Delivering Joy With Handmade Cards
We are so excited to share some new and wonderful ideas for handmade cards on today's Graphic 45 blog! Cards are so much fun to create and they are the perfect way to brighten the day of someone you love! Today we will share a beautifully layered Botanical Tea card by Alberto Juarez. Then we've got a super stylish Couture card by Clare Charvill. Then you'll see a wonderful Sweet Sentiments ATC card and easy handmade envelope tutorial by Anne Rostad! Anne's card is a perfect idea for a lovely handmade Valentine! With so many bright ideas, you're sure to find the perfect card to inspire you! Let the fun begin!
Here we have a delightful Botanical Tea card that Alberto created. Botanical Tea will be in stores later this month. In the mean time you can let your imagination run wild with ideas! Alberto's card features some lovely fussy cut elements that are layered to create beautiful dimension. You can see how perfectly the Botanical Tea papers blend together to create a tranquil scene. Card-making can be so much fun when you let our magnificent papers inspire you!
Craft basic paper
Next up is Calre's beautiful Couture card that features some fun uses of the Couture Cling Stamp 3! The splendid saturated color palette of Couture comes to life in this marvelous card. Clare used the Couture Cling Stamp 3 as the central image for this card. She also layered the beautiful papers and added a little bit of shimmer to the borders to make it stand out. Lovely floral embellishments, ribbon and Couture Chipboard also add magnificent color and dimension to this lovely card. It's perfect for any occasion!
May Arts Ribbon
Next we have a fabulous idea for a handmade ATC card for Valentine's Day! Here is Anne's gorgeous Sweet Sentiments card that features some dazzling fussy cut elements and glittery accents. She even created an easy template for you to make the pretty envelope that accompanies this card! Have fun getting inspired for Valentine's Day with Anne's fabulous creation. There is also a video she provided. How fun! Take it away, Anne!
I made this ATC card for Graphic 45 CHA winter 2014. Used with the gorgeous Sweet Sentiments paper collection! It was so much fun fussy cutting out the images and most of the images are pop up with pop dots ( 3D foam) Covered with Claudine Hellmuth multi matte and stickles to make them sparkly. I saved the frames when I cut out the images and used some of them here on this cards.
Here is a picture of the envelope and card. Great to use some bubble plastic inside also if you are mailing it.
The ATC card is fastened with magnets so it can be taken off. Here is place for writing a secret message.
Inside the card I used one of my leftover frames.
Close up picture of the ATC. The tiny book was made from the small frames and glued on copy paper.
Card 2 is also made with an ATC card. Stand die from Marianne Design.
This ATC is also fastened with magnets.
Measurements for the dimensional envelope that fit a 6 x 4 card, but you can easy change the measurements to make it fit any size.
Cut out all the x pieces and fold together.
Here is place for a card that is 1/2 inch build up, but you can easy change the with to fit your card.
Sweet Sentiments, stickles, laces, Claudine Hellmuth multi matte, score board, 3D foam and magnets
We hope today's blog helped inspire you to create a pretty handmade card for someone you love with your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples. We had a great time sharing today's beautiful creations with you. Big thanks to Alberto, Clare and Anne for their fabulous work today. We will be back tomorrow with more joyful ideas to inspire your day. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you so much for joining us! Have a fantastic day, G45ers!
Your Pals in Paper,
Team Graphic 45