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Create Your Own Home Decor Projects with Graphic 45

Posted by Graphic 45 08/31/2017 36 Comment(s) Home Decor,Tutorials,Tags,

Hello, G45ers!

 Today, Brand Ambasador Lena Astafeva brings us two very beautiful Voyage Beneath the Sea projects, a Box & Banner Tag Tutorial, perfect home decor pieces. First, Lena shares a box full of  fun fussy cut additions and complemented perfectly with some sea shells. Next up, she shares a creative use of Graphic 45 Alpha Banner Tags, customized to frame photos. These beautiful tags would be a great complement to the box or work perfectly on their own. Please take a Voyage Beneath this introduction to 'Sea' these lovely creations. 


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This week’s blog prize includes a St Nicholas 12x12 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad, Ephemera Cards, Staples - Antique Brass Brads, ATC Black Alpha Banner Set, and Scrapbook Adhesives.  Just leave a comment here and/or on Facebook to be entered to win.  Winner will be announced on Friday, September 1st, 2017.  


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Voyage Beneath the Sea Box

By Lena Astafeva

“I used a telephone box and the Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea collection to decorate.

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In the box you can store seashells.

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Graphic 45 Supplies:


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Sea Banner Tutorial

By Lena Astafeva


I want to show how to use Graphic 45 tags. I’ve taken alphabet tags. I’ve made a frame-tags-album. You have to put a photo in it and you can give it to your friends as a gift.” ~Lena


Check out How to Tag Frame-Album by Elena Astafeva on Snapguide.

Tutorial on Snapquide


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Graphic 45 Supplies:
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That wraps another day of G45 craft inspiration and we are so happy to have you here with us. Thanks to Lena for guiding us through her terrific Voyage Beneath the Sea tutorials. We hope you have enjoyed them. We'd love to hear about your own G45 inspired home decor pieces in the comments below, and remember that today is your last chance to be entered to win this week's blog prize. The winner will be announced tomorrow so be sure to join us for that and more gorgeous creations from our talented Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors. 


Happy Papercrafting!

36 Comment(s)

Arianna Barbara:
08/31/2017, 09:57:20 AM

Oh my goodness!!! I'm totally in love for the stunning Lena's box!!! Love, love, love!!!

Mathilde S.:
08/31/2017, 10:22:55 AM

What a gorgeous box! I love all the fun details.

Sue LD:
08/31/2017, 11:23:06 AM

Wow--lovely sea projects!

08/31/2017, 12:23:07 PM

Voyage Beneath the Sea is my all-time favorite collection - love it so much I'm about to order it again! I also love decorating boxes, and I've been asked by a friend to do one for her, so this is great inspiration. Thank you!

R-J Z:
08/31/2017, 12:25:13 PM

Lena, You did a wonderful job on these projects and gave me an idea of how to use the Graphic 45 box and tags I just bought! Keep up the god work, R-J

Jan Ross:
08/31/2017, 01:12:24 PM

Hi Lena:I love your box using the Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection - darling, and the burlap netting or tulle - not sure - great choice.Jan Ross

Michele Lewis:
08/31/2017, 01:30:36 PM

Recycling at it's best! I love the collection from Graphic 45 and love the fussy cutting layers! Gorgeous!

Sue Kendrick:
08/31/2017, 02:44:51 PM

The box is awesome! Thank you for the chance to win.

08/31/2017, 02:59:39 PM

Lena, always love your creations!!! Keep up the great work!!

Becca Yahrling:
08/31/2017, 03:08:09 PM

How beautiful is that box to hold your sea shells! I love that. I have the Alpha Kraft banner letters ... need to make something with them! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration.

Terri Wilbanks:
08/31/2017, 03:11:33 PM, G45papers

Love this box. What a great idea!!!

08/31/2017, 03:47:56 PM

Pretty smart way to recycle stuff! I am working with this collection at this moment!

08/31/2017, 04:37:36 PM

Two great projects, the box is beautiful and very creative. But I love your idea with the banner tags, I'm going to have to due that with my ABC Primer collection and spell out SCHOOL! Thanks for the idea!

Patty Shipley:
08/31/2017, 05:06:26 PM

I am constantly amazed at the talent of all of your contributors. The layering and products used are wonderful! I would love to win the prize package and create something wonderful for my granddaughter's 3rd Christmas. Ainsley is our "heart" and I have been teaching her to color and to use everyday items in her art. Another crafter in the making!

08/31/2017, 05:15:22 PM,

Beautiful box - and very sea worthy!

Debbie Mitchell:
08/31/2017, 05:40:45 PM

What a lovely beach memory box. Lena, the colors and fussy cuttings are beautiful!

Martie Rollin:
08/31/2017, 08:44:54 PM

I so enjoy any project that uses a seaside or under the sea theme...nice!

Jean Marmo:
08/31/2017, 09:00:53 PM

Another creative and inspiring project!

08/31/2017, 10:05:50 PM

Wow, what a creative box to hold all those mini shells collected along the ocean. I also love those banner tags - so many possibilities.

Kate LeBlanc:
08/31/2017, 10:44:36 PM

I can almost hear the waves crashing when looking at Lena's projects. So much creativity and what a great giveaway this week!

Maryann Laursen:
08/31/2017, 10:49:05 PM,

Such a beautiful box, I really love this one, and the banner is aslo a really great idea and looks fabulous too. Both are a fantastic giftidea.

Dianna Dean:
08/31/2017, 11:26:37 PM

Beautiful projects!

08/31/2017, 11:31:42 PM

That altered box is fabulous and so detailed. I love taking something that might be thrown away and turning it into something beautiful!

08/31/2017, 11:43:58 PM

Your designers always have me in awe with their amazing projects. The Voyage Beneath the Sea collection is already so impressive but then I see this gorgeous box with all the layers and!

Debbie Siddle:
09/01/2017, 01:53:15 AM

That is one beautiful collection and that box is gorgeous! xx

Marlena Hojda-Łuczka:
09/01/2017, 02:48:39 AM,

I like the color combinations like the box, work beautiful and rich decor, great work, and tags will work perfectly on the home board with the lesson plan if the first letter of the day will be made :)

Dorothy McCarthy:
09/01/2017, 06:06:09 AM,


Dianna McGraw:
09/01/2017, 06:46:09 AM

Like everything related to the sea! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

09/01/2017, 07:55:14 AM

Now I know what to do with my left over Voyage papers from my mini album. This will be fun! Thanks for all the ideas.

Glenda Buster:
09/01/2017, 08:23:04 AM

Thank you, Lena, for sharing these beautiful projects. Voyage Beneath the Sea is one of my favorite collections.

Sherry Somers:
09/01/2017, 09:02:59 AM,

LOVE this box. I can see it in the St. Nicholas paper. I also really love that giant tags as banners. Im going to make my shop name out of them for the craft shows!!

Michelle Nettleton:
09/01/2017, 02:23:55 PM

The box is a fussy cutters dream, love it!

09/01/2017, 08:38:55 PM

Love voyage beneath the sea.. nice use of the collection.

Frances Perkins:
09/02/2017, 10:02:24 AM

a beautiful box

09/04/2017, 12:17:34 AM,

Wow, what a great blog, Finally I found a place where I can share my thoughts of home decoration with you guys.Actually, I had recently moved to the USA and thinking of decorating my house and I found your blog, The tips you have mentioned in your blog are amazing.I definitely going to follow your tips, please keep sharing like this kind of blog with us.

Mary Nagy:
09/07/2017, 02:07:11 PM

Love love this box. Voyage beneath the sea collection is one of my favorites. Beautiful!

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