Graphic45 and Clearsnap Blog Hop Week! Day 1

by | August 24th, 2015 | 52


We are so excited to be joining creative forces with our friends at Graphic45 this week! We sent each team member boxes of gorgeous craft supplies from both companies for them to create with and can’t wait to share their amazing creations with you. Today we’re kicking off the hop with a project from Dana Tatar, a romantic altered ATC Box. Check out Dana’s project below and then head over to the Graphic45 blog to see what their team has created today. And as always, we have a fab giveaway planned so be sure to scroll to the end of this post to enter!


Romantic Altered ATC Box by Dana Tatar

Dana Tatar here today sharing the Graphic 45 ATC Book Box that I altered using ColorBox® Graphic 45 Decades Dye Inkpads and the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection.


The Decades inkpads feature dye based inks that create a vintage look that is perfect for both everyday distressing and more involved mixed media projects. This dye ink range features signature Graphic 45 colors that coordinate with a variety of Graphic 45 decorative papers. I used Photogenic, Venetian Lace, Bon Voyage Blue and Dark Cashmere Decades Ink on this project in three different ways to stain and age new paper for a more vintage look.


Please stop by my blog to learn how I used ColorBox® Decades Ink on this project. Before you click away, be sure to enter the giveaway here for a chance to win a set of ColorBox® Graphic 45 Decades Inkpads!

Clearsnap Supplies:

Graphic 45 Supplies:

  • Graphic 45 Gilded Lily 8×8 Paper Pad
  • Graphic 45 ATC Book Box
  • Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
  • Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
  • Graphic 45: Hampton Art: Gilded Lily Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps: One
  • Graphic 45: Hampton Art: Gilded Lily Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps: Two
  • Graphic 45: Hampton Art: Gilded Lily Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps: Three

Click here to see the full tutorial for this project and more details…

Don’t forget to visit our friends over at Graphic45 and tell them “hello”!

Graphic45 Decades Ink Prize Pack

You know how we hop… there has to be a giveaway! Use the handy widget below to enter to win a set of ColorBox Graphic45 Decades inks for perfect distressing and aging of any paper, but especially of Graphic45 paper!

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Thank you again for stopping by! We’d love to hear which projects were your favorite from the hop. Leave us a comment below!

About Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful. Visit Jennifer's blog at

52 Responses to Graphic45 and Clearsnap Blog Hop Week! Day 1

  1. Johanne Lacombe says:

    Love the box, it’s gorgeous. And I love blog hops. I can’t wait to discover all the projects. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Pat Ford says:

    Love these colors! The project ideas are great.

  3. kath white says:

    What a grand day for a blog hop with Clearsnap and Graphic 45!

  4. Carla Hundley says:

    So pretty and love
    the tags!
    Carla from Utah

  5. Kate says:

    I love the project and the colors are fantastic. I am a BIG fan of Color Box inks, I just have to take a look around my scrapbook room to see them. I am definitely going to get the Graphic 45 colors!

  6. Nina Dees Hansen says:

    Love these colors :-)

  7. Karen Osborne says:

    These are beautiful tags and the box is gorgeous.

  8. Anne says:

    Such beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. beautiful project! I love how the ink looks speckled on the tags! Altered boxes are my favorite!

  10. Lesley Pyle says:

    Color Box Inks are gorgeous! I love this!!!

  11. Anastasia Redko says:

    cool box!

  12. Barbara A says:

    Love the gilded lily project. i like Clearsnap inks and am pleased to see the co-op with G45 to create ink colors that complement their papers.

  13. Jeanette Robertson says:

    I’m so, so glad to see inks that match with the Graphic 45 papers! I love their papers, but it is not always easy to find an ink that matches if I want to do some coordinating stamping. Thankyou Clearsnap!

  14. Ava gavloski says:

    Thanks for organizing a hop

  15. Diane J says:

    Love these colors. I think they can work well with most other colors. The ATC box is wonderful.

  16. Angie Hall says:

    The new Clearsnap colors look luscious. Loved the projects today. Thanks

  17. Nicolette Holzer says:

    Love the Venetian lace color.

  18. Magda Cortez says:

    Wow.. what a beautiful project!!! and I can’t wait to have all those G45 inks! They are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

  19. barbara macaskill says:

    WOW!! LOVE this altered ATC book box!! Gilded Lily is such a gorgeous collection and the inks compliment it perfectly!! Looking forward to this week’s hop!! Thanks for having me along!

  20. Elaine says:

    Lovely projects, such beautiful colors with Graphic 45 .

  21. Elaine says:

    Beautiful projects. the colors lovely with Graphic 45,

  22. Roberta Birnbaum says:

    Dana, you never disappoint! I always love seeing what you design.

  23. Nikki C says:

    Wicked Box and Sweet tags :)

  24. Allison CB says:

    These blogs are so inspirational! Love the ideas!

  25. Miyoshi Young-McDowell says:

    This box is just gorgeous and an excellent idea for using atc’s.

  26. Shephoraarts says:

    Esta precioso, el diseño de Dana felicidades… y Los productos se ven muy interesantes,,, buscaré más información. Saludos.

  27. Noreen says:

    A beautiful box! And I love the way she used the images on it.

  28. Kristine Vencel says:

    Adorable project! Going to Dana’s blog next for some hints!

  29. Mary Kay Lyons-McDonnell says:

    Very cool indeed.

  30. Ellen Heller says:

    beautiful box

  31. Dana says:


  32. Danielle says:

    Great box. Love it

  33. Kelly says:

    Glad to visit the blog. Graphic 45 sent me and the new inks are great!

  34. Cindy C. says:

    Love the colors and the beautiful altered box.

  35. Regina Furman says:

    What a GORGEOUS creation! I love this paper collection, and it was used to perfection on this box! Really like the inks too! TFS your work with us.

  36. Janet Cobb says:

    Clearsnap and G45…what a great combination! The altered box is lovely, beautiful use of the Gilded Lily collection. These inks are wonderful, love the deep colors.

  37. jean marmo says:

    Just so beautiful!

  38. Allison CB says:

    AThe box is awesome – thanks for the blog hop!! Enjoying the inspirations!!!

  39. Lise Krick says:

    I absolutely love these boxes, have done up several of them already and want to do more!

  40. D.Ann C says:

    What a lovely box of goodies!

  41. Patty Preston says:

    Gilda Lily is my favorite paper collection and the talented team came up with a beautiful project.

  42. Ginger C. says:

    My fingers are itching to get some of these gorgeous inks1 The colors are fantastic and will enhance every project….just like the minii album with stand AND the tags. You inspire us all so much!

  43. Sue D says:

    Gorgeous box!

  44. Viki B says:

    I love the colors in this set. So pretty.

  45. Carol Carratt says:

    I love all of the beautiful colors of Colorbox and Graphic 45!

  46. LaChelle Shown says:

    This box is amazing and the colors used bring to life that era.

  47. Katie B. says:

    Beautiful box. :) Love the wide ribbon and the paper details too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  48. marianne-g says:

    Luscious colors! Great blog hop.

  49. Sue Turner says:

    I love your travel album. This is exactly what I’ve been wanting to make.

  50. Mary Holshouser says:

    Beautiful. Love the way it is held together with the burlap.
    thanks for sharing.

  51. Brenda Harris says:

    Always love seeing new & inspirational projects

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