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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 projects they are awesome, but I have to say the wine bottle coffin bag is gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing.

the coffin is awesome. halloween is such a fun time of year.

loving the oh so spooky projects and the door hanger is gorgeous!

That coffin gift bag is certainly unique & Romy's piece is a complete contrast in bright colours.
As for Solange's lantern.... Oh my days, what an absolutely wonderful creation!!

I am definitely going to copy the Halloween Lantern project!

Love these non-traditional ways of using paper and flowers - right outside the box! :)

YOur paper and projects really inspire creativity! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

Your design team knows no bounds!! Outstanding artwork ladies!

wonderful creations, love the coffin!

Love projects. Graphic 45 is the greatest to work with.

What fabulous projects!!!

Love these projects!

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

Wauuu!!!! son preciosos los trabajos! Gracias por la inspiración.

Great projects!!!! Solange may I please have the lantern, I so love it!!

Love all the projects. Can't wait to get started on mine.

love halloween would love to winm

The coffin is eerily elegant! I just love Graphic 45 papers!

These are absolutely stunning. Love how the flowers coordinate with the G45 papers

Loving the Hop ... choose a favorite... are you serious ?? Well ...maybe the Halloween House ! Loving all the variety of projects !
Okay this lanterns is amazing! Great gift bag and door hanger too !

Umm... favorite today ( if you twisted my arm )... the Lantern !! But seriously could not pick they are all to awesome ! :)

the door sign is very pretty. the colors are bright and cheerful.
Love the birdcage. I have one that I will try to embellish like this one for Halloween. Been wondering what to do with it.
Great projects.
thanks for sharing.

Great gift box
and cute door
hanger. Love
the lantern!
Wonderful work.
Carla from Utah

Aivan mahtavia :)

Wow! The Lantern is sooo adorable. The wine caddy and the tag are cute too. Everyone did a wonderful job!

Awesome projects although that first one is totally creepyliscious!

Stunning projects...love the lantern.

Oh my goodness - so many great projects today! Nichola's bag is pure genius :) I love Romy's door hanger and I can picture using this same process in a smaller scale for tags! Thanks for the tutorial! Solange's lantern is absolutely fabulous - I think I need to make one for each season! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration today!

I like all 3 projects but LOVE LOVE the lantern. Solange Where did find the lantern?

I love that wine gift box!

Wonderful projects, the lantern is fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

What a great gift bag idea, and a striking tag design. I especially loved the lantern it made use of the Petaloo flowers and G45 papers so well.

All of these projects are amazing!! Thanks for such a wonderful blog hop.

Orange is the new Black! Love this blog hop.

Enjoying everything about this Blog HOP!!! Thanks for the Giveaway!!

Spectacular lantern! This is an incredible week.

A bottle in a coffin??? No way am I drinking anything from that! :) Very spooky!

Fabulous projects from the designers!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Fantastic projects! Love the coffin and the lantern especially.

Woozers, I love that gift bag and that Lantern- so spooky!!

AMAZING work again by the DT!!!

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