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November 28, 2016

Two Gorgeous Cards + 1 Tutorial with Graphic 45

  Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

We are in full holiday swing here at Graphic 45! There are amazing holiday cards and techniques on the blog today from Elena Olinevich and Sandy Trefger. Let's take a look at these beautiful creations! First, check out this wonderful card by Elena:

Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

"Sometimes it’s a good to get out of your comfort zone and to create something that you haven’t used to do before.

I guess creating your own background for such a traditional occasion as Christmas would be something that you can do if you want to make your own unique cards.

I decided to make a mixed media background for my classy card. So I started with a piece of watercolor paper, clear gesso and some mists.  So if you feel that you like more papercraft kind of cards you can skip the process of playing with the colors, and to create a traditional Christmas Card.

I also made a picture of how it can look without the paints.

But what you don’t need to skip is adding the glitter, as it makes your card to look more festive." ~Elena


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

Supply List

St. Nicholas 8*8 paper pad
St. Nicholas Banners
St. Nicholas Decorative Chipboard
Petaloo flowers
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L
Spellbinders Die
Golden Cardstock
Prima Marketing Clear Gesso and Color Bloom Sprays

Sandy has a gorgeous project to share with us today! This is a gift in and of itself!

  Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

"Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. I love the reds and greens of the season along with the white of snow when we are lucky enough to have it plus the sparkle of gold.  To make this special Christmas card, I used those colors to inspire me and the beautiful Graphic 45 collections!  I used the lovely patterns of the Off to the Races collection to mat the different layers of the card and then added chipboard  and die cut pieces from the St Nicholas collection along with a gorgeous ribbon bow and floral pieces. I will be hand delivering this card to someone special this holiday season. Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

 

Sandy's Card Video Tutorial


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Tip: When you are running low of Christmas papers or any of the smaller prints from the Graphic 45 Christmas collections, look to the other Graphic 45 collections.  You will find that there are many prints in complimentary colors that will work beautifully for a Christmas card as I did for this one by pulling patterns out of the Off to the Races collection.  All I had to add to give it that Christmas vibe were some chipboard and cardstock die cut pieces from the St. Nicholas collection.


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Off to the Races 12x12 Patterns/Solid Paper
Graphic 45 Off to the Races 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Cardstock Die Cuts
White Cardstock
Cranberry Cardstock
Shape die for a frame
Merry Christmas word die
Clear embossing stamp pad
Gold embossing powder
Petaloo flowers & clusters
Gold glitter paste
Gold twine
Red 1.5” decorative satin ribbon
Red flat back gems or rhinestones

Now, let's announce last week's blog contest winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Amy Davis Stites: Love the masculine paper! I would make a album for my son with it. The button is cute

Congratulations, Amy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for entering! Now, take a look at this week's giveaway:

This week we are giving away a great prize pack with Scrapbook Adhesives products and some St. Nicholas goodies! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. Have fun entering, G45ers! We'll announce a winner here on Friday.

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

Thanks for joining us for these gorgeous cards and a great new giveaway! We hope you have an awesome week!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 

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Comments

What a beautiful giveaway. Love the adhesive products. Your products are awesome.

I'd love to make new loaded envelopes for my friends and I want to make dash board for my planners and cards! I love Graphic 45! They are so inspirational !

that is really neat thanks again.

I can't imagine being on the receiving end of a g45 hand made card! Does the 'g' stand for gorgeous?

Today's project is so pretty!

Graphic 45 is so generous with their weekly giveaways! Thank you!

I'm starting to feel very Xmasy now. Thank you for the chance to win and thank you for the inspiration. Sweet stuff. x

Beautiful cards!

What. A beautiful treat to behold!

Such an awesome giveaway!! Love Graphic 45, especially St. Nicholas, you can do so much with it!

Thanks for all the Christmas inspiration! It has me crafting up a storm...can you believe we are less than a month away!!

Great giveaway today! Who says you can EVER have enough of a Graphic 45 stash?

love the cards. I love the tip of using other Graphic 45 paper to create a christmas card. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Wow, Elena's card is stunning! Love all the pretty details. Who wouldn't cherish that card?! *swoon*
and Sandy's card is so beautiful in the more traditional colors. And even the box is gorgeous!

I love, love, love Graphic 45. Great giveaway. Thsnks

I must sit down RIGHT NOW and start on my Christmas cards! These gorgeous examples have inspired me. Thank you Graphic 45 again!

Good adhesives make projects with these beautiful papers and flowers last a long time. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway

Love St. Nicholas collection! Gorgeous cards, they inspire me.

Love the cards!

The cards are beautiful. Someone will be honoured to receive them!

these are gorgeous

I've been loving all the beautiful artwork so much...The Christmas collection is just beautiful..thanks for all the giveaways you do..I sure hope I win one. ;)

WOW such beautiful inspiration!!!

Stunning projects!!!

Beautiful projects today!! I would feel so blessed to win this prize pack, I have been lusting over the St Nicholas papers since yall first posted them :)

Lovely cards! Very clever the way she combined scraps from other collections to create such beauty.

Congratulations Amy. Elena love your mixed media background. It totally transforms the card. Sandy such a great idea to decorate the envelope too.

Wonderful projects
wonderful blog
thanks for sharing with us

Such lovely projects
and so festive!
Carla from Utha

Beautiful creations.

Love the Saint Nicholas collection especially the tiny prints!

Hello, congratulations Amy.
Love the Nicholas paper! I would make a great projects with this giveaway.
Regards from Barcelona

Glòria

Beautiful work

Such beautiful projects! I love them all.

LOVE! So cute!

I love the background of Elena's card it is gorgeous with those paints. The colors are so very pretty.
Sandy's ideas is awesome; yes many of the Graphic45 prints ( from other Collections ) go together so very well !

These cards are beautiful! Thanks for the tips and inspiration.

Can you all say yum, yum!

These cards are gorgeous-just love the different effects you can achieve.

These cards are lovely. I too love the reds and greens of Christmas!

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