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G45 Tip: Gilding Your Paper Projects & Contest Announced

Posted by Graphic 45 09/25/2018 76 Comment(s)

Hello, G45ers!

  Today, we have a dazzling #G45Tip and our Weekly Blog Contest to announce.  First up we have a Floral Shoppe package up for grabs this week, just leave a comment below to be entered to win, easy-peasy!  Following, we have a fabulous tip on how to add glamour to all your paper projects using G45 stamps and embossing powder by Nichola Battilana



Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered to win! Each comment from Monday to Thursday at 11:59 pm PST will count as an entry. This week’s prize package is a Floral Shoppe Package, a $49 value.  The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, September 28th.


Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins'

By Nichola Battilana


#G45Tip: Gild your paper projects for polished and eye-catching effects!  Nichola Randomly stamped the base corners and frames with a floral design stamp from Gilded Lily Stamp Set and applied gold embossing powder before gluing the frame and base together.


Check out the full post here…




'A wondrous joy' is right!  Nichola, you have gone above and beyond with these darling brooches, such a great gift idea for the upcoming holidays! Be sure to share your tips and comments below to be entered to win.  Thank you for stopping by!


Happy Papercrafting!

76 Comment(s)

Eleanor Williams:
09/25/2018, 10:16:21 AM

These are just lovely. And Floral Shop is the perfect collection for them. All your collections are wonderful but Floral Shoppe is my favorite so far with Nature''s Sketchbook being my 2nd favorite.

Debbie Siddle:
09/25/2018, 10:25:02 AM

Well, they're certainly different and I happen to love different xx

Vanessa LeClear:
09/25/2018, 10:52:41 AM

Beautiful! Thanks for the tip!

09/25/2018, 11:21:44 AM

These are so very pretty and what a perfect collection to use for them. I can remember years ago when I used to make handmade pins. Even the hubby has made some. They are so much fun.

Sandra Rice:
09/25/2018, 11:33:19 AM

G45 papers lends itself to So many crafting possibilities! These brooches are just stunning! The gold gilding gives each piece heirloom quality.

Rebecca Rosas:
09/25/2018, 11:36:49 AM

I just love these!! Be still my heart! The moment I saw a sliver of the first photo I knew it had to be Nichola's work.

Glenda Buster:
09/25/2018, 12:19:12 PM

Love ❤️ these Flower Shoppe pins/trinkets! This week’s prize is awesome! I think Flower Shoppe may be my all time favorite Graphic 45 Collection! But, of course, I love all of your collections!

Sharon Gullikson:
09/25/2018, 12:32:44 PM

Oh my gosh, those are just gorgeous!! I love the bird and bling. NICE

09/25/2018, 12:48:33 PM

These are gorgeous! Love the Flower shop collection-one of my favourites. Thank you for sharing and for all the hints and tips.

brian poteraj:
09/25/2018, 12:54:05 PM

The little houses are wonderful. So many little details make it wonderful. Perfect for gifts.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Really are gorgeous! Such pretty collection, I so want this!!!!!

Sue MacFall:
09/25/2018, 01:10:05 PM

What a great collection this is and what a god job Nichola has done.

09/25/2018, 01:24:03 PM

The random stamping gives a wonderfulaged feeling to these pieces.

Denise Evans:
09/25/2018, 01:42:30 PM, Facebook

What a great idea! These are beautiful and I absolutely love this paper collection!!

Bev Drake:
09/25/2018, 02:58:39 PM

G45 designers are amazing with their wonderful projects to. Inspire us with. Their enthusiasium for the beautiful papers shows through & it is just fabulous to see all these great ideas. Floral Shope is a beautiful paper range & Nichola's brooches are a superb idea. Thank you for the opportunity to win these glorious papers.

09/25/2018, 03:28:17 PM

Wonderful idea for gifts! And just think of how you can match paper collections to the recipient!

Ellen Haydon:
09/25/2018, 03:52:06 PM

These broaches are so nice and pretty. They don't take very long to make either. Thank you so much for the tips you are sharing with us. Ellen from Phoenix

Christina Hampton:
09/25/2018, 04:10:25 PM

So gorgeous

Paula R:
09/25/2018, 04:32:02 PM

Very clever! To make it even better you used Floral Shoppe, one of my G45 favorites.

