Card Ideas For Special Occasions & More!
Don't you just love a beautiful handmade card? Cards are such a joy to create and they're definitely a joy to receive! It's always a good time to send a pretty handmade card to someone you love! Today's blog is filled with lots of wonderful ideas for fabulous cards for special occasions, holidays or just because! First you'll see a lovely Bohemian Bazaar and Mother Goose card by Denise Hahn. She has even made a fun and easy video tutorial for you to enjoy. Then Alberto Juarez will share his colorful 12 Days of Christmas holiday card. Then we've got a cheerful all-occasions easel tag card and tutorial by Susan Lui. You're sure to find the perfect card for to fit your unique style!
Lets begin with Denise's bright and beautiful Bohemian Bazaar and Mother Goose card. This card is perfect for a birthday or other happy occasion. It's also really fun and easy to make. Follow along with Denise's video tutorial to create this fabulous card for someone special in your life! Take it away, Denise!
"I love reading all of the Graphic 45 Fans blog and Facebook comments. Believe it or not I find a lot of inspiration there, your words mean a lot. Whether it be encouragement, praise, questions or requests, something you may have said quite possibly inspired us as designers. On Facebook this week I heard a lot about more cards, and simpler projects. So today I have created for you a video tutorial on how to make a card using ONE SHEET of Graphic 45 paper. YES one sheet! That’s it! Of course you will need the usual scissors, adhesive and ink so grab those and join me for this fun and easy project." -Denise
Clearsnap Premium Dye Ink
Xyron Mega Runner ¼ Inch Permanent Adhesive
Next we have this colorful holiday card featuring 12 Days of Christmas by Alberto. It's never too early to start planning for the holidays. Our new 12 Days of Christmas collection offers so many splendid colors and enchanting designs for all of your holiday crafts. Alberto combined lots of different papers from 12 Days of Christmas in this pretty card. He also added some sweet fussy cut elements, elegant ribbon and pearls to give this card some extra pizazz. You can have so much fun mixing and matching your favorite papers from 12 Days of Christmas to create the perfect card for your friends and family! Let your imagination take flight with Alberto's marvelous creation!
Here we have a darling card for all occasions by Susan Lui. She used our wonderful new Mother Goose collection to create this sweet tag easel card. This lovely creation is guaranteed to brighten the day of someone you love! Follow along with Susan's fun and easy tutorial to create this happy craft for someone special in your life! It's so much fun! Take it away, Susan.
I made this cute little easel card using Graphic 45’s new Mother Goose collection. This collection is perfect for creating little scenes in cards, dioramas, layouts and much more. Here I’ve used the image of Mary Mary Quite Contrary to make an easel card
Staples Regular Tag Album
May Arts Ribbons
Cut out a sheet of paper measuring 4” x 12” from the A Pocketful Of Posies patterned paper. Score at 6” and 9” marks.
Folded, this strip will form the base of your easel tag card.
Cut out the image of the watering can and row of flowers from Storytime and adhere it to the bottom of your card. Measure 3” from the bottom of the card and adhere a length of May Arts Ribbon.
Adhere this frame to the green tag. Cut a border strip from Playful Postage and stick this to the bottom of the tag.
Cut out the words ‘Mary Mary Quite Contrary’ from Nursery Rhymes and some flowers and adhere it to the top right of the tag as shown.
Cut out the image of Mary from the patterned paper, Nursery Rhymes, and adhere it to the card using 3D foam dots.
Adhere the tag firmly to the bottom half of the base card, and you’re done!
We hope you got some great ideas and inspiration on today's blog! We encourage you all to take some time to create a beautiful handmade card for a friend or family member. Cards are the perfect way to make them feel special. Big thanks to Denise, Alberto and Susan for their inspiring creations today. We have more joy and inspiration in store for you all on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll join us! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today, G45ers! We had a lot of fun getting to share today's crafts with you. Have a marvelous day!
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