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March 10, 2017

Perfection with Portrait of a Lady

  Romantic Cards  Portrait of a Lady  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 001

Have you picked up our new Graphic 45 collections yet? Portrait of a Lady, Midnight Masquerade, and Vintage Hollywood are now in stores and ready for you to create with them! Today, Sandy Trefger and Pam Bray share stunning ideas with Portrait of a Lady! We love how many projects you can make with this gorgeous collection! First, Sandy shares a brilliant card set with us. 

Romantic Cards  Portrait of a Lady  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 001

"I love pretty, romantic handmade cards that can be used for almost any occasion.  The amazingly gorgeous Graphic 45 paper collection Portrait of a Lady gives you so many ways to make a set of romantic cards.  Wouldn’t these be perfect for Valentine’s Day, and anniversary or just a thinking of you card.  I used three different folding techniques to create these cards—drapery fold, accordion fold and triple fold.  I like to leave my cards blank with no sentiment so they are ready for me to use for any occasion." ~Sandy

Romantic Cards  Portrait of a Lady  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 001

Tip: Enhance the papers you are using on your cards with ribbons & flowers that closely match the color palette of the paper. Also inking the edges of each section pulls it all together especially if you use the vintage Decades inks from Graphic 45.  My favorite to enhance their beautiful papers is the Dark Cashmere (brown) color.

Romantic Cards  Portrait of a Lady  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 001

Romantic Cards  Portrait of a Lady  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 001

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady 12x12 paper collection
Graphic 45 Color Box Decades Ink, Dark Cashmere
Prima Roses & Leaves
Heart Button
Paper Doily
Small Magnet Snaps
Wink of Stella brush pen, clear

We love the layers and details on this gorgeous layout by Pam! What a stunning page:

Graphic 45 Portrait Of A Lady Layout by Pam Bray Photo 1_3610

“Women wish to be loved without a why or wherefore” Don’t you love this thought, I do! At times one journal block can say a thousand words. Graphic 45 Portrait Of A Lady has several journal blocks that do just that. I love the ease of how a layout can come together for the ladies in our lives or even for us.” ~Pam

Graphic 45 Portrait Of A Lady Layout by Pam Bray Photo 4_3591

Tip:  Choice a focal point on your layout and then create embellishments that will continue to tell the story of that point.

Tip: To give your layout an edgy look adds metal embellishments and staples to the layout.

Graphic 45 Portrait Of A Lady Layout by Pam Bray Photo 7_3598


Graphic 45 Portrait Of A Lady Layout by Pam Bray Photo 10_3592

Tip: Small paper doilies and flourishes gives your layout a vintage look.


Supply List

Graphic 45 Portrait Of A Lady 12” x 12” Collection
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Clock Key
Sizzix Hello Doily Die
Sizzix Mini Flourish Die
1” Daisy Punch
Soft Mat
Tiny Attacher

Who won our blog contest this week? Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Carla Haase: Such beautiful tags. Very inspiring. And love what G45 is giving away. Great variety. Whoopee!

Congratulations, Carla! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered! 

Pastel 8x8 Prize Pack $40 - Graphic 45

Have you picked up these new collections yet? We can't wait to see your creations!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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


Just gorgeous! Can't stop staring at the drapery fold.....going to have to try that one out. Thanks for the beautiful projects!

I just love all those projects. Love the Portrait of a Lady collection and all the other Graphic 45 papers.

SO pretty! Love the inspiring projects shown today. I love how Sandy folded that strip of paper on the card with the big pink flower.

Beautiful projects!!!
Congrats, Carla!!!

I love this elegant,romantic collection.
Beautiful projects!

Romantic, elegant and timeless! These are all such gorgeous creations! TFS!

This is such a gorgeous collection. Love the ruffle style fold on the one card.

Such pretty creations !
Congratulations Carla !!

Femininity in a most beautiful way. Thanks for sharing these lovely designs, perfect for daughters and adult granddaughters.

I do not believe there is a G45 collection that I do not love, they are all just beautiful.

LOVE all 3 cards!!! Lovely new paper collection...very inspiring...beautiful colors. Nice!

Those cards are beautiful, and that layout is over-the-top gorgeous!

I am so excited that I won this week's blog collection. Can't believe I won & can hardly wait to receive them and start creating. Use G45 paper all the time.

Yes, I am entering again. Love today's projects. Such talent.

How breathtakingly beautiful this collection is. J'adore the incredibly stunning cards and layout! Thank you!!

Love the Portrait of a Lady creations today - I so can't wait to get my hands on this collection!! Judy D.

How very lovely!

Splendiforous creations today, thank you for all you do Graphic 45!

Beautiful and elegant cards.

so sweet and super beautiful layout!

Love pretty, feminine cards and these are stunning. Love the layout too, this collection is just so romantic. Many thanks.

OK, I’ll say it … CANNOT believe G45 allowed such a huge typographical error in its Midnight Masquerade collection. “Savor Life & All It’s Magic” should be “Savor Life & All Its Magic.” No apostrophe.

All such inspiring projects! I love the card with the accordion cascading fold! such a wonderful detail!

Elegant, beautiful projects! Can't wait for my ordered pads to arrive...so looking forward to creating with them!!

great presentation team G45

Absolutely LOVE this line.

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