Susie Stover:
09/25/2018, 05:24:59 PM

This is such a beautiful collection. The colors are so bright and vivid. This is one of my most favorite Graphic 45 collections.

Pamela S Watkins:
09/25/2018, 06:06:49 PM

This is a great design package. I love the deeper colors! Thank you for the opportunity to win this package!

Beth M Beery:
09/25/2018, 06:15:20 PM

So beautiful!! Creative and inspiring, thanks for sharing!!

Jamie Kaus:
09/25/2018, 06:29:28 PM

Floral Shoppe is, hands down, my favorite G45 Collection. Nichola has hit it spot on with her gilded pins. One can never have too much bling. The silver and gold really compliment the papers. Really looking forward to making the 3 cards from the project sheet.

09/25/2018, 06:44:18 PM

Nichola, thank you for a unique gift idea. Great tip, too!

Jean Marmo:
09/25/2018, 06:45:05 PM

So very pretty! Love this collection!

Mary Jane Wilkins:
09/25/2018, 06:52:32 PM

I’m a big fan of Nichola and Graphic 45. They are a match made in heaven!

Susie Doucet:
09/25/2018, 07:23:45 PM

This is beautiful

Kelly Kennedy:
09/25/2018, 07:46:46 PM

I love this collection! And these pins are gorgeous!

Dawn H:
09/25/2018, 07:49:59 PM

Love everything G45, but this is exceptionally beautiful!

Jan G.:
09/25/2018, 07:57:51 PM

Very different and pretty......Thank you for sharing.

Regina Harrison:
09/25/2018, 08:02:07 PM

This is by far my favorite collection to date. It is perfect for so many projects. Love these cute little wearable art pieces:)

09/25/2018, 08:09:16 PM

Beautiful! Gold is always good.

Diana Dillon:
09/25/2018, 08:27:18 PM

These are adorable. Thank you so much for sharing. Floral Shoppe is an amazing collection. It will add nicely to the Fairy Village I will attempt to make this winter.

Tonya Skankey:
09/25/2018, 08:30:49 PM

This is such a beautiful package! I love graphic 45! Thank you for bringing such beautiful product.

Veronica Morales:
09/25/2018, 09:47:50 PM

Pretty paper always makes me happy!

Kate Haughey:
09/25/2018, 10:09:15 PM

Love these. Will have to have a go.

Carla Hundley:
09/25/2018, 10:22:56 PM

Amazing creation and so fun! Great look. Carla from Utah

Kim Veevers:
09/25/2018, 10:33:24 PM

Love the paper for card making and scrapbooking. Graphic 45 paper is my favourite with the vintage touch❣️

Anne Lyon:
09/25/2018, 10:59:54 PM

I love this gorgeous collection and the beautiful pins Nichola created are stunning.

Silvita Galotta:
09/25/2018, 11:43:47 PM

Love this collection

Lisa Nila:
09/26/2018, 03:00:37 AM

Love Floral Shoppe!

09/26/2018, 03:45:01 AM

I just love this collection. It makes me happy just to see the papers and what you can create with it!

Jennifer Richards:
09/26/2018, 03:57:21 AM

These brooches are so gorgeous!so great she shared them with us. The Floral Shoppe Collection has been a favorite of mine since you introduced it, but I still have not been able to get it, so crossing my fingers for some luck to win it. Thanks for the chance.

Deborah ONeill:
09/26/2018, 04:55:48 AM

Omg. This is one of my favorite collections Pick me.Pick me. Pleeaaase.

Katherine Buchanan:
09/26/2018, 05:00:17 AM

Nichola, you are drowning me in inspiration! I've already been bingeing your little matchbooks!! These will be wonderful on my new planner!!

Heidi Morris:
09/26/2018, 06:00:47 AM

Love this new collection! It will be perfect for all the garden and hummingbird photos I took this year.

