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March 03, 2016

A Thursday full of Graphic 45 Altered Art

  Altered Box, Botanicabella, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

We love fun altered art. It's so amazing to take an idea and turn it into a 3D piece of art. Today, Robin Shakoor and Brit Sviggum share two incredible ideas!  You will so enjoy these great projects.

First, Robin made a set of stunning drawers using our Deluxe Collector's Edition Botanicabella and our 12x12 Matchbook Box Staples. What a fun piece to make organization beautiful!

"I love making altered books and how fun it was to combine my book with a set of kraft boxes to make a one of a kind altered drawer set.  I started by combining two 12x12 Matchbook Boxes.  I added patterned paper and door knockers to the front of each box to create the look of drawers.  I added patterned paper to the insides of the boxes for a finished look.

I cut beautiful images from the Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition paper collection to adorn my antique book.  To finish my design, I added a burlap bow adorned with gorgeous paper butterflies." ~Robin

Altered Box, Botanicabella, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Altered Box, Botanicabella, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Altered Box, Botanicabella, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 - Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition - 4501166
Graphic 45 - Door Knockers – 4501028
Graphic 45 – 12x12 Matchbook Box
May Arts – Burlap Ribbon
Ranger – Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint
Book for Altering

Next, we have the best idea for our G45ers who are cat lovers! Check out this Cat Home from Brit! Love love!

"My children just LOVE cats. And 2 years ago I finally agreed to get one. I didn`t want one because I know it will be me that has to take care of it in the end ;) But after some years with nagging, I finally gave in and said yes…..

But now they are asking for the cat to have kittens…. But I say NO. I think they want a house full av cats, he he he. So that`s why I made this little “Cat home” ;)" ~Brit

Our cat home - Box - January project - Graphic45 - Brit Sviggum 1

Our cat home - Box - January project - Graphic45 - Brit Sviggum 1

Our cat home - Box - January project - Graphic45 - Brit Sviggum 1

Supply list:

Graphic45 Mixed media box - black #4500983
Raining cats & dogs paper - Animal house #4500967
Raining cats & dogs paper - Four-legged friend #4500959
A Christmas Carol paper - Christmas carol #4501185
Home sweet home paper - Handmade #4501072
Raining cats & dogs Cardstock stickers #4500975
Raining cats & dogs Cardstock stickers #4500974
Christmas carol 6x6 Patterns & Solids #4501193

Icecream stick
3D glue dots
Brown stamp pad

In honor of the first week of National Craft Month, we have a $100 prize pack this week stuffed with our Deluxe Collector's Edition An ABC Primer and our retired collection A Proper Gentleman and tons of great Staples including a Mixed Media Album. Wow! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. There will be lots of fun contests this month in honor of the month of crafting. So, make sure to join us, G45ers!

$100 National Craft Month Graphic 45 Giveaway!

Do you love making altered art, G45ers?

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here


Wow, Robin's matchbook box is just stunning! I love birds & butterflies so this really speaks to me. And Brit's cat house is so cute - love the story behind it.

Wow intense fussy cutting! Beautiful!

I enjoy altered art used as decorations at all the holidays. It's special to have nice, unique art on display for special days.

I so admire the ability to fussy cut. I've tried it but clearly need a lot of practice. Both projects are incredible!

This is awesome. Love, love, love your products.


What a great idea of decorating a book as an accent piece. Love that idea.

Beautiful projects today!

How cute is the paper cat home with all this funny knickknacks in there! (Is that real wood in the basket?)
And how I love the altered book-box-object! It's a marvelous idea to stuff the pages with leaves and starfish and butterflies. Just beautiful!

I love all G45 paper and embellishments. They are great for making albums and altering projects.

WOW! I am breathless with awe at Robin's gorgeous Botanicabella creation!!! LOVE is not a strong enough word to describe how much I love this!!! TFS!

Love these creative projects!

Robin's drawers are spectacular. Incredible cutting.

What an amazing topper and cool cat house (in only the best way!) scene!!

OMG, Robin!
Beautiful beautiful.
I just love how you brought the paper alive

Altered, mixed media art is my very favorite...both of today's projects are great, but where is our Gentleman Crafter, Jim? He is a mixed media art genius:) I would love to win this fabulous prize package.

What beautiful creations today, ladies!!! Your altered art pieces are so very inspiring and enjoyable to see!!! Thank you so much for bringing me all of this gorgeousness and fun too!!!

Love Robin's project!

I can never get enough of Graphic $% (LOL). Gorgeous project you showed today. Thanks for a chance to win the goodies!

Sorry it should have said Graphic 45!

What an amazing prize package and projects today!!

Fantastic projects! And a very generous prize package. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lovely projects and a truly generous prize package! Graphic 45 is the best!

Luckily I love to fussy-cut.
these projects are beautiful.
when you have good paper and designs to use - it's so easy.
thanks for sharing.

That altered drawer with the book is soooo amazing!! And I love that cute kitty box is so clever!

Holy Moly! Fabulous work.

Great products, G45!! <3

Always such pretty
Carla from Utah

Such wonderful detail in both projects! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize pack!

lovely! thanks for a chance to win also!

I love the altered art projects. G45 makes awesome products!

Beautiful projects!

Robin's butterfly work is amazing! I like how Brit showed the scene through a window.

While altered objects are not an interest of mine, I can well appreciate all the work that goes into such a project. Looking forward to making cards and mini albums with this prize package...thanks for this opportunity!

Brit and Robin surely have used their imaginations to the hilt on their projects!! Such great work has been done by both of them...and what neat new ideas!!

Simply stunning!!

Oh my goodness! What a great gift package! Love Robin's altered book drawers. I wish I had that much patience to do so much fussy cutting.

Wow!! That altered book project is unbelievable! All the details and beautiful layering is so impressive. That cat project makes me smile...and is the perfect addition to any pet lovers decor.

OMG! Robin makes artistic pieces out of Graphic 45 lines. Amazing job! Love Brit's idea of a cat home to appease the kids. Very cute.

As always Beautiful projects made by this gorgeous paper. Love Graphic 45 Paper.

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