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April 16, 2015

ATC Box Staples make Gorgeous Creations!

Botanical Tea ATC cards 4  Nadya Lifa

You will love the ATC Book Box projects shared today. So many brilliant and innovative ideas from our brilliant Design Team. Today, we have ideas from Nadya Lifa, Nichola Battilana, and Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. What an exciting day here on the blog!

Before we jump in, check out the amazing Tip of the Day from Charee Filimoehala for Scrapbook Expo!


Charee's Tip of the Day for Scrapbook Expo

First, we have  these brilliant fabric masterpieces from the brilliant imagination of Nadya Lifa!

"You have a lot of tissue cuttings, but it is so beautiful that you find it difficult to part with it? Of course, we should not throw away a good crop of beautiful fabrics and lace! Use them in tthisproject! I see it interesting  to mix up the fabric and paper, and in this project I want to show how you can combine these materials and make a stunning project! So you can decorate by this way the album`s  and notebook`s covers, as well as make unusual storage for ATC cards!" ~Nadya

Tutorial: Learn to make this gorgeous Botanical Tea ATC Book Box by Nadya! #graphic45

Check out How to Create ATC Box by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial

Nadya used the gorgeous Botanical Tea collection to make this gorgeous shabby chic ATC Book Box!


Gorgeous fabric, texture, and more on this Botanical Tea ATC Book Box by Nadya #graphic45

Gorgeous tulle on this Botanical Tea ATC Book Box by Nadya #graphic45

Love the fabric tags and gorgeous details in this Botanical Tea ATC Book Box by Nadya - learn how to make one yourself! #graphic45

Gorgeous Lion Door Knocker on this Botanical Tea Book Box by Nadya #graphic45

The beautiful ATCs in the Botanical Tea Book Box by Nadya #graphic45

Beautiful blues on this ATC by Nadya #graphic45

Gorgeous Botanical Tea ATC by Nadya with fabric scraps, fussy cutting and florals #graphic45

Love the stamped swatch on this ATC using Botanical Tea by Nadya. Dreaming of Paris! #graphic45

"Humming Birds" love on this gorgeous ATC From Nadya. Love the fabric layers on this! #graphic45

"Robin's Egg" ATC by the brilliant Nadya using Botanical Tea #graphic45

Love thie layered Botanical Tea tag from Nayda. Beautiful colors, fabric, and more! #graphic45

A beautiful "Friend" ATC from Nadya using Botanical Tea #graphic45

Gorgeous Botanical Tea ATC by Nadya using fabric scraps and beautiful texture #graphic45

"Birds of a Feather" Botanical Tea ATC by Nadya #graphic45

A stunning duo of Botanical Tea ATCs from Nadya #graphic45

"Humming Birds" ATC by Nadya in her gorgeous ATC Book Box #graphic45

The stunning ATCs in Nadya's ATC Book Box #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Staples  ATC Book Box
Graphic 45  Botanical Tea 8/8 Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6/6 Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples  Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples  Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Staples  Ornate Metal Label Holder

Now, Nichola creates a most stunning altered ATC Book Box using Artisan Style! Take it away, Nichola!

"Once in a while things come together so easily it sort of feels like cheating… that was the case with this little box. I began by simply painting all of the edges and corners of an ATC book box black.To the top of the box I added Artisan Style Decorative Flourish, the sides are Artisan Style > This Old House. The inside the box is covered with Craftmanship and the bottom of the box is covered with Natural Beauty for a bit of “POP”. To finish off the piece I wrapped a length of black ribbon around the sides and added a piece from Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard, a Stamped Metal Brad and a set of those fabulous Claw Feet. The top has an amazing chunky Fancy Handle that I’ve affixed in the upright position. A little bit of distressing on the edges and the whole thing is complete and looks really elegant. Now to decide if I should use this fab little box to store my ATC’s or fancy costume jewelry!" ~Nichola

"Details of a Plan" Artisan Style Book Box by Nichola - so elegant! #graphic45

 Nichola uses our new Antique Brass Claw Feet Staples on this gorgeous altered ATC Book Box. Love these!


