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Spice Up Your Winter Home Decor with an Altered Frame

Posted by Graphic 45 01/02/2018 29 Comment(s) Home Decor,Tutorials,

Hello, G45ers!

Thanks for joining us today! We have Brand Ambassador Katelyn Grosart here ready to frame your New Year right with her altered Seasons frame. This home decor piece is a picture of perfection, with a found frame and a few festive fussy cut embellishments, Katelyn has created something lovely to display or gift. Check it out below. 


Season of Joy Altered Frame

By Katelyn Grosart


Hey G45 Fans! I love creating Christmas home decor and I while I was out at on of our local vintage shops, I found this perfect frame. To alter the frame, I used the new Seasons collection and ended up creating this beautiful Christmas altered frame. This home decor piece is perfect to display in your own home or give as a gift to a friend or loved one. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite Christmas beverage and enjoy the photos and tutorial of my Season of Joy Altered Frame”.



Tip:Cut elements from the Ephemera Cards and layer them in amongst fussy cut images from the patterned paper. 


Tip: With the top right and bottom left corners embellished with fussy cut images, to finish the center ephemera card, add a photo corner sticker in the top left hand corner of the card.



Tip: Ink the edges of your fussy cut images to make them lightly pop off one another.


Tip: Layer lots of different flowers together to add dimension in the top right hand corner.


Check out How to Create a Season of Joy Altered Frame by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

Altered Frame Tutorial



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Seasons 12x12 Pad

Seasons 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Seasons Decorative Stickers

Seasons Ephemera Cards



Other Supplies:

  • Prima Marketing: Art Alchemey Metallique Wax - Aged Brass
  • Ranger Ink: Blending Tool & Foam
  • Misc: Frame
  • Sookwang Tape, 3D Foam Squares & Liquid Glue
  • Paper Trimmer, Scissors & Edge Distressor


Thanks for joining me today and I hope that you’ll recreate my Season of Joy Altered Frame at home.” ~Katelyn Grosart


Looking for more Seasons projects?  
Check out this folio from Kathy Clement.

  Pumpkin Spice Tea Wallet Card Seasons by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 11 .jpg

Pumpkin Spice Folio

By Kathy Clement

Tip: Add texture and dimension to a card design with ribbon, flowers, and textiles.  The faux canvas bow is topped with burlap string and burlap primroses from Petaloo.  I also tucked a couple of burlap leaves into the mix to add to the rustic feel of the card.


See full post here…


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes an Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad, a Patterns and Solids 12x12 Paper Pad, Chipboard, Die-cut Banners, Shabby Chic Clock Keys, Black Regular Tag Album, and Celebrate Die-cut Tags, a $75 value!  Winner will be announced here on the blog Friday, January 5th.  


Thanks for joining us for this creative altered art frame by Katelyn and thanks to her for sharing it. Combining Graphic 45 with found objects is a great way to make something completely unique. Whether it be for your own home or gifts, altered are projects are always complemented by that vintage G45 style. We'd love to hear about your own altered pieces in the comments below. 


Happy Papercrafting!

29 Comment(s)

Michele Lewis:
01/02/2018, 12:37:09 PM

I love this altered picture frame! it looks simply beautiful and would look lovely on the wall! Thank you and have a Happy New Year!

Gloria Myers:
01/02/2018, 12:49:44 PM, facebook

You can find awesome frames at garage sales and make some beautiful items. Thanks for the ideas!

Sue MacFall:
01/02/2018, 01:56:54 PM

Thank you Katelyn for showing us this beautiful use of the collection - stunning frame.

Sue LD:
01/02/2018, 02:11:02 PM

Very pretty altered frame!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

LOOOOVE the gorgeous project, so so LOVE!!!!!

01/02/2018, 02:39:00 PM

The frame is lovely - & very festive. Thank you for posting it.

Michelle Nettleton:
01/02/2018, 02:42:21 PM

I love the altered frame. The look is so dimensional.

01/02/2018, 03:14:52 PM

I think that I could be happy with a whole craft room filled with just altered art projects. That is beautiful Katelyn, thank you for sharing.

Kim Persinger:
01/02/2018, 03:16:18 PM

I absolutely love, love, love the seasons collections. Thank you very much for sharing this project.

Martie Rollin:
01/02/2018, 03:31:23 PM

LOVE the nature images used to embellish this beautiful picture frame. Well done!

Barbara G.:
01/02/2018, 03:47:31 PM

These projects prove that G45 is so versatile!! Got to get the Seasons paper.

Janet Ladd:
01/02/2018, 03:59:00 PM

I love this frame, and plan to make one soon!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Janice Adams:
01/02/2018, 04:51:08 PM

Beautiful frame !!! Love the seasons collection I will have to get this one !

01/02/2018, 05:13:58 PM

Awesome awesome love love it! G45 rocks!

Vanessa LeClear:
01/02/2018, 06:26:08 PM

Very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

01/02/2018, 06:42:25 PM

What a great idea. Inherited some fancy old frames from my sister and will be perfect for this. Also another reason I NEED more paper !!

Jackie Peduzzi:
01/02/2018, 06:48:39 PM

Lovely altered frame and Great tips too! I really need to get the Seasons collection. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon J:
01/02/2018, 08:10:32 PM

Thanks for the chance to win, the tips and the tutorial. Happy 2018!

Glenda Buster:
01/02/2018, 08:37:22 PM

Love the altered frame, tips and Snapguide! Gonna have to add Seasons to my Graphic 45 collections. I could so use this week’s prize. I didn’t get the Off to the Races 12x12 paper pads

Janet Ingraham:
01/02/2018, 09:15:38 PM

Gorgeous altered frame and folio. So many wonderful tips

Karen Martin:
01/02/2018, 09:25:35 PM

Beautiful frame & beautiful giveaway. You will never go wrong with Graphic 45

Marlena Hojda-Łuczka:
01/02/2018, 10:45:51 PM

Gorgerous frame! Lovely collection , thanks for a chance :)

Carla Hundley:
01/02/2018, 11:04:53 PM

Gorgeous frame! Love all the layers. Carla from Utah

Beverly Khosh:
01/03/2018, 12:46:53 AM

I love finding new ways to use my beautiful Graphic 45 papers. This frame gives me so many ideas! Can’t wait to try out the techniques.

01/03/2018, 03:25:37 AM

Really lovely, thankyou for sharing such an outstanding job

Suzy Q:
01/03/2018, 06:01:32 AM

What a great idea! I have a bunch of old frames and those would make beautiful gifts! Thank you Katelyn. Luv, luv those colors using the Seasons papers.

01/03/2018, 06:42:35 AM

Love this!

Ava Gavloski:
01/03/2018, 11:13:14 AM

Lucky G45, your DT loves your collections as it show's in their inspirational projects

Janet Anderson:
01/03/2018, 04:11:20 PM

Love your frame. I have become a fussy cutting fanatic! thanks for the tips.

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