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June 04, 2015

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney!


There are not enough words to celebrate the creativity of Miranda Edney! Her style is distinct and unforgettable, her lovely spirit shines through all she creates, and she's so generous with her tutorials and knowledge. Miranda can break down a project the likes of which never seen before, and make it feel like you could also create it with her captivating process videos and great tutorials. She has been an invaluable asset to the Graphic 45 Design Team, and her talent is already taking her incredible places. We will so miss Miranda being on our team! Today, we will share new and old projects. There could be hundreds of highlights, but we narrowed it down to a few of our favorites and 2 projects never before seen. **Also, stay to the end of the blog for a super exciting Graphic 45 announcement that YOU can take part in!**

First, we have these gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime altered spools by Miranda. Miranda would use a wide variety of items to upcycle. Her stash was created from antique stores, garage sales, craft stores, and more. She could create the most brilliant project out of everyday items.

Once Upon a Springtime altered spools by Miranda #graphic45

Once Upon a Springtime altered spools by Miranda #graphic45

Once Upon a Springtime altered spools by Miranda #graphic45

Supply List

Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collectors Edition
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Brads
White and Cream Paint
Pop Dots
Paper Distresser

Miranda has an eye for altered art. She did magnificent work with our Graphic 45 Staples! She could always "Think Outside the Box" with our product. This Book Box also uses Botanical Tea.

"I just LOVE these book boxes! They have always been a fave item to alter! And these are such a great quality! The ATC sized ones with included tag mini are perfect as well! Leave it to G45 to provide EVERYTHING one needs! I chose to keep this box simple! Well simple to me anyways lol. And of course corset lacing up the spine! I always seem to do this! Hope you all like it! " ~Miranda

Botanical Tea Book Box by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Botanical Tea Book Box by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Botanical Tea Book Box by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Supply List

Botanical Tea-Fauna
Botanical Tea-Herbal Infusion
Botanical Tea-Flora
Botanical Tea-Sweet Chamomile
Graphic 45 Staples
Book Box
Shabby Metal Door Pull
May Arts Ribbon
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard

One of Miranda's most beloved projects was her Graphic 45 Dreamcatchers! She even provides a video tutorial so you can make your own. These were such a hit and continue to be!

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45


Miranda's Dreamcatcher Tutorial

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

 Another Miranda favorite was her altered pumpkins. She used old books, plastic pumpkins found aroudn Halloween and simply paper to create this brilliant autumn display. Find out how to make these with her video tutorial below!

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45



Miranda's Pumpkin Tutorial

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

 Miranda made delicious and delectable projects with Graphic 45. This A Ladies' Diary Cupcake stand was a favorite and the technique and attention to detail on this is unrivaled!

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

We loved this The Twelve Days of Christmas project for the holidays. Make a tree you can use year after year! We included her video tutorial for this beauty below as well.

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45


Miranda's Floral Tree Tutorial

Here's another fabulous holiday project from Miranda - The Twelve Days of Christmas snow globes! We love the rosettes she includes on these, the handmade trees, and the 3D dynamics of this gorgeous set of home decoration. Want to try them yourself? She provided a fabulous video for just that!

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45


Miranda's Snow Globe Tutorial

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

 Miranda made this calendar in a box at the beginning of this year using Time to FlourishWe love each of her tags, and her Snapguide tutorial below!

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

Check out How to Make a G45 Calendar in a Box With Time to Flourish by Miranda Edney on Snapguide.  

Miranda's Calendar Snapguide

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

We love this altered gumball machine by Miranda! She made this from Raining Cats & Dogs and a vintage gumball machine, and we couldn't adore this more.

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

A vintage favorite from Miranda is her handmade hot air balloon. This is such a fabulous project!

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

This is a stunning mixed media Steampunk Spells printer's tray Miranda created for Halloween. So many details on this, you can't stop looking!

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

Again, a majestic altered paper cake from Miranda using a vintage teapot, Graphic 45 Paper, and gorgeous handmade paper flowers. Wow!

