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June 05, 2017

Shaking Up New Ideas with a Rose Box & Unique Wedding Card

Hello, G45ers!

We are shaking things up here on the Graphic 45 blog to get your week started off on the right foot.  In this post, we will announce this week's blog contest, feature a 3D Rose Box by Einat Kessler, and share a funky and fun wedding shaker card by Maria Cole. Our first featured project on the blog today is a fabulous gift box that will bring smiles to all who see it.  Einat has gone wild with fussy cutting roses from our Portrait of a Lady collection and arranged them so beautifully using an easel technique.  Following this lovely bouquet box, we have a wedding card that will surprise and delight any newly wed couple.  Maria has gone above and beyond to personalize this wedding card for the recipients, and it has not gone unnoticed.  We just love how she has mixed and matched our Vintage Hollywood collection with Safari Adventure to create this beauty.  


OTR Prize Pack-B

Let's kick this week off with a thrilling blog prize.  This week's prize package includes two 12x12 Off to the Races Paper pads, design and Patterns & Solids, Die-Cut Banners, Chipboard, Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys, Black Regular Tag Album, and Celebrate ATC Ivory Tags, a $76 value!  To enter to win this prize package just leave a comment here and/or on our Facebook page.  The winner will be announced, Friday, June 9th.  


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Roses Treasure Box

By Einat Kessler


"I love creating boxes and I especially enjoy adding dimensional embellishments on top of the box. Portrait of a lady has such a gentle feminine look that I thought it would be perfect for a little treasure box. A box for little jewelry, notes or accessories, something the woman in us wants to keep hidden…" ~Einat Kessler

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Tip #1:
To make a cut-out image “stand” create a small easel that can be glued both to the image and the surface you want it to stand on. Create the easel from a strip of paper and simply create a triangle. The base will be glued to the surface and the image to one of its sides.


Tip #2:
When creating a box use the same paper. Use the one side of the paper to create the bottom of the box and the other side to create the top side or lid.

Roses Treasure Box  Portrait of a Lady  by Einat Kessler  product Graphic 45  photo 3

Roses Treasure Box  Portrait of a Lady  by Einat Kessler  product Graphic 45  photo 3



Graphic 45 Supplies: 

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Wedding Shaker Card

By Maria Cole 

"Today I am sharing a wedding shaker card I made using one of Graphic 45's newest paper lines, Vintage Hollywood!

This beautiful collection is all about glamour and stardom with some tributes made to early film stars like Mary Pickford. But did you know, Vintage Hollywood also makes for a wonderful wedding card?

I have this special friend I made through Instagram. We share a love for Parson Russell Terriers, so naturally that's how we met! Anyhoo, she got married recently so I wanted to make sure she had a special card from my PRT Archie (@archie_prt on IG) and me.

My friend loves Disney. And I remember that she loves cheetah print. So I was in a bind because 99.99% of my paper is Graphic 45 (actually - who's calling that a bind? That's more like the world's best blessing, right? ;) and with Disney being licensed, we don't have such paper.

But I got to thinking and remembered there is a beautiful cheetah print design from Safari Adventure. And then there were those fabulous star and couple designs from Vintage Hollywood ... oh, and some beautiful red Petaloo flowers I got for Christmas.

Here's where I landed." ~Maria Cole


What a fun collection to honor the next "it couple." :) So I made a shaker and added some sequins and gold glitter for an extra celebratory touch. The "congratulations" die is from Avery Elle


The coordinating "you two" stamp is also Avery Elle. I have my lovely friend Lauren to thank for my new obsession with Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn. :)

Any black and white striped ribbon is a winner in my book. May Arts is where this lovely ribbon is from.

Inside the card, I used some of the matching ephemera cards. They are so beautiful. On one side you have a design and the back features an area for you to write on. You'll see that I also added some matching chipboard from Vintage Hollywood.



Graphic 45 Supplies: 

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Thank you for joining us for this uniquely refreshing post. We hope the projects, tips, and contest have inspired your creative mojo. Be sure to leave your feedback here and/or on Facebook to be entered to win!  Have a great Monday, and be sure to share your projects with us on Facebook and Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  

Happy Papercrafting!

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Absolutely stunning projects today! They have inspired me to put my creative hat on.... Thank you Designers & Graphic 45.

Amazing projects!!!!

Love the projects. They are amazing and very talented crafters. Thanks for sharing.

Shaker cards, forever! What a great idea to make a simply gorgeous box as the main attraction of a small gift inside. Wonderful projects.

Please choose me to win the fabulous Off To The Races package.

Oh wow. Two fabulous projects!

Wow - I am really going to need to brush up on fussy cutting. These projects are beautiful :)

I adore that box! 😍😍

Amazing, fabulous and beautiful box! Loving the fun wedding card too! 💖💖
It would be soooooo great to win this week's prize!!

Beautiful projects!I just love the wedding card.So special!

Lovely looking shaker box project with the fussy cut of these roses... Also this pretty wedding card...Wonderful paper collections ..

I LOVE that box! Such creativity! The wedding card is an imaginative solution, too.

Love Love the Portrait of a Lady box !!!

Awesome projects. Great giveaway!

Great projects today, I love the box and the wedding card is so unique. I would love to win the giveaway this week as I don't have any of the Off to the Races papers.

Wow - great creations today, and great blog prize!! Judy D.

Love the wedding card using Vintage Hollywood! Such a great idea, Maria.

Funny, I was just in my local crafty store on the weekend and I had Off to the Races 12x12 paper pads in my hands. I planned on buying more of it since I have used most of the original pads I bought. Alas, I had a set amount of crafty cash to spend...so I only bought the cling stamp sets. LOL. Next time I will need to purchase "back up" Off to the Races papers. :)

The box and the card would both be treasured forever by the recipients!

WAUW both the box and the shakercard are absolut stunning work, and there´ll be some really amazied recievers of these gifts here, I´m sure.

Wow,the box is beautiful,all that fussy cutting,incredible.
The wedding card is outstanding and so original.
Thanks G45 for a chance to win this generous giveaway,of course I would love to win it,will keep my fingers crossed!

Nice projects here today. I just love the mixing of collections.

Love everything you come up with

Lovely box topper
and the other
creations are
Carla from Utah

Graphic 45 rocks!!

Perfect box topper

Pick me! I love everything in this prize pack and always enjoy the inspiration. Thanks!

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing the beauty. Stunningt work, Einat. Beautiful paper, G45!!

I love all the Graphic 45 papers

I love this...I can think of so any things to do...

I love your papers so much. and your projects are beautifuls.

Stunning collection as usual!

Would love to add this to my growing collection of Graphic 45 supplies, Off to the Races brings back so much history with all the derby's and the ladies with the big hats. So much history. Love the box with the roses project, really beautiful!

Beautiful papers!!

Two projects! What a great day! Thanks for all the ideas for Graphic 45!

How wonderful!

❤️, ❤️, love to win this one!

Every time there is a prize giveaway, I end up thinking the displayed artwork is my new favorite and that I must have all of the paper used!! I do believe I need to get myself an early BD present :) Thanks for being awesome, Graphic 45.

In UK we have to wait a bit longer for the collections, & because of utility bills, I missed this wonderful collection, so I'd LOVE to be chosen to win it :) xxx

Beautiful projects! I really love that gorgeous Treasure Box... so pretty! Lovely shaker card too!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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