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May 09, 2017

4 Creative DIY Cards for Weddings and Parties

Hello, G45ers! 

We are back with more vibrant Spring inspiration. First, Kathy Clement dazzles us with an exquisite Midnight Masquerade card that really pops. 3D effects and precise fussy cutting make this the perfect piece to display for celebrations of all kinds or as a daily reminder to savor life & all its magic. Next, Elena Olinevich shares three fantastic Time to Celebrate cards, just in time for wedding season. We love the elegance and simplicity of these cards and the combination of the floral printed papers with the Prima flowers. Check it all out below, but first, it is time to announce two special Graphic 45 National Scrapbook Day contest winners...

Martie Rollin: "Home Sweet Home remains my favorite collection! Memories of growing up in a small town in the Midwest... canning jars full of homegrown produce from my father's garden, laundry and diapers flapping in the breeze, sewing aprons for my sisters... the images and colors are wonderful!"

Janine Underhill: "Off to the Races. What can I say, the colours, graphics "ladies in wonderful hats" and horses. Win win! Makes 4 cards from this collection for National Scrapbook Day. Thank you Graphic 45."

Martie and Janine, please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prizes from the vault.  Big thanks to all entered in this fun contest.  We had a blast reading each of your comments and have some great ideas for Deluxe Collector's Editions in the future.  

 

 

Midnight Masquerade Bendi Card  Midnight Masqureade  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 1

Midnight Masquerade Bendi Table Top Card
By Kathy Clement

 

"Do you ever use your gorgeous G45 papers to create party centerpieces?  I made this Magical Midnight Masquerade Bendi Card Centerpiece with parties in mind!  If you're hosting a prom party, a graduation party, birthday party or even a bridal shower, I think this vibrant and whimsical design would make an amazing table topper and be a real conversation starter!

The signature image in the Midnight Masquerade collection inspired me: I wanted to display that ball gown in a 3-D kind of way.  So I went to work and came up with this modified Bendi card design.  

Measuring 8.5” x 5”, I had all the room I needed for layering the lavish images from this fun and whimsical collection.  The fact that the card stands all on its own makes it the perfect centerpiece for Mardi Gras." ~Kathy Clement

 


Midnight Masquerade Bendi Card  Midnight Masqureade  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 4


Midnight Masquerade Bendi Card  Midnight Masqureade  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 4


Midnight Masquerade Bendi Card  Midnight Masqureade  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 4
Midnight Masquerade Bendi Card  Midnight Masqureade  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 4

Tips:

  1. To create the rounded ball gown, I gently shaped the skirt with the edge of my ruler.  When the paper began to curl, I glued just the outside edges to the base, pushing them toward the center.  Hold in place for a few seconds until the glue dries.
  2. Use extra heavy cardstock for your card base so that it will hold up under the weight of the designer paper.
  3. Layer fussy cut flowers with dimensional flowers for extra fullness.
  4. Add height to your creation by layering the fussy cut sentiment at the very top of the card base.  

 

 Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Petaloo Flowers
    • Darjeeling Mini Mix, Teastained Purple
    • Mixed Blossoms, Soft Lavender
    • Mixed Textured Blossoms, Amber
  • Bronze Metallic Cardstock (3 sheets 8.5x11)
  • Purple Glitz Ribbon
  • Gold Metallic String
  • Foam Dimensionals
  • Glue, Glue Gun, Scoring Tool, Fussy Cutting Scissors

 

Wedding Cards  Time to Celebrate  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo8

Wedding Cards by Elena Olinevich 

"Wedding season is coming-beautiful dresses, many flowers, so many happy faces. Sometimes, all you can do is create a beautiful wedding card or a wedding gift envelope. I like creating cards, and sometimes they can be a part of the main gift for the newlyweds.

Time to Celebrate collection is one of my favorites, and it’s easy to create any project with it, whether it is an anniversary, wedding or any special occasion.

I like the colors it has, and I guess it’s quite feminine, perfect for a wedding.

I made 3 cards, 2 of them are mostly in soft colors, for a wedding, and the third one can be used for any occasion.

