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September 05, 2016

Amazing Cards for Labor Day!

His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1 

Happy Labor Day to our American G45ers! Today, we have some amazing card ideas from Kathy Clement with a His and Her option! If you're having an at-home Labor Day, this is great inspiration to make some cards to keep in your stash for those birthdays that sneak up on you!

Kathy has great ideas for both genders using the same collection. This will certainly get you ready for some cardmaking!

"I never seem to have enough birthday cards, especially at this time of year.  I had 10 birthday cards to make this month.   It keeps my scissors sharp, and my glue bottle on empty!  Whenever I can I try to knock them out two at a time, one for the guys and one for the gals. I figure I already have all the supplies out so I might as well make the most of it.


I hear from a lot of  my followers that they struggle when it comes to making cards for the men in their lives, so I thought I’d include a Snapguide tutorial for the masculine card in this duo.  I’ve used a few fun, simple techniques that add a lot of dimension  and depth to the composition.  It may look complicated, but it’s actually a basic design that you can use over and over again for any masculine card you need to make." ~Kathy

His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Check out How to Graphic 45 Masculine Birthday Card W/Pockets by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.  

Kathy's Snapguide Tutorial

HIS Card

His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10


His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10



His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10


His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10


His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10


His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10


His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

HER Card

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

DESIGNER TIPS


1. Add simple layers with large ephemera cards and ATC policy envelopes.  The Red ATC policy envelopes are a perfect color match for this collection.

2. Use a tracing wheel ( a sewing tool) to add quick stitch marks around a sentiment panel.  Just run the wheel through the ink pad of your choice and then run it along the edge of a ruler to keep the line straight.

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 12

 

  1. To add even more dimension to this focal sentiment, I fussy cut just the image from a second piece of paper, then layered it over the original with foam dimensionals.  Don’t worry about the flourishes; just cut the basic shape.  When you line it up, the pretty leaves and flourishes on the base layer can be seen.



  1. Add a fun waterfall feature to the inside of your card.  I used the 6x6 prints and patterns and Spellbinder Waterfall 2 die to create this fun, interactive interior for my card.

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

  1.  Decorate the inside of the waterfall feature with cut apart elements from the paper collection.  Add photos and journal memories to make the card really special.

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

  1.  I folded the last waterfall page to form a pocket.  This was filled with ephemera from the collection.  It would also be a great place to add a gift card!

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 9

  1.  Turn your card into a gift by adding a tag, ephemera card and bookmark to the bottom pocket.

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 11

Supply List

World’s Fair 12x12 papers
Mind Over Matter
Envision Expo
Wonder Works
Inspiration Station
Ticket to Ride
World’s Fair
World’s Fair 8x8 Papers
Balloon Bouquet
Ticket to Ride
World’s Fair
Envision Expo
World’s Fair 6x6 Prints and Patterns
World’s Fair Ephemera Cards
World’s Fair Chipboard
World’s Fair Tags and Pockets
World’s Fair Stickers
Staples ATC Red Policy Envelopes

Other Products:
Spellbinder Tammy Tutterow Waterfall 2 die
Charms: Metal Gears, Metal Key, Hot Air Balloon, Vintage Clock
Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean Distress Paint
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Black buttons
Ribbon, metallic string, burlap string
Stickles Stardust
Vintage Brad
Birthday Sentiment Stamps
Crop a dile Corner Shaper
Ball Tip Stylus
Foam dimensionals, postage stamp scissors, sewing machine (optional)

This week, we are giving away the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Hallowe'en in Wonderland which comes with all these goodies! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun, G45ers!

(3) Hallowe'en in Wonderland Prize $30 Value

Thank you for joining us this Labor Day! We hope it is a restful day with some time for the craft room. Have a great one!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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Comments

Great projects! Fantastic giveaway. Love everything about Halloween.

Kathy, these cards are beyond gorgeous. Love all the interaction and thanks for the tip about the faux stitching.

I love everything about this wonderful collection!! The colors, the subject matter.., it's all perfection!

Beautiful projects! The colors are stunning! Thanks for the chance to win!

Love the cards especially the her card with the flowers!

Such beautiful projects! Love the colors and Ferris wheel and balloons. Thanks fir the chance to win the Halloween collection.

Wow. Beautiful cards! I would love to be on your birthday card list.

Gorgeous cards! Love the colours of World's Fair...thanks for the chance to win! (It's one of my favourite collections!)

Wonderful , magical collection of paper! I'd like to create from it

Wonderful inspiration today!! Love g45:)

Wow such beautiful creations!!

I am in awe of the amazing inspiration your design team comes up with!!

Thank you for the inspirations!!! Love the Halloween set!

I am working on an album with this fabulous World's Fair collection. I love the bright colours. Now I know what I wil do with the left overs:). These cards are just great.

wow que tarjetas mas hermosas y la linea de papel de ataque. Abrazos desde Colombia

Such beautiful and colorful cards - anyone would be thrilled to receive one! I've never seen anyone else decorate the inside of a card like you do; I've done a little of this, but you have inspired me to do much more!

The World's Fair collection is really beautiful and these cards are gorgeous! Wish that I was this talented!

I love making bookmarks to include with a card, So nice, and a good project. What a great give-a-way!

Awesome project, the masculine card is extraordinary!
I love Alice in Wonderland, it would be perfect for halloween project!

Very nice cards, I'll pock ideas... Great giveaway. Thanks! :)

I love the colors of these papers. They make such fantastic cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

i love the collection world fair, reminds me i need to get some more.

Love the deep blue and orange
combination in the paper.
Beautiful projects.
thanks for sharing.

Absolutely amazing!
I just hurt myself falling off my chair watching tohose creations! Wow!

Love the masculine card idea. All are beautiful but I tend so easily to go feminine and love getting masculine ideas. Love the Alice and Wonderland paper line also.

Thanks for the tutorial....made these cards this weekend...turned out beautiful....would love to win the Alice paper

I so love the Halloween in Wonderland papers!!!! It would be fabulous to win. Plus, just in time for Halloween projects. :-)

I love Halloween in wonderland. It is so awesome.

Stunning samples. I LOVE this collection! Thanks so much for bringing it back. I'd love to win to make some special Fall/Halloween themed birthday cards.

I love anything that has a vintage Halloween feel!

Thank you for the change to win

Wow, just love Graphic45, thanks for the chance!

This is my absolute favorite paper collection!

Hooray! What a treat with Halloween sneaking up fast.

So love your products & projects. Would love to have the Hallowe'en In Wonderland!

Great give away as always. Thanks G45.

Oh yes for sure! Love these projects!

Love the Halloween in Wonderland idea. Sure hope I win.

Love both these collections. Excited for Halloween projects.

One of my faves, Graphic 45 and Halloween the best!!!

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