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

We loved this project, because it showed Miranda's fun sense of humor and playfulness. Gotta love this altered Typography flying pig from Miranda! Just too fabulous!

A Fond Farewell to Miranda Edney #graphic45

Miranda, we will miss you terribly. From your immense talent, your kind spirit, and your incredible artistry - you are one in a million. Miranda's talent is already taking her so many fabulous places, so you don't want to miss out on her artistic journey. We wish you the best of luck, and thank you so much for all your incredible work with Graphic 45 over the years! We are tremendously grateful.

Keep up with Miranda Edney!

Follow Miranda on her Blog

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Follow Miranda on Pinterest

Follow Miranda on Snapguide


Now, are you ready for some big news? Graphic 45 is hitting the high seas with YOU, our G45ers!! Take a creative cruise with us full of classes, fun in the sun, and incredible stops along the way. We couldn't imagine a better way to spend our Spring of 2016 than with YOU! Register today! This will be such an incredible trip of a lifetime where you get to combine a love of adventure with your love for crafting. What could be better?

Check out our Creative Cruise in the Caribbean Facebook Event

Check out the Craftours Website

There's one more day to enter our Time to Celebrate giveaway! Enter below to win, win, win:

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We will miss Miranda so much and we're so grateful that you joined us today. We hope you have a fantastic Thursday!

Your Pals in Paper (AND cruises!),

The G45 Family

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Love graphic 45. I'm looking forward to working with gilded lily, it's just what I've been looking for.

Love everything about graphic 45. Keep them coming.

I looked at the cruise... What an amazing opportunity. Too bad it is beyond my financial means.

I am a huge fan of Miranda's she is so talented. You will be missed. Good luck on your new adventures. You are an amazing artist!

I just loved And still continue to love Miranda's work! This lady is so talented!!!

Such beautiful and inspiring projects!!

I have followed Miranda since her first YouTube video. She rocks the papercrafting world and has inspired me so much. It's been so wonderful seeing her work as a Graphic 45 Designer! Happy Future Miranda!

AMAZING!! So many amazing creations!! I think my favorite is her gumball machine, no, maybe the teapot or her beautiful book. No, the Hot Air balloon! Heck, I might as well give up trying to pick a favorite from all of these STUNNING creations!! They are all my favorites! TFS! Miranda will be missed very much!!

Awesome creations!!!

I have loved Miranda's creativity from the start! Just fabulous!

Lovely, lovely creations! I particularly liked the fairies on spools and Steampunk Spells.

I'll start saving now so I can take that wonderful craft cruise! I will miss Miranda but I know she will continue to thrill with her majestic designs.

Miranda it has just been an amazing Journey with you, your creativeness has wowed me and inspired me... your creations are beautiful, stunning, gorgeous ... just so many words to describe your work ... I love it ! Wishing you all the best; Thank you!!

Good Luck Miranda on your next adventure. We'll miss your awesome talent.

Miranda's work is creative and inspirational. As you stated so well, her vivacious personality shows in her work. Will miss seeing her projects on this page, but will always be following her art work.

Thanks for inspiring me with your beautiful creativity.

Thank you for all that you have shone us
I have learned so much. Gail

What an amazing talent. Miranda will be truly missed and I wish her all the very best.

Such fantastic projects. I just adore that pig.

Miranda will be missed. Hope she does a guest post once in a while.

I've had the blessing and privilege to design with Miranda on last year's team, and she really is one in a million! Miranda, you are as lovely as you are multi-talented and imaginative. A true gem and sweet friend you are, girlie! Excited to keep following your creative journey! Xoxo

Miranda has always amazed me with her imaginative altered projects. I have been very inspired by her. I wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors.

Fantastic project!!!!

Miranda is amazing and I want to wish her well. She will be missed! Her creations are amazing. It would be nice to see her as a guest designer!!!!! Hugs!

Miranda's projects always took my breath away!

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