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April 14, 2015

Beautiful Altered Boxes with Graphic 45

Graphic 45 Flower Cart Time to Flourish Close up flower by Lori Williams

We have another day full of altered Graphic 45 Box Staples! You will love the creative and fabulous ideas from Lori Williams, Donna Espiritu, and Ginny Nemchak. So, let's jump right on in to Day 2 of foxy boxy inspiration!

First, we have this gorgeous altered Time to Flourish flower cart by Lori using our ATC Book Box! Love this!

"Do you ever look at a plain object and let your imagination run wild with it, creating it into something that’s new, different and creative?  That’s exactly what I did with this project.  I took one of Graphic 45’s fabulous ATC Book Boxes and made it into a rolling flower cart.  I really love to make handmade paper flowers so a flower cart seemed like it would be a good fit.  I used the Time To Flourish collection/August with it’s bright and cheery sunflowers, which just happen to be one of my favorite flowers.  I created a tutorial to go along with my project so you could create your own little cart." ~Lori

Learn how to make this Time to Flourish flower card by the amazing Lori Williams! #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Flower Cart by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial

All our Design Team members today used our ATC Book Box! This great G45 Staple comes with ATC tags inside that you can alter!


See this gorgeous Time to Flourish flower card by Lori made with our ATC Book Box! #graphic45

Look at those gorgeous paper flowers! See Lori's Time to Flourish flower cart made out of an ATC Book Box! #graphic45

What a fabulous idea! A Time to Flourish flower cart by Lori using our ATC Book Box #graphic45

Look at these gorgeous tags in Lori's Time to Flourish flower cart ATC Book Box! Gorgeous! #graphic45

What a gorgeous project! This was an ATC Book Box Lori turned into a Time to Flourish flower cart- so imaginative! #Graphic45

Love the tags in Lori's Time to Flourish flower cart! #graphic45

Supply List  

12 x 12 Time To Flourish Paper Pad
August Flourish
8 x 8 Time To Flourish Paper Pad
August Cut Apart
6 x 6 Time to Flourish Patterns & Solids
Time To Flourish chipboard 1
Time To Flourish chipboard 2
Time To Flourish Stickers
Time To Flourish Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Brads
ATC Book Box
G45 Coredinations: Dark Cashmere, Gala Gold and Heritage Kraft
Other Products Used: Styrofoam Egg, small circle punch, hole punch,  Distress Paint , Golden
Paint: Titanium White, Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Petaloo Flowers, Spellbinders Blooms 4,
Mcgill Leaf Punch, May Arts Ribbon, FSJ Spellbinders Pennants Die, Twine, Zip Dry Glue, foam
tape, scallop Punch, scallop edge scissors, X-acto tool and healing mat, Cricut Air

Now, how about a stunning Once Upon a Springtime altered ATC Book Box by Donna! We love the colors on this beauty.

Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box by Donna! Love this gorgeous project #graphic45

Donna used our Deluxe Collector's Edition Once Upon a Springtime on this gorgeous project. This collection is now in stores and comes with stickers and chipboard!


We are smitten with this Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box by Donna! #graphic45

Beautiful ribbon and florals on this Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box by Donna #graphic45

What stunning tags inside! Love these.

Gorgeous ATCs in Donna's Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box! #graphic45

Beautiful and perfect spring tags in Donna's Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box! #graphic45

Supply List

G45 Once upon a springtime 12x12 collection

Petaloo flowers (textured elements burlap blossoms, botanica collection floral ephemera, mixed textured layers

Plaid acrylic paint

Distress Ink

Sheer ribbon

Gauze or cheese cloth


Glimmer mists

Zip dry adhesive

Therm-o-web 3d foam tape

Glue/glue gun
Flowers from Stash

Now, how about a handsome altered ATC Book Box using Good ol' Sport! This is a brilliant idea from Ginny that would be perfect for Father's Day or for your next masculine handmade gift idea.

  Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport by Ginny - incredible colors and texture! #graphic45

Ginny used Good ol' Sport to make this perfect, manly project for Dad! 


Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport by Ginny - what a stunning project #graphic45

Perfect for Father's Day: Dad's ATC Treasure Box with Good Ol' Sport by Ginny #graphic45

Dad's ATC Treasure Box using Good ol' Sport by Ginny #graphic45

Wow, the combination of the fussy cutting, dark florals, and flourishes make this an awesome Father's Day gift! We love this project by Ginny using Good ol' Sport #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8x8 Paper Pad Touchdown
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Game Day
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Victory
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Number 1 Fan
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport ~ Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8x8 Paper Pad Newsworthy
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~6x6 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman~ Man About Town
Graphic 45 Staples~ATC Book Box
Graphic 45 Staples~Claw Feet
Petaloo Flowers~Charcoal Grey Botanica Blooms x 4
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Black Cardstock
Black Paint

Don't forget you could win Precious Memories this week! Enter below to win a $30 prize pack of this gorgeous collection:

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Thanks for joining us today for more great ideas with our ATC Book Box Staples! We hope you give this fun G45 Staple a try!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family


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Love all the projects today. Such beautiful details.Thanks for sharing.

Lot's of greate projects and ideas :)

Enjoyed seeing today's ATCs book box projects! Very clever!

Very cool!!!

You can do sooo many things with the box staples. Albums, keepsake boxes, etc. It would be fun to see all the things I could make with them. That and the wonderful paper too.

These little boxes are wonderful, I have mine on order!

I would love to make a unique gift for a special friend to celebrate the birth of her newest grand-daughter! These would be great for that!

These are so creative and beautiful!


Every collection is wonderful! I love your paper! :<)


Barbara Diane

It's just amazing how each designer took the ATC book box in a different direction. Each project is wonderful. A very versatile staple!

I LOVE the out-of-the-box projects like the tricycle... FAB!

Lori's garden cart is divine!!! I am in love with it! TFS!

These projects are great! Love all the colors. Such talented crafters.
Happy crafting everyone!

Loved the tutorial on the flower cart! All 3 projects are so creative. I'm going to have to search for this box. Very interesting to see how your designers use each paper collection. thanks for this delightful posting!

All of the boxes are fabulous!! Brilliant work!

Those projects have convinced me to try out these boxes! Off to my LSS to order those
Thanks for sharing!

Oh my gosh, Such fabulous and fun boxes. Great job by the Designers on their beautifully created work

I would love to use this to make my dear friend a "missing you every day" box so she could look at the different tags and know how much she means to me even though we are so far apart.

I would like to make a chest with little drawers. The boxes are so creative! And beautifully papered!

Such inspiration! The flower cart is awesome.

The boxes are awesome! I just got one, so I'm off to my craft room right now. Thanks for the great blog!

Now I have to go get some ATC book boxes, pronto! Lovely projects.

A book box is just a book box, until it gets in the hands of G45 designers. What gorgeous finished projects. All very different, all equally beautiful. I am amazed and smiling like crazy. Great creating.

WOW!!!! Absolutely amazing projects. Kudos to the designers.

Wow, what stunning projects! I love the details and embellishments.

These altered box projects are fabulous. I have only ever tried doing on once before that I did for a gift box set. I would love to try another special gift box that can be used as decor with a G45 Box Staples!!
<3 J

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Wow! Fantastic projects...it just gets better and better.

Love these altered box projects!

Something for everyone on the blog today

Fabulous--I think I would make a garden themed box.

love all the project ideas!! I would definitely make shadow box scene with G45 staples :)

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