This time I tried a new shape, a long rectangle. I like how it turned out." ~Elena Olinevich

 

Wedding Cards  Time to Celebrate  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo3


Wedding Cards  Time to Celebrate  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo3

Wedding Cards  Time to Celebrate  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo3

 

Wedding Cards  Time to Celebrate  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo5

Wedding Cards  Time to Celebrate  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo2

Wedding Cards  Time to Celebrate  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo3

Wedding Cards  Time to Celebrate  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo3

Graphic 45 Supplies:

  • Time To Celebrate 12x12  Pad
  • Time To Celebrate 6x6 Patterns and Solids Pad
  • Time to Celebrate Decorative Chipboard

Other Supplies:

 

Don't forget this week's blog contest! We are offering a goodie bag full of $35 worth of Graphic 45. To enter to win, please comment here on the blog or on Facebook. Good luck!

World's Fair  graphic 45  Prize Package Bright Fun $35 value

This week's blog prize includes: 8"x8" World's Fair paper pad & die-cut cardstock Tags & Pockets, 6"x6" Time to Flourish paper pad, Shabby Chic Metal Keyholes, and a Regular Kraft Tag Album.  

 

This concludes another day of craft inspiration. Thank you for joining us and thanks to Kathy and Elena for providing these wonderful cards. We would love to hear your card ideas for all the upcoming graduations, birthdays, weddings, and more in the comments below. Remember G45ers, we are the card makers and we are crafters of crafts!

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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Comments

This amazing prize is out of today world!

Such wonderful inspiration!

Love that 3d card.

Wow!The 3D card from Kathy is stunning.It showcases the brilliant colors and all the wonderful details of this fun collection.

Gorgeous cards! The 3D card is amazing.

all so beautiful!!

Thank you for the continued inspiration. Please keep it coming. You have amazing designers!

Fantastic projects.
So far I don't have any graduations
or weddings coming up. That can chance in a minute though so I'll be
prepared and have a few cards ready.
thanks for sharing.

What great cards - love them all. The papers are so beautiful. Thank you very much.

WOW such gorgeous inspiration!!!

Kathy's bendi card centerpiece is breathtaking and stunning! I absolutely love it! TFS!

Wow--very fancy card and beautiful wedding cards.

Kathy's 3-D card is simply amazing! Love Midnight Masquerade (just bout a paper pad of it at the Expo!). And Elena's cards are beautiful, too. The colors are so lovely!

All so pretty. Love all the beautiful colors on both cards. G45 has the best papers and so versatile.

Both of these projects are so beautiful! Fabulous job Elena and Kathy!

Fabulous display of art!

What a beautiful idea for Time to Celebrate collection. Love it.

Beautiful cards today, thanks for the inspiration! Judy D.

Very nice!

I love centerpieces, and this one is fantastic! And the wedding cards are quite beautiful - I do like that long rectangle - more space to decorate!

Beautiful projects again today, and I just have to confess, I soooooo love Elines wonderful weddingcards, they´re soo gorgeous

The wedding cards are
so pretty and I love
Kathy's Bendi card
centerpiece! Fabulous
work.
Carla from Utah

Fantabulous creations! Love the Graphic 45 product and team member projects. :)

I cant wait to get these great products

Love the beautiful colors of Time To Celebrate. Beautiful cards! Your prize package contains an interesting selection of products. It would be a challenge to try to use all of them in one project!

That Bendi card with Midnight Masquerade papers is amazing. The layers and dies on Elenas cards are perfect. Love Graphic 45 💓

The colors in Midnight Masquerade are gorgeous! It makes me very happy. Plus, those cards are beautiful! Who wouldn't love to receive one of those?

I liked the long cards. These look simple enough for me to do! I probably even have the paper and dies!

Win! Win! Win!

I'm in awe!

Love it! Thank you!

Great inspiiration for a Mother's Day card

Yeah! Love Worlds Fair. It is the colors. How can you not love orange and blue together. The pattern designs are beautiful. Love all your prizes!

Wonderful cards! Love the mint and coral pink color combo! <3

Thank you for all the tips... And the chance to win ;-) !

Magic!!!!

Love these cards.!!

Love graphic 45 products and the designing team is awesome!

Beautiful projects and the wedding cards have given me all kinds of ideas to try on a current project

Love the wedding cards today. Also, no, I have never thought of making a unique table decoration/centerpiece. Thanks for the great idea!

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