Easy Cards For Big Style & Fun
It's always a great time for creating beautiful handmade cards! Today we're celebrating a variety of stunning ways you can create easy and breathtaking cards with some of our newest collections! All of today's cards are perfect for any occasion. Get inspired with a gorgeous By the Sea card by Arlene Cuevas! By the Sea will be in stores soon. In the mean time you can start getting excited to create your own dazzling By the Sea crafts by checking out Arlene's amazing creation! Then we will share a sophisticated Couture card by Susan Lui. Then we've got an elegant Sweet Sentiments card by Nichola Battilana that's just perfect for Easter and spring! We're bringing joy and color to your day with these remarkable and fun cards. Let the card party begin!
Our new collection By the Sea will be in stores beginning in late February. That means there's time to start dreaming about the gorgeous creations you'd like to make with this summery new collection! Here we have a fabulous By the Sea card by Arlene! This wonderfully layered card shows how perfectly the dazzling papers blend together. Fussy cut elements also add brilliant dimension when combined with flowers and shell embellishments. This is a great way to give your cards an authentic 3-D look! This is a perfect card to brighten the day of someone you love! Get inspired to create your own cheerful card with By the Sea!
Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series Card Stock
I Am Roses flowers
Ranger Diamond Stickles
Xyron Mega Runner
Prima distress tool
There are so many ways to construct a beautiful handmade card. Just look at Susan's amazing Couture card! It opens to reveal a wonderful new dimension of rich colors and elegant designs. Couture is overflowing with gorgeous images that celebrate vintage fashion. The saturated colors are perfect for creating sophisticated cards with style! Susan added some pretty fussy cut elements to give this card even more exquisite detail. It's easy to create the perfect card for any occasion with this fabulous collection! Here is what Susan had to say about it.
"I love the colours of the new Couture collection by Graphic 45. The designs lend themselves so well to card making. Here I’ve made a long 4x12 inch card which opens up to a 12x12 standing display with a different view from different angles. I used the 4x6 card cut-outs for the centre pieces and the smaller cut-out pieces and fussy-cut details for the other panels." -Susan
Bazzill black cardstock
Next we have this bright and cheerful card by Nichola that features our Sweet Sentiments collection. This is the perfect paper collection for Easter, Valentine's Day and spring. You can have so much fun fussy cutting the brilliant images! That's what Nichola did when she created this amazing card. Layering fussy cut elements is another great technique for adding beautiful depth and detail to your handmade cards. Just imagine how wonderful it would be to receive a stunning handmade card like this one from someone you love! Get inspired to send your own happy greeting with a fabulous handmade card with Sweet Sentiments! Here is what Nichola had to say about this marvelous creation!
"I created this card while watching Downton Abbey and sipping tea. I quickly discovered that’s pretty much the most perfect way to spend a Sunday evening. There’s a lot of fussy cutting on this card but the layering of all of those little bits adds visual depth. (It’s also a lot of fun to fiddle with the placement of those little bits.) Inside, I simply applied some thick sketching paper with a light texture for my writing area, then embellished with a few more fussy cut elements." -Nichola
50lb sketching paper *Inside*
That's all for today, G45ers. We had so much fun sharing today's magnificent card ideas with you. We hope you got some inspiration to create your own unique card with your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples! Big thanks to Arlene, Susan and Nichola for their fabulous creations today. We've got more inspiration and fun planed for you on tomorrow's Graphic 45 blog. We hope you'll come back and see us. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today, G45ers! Have a lovely day!
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