Susie Doucet:
09/26/2018, 06:12:13 AM

Would love to win

09/26/2018, 07:19:59 AM,

Amazing collection, like always.

09/26/2018, 08:03:42 AM

What a beautiful colorful collection. The details are so rich! Thanks for sharing your creations.

09/26/2018, 08:11:45 AM


09/26/2018, 08:30:49 AM

This collection is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the floral papers and the coordinating accessories!

Kate LeBlanc:
09/26/2018, 09:28:50 AM

What a creative way to use G45 paper. They would make a nice housewarming gift! I love the the Floral Shoppe collection, it would be beautiful for so many projects!

09/26/2018, 11:43:09 AM

Such a beautiful project. I love the papers, the images and the beautiful colors. All the embellishments make for a spectacular pin.

Deborah McNeel:
09/26/2018, 12:46:23 PM

You can create so many beautiful things with this collection, Hope I win so I can get started!

Deborah McNeel:
09/26/2018, 12:46:23 PM

You can create so many beautiful things with this collection, Hope I win so I can get started!

Traci Janke:
09/26/2018, 01:03:02 PM

Love all your collections so much!Thank you for the opportunity!

Lisa Lou:
09/26/2018, 05:22:56 PM

As we enter the Fall season and the end of our beautiful flowers this floral pad will extend the flower season for me.

09/26/2018, 07:41:40 PM

These are so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Deborah Anderson-Clarke:
09/26/2018, 10:29:15 PM

Love the idea! Will have to try with some of my papers from my Graphic 45 paper stash.

09/27/2018, 12:09:22 PM

What beautiful little gifts these would make! Lovely idea, thank you!

Martie Rollin:
09/27/2018, 12:21:09 PM

Beautiful floral images on this paper collection...just my style! Lovely prize package!

Gayle Starker:
09/27/2018, 12:48:15 PM

This is stunning! The papers are so rich - "gilding the lily" is perfect!

Sue D:
09/27/2018, 01:06:14 PM

These are beautiful!!

09/27/2018, 01:31:27 PM

Beautiful and versatile! Great colour combos to work with - I'm visualizing the possibilities right now ;) Fantastic! The pin art project turned out great. They are so pretty.

Alison Johnson:
09/27/2018, 02:00:55 PM

Fabulous, love the tip. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Jane:
09/27/2018, 04:07:38 PM

Love it! Want it! Need it!

Rose Brewster:
09/27/2018, 05:02:32 PM

These are just beautiful. Love the papers

Jennifer Richards:
09/27/2018, 06:47:08 PM

This collection is so pretty! I don't own it yet...crossing my fingers for a little luck here! Thanks for doing this great giveaway!

Carol Messick:
09/27/2018, 09:46:58 PM

I'm always attracted to gilding. the project above is certainly one I can see on packages, albums and dangling from a light. It is a little treasure someone will cherish. Very nicely done especially when you ventured out of your comfort zone.

Stephanie Cook:
09/27/2018, 11:02:57 PM

What a beautiful touch, will differently try it.

Linda Imler:
09/27/2018, 11:37:33 PM

The Floral Shoppe paper pack is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win them!

10/01/2018, 12:45:50 PM

Fabulous and easy project to try

Bernadette L.:
10/01/2018, 01:13:06 PM

What a great tip! I'm going to put that tip to work. Thanks

Diane Fountain:
10/01/2018, 05:28:27 PM

I LOVE all your paper collections!!!

Denise Shepherd:
10/04/2018, 02:39:24 PM

These papers are exquisite just like the others but can be used for so much more by (oh my gosh should I say it out loud) cutting into them lol. Dx

Kelle Fraser:
02/26/2019, 08:11:43 PM

I just discovered Graphic 45 today on and spent the better part of the afternoon looking through pages and pages of gorgeous papers and embellishments. My mother, who has since passed away, decorated our house in wallpapers, curtains, pillows, etc. very reminiscent of your graphics. It was like finding a little piece of home. Can't wait for my first shipment and monthly project to come! Also thank you for the opportunity to win the Floral Shoppe package; I can't tell you how appreciative I would be to win such a exquisite collection, one my mother would have gone crazy for!

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