romy's door tag is fabulous. I love all the Errie Tale projects. Thanks.

These projects are just lovely!!!!!!!!

Fantastic designs! Love G45.

Love this wine bag!

Gorgeous crafts today!!!

Nichola,you really did a great job on this,I love the color choice.This kit is so versatile i just love it.Romy has really brightened the day with this,its so elegant.Solange brings it home with this amazing creation.Thats what i mean by this designer kit being so versatile.Thank you for an awesome wakie wakie.

The wine bag is outrageous! So clever!

Love the lantern! It turned out pretty amazing.

I am crazy about the bottle bag!

The coffin back is very creepy and very clever! The door hanger is so sweet and I love the lantern!!

Totally adorable wine bag. It would pair perfectly with the fall spiced wines.

Yet another wonderful day at G45 blog hop. Nichola your bag is amazing. I think anyone would love to bring that to a party. Romy's door sign is lovely. My fave. today is just WOW Solange's lantern. That would be a wonderful pc. to use in any home for Halloween.

So many great ideas! I love them all. Which to try first.

Solange's lantern is magical!! Love all three of today's creations but the lantern lights up my smile! TFS!

Those Burlap Blossoms were the perfect choice for the wine bag. Love the layering on the door sign, and the way the lantern was transformed.
Every day of this blog hop just brings more and more creative ideas!

All the projects are fabulous today, but the lantern is my fav....loving this blog hop too, so much creativity.

Another day of beautiful projects from Graphic 45. I think they are all super and love the lantern. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for the chance to win.

I am so inspired by these! Gonna start a new project today!

Love that lantern! Loving all the inspiration on this bloghop!

Wow, these projects are gorgeous!

I love Graphic 45 & Petaloo products!!

Your ideas and inspiration has been amazing!!

A coffin shaped gift bag AMAZING! 1 gorgeous Halloween tag. The icing on the blog cake is this fantastic lantern. It just doesn't get any better than this. I love Halloween and when G45 and Petaloo get together they play beautiful creepy craft music. Pinned all three

Oh my, more wonderful projects using lovely paper & beautiful flowers!
The inspiration you have provided is phenomenal! Thank you!

OMG I love the lantern. I would love to win so I could make all the projects that have been shown.

I like all Three Projects and love the lantent. Love the colours:)

These are all great but theres something really special about that lantern. Beautiful and charming, love it!

Great stuff! That coffin is a great idea and the lantern is gorgeous!

Oh gosh. Absolutely adorable!

Love the projects! The lantern is Fantastic!! The An Eerie Tale collection is so amazing! It is s awesome that the Petaloo flowers match the collections so fabulously! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

Such amazing and beautiful projects! love them all ♥

This is such a pretty paper collection and so versatile! Another fab day of inspiration!!!

What fun projects and so beautiful!!

Simply love the coffin bottle wrapper.

How Spooktacular! Love how the Petaloo Burlap Blossoms accentuate the colors in An Eerie Tale. They are a perfect match!

WOW! Love all 3 projects, but I have to say the coffin bag & the lantern are over the top. Love them.
Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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