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July 01, 2016

Celebrate Belated Birthdays with a Masculine Card Idea & Organize Your Paint Supplies!

  Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

It's the moment we start sharing all the great shares from our Design Team! Today, we kick off with great ideas from Kathy Clement and Lena Astafeva. They have such great ideas for birthdays and organization. Two things for which we always need more handmade ideas! Let's jump in the fun!

First, Kathy shares the frustration with missing a birthday - but how she makes gorgeous lemonade out of lemons! Take a look:

I hate being late, especially where birthdays are involved.  So when I forgot the birthday of a dear family friend (who happens to share my brother’s birthday!) I knew I had to make it right.  Steve has recently retired after working many years as an admin assistant, and like me, he learned how to type on a manual typewriter.  I knew he would get a kick out of all the vintage typewriters in the Communique collection and the bold color palette is great for masculine and feminine cards alike.  This simple layered card came together very quickly using just the elements in the Communique Deluxe Collector’s Collection, a few foam dimensionals and a bit of burlap string.  I found a sassy sentiment stamp for the interior and now my card is ready to mail...just a little late, but hand made and filled with good wishes.

Designer Tips:

  • I placed the vintage telegram from the Telegram paper on the diagonal to create a dynamic design.  After inking and lightly distressing the edges, I glued it down and trimmed off the overlap.  This card is 5” wide x 7” tall, so if you make a smaller card you will have to cut off more.
  • A red paperclip and a banner flag cut from a paper scrap makes appropriate embellishments for the card.
  • Cluster elements around a central image to create a collage effect as I did here with the chipboard piece.
  • The individual tiles from the Typography page make great embellishments.  Fussy cut a vintage typewriter and layer it over the business letter.  Cut the center out of another tile and glue it behind the telegraph.  Use a punch to cut out the letter B to break up all the square corners and add a circular element to your card. Fussy cut the ink bottle from another tile.  I even cut the center from a  tile and used it as a banner at the base of my card.  
  • I glammed this card up just a little with the addition of gold sequins.  They add just the right touch of sparkle.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5



Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5
Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Supply List

Communique Deluxe Collector’s Edition: Typography, Shutter Speed, Telegram, Chipboard and Stickers
Cardstock: Red, Black, Kraft
Black Soot Distress Ink
Red Paper Clip
A small piece of burlap string
Foam dots
Gold sequins
Scissors, glue, distressing tool

We love this organization idea for Lena using Cityscapes. This is a perfect idea for your paintbrushes!

 "I’m an artist. So I made holder for brushes or pencil. Holder is very easy and simple. I’ ve stuck three scotch bobbins together. I’ve printed and transported on the thick carton a picture of the Eifel Tower.  I’ve decoration the Eifel Tower and stuck  it to the bobbins.
" ~Lena

Organizer-City scrapes- by Lena Astafeva-Product by Graphic 45 (11 из 24)

Organizer-City scrapes- by Lena Astafeva-Product by Graphic 45 (11 из 24)



Organizer-City scrapes- by Lena Astafeva-Product by Graphic 45 (11 из 24)


Organizer-City scrapes- by Lena Astafeva-Product by Graphic 45 (11 из 24)


Organizer-City scrapes- by Lena Astafeva-Product by Graphic 45 (11 из 24)


Organizer-City scrapes- by Lena Astafeva-Product by Graphic 45 (11 из 24)

 

 

Supply List :

Cityscapes 12x12 Pad
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Three scotch bobbins
Thick carton
Chipboards Scrapiniec

Now, let's see who won this week's blog giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Margaret Kynor McGlaun: Would love to win this prize! So many creative ideas inspired by the Graphic 45 artists are floating around in my head -- just add this fabulous paper!

Congratulations, Margaret! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks so much to everyone who took part!



Cityscapes Prize Pack

Thanks for joining us for these great ideas! How will you celebrate belated birthdays or store your paintbrushes? We hope this sparked some ideas!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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Comments

Very nice! Love the card and saying!

forgive my ignorance but ... What is a scotch bobbin?

Love the cards and brush holder.

Congratulations Margaret on winning this fabulous prize package!!! Enjoy!
LOVE Kathy's card and the paint brush storage from Lena is so pretty! TFS!

Mary Schmaltz, scotch bobbins are what is left once you use all of the scotch tape. It is what the tape was rolled on for your convenient use, the base which it was on. I hope this helps ;)

Gorgeous, great designs and lovely use of the papers. Tracy x

I am so happy to see a masculine card idea...always on the look out for guy themes. Thanks!

Beautiful creations today from talented designers. Thanks. Happy 4th of July.

Wonderful work ,

Thank you Alexandra,for the answer to the question of Mary

I love how Kathy personalized her family friend's birthday card using the typewriter and other goodies from the Communique collection! Great masculine card!

Yeah!!! I have Communique paper and I'm delighted to have some more masculine ideas for cards. Thank you.

beautiful

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