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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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All of these are fantastic!! Romy's work is always beautiful, my Pinterest boards are filled with her creations! And the details on that lantern! Just Wow!!!

really cool projects. The lantern is awesome. great partnership with Petaloo flowers.

woooww, cool project ! cool g45!

awesome project! fabulous g45

How much creativity flows from these women's and men's minds!!! Their projects are ALL worth prizes themselves!!!! Of course, the use of Petaloos and GR45 merchandise truly helps ANY crafter do their best, too!! I'D BE PROUD AND THRILLED TO WIN THE PRIZE PACK FROM EITHER YOU OR PETALOO!!!

Fall and Halloween are in the air with G45 paper and Petaloo flowers! All of today's projects are beautiful...can't pick a favorite. Thanks for offering this product opportunity!

beautiful ! thanks for sharing

I love how Eerie Tale can be used in both spooky and non-spooky projects. Very cool.

Wow! Such amazing projects and such great inspiration. Thank you!

Great ideas. Really like the coffin bag. Using a heavy cardstock would make it a super cute purse.

OMGoodness such GORGEOUS projects.
Thanks for such a great giveaway

Oh my gosh! These projects are wonderful. I sure would be over-joyed if I was chosen as a winner of this awesome "An Eerie Tale" collection.

Такие разные проекты! Фонарь просто потряс! Очень интересное сочетание вырезанных и "настоящих" цветов!

Wow, Solange's lantern has blown me away! Thanks for so much wonderful inspiration!

Pretty, pretty and spooky too.

These projects are absolutely gorgeous!!! Wish I had some of these papers and embellishments to make some of my own!!!

The coffin bottle holder and lantern were both amazing!

Awesome projects! So creative. The coffin bag and lantern are so pretty and the colors in the door hanger POP so beautifully!!

I especially love the lantern.

Great projects today! I really love the lantern!

I love this collection ... timing would be perfect, too, since I have several Halloween cards I need to make. Thanks, g45!!!

Oh my gosh. I LOVE the wine bottle coffin bag and it's such a clever idea. Love it. So many fabulous projects this week. Thank you.

Loving all the beautiful projects, but the wine bag...to die for!

Your designers are fabulous! Such inspiring projects!

Oh Yes, that lantern is my kind of Halloween decoration. I would love to win this week's petaloo/G45 bundle.

Awesome projects once again! Love the coffin gift bag! A bit morbit but oh SO clever! :) Perfect for a Halloween party favour! The DT has outdone themselves once again.

Fantastic projects! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!! On with the blog hop!!

These projects are gorgeous. Love them all. Thank you for sharing with us.

Fabulous projects. That gift bag just makes me smile.

Wonderful projects! I absolutely love these gorgeous Halloween papers and the pretty Petaloo embellishments!

There are so many amazing projects it would be impossible to pick a favorite. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Such beautiful inspiration. Thanks

Love Graphic 45 and Petaloo! Awesome prize package! Thanks so much for the chance to receive fabulous products!!

I love the coffin bottle holder and the lantern. Very talented people. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

Such amazingly beautiful projects!!!
The coffin bag is so fun!
I love the lantern and the tag is so adorable!

Love the projects! It shows that hollween does not have blood and gore.beautiful.

Love the picture hanger with the combination of orange papers and flowers! Beautiful job...and I love that lantern with the cat on top! :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

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