Unusual Romantic Frame


Hello, G45ers!

  We love repurposing items found in the home, Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Carla La Vera takes a leftover wood plank and turns it into a Stunning and Unusual Romantic Frame.  This project is a great example of what can be created for our #G45Upcycle – April Challenge.  We hope this home decor masterpiece inspires your next project.


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  • Repurpose a household item using Graphic 45 product

  • Upload your project to Graphic 45 – Official Community Page on Facebook using #G45Upcycle

  • WIN a $150 prize pack, one winner will be selected randomly

  • Deadline: April 30th, 2021

  • You can enter multiple times

  • The winner will be announced in the May 3rd, 2021 newsletter

To celebrate Earth Day this month we want to see your upcycled projects.  Take a look around your house for an item you can repurpose using Graphic 45 products! This could be a box, frame, desktop organizer, candle jar, anything you can cover in paper.  Then upload to our Official Community Page using the #G45Upcycle hashtag to be entered to win!  The winner will win a $150 prize package of Graphic 45 goodies.  We look forward to seeing all of your projects.  Thanks for participating in our monthly challenges – Happy Papercrafting!



Unusual Romantic Frame – Mixed Media

By Carla La Vera

“I’m not gifted with the mixed media style, so I tried to do something easy and make use of a leftover from a previous wood wall project. I used the beautiful collection Elegance, and I’m in love with the result.




What do you need?

A piece of wood (3 ¾” x 11”) You may use another size, this is only a reference that I did.

Also you need a couple Ephemera cards, flowers, some embellishment, a piece of paper with the same measurements of the wood and the Graphic 45 back cardstock of the Ephemera cards.



Tear the paper as shown, ink the edges and adhere it to the wood.  Stamp the paper with a letter stamp (use any one).

Take a piece of tulle and wrap it around the bottom side of the wood and make a knot.


Add the Card shown in the picture above to a piece of chipboard, then, add it to the wood


Trim the second card as shown in the picture above (only the flowers of the corner), then, add it to a piece of chipboard (only the edges).

Trim the Graphic 45 cardstock (3 ½” x 5 ¼”)



Insert the corner below the flowers and add it to the Ephemera Card, then, place a chipboard embellishment piece to the bottom with a couple brads.



Add the ephemera cards with the photo mat to the first card, as shown.  Add the flowers to the left side of the cards.  Finally, place the metal embellishment on the top edge of the first Ephemera Card.

You may add a photo or maybe an inspirational Quote, also,  you may place this unusual frame close to the wedding guest book. These are only some ideas about how to use it.


Supplies List:

Piece of wood (3 ¾” x 11”)

Charming Paper 12×12- Elegance Collection

Ephemera Cards – Elegance Collection

Chipboard Embellishment – Elegance Collection

Antique Brass Door Pull

Rose Bouquet Collection – Triumphant Red



Happy Papercrafting!

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