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May 01, 2017

Handmade Mother's Day Cards to Impress with Portrait of a Lady & Midnight Masquerade

Hello, G45ers!

Let's kick this week off right with a fabulous prize announcement and two new and wonderfully novel Mother's Day cards. Show a mom in your life love and gratitude with a handmade card or gift for Mother's Day this year . In this post, you will find a Portrait of a Lady card that is both feminine and edgy by Nico Scrap.  That is followed by a magical Midnight Masquerade card and a design pro tip by Elena Olinevich.  Before we get into all this beauty and inspiration, we want to give you a chance to win this week's blog prize.  Just leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram to be entered to win this Place in Time & Home Sweet Home prize.


(3%2F2%2F 1 claimed) PiT & HSH 12x12  Mixed Media  Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45

Prize package includes: Place in Time - Deluxe Collector's Edition, Home Sweet Home 12x12 Paper Pad, Ivory Mixed Media Album, Shabby Chic Keyholes, and Doorplates and Knobs, an $85+ value.  


Happy mother's day card   portrait of a lady   photo 5   by Nico Scrap  Product by Graphic 45.

Mother's Day Card by Nico Scrap

"Mother’s day is just around the corner, and since I moved to Milan I really miss my mom everyday-her smiles, her jokes, her sweetness. All I wanted to do for this special day was to send her a card to show her my gratitude for everything she does for me." ~Nico Scrap


YouTube Tutorial: Mother's Day Card by Nico Scrap


Happy mother's day card   portrait of a lady   photo 4   by Nico Scrap  Product by Graphic 45.

Happy mother's day card   portrait of a lady   photo 4   by Nico Scrap  Product by Graphic 45.

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Portrait of a lady paper collection
Square Tags Kraft
Graphic 45 Decades in Dark Cashmere (Brown ink)

Other Supplies:

Paper flowers Scrapunlimited
Metal embellishment Scrapunlimited
Black Splash 13arts



Cards  Midnight Masquerade  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo1

Mother’s Day Cards by Elena Olinevich


"When I think of creating feminine cards, first what comes into my mind are soft and delicate colors of the papers, flowers, ribbon or lace.

Actually, it’s time to stretch these ideas. Why don’t you take bold colors and play with something magical. All purple tones makes everything look magical and whimsical. Midnight Masquerade is a perfect collection if you are as purple addicted as I am.

Moreover, don’t you think that 200-400 years ago women were more feminine, wearing long dresses and making some super tricks with their hair even if there were the wigs only.

I created this set of cards for someone who wants to bring the bright colors into his life. It was so fun to mix all the patterns, blue and purple. The only advice I would suggest while mixing these colors, just add some plain paper or embellishments. It will make your creation more vivid." ~Elena Olinevich


Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Patterns and Solids paper pad graphic 45
Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad


Cards  Midnight Masquerade  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo4

Cards  Midnight Masquerade  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo4

Cards  Midnight Masquerade  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo4

Cards  Midnight Masquerade  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo4

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Midnight Masquerade 8x8 Pad
Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
Midnight Masquerade Decorative Chipboard
Midnight Masquerade Journaling Chipboard

Other Supplies:

Prima Marketing Flowers
Spellbinders Dies

Graphic 45 Cards Pinterest Board 

That is a wrap for today! Thank you so much for joining us for a very special Graphic 45 Mother's Day card feature. We hope that Nico and Elena's cards have inspired you to share the love and create something for the mothers in your life. We are so thankful for the work that they have done with Portrait of a Lady and Midnight Masquerade and would love to hear what collections or techniques you might use for card making in the comments below. Please remember that a comment on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram will also enter you to win this weeks prize featuring Place in Time and Home Sweet Home with the winner announce right here on the blog, this Friday. We hope to see you here tomorrow for more Mother's Day inspiration!


Happy Papercrafting!  


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Wow, two very beautiful Cards! Such a great way to begin the week and a fantastic giveaway to boot!

I missed Home Sweet Home and it is hard to find. Would love to win this package! Love the Mom's day cards! I love watching the turtorials for new techniques. Thanks!

I'm happy that G45 is bringing back Home sweet home.I only have a fiew scraps left.It is one of my favourite collection,but I have a new favourite every time G45 comes out with a new one.Who can resist gorgeous papers like that?!
Love both cards ,very different but lovely.

wow!! Cards to die for!!

Absolutely stunning cards. These Mom's are going to be so thrilled to receive them. I'm going to make a shadow box for my mom using G45 papers I'm getting at the Orlando Expo this coming weekend.

What beautiful cards - and they will be great for other occasions too. Thank you so much for offering such a great prize .

I have always loved Mother's Day, but it always brings sadness, as my mother passed away 20 years ago. I love your card tutorials and your wonderful giveaway this week.

Thanks for all these inspirations for mother's say cards. They are gorgeous.

Wonderful projects!

That is a fabulous prize! The Home Sweet Home collection makes my heart smile. :) The entire prize would make the most wonderful mini album!

Ab fab mother's day cards. Beautiful xxx

Today's cards are beautiful! I would love to receive one but I am the only scrspbooker, card maker in my immediate family 🙃. This Week's prize pack is awesome! Would love ❤️ to win Home Sweet Home to use for my daughter's Mother's Day card!

Love these cards! So beautiful and inspiring! And another fantastic giveaway prize this week, fingers crossed!!

Wow - these cards a gorgeous! So different from the usual - they will really stand out! And the prize this week is wonderfully beautiful and nostalgic.

Nico and Elena's cards are beautiful! And good luck to everyone for this weeks prize!!

Beautiful cards <3

What beautiful Mother's Day cards! And thank you for the chance to win!

Such pretty cards by Elena and Nico; both so very creative ladies! And so much wonderful inspiration on Pinterest page OMG ... what will we make ??

Wonderful for Mother's day..So kind of you G45 with your Awesome products and Thank you for this great chance too

Mothers Day has already passed inthe U K. If I won these I would maybe use them next year. I doubt I'd manage to wait that long though!

More stunning projects!

This gift looks exciting. Beautiful papers and accessories.

Beautiful!!! Thanks for the chance to win 💜!

I would love to win!! Love the inspiration on this blog. Such beautiful projects!

What a marvelous prize package!! It would be so fun to create with these beautiful papers and embellishments!

Thanks for a chance to win!

Gorgeous projects! I love the colors and designs of those beautiful Mother's Day cards!

Love this beautiful
collection and the
projects are a
delight to look at.
Carla from Utah

Thanks for such great ideas! And for the chance to win!

Oh my gosh your creative team rocks! Beautiful projects! Thanks for the chance to win this great gift


Both gorgeous! You have awesome designers!

the designers make everything look so easy!! The cards are very beautiful!!
Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous package!!

Lovely collection!

I wish I could have everything !
so many wonderful projects come here, very talented people

Thanks for the reminder that I haven't made my mother's day card yet. Even more thanks for providing some awesome inspiration.

So Beautiful. I can see all the cards and memory books I could make with that...

Looking at these beautiful ideas from your very talented people is like being handed key to Aladdin's Cave. Happy Mother's Day Everyone!

What a great bunch of Graphic 45 supplies! Love anything from Graphic 45, including the lines of this give away!

Love the projects

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