Make Cards with Graphic 45
We hear from our G45ers that you love card ideas because there is always occasion for a card, isn't that right? Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, invitations, condolences - many times these all require thoughtful cards. Our designers share gorgeous ideas with us today for all your card-making needs. Maggi Harding makes a stunning card with Midnight Masquerade. And Elena Olinevich shares the most gorgeous set of Spring cards! Looking for card ideas? We have them for you today right here!
"I love step cards, I just think they look so pretty standing up the way they do! This one is pretty simple, I just used a cut-apart from Midnight Masquerade in the center and then added some strips from design paper. Inside the card, I added a journaling cut-apart and again, used strips from design paper on either side of the cut-apart." ~Maggi
Tip: Sometimes, simple is good and it can be a bold statement. Don't be afraid to use a simple image as the focal point embellished with a flower or trim. I am guilty of over thinking my projects, and I have a tendency to keep piling on the "stuff", then I say to myself, "Maggi, simple is good, leave it alone!"
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Collection 12 x 12:
Savor the Magic
Cardstock Core'dinations Bon Voyage
Petaloo Botanica Blooms - Lavender
"The most longing time for me is an awaiting for the Spring Season. After a long winter time, with no sun, dull and frosty weather I feel such a hunger for the warmth and the sunshine.
That’s why each late January - early February I start creating tons of Spring and Floral cards. I guess it helps me to feel it more close to me.
This time I created 3 cards from the same collection - Secret Garden. It is really so so beautiful, that it makes your creating process smooth and pleasant.
It has so many flowers that you don’t really need to add any embellishments at all.
I enjoy fussy cutting therapy each and every time I take Graphic45 papers.
What I would suggest is to try absolutely different color combinations even if you are making a set of cards. It will help you to try different paper variations. and what is more important is to - enjoy the process and to feel the sunshine coming from the papers." ~Elena
DCE Secret Garden
Prima Marketing pearls and bling
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Do you keep a stash of cards around for various occasions? We'd love to hear how you tackle the constant need for cards!
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