#G45FallDecor – Smashing Centerpiece

Hello, G45ers!

 We are back with more Fall inspiration in honor of our September challenge, #G45FallDecor. To help us get inspired, Magda Cortez is here with her fantastic French Country – DCE Pumpkin Centerpiece. This one of a kind piece starts with a perfect pumpkin base and adds just the right amount of Graphic 45 flair, with fussy cut flowers and metal brads. The leaves and twine are fun additions to help get into that Autumn spirit as well.  To keep the French Country inspiration flowing we also have a #SimplyG45 60-second Quad-Card video tutorial by Sandy Trefger.  So have fun checking out our special double feature below. 

Join our #G45FallDecor Challenge!

  • Create a Fall home decor project using Graphic 45 product
  • Upload your project to our Facebook page using #G45FallDecor
  • WIN a $150 prize pack, one winner will be selected randomly 
  • Deadline: September 30th, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST
  • You can enter multiple times
  • Winner will be announced in the October 5th, 2017 newsletter

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#G45FallDecor Pumpkin Centerpiece

By Magda Cortez

"Hi All… Did you know September Challenge is Fall Decor? Well.. it is!! And I love, loveeee Fall so I think it was a good moment to participate.. So here is my French Country #G45FallDecor


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Using one of those pumpkins we can buy at the craft stores I just fussy cut the beautiful Sunflower page from the French Country Paper Collection.. It is perfect.. Those sunflowers are the perfect match.


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Also, I die cut some fall leaves and glue it here and there to cover more surface of the pumpkin.

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Tip One: Twine always gives a touch of Fall. Why? I don’t know hahaha but I love it!

Tip Two: Add some Fall foliage to add more volume.


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To give a different texture and add something unusual.,I use the Stamped Metal Brads they are beautiful and I think they give a more elegant look.


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I my French Country #falldecor pumpkin and now it has a special place in my house. Did you like it? Do you decorate your house for Fall?

Hope you enjoy this inspirational project.


~ Magda Cortez


Graphic 45 Supplies:

French Country - Deluxe Collector's Edition


Other Supplies:

  • Fall foliage
  • Twine


French Country Quad Fold Card Sixty Second Video Tutorial

By Sandy Trefger


I love creating fancy fold cards and this quad fold is so unique.  It was perfect for the French Country DCE along with some pretty miniature silk sunflowers.  Personal handwritten notes and cards aren’t sent in the mail as much as they used to be.  They are definitely becoming a rare commodity.  I think that a pretty, handcrafted card along with a handwritten note given or mailed would brighten anyone’s day.



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Cranberry Card Stock
  • White or Cream Card Stock
  • Yellow Jute Twine
  • Miniature Silk Sunflowers
  • Vintage Lace
  • Acrylic “Hello” Stamp


Sandy’s YouTube 60 Second Video




For a different look, place your stamped sentiment on the inside of your card with lots of white or cream color space for adding a personal handwritten message.

Mix up patterns/designs from a collection for the different sections, layering for variety and pair with a solid card stock color that compliments the paper collection." ~Sandy


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Looking for more French Country inspiration?  Check out this #SimplyG45 box and tags by Marina Blaukitchen, see full post here

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This week's blog prize includes a Hallowe'en in Wonderland – Deluxe Collector's Edition set, each DCE includes 24 double-sided 12"x12" papers, a cardstock sticker sheet, and a chipboard set, a $30 value.  Just leave a comment here and/or Facebook to be entered to win!  Winner will be announced on Friday, September 22nd on the blog.  


Thanks for joining us for this awesome Autumn project by Magda and Sandy, featuring French Country. We are so excited for all the #G45FallDecor entries! Be sure to get yours in to be entered to win and feel free to share your ideas and inspiration in the comments below or on Facebook for a chance to win this week's blog prize as well. So many chances to get great Graphic 45 prizes!! See you back here tomorrow with more G45 inpiration. 


Happy Papercrafting!

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