Loving the claw feet on this stunning Artisan Style ATC Book Box by Nichola #graphic45

Love the ATCs in Nichola's ATC Book Box using Artisan Style - such vivid colors #graphic45

"Details of a Plan" Artisan Style ATC Book Box by Nichola #graphic45

Stunning ATCs by Nichola using Artisan Style #graphic45


Supply List

Decorative Flourish
This Old House
Natural Beauty
Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard
Stamped Metal Brad
Claw Feet
Black MayArts ribbon
Fancy Handle
Black acrylic paint
Artisan Style 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Artisan Style 8x8 Pad
Artisan Style Journaling Chipboard
Artisan Style Tags & Pockets
Artisan Style Sticker

Glass beads

Next, we have this genius altered Artisan Style clock idea from G45 Ambassador Jim, the Gentleman Crafter!

 "The traveling clock is an awesome project to make for someone as they travel the world.  The clock is closed by a button and string closure on the side and the Graphic 45 Door knocker is the perfect handle to take it from luggage to desk.  Opening the lid of the Graphic 45 Book Box and folding it under makes the perfect stand and angle to view the clock within on the desktop." ~Jim, The Gentleman Crafter

A clock is hiding inside this amazing altered ATC Book Box by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! #graphic45

Jim uses Artisan Style for this amazing creation! Wow!


Love the added Lion Knocker on this Artisan Style clock made from an ATC Book Box #graphic45

"Travel" Artisan Style clock by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter #Graphic45

In LOVE with this Artisan Style clock from Jim, the Gentleman Crafter made from an ATC Book Box #graphic45

Beautiful Artisan Style clock by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter. Love these vivid colors! #graphic45

See the Artisan Style trave clock inside this ATC Book Box by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter #graphic45

What a stunning clock face in this Artisan Style travel clock by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Book Box
Graphic 45 Door Knockers
Idea-ology Compass Coins
Idea-ology Typed Tokens
1/4" Mini Quartz Clock Movement with Hands
Waxed Black Thread
Acrylic Sheet

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Thanks for joining us for the amazing ideas today! What an amazing group of projects and designers. Join us tomorrow for more amazing ideas from our team using our G45 Box Staples!

Happy Altering,

The G45 Family

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These are so cool!!!

These just blow me away, they are so gorgeous. I would love to make a gift for my mom with one of these..

Awesome projects!! So inspiring!!

This week's blog has been chocked with out of the box ideas to try. Especially love Jim's travel clock. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Fabulous Projects..:) That clock is wow! Jim never ceases to amaze me with his creativity.

THese are all gorgeous creations but Nadya's piece stole my heart! AMAZING! LOVE all of the new hardware and mixed media pieces!

Love all the boxes. What GREAT ideas, beautiful creations

All of these projects are so creative! That shabby chic look is really catching my attention...love the use of a sewing machine to attach all the bits and pieces. What an interesting way to use up scraps! I'm going to have to try this technique. Thanks for posting these great projects!

What an interesting, divergent view of the ATC book box. The lacy, dainty creation of Nadya. The very classy art of Nichola. Finished off with the aways inventive Jim with a beautiful clock in a box. Well done all.

Jim's travel clock is amazing! It makes me want to get hold of one of these ATC book boxes and see what I can make too!

Wow! What a treat to see all the stunning tags!!! I can't wait to create some of these myself. The boxes are beautiful and the traveling clock is awesome...I'm impressed with everything. Hat's off to the design team for such fabulous creations!

Beautiful projects!

oh my I love love love love love love love the G35 staples, they are the best for everything. I would say that I use them too much, but lets be honest is that really a valid statement...lol. I tent to use the metal butterflies on EVERYTHING! :)

I love Graphic 45!!

WOW, these projects are just amazing....especially Jim's clock. That man is so darn talented!

The ATC box is truly magnificent!

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