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April 23, 2013

Show You Care With G45 Gift Ideas!

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Hello G45ers,

It's a glorious day for gift ideas! Spring is in full effect and the flowers are in bloom! It's the perfect time to get inspired for wonderful new crafts! Today we are going to share two gorgeous gift ideas that are sure to make you smile! It's always a great time to give a beautiful handmade gift! Arlene Cuevas has created a stunning birthday card that's just perfect for a special birthday boy in your life! We also have two magnificent minis by Denise Hahn that you're sure to love! Handmade Graphic 45 gifts are the perfect way to show you care! Lets begin with Arlene's marvelous French Country birthday card! Here Arlene explains her inspiration behind this wonderfully masculine work of card art!

"I love how versatile the French Country paper collection is! I needed to create a masculine card for my Dad's birthday and my usual reach is for Olde Curiosity Shoppe or The Proper Gentleman. But French Country fit the bill! The blues, greens, and blacks were perfect! I love, love, love flowers and use them on almost all my projects. It was very hard "not" to put flowers on my Dad's birthday card. But the Graphic 45 Metal Staples and French Country Banners were a perfect replacement for flowers when creating this masculine card!" - Arlene Cuevas

Birthday Card Graphic 45 Arlene Cuevas French Country Gift

Birthday Card Graphic 45 Arlene Cuevas French Country Gift

Birthday Card Graphic 45 Arlene Cuevas French Country Gift



Staples Metal Tag
Staples Stamped Metal Brads
MFT cardsstock - Hot Fudge
Paper Trey Ink Kraft cardstock
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Momento ornate metal corner
Spare Parts clock face
Lion face mini door pull (Sky Blue Pink)
3M ATG adhesive
Sticky Stuff Dimensionals
Glossy Accents
E6000 glue

Next up is another brilliant G45 gift idea! Check out these two adorable Place in Time minis by Denise Hahn that were created with playing cards and pretty Graphic 45 papers! Could these projects be any cuter?! This is another perfect way to create a one-of-a-kind treasure that's filled with love and positivity! The first mini is perfect for birthdays and the second one is great for teachers at the end of the school year! That's the great thing about our Place in Time collection; you can personalize your minis with any theme you want! These playing card minis are fun and easy to make! Follow Denise's helpful tips to create one for someone special in your life! Take it away, Denise!

"So what to do when your not playing with a full deck? Make some Minis! I used Place in Time 8x8 Papers to created these cute little mini-book gifts using playing cards for the base. I Pre-cut my papers to size and use a Xyron 5 inch Creative Station with permanent adhesive to attach cardstock to one side of the card. Then I run it through the Zutter and punch the holes first- then I embellish away. Remember the fatter your mini is the bigger binding ring you need to use. These are also the perfect size to tape a gift card into- what a great way to make a gift card special!" -Denise Hahn

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Place in Time Playing Card Mini Album Playing Card Gift Idea

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Colorbox Chalk Red Barn and Brown
May Arts Ribbon and Twine
Punch Fiskars
Adhesive- Xyron Permanent
Pencil- Ticonderoga
Tombow Foam Squares

We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's Graphic 45 blog. Thank you so much for visiting us on this fine day. We also want to thank Arlene Cuevas and Denise Hahn for their beautiful work today! We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I love both of these projects. Love the card and the colors are amazing. Also the deck mini is awesome. I always have all those small bits of bind it all rings that I just can toss and those would be perfect for little card minis. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Love it all!!!

Delightful projects. It is always great to see cards for men.

These are gorgeous!!!

what a great idea

the playing card mini is fabulous what a clever idea

Great projects again - I love the masculine card!

the card is great; absolutely love the idea of a mini with playing cards...very cool!

Always awesome project from Graphic45, i love these card too.

Thanks Arlene for showing us the masculine side of French Country with your fabulous card. Denise the playing card minis are fantastic. Love how you packed so much goodness into such a small package.

great projects, love seeing what everyone creates, thanks for sharing

Both projects are fantastic. Love the little playing card albums. Great idea. Especially if you have some decks with cards missing. Great idea.

Love the use of deck of cards. Very creative!

the mini is a great idea

Both projects are wonderful! Arlene's card is so special and I love the use of the playing cards.. very creative!



I don't play with a full deck either! I make altered playing cards so I have several decks that are not all there!
Thanks for a new idea!!

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Love todays projects so much inspiration!!

That masculine card is so strong and manly! Mantabulous! TFS!

What wonderful ideas for those bits and pieces I can't bear to part with.

Always in need of new inspiration for those men in my life. What cute playing card mini albums. Some can so think outside of the box and G45 designers are the best at it!

Love these projects!! So much inspiration from both. Love coming here G45!!!

Love the French Country "Guy card" and the two minis are just delightful!

Great projects, again, G-45ers!

Didn't know that playing with cards could be this much fun! Love the mini albums. Why are cards for men harder to come up with? Love this one. Thank you Graphic45.

A beautiful card and those little minis are so cute!

Very handsome male card. Mini album using the cards is too cute. Great Tuesday inspiration.

Gorgeous projets and I love the mini card albums. Great job.

I have been searching for Graphic 45's christmas paper...I believe it was called Christmas Emporium. Can you tell me if it is still available??

The projects are awesome! I love the idea of using the playing cards!

Beyond awesome! Love the versatility of the papers :)

Great projects, thank you for your inspiration using these fab G45 papers.

Love all these projects!

You always amaze me with what you do ! Love this !

Such awesome projects; those minis are so fun!

Such a brilliant idea

the palying card gift card idea is fantastic great inspiration as always
love em!!

I love the metal lion. It reminds me of what we'll be seeing in Germany soon...

I love this idea. What a great way to make a little calendar, mini or journal. TFS.

love the card! and the minis from playing cards are a great idea!

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