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October 20, 2014

Boo-tiful Projects for Halloween + 1 Autumn Tutorial!


Happy Monday, G45ers! How are you this fine day? We have some exciting autumn projects for you to inspire your week. We know this is a fun time to fill your home with handmade treasures, so we have great ideas for you today from Donna Espiritu and Nichola Battilana. Nichola has a great tutorial to share as well. How fun!

How about a new contest today? We have this wonderful Come Away with Me prize pack worth $35 for you to win this week. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win! So fun!


First, enjoy this boo-tiful piece of home decor by Donna using An Eerie Tale! Amazing!

"Simple halloween paper decor you can whip up in just minutes. I played around embellishing the word BOO using cutouts from a paper from An Eerie Tale. I made the stand out of thick folded strip of paper and adhered the word BOO on a piece of banner style background.Nice piece to add to your Halloween decors." ~Donna



Supply List:
Graphic An Eerie Tale 45 8x8, 12x12 papers
Georgia Pacific cardstock (A4) - "Boo"
Beacon Adhesives (glue)
Thermo-web adhesives (foam tape, dots)

Next, we have this beautiful door sign and tutorial from Nichola. She shows you how to use an assortment of Graphic 45 collections to make a stunning piece!

"I’ve used two different Graphic 45 collections for my fall “Welcome” door signs, Couture and 12 Day’s of Christmas. I really wanted to demonstrate the vercitility of Graphic 45’s designs and colour pallet and encourage you to think outside the box. Do not be bound by the ‘theme’ of a paper line! Don’t be afraid to pull out that Christmas paper in August." ~Nichola






Here’s the process that I used to create my sign. Give it a try and add your own flair and style!

Step 1: Grab a suitable sign base and a background paper. I’ve used an inexpencive blank wooden frame and chosen 12 Days of Christmas Pear Tree as my background.


Step 2: Using THIS simple crackle paint technique, I prepare my base and affix the paper to the frame. HINT: Coordinate the background paint to the main colour in the paper you are using.


Step 3: Create this funny folded loop shape with a length of ribbon, holding it in place with small dabs of hot glue (or score tape). Make a second that is a mirrored image of this.


Step 4: Apply the folded ribbon, along with two lengths for ‘tails’ to the front centre of your sign. This gives the illusion of a bow without the bulk of knots.


Step 5: The ribbon ends will now be concealed by a large tag from 12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2. You can add a focal piece atop on the diecut. Here I’ve added an ornate door handle.


Step 6: Begin the embellishing! I’ve used 12 Days of Christmas Flowers to create some dimention and texture with some pretty blooms. HERE is a snapguide explaining how I assemble my flowers.


Step 7: When my main flowers and embellishments are in place, I situate the “Welcome” scroll just where I want it.


Step 8: With that in place I add my final embellishments, adding leaves, baubles and flowers from Petaloo.


Step 9: I complete the piece with a length of jute twine affixed to the back for hanging.


And here are the results using the same tutorial, but this time with the Couture collection:



Supply List

For 12 Day’s of Christmas sign:

12 Day’s of Christmas Pear Tree
12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2
12 Days of Christmas Flowers
For Couture sign:

Couture  Couture
Couture Chipboard 1
Couture Flowers

Graphic 45 Staples door knob

Blank sign base
Acrylic paint
White school glue
Jute twine
Assorted Petaloo blooms


What great ideas from Donna and Nichola! Thanks for joining us this Monday, and we hope you have a creative week ahead!


Your Pals in Paper,


Graphic 45

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Love the flowers!

Love the door hanger and find that one could make it any season. Your papers and staples are the best.

I this "Come Away With Me" collection makes me want to get away and craft!


Cannot get enough of the Erie Tale theme. But how nice to have the seasonal greeting for a door!
Love the technique share - makes things go faster.
this would make such a nice gift to welcome someone to the neighborhood.

Yes please, I would love to win that gorgeous prize.


Amazing inspiration!

love graphic 45

I absolutely love the door sign.How in the world did you get such perfect curl in your flower petals?amazing.Well Done.Love the papers.All the projects are wonderful.Would love to win to see HOW FAR AWAY THIS COULD TAKE ME...BLESSINGS :-)

Halloween is my favorite time of year!

Great and wonderful inspiration. I would like win :)

Beautiful projects today. I would like to make one of the little "Welcome" signs --- it is so beautiful!

Fabulous projects shared.

I love the BOO home decor

Beautiful! Once again, a lovely project. I Love the Come Away with Me collection. It makes me want to hit the road.

Happy Monday!

LOOKING forward to a great week with G45

..this is going to be a great week...

Beautiful projects! Love!

LOVE the great projects.....!!

These projects are beautiful. Every thing turns out so pretty when you use such wonderful paper from G45.

I'm so glad I stopped by today to learn the crackle paint technique. Thank you Nichola!
What fun projects, ladies!

Love the Halloween BOO! Such a nice Fall Welcome project too! Thanks!


Love them all! Your paper collections are perfection! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Once again another wonderful prize package.

Projects today are wonderful. I love anything Graphic 45. They are all great collections.

I love these projects! They certainly inspire creativity!


Great projects! Love the Christmas décor...beautiful papers on all projects!

Beautiful door sign. I love the way you shaped the flowers.

Great projects. Thanks for the chance to win this weeks prize package....

Beautiful door sign!

love the BOO and
all are beautiful
Carla from Utah

I would love to win!

Oh I LOVE the Come Away With Me paper line and would be thrilled to win some goodies!!

Great projects for today. I would love to score some come away with me paper.

Beautiful projects. Would love to Come Away With this give away and craft for my family.

I love this collection! Thanks for the chance to win! And thanks for sharing these beautiful projects!

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