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August 29, 2012

Fabulous Cards Featuring A Ladies' Diary!

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Lace Card 1a

Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another fabulous day of inspiration here at Graphic 45! We are so pleased that you are joining us today! We are going to have a lot of fun. Today we're featuring some gorgeous card creations from our design team that feature A Ladies' Diary. You will see some unique and beautiful ways to create one-of-a-kind cards with this exquisite paper collection. You are going to love today's cards by Maiko Miwa and Susan Lui. But first we wanted to remind you all about this week's wonderful blog contest! We're giving away this amazing Nutcracker Sweet prize pack to one lucky winner. All you need to do is leave us a blog or Facebook comment any time this week. We will choose one random winner from this week's comments and announce them on our blog this Friday! How exciting!

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And now it's time for some fabulous crafts! Now that summer is winding down and the transition into Autumn has begun it's a great time to craft! Having a sweet stash of handmade cards is always a great idea. You never know when you'll have the occasion to send something special to a loved one. Really any time is a good time to receive a beautiful handmade card! Let today's cards inspire you to create something special! First up is this gorgeous card by Maiko Miwa. This sweet little card was made with A Ladies' Diary papers and chipboards. Maiko also used some beautiful embellishments like Graphic 45 Trim Staples and Metal Butterfly Staples to give this card a loving and cheerful look. Behold the beauty!



Acrylic board:Grafix
Stamps(Little Darings Cling 3,Olde Curiosity Shoppe Cling2) :Graphic45
Inks (staze on opaque):tsukineko

Next we have this marvelous card by Susan Lui. You can see some wonderful examples of paper distressing and fussy cutting in this stunning card. These techniques add brilliant texture and dimension to any craft creation. The feminine spirit of A Ladies' Diary really shines in this magnificent card!

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Ladies Card 1

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Ladies Card 2

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Ladies Card 4


Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary collection - 8x8 Paper Pad, A Ladies Diary, Fashion Plate, Moment In Time
Graphic 45 Staples - Trim Staples
American Crafts Vanilla Cardstock
Zva Creative Champagne & Chocolate Crystal Flourish

Here is another marvelous card by Susan Lui featuring A Ladies' Diary. This card has such classic elegance. Susan layered the beautiful patterned papers from A Ladies' Diary and added some lovely ribbons and bling to give this card an ultra stylish look. This card is perfect for any occasion and it's so much fun to make!

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Lace Card 1a

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Lace Card 2

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Lace Card 3

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Lace Card 4


Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary collection - 8x8 Paper Pad, A Ladies Diary, Fashion Plate, Ageless Beauty, Lasting Impression
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Chipboard Die Cuts 1
American Crafts Vanilla Cardstock
Zva Creative Pearl Flourish

That's all for today, G45ers! Thank you all so much for joining us! Big thanks to Maiko Miwa and Susan Lui of our design team for their stunning creations today! We will have more marvelous crafts to share with you all on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll join us. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this weeks amazing Nutcracker Sweet prize! Have a fabulous day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I love Maiko's cards. Beautiful, but simple! And Susan...what can I say. I would treasure one of these cards forever. All I can hope to do is make a pale imitation...Love Ladies Diary! Love G45!

Happy Hump Day!

these cards are fabulous. I look and love...and hope to learn....mine are "pretty" but empty....I will keep looking and loving....to learn.

Lovely cards!

Stunning! Again....of course! How could these creations not be beautiful??! Thank you ladies for sharing your talents! I learn a new detail to incorporate each time.

What a joy it would be to be on the recieving end of one of these beautiful cards...truly amazing!

Beautiful! Love A Ladies Diary papers!

Beautiful cards. Lots of wonderful ideas for making cards. Love the Ladies Diary and G45.

These have some great design techniques I hope to conquer! Thanks for always inspiring G45!

Georgeous cards..who wouldn't what to receive something so beautiful in the mail. Thank you graphic 45.

Love these cards!! I'm behind on making my cards this year.

Beautifully elegant cards for your beautiful ladies. Great inspiration, thanks

*sigh* these are all gorgeous!!!!!

Great cards!

So beautiful. I love the way the clocks are peeking out from behind the matting in Sue's card. Just divine!

wonderful cards! such an inspiration! so much detail but still plane and simple. i hope i will manage to learn to achieve that :)

Beautiful Cards, I just love this collection!

beautiful cards---
would be thrilled to receive one of those!

I love those cards!! I love Graphic45 papers!

Once again, such beautiful, creative cards. Thank you for sharing your Design Team's creations and inspiring all of the rest of us!

Gorgeous cards! Love these beautiful papers.

clear that he is an exciting win prize. I'm not sure if I understood well .. just leave a comment? Your collection is lovely and I'll be on my head that I win. ps it was possible to cooperate with you? within your design team does not have anyone in Europe .... this is my blog
have a nice day :D

I love Susan's first card. Just love the look of the distressed edges like that.

These cards are beautiful!

Always so much inspiration to be found here...beautiful cards and I love all the talent with the layering!!!

Beautiful cards!! Wonderful ideas.

Beautiful cards, I used this line and made a couple of cards myself this week using the Ladies Diary Collection. it is pretty. Here is one I would love for you to stop by and see. http://www.pammejo-scrapbookflair.com/2012/08/ladies-diary-card-with-graphic-45.html

Awesomely beautiful cards!

Beautiful cards. I love it all!

The Ladies Diary line is so beautiful for cards. Love everything about it. These cards made by the design team are super spectacular. Thanks for a chance to win!

Beautiful! I love to look at all the altered art and albums made by the design team, but what I really do most is make cards. So thanks for featuring cards!

I'm a card maker ... What can I say these are gorgeous... elegant and sophaticated...!

Beautiful creations, thanks for the

Very pretty!! Gives me some great ideas for cards!

Such beautiful cards!

Wow such wonderful cards! I love love love the inspiration :)

Beautiful Cards, very Stunning!!

Loads of ideas and they look doable too! Thank you!

I would like to make something really exciting with the Nutcracker papers (just in time for Christmas). Thanks to your blog, I have lots of ideas and inspiration!

Absolutely gorgeous cards!!! Such inspiration!

Love how you incorporated the clocks on the side and the eyelet lace very pretty!

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