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February 15, 2017

Perfect Ideas with Portrait of a Lady


 We are so excited about Portrait of a Lady hitting stores soon! This new collection is absolutely breathtaking in real life, and today Gloria Stengel and Maggi Harding bring it to life with their incredible projects! First, take tour of this collection with Charee Filimoehala and scrapbook.com

Charee's Portrait of a Lady Tour with scrapbook.com

Gloria makes a gorgeous card with this new collection! Take a look:


Portrait of a Lady is such a lovely, soft, feminine collection! I am excited to see what I can make with it during the coming months! I created a standard A2 card from ivory cardstock and loaded it up with beautiful papers. Rather than add pre-made flowers, I used seam binding to make a fluffy bow, and then I fussy cut some of the flowers from the paper for decoration.


A few sequins scattered around give the card just a bit of sparkle. I found a faux vintage button in my stash that suited this card perfectly. This is going to be my go-to collection for wedding cards, Mother's Day cards, and birthday cards this year! I added a few bits of paper to decorate the inside.


Supply List

Graphic 45:
Portrait of a Lady: Grace, Isabelle, Victoria, Blanche, Elizabeth, Maria
Cardstock: Ivory
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon - dark peach seam binding, ivory twine
Button: craft supply
Sequins: Craft Medley
Adhesive: Foam tape, tape runner, multi-medium, hot glue

Maggi shares a beautiful layout:

Beauty Layout, Portrait of a Lady, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

"The Portrait of a Lady collection is everything that defines grace and beauty.  The pinks and greens of this collection  are so beautiful, and the vintage images so dreamy, well,  I had  to do a layout featuring the elegant lady on the signature page.  You can go wild with flowers on this collection too! " ~Maggi

Beauty Layout, Portrait of a Lady, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Beauty Layout, Portrait of a Lady, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Tip:  Fussy cut some of the gorgeous roses in the collection and nestle them in among 3D flowers for a dynamic floral cluster.

Beauty Layout, Portrait of a Lady, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Collection 12 x 12:
Portrait of a Lady
Other Supplies:
Green cardstock
Petaloo flowers

It’s Valentine’s week! In honor of this holiday, we want to spread some crafty love. This week we are giving away a big prize pack full of $85 worth of Place in Time, our Deluxe Collector’s Edition, and a 12x12 of our beloved Home Sweet Home! Also, it has some super awesome Staples. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!
(3) PiT & HSH 12x12, Mixed Media, Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45
Are you excited about using this new collection? We cannot wait to see what glorious creations you come up with, G45ers!
Happy Papercrafting,
The G45 Family
Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here


I love your beautiful giveaway this week. These are my two favorite collections. I am still using A Place In Time to create calendars. I love yor gorgeous papers.

Graphic 45 always yummy, yummy!!

I love the beautiful projects , graphic45 has such beautiful papers!

Love this paper collection.

I really really didn't want to like this collection...but I do so now I have to have all 3 of the new collections 😚 Gorgeous projects, ladies

I cannot wait for this collection to become available - stunningly beautiful!

Help! I have become a Graphic 45 hoarder! I need this for my stash!

Stunning projects,I can't wait to get this collection.So feminine and elegant,another must have!

Love the projects!

Absolutely gorgeous projects! Love this feminine collection ❤.

Beautiful projects. Love this new paper collection!

Beautiful projects and paper collection!!!

The inspiration you share gives me so many creative ideas and I could never have enough of the prize collections you're giving away this week!

Fantastic collection.
Love the vintage look.
thanks for sharing.

Wowwww again a verry beautiful give away.
I almost love evewry paper from Graphic45.
Bhad I never win something hahaha and I think iT is becouse i'am from Belgium to expensive for shipping.
Mvg Gina Belgium

Wow! Beautiful collection and projects!!!

Love the pieces on the blog, but especially love Maggi Harding's piece. Would also love to win all the G45 fun stuff.

What beautiful papers these are and the
projects are stunning. Thank you.

I won the Portrail of a Lady. A few weeks ago and. Got it and have to tell you is beautiful .....and would love to win place in Time. I am in love with paper.....going to make a couple birthday cards later today with. The Portrait of a lady.....

This collection is really beautiful, with spring colors and florals.

I love The Portrait of a Lady collection. I can't wait to work on some cards with that paper. Great giveaway this week, lots to Love!

Amazing giveaway and such wonderful inspiration with your new collection x

You are so inspiring me today!! Am already wanting everything for Mother's day cards!! Great ideas!

Excitedly awaiting Portrait of A Lady, Can't wait to see it in person. I'm going to make an Album and some cards... gonna be so pretty to work with. Love the projects and inspiration!

In love with this collection! Missed out on it when it was first released.

This collection is so beautiful! Can't wait for it to be available!

This collection is so gorgeous. I can't wait to buy it. Wonderful!!!

Portrait of a Lady is magnificent, so excited to purchase this collection. I would love to have the prize this week. I think A Place in Time is another perfect collection for making children's cards or scrapbook pages.

OMG! I LOVE this paper!!


I agree with Gloria and Charee - the Portrait of a Lady collection is to die for, with its feminine and romantic side and colors!! How lovely are the projects, also!!

Gorgeous creations
and beautiful flowers.
Carla from Utah

This collection is adorable - I have mine on order and cannot wait to get my hands on it! Fabulous projects!

Oh! I am so looking forward to the new collections arriving in my local crafty store. The Portrait of a Lady collection is gorgeous!

Love, love, love the giveaway this Valentine's Day week! :)

Ahhh, what a gorgeous collection! Can't wait to see portrait of a lady in real life! Beautiful projects today. Judy D.

Great collection. Love it. Lovely projects. Thank you.

Lovely projects. Would love to win.

Beautiful projects from a beautiful collection! Thanks for the inspiration!

I am inspired by the lovely papers turned into gorgeous creations! Thank you for your stunning collection.

Portrait of a Lady is a gorgeous collection, and these projects really show it off!

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