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May 27, 2011

Graphic 45 Card Madness: Amazing Creations from Nicole Eccles, Tara Orr, and Yuka Hino

Hello Crafters,

Happy Friday! It's been such a great week here at Graphic 45! There's so much excitement over our new collection The Magic of Oz! And it's Friday which means that we have a winner for this week's blog prize! Firstly, we want to thank everyone who posted links to our new Facebook page this week. This week's randomly chosen blog prize winner is Marie Ree Wray. Marie, please email us at [email protected] with your contact information so that we can send you your prize. We will have another awesome blog contest on Monday and we hope you will all join us!

Today we have some absolutely gorgeous crafts from our Design Team. We're really going all out with the copious amounts of crafts on today's blog. It's all about amazing cards today. We've got stunning creations from Tara Orr, Nicole Eccles, and Yuka Hino! So lets get to it! First up is this amazingly detailed 3-D card by Nicole Eccles. Nicole's work is always so innovative and fun. This card is going to knock your socks off! Wow, check it out!

"What I love most about this card is the ability to use it for so many occasions.  With a few little changes, and some quick printing this could be a father’s day card, birthday card or invitation. Add some pictures to the inside and turn it into a little mini book.   Also, everything about the card folds down flat by just un tucking 2 flaps, making it easier to put in an envelope, or give as a gift.  This one is just perfect for my mom, she loves all the vintage circus images, and Graphic 45.   Especially the elephants!!  Couldn’t have been more perfect!" -Nicole Eccles

Supplies used:
               Christmas Past Collection ( The Holly and The Ivy)
Dies:  Spellbinders Inverted Square, Tim Holtz on the edge dies ( Plaque and Postage, File Tabs)
Inks:  Tsukineko Staz on Black, Ranger Adironack Red Pepper ( for Tooth Picks/flag poles)
Embellishments: Metal Button Staples & tag, Metal Hinge Staples & tag,  Flower Staples, Basic Grey Half Pearls
Clipart:  Elephant drinking tea & Hot Air Balloon sign (www.landofenchantment.etsy.com)
Font: Copper Black
Adhesive:  3M Pop dots, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tombow mono glue stick
Other:  Tooth Picks, hand drawn paper flags

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Wow, crafters, are you blown away yet? Wait, there's more! Next we have an amazingly layered circus stamp card by the fabulous Tara Orr. Tara is well known for her wonderfully imaginative and elegant creations. Today's card is classic Tara, as you will soon see. Have a look at this wonderful work of art!

  "I have completely fallen in love with the rich, warm tones found in the Le Cirque collection.  They work wonderfully for both masculine or feminine cards and as such, I decided to make a 'blank' card for one of those occasions when you are invited last minute to an event, need a fantastic personal card and haven't the time to pick one up at the store.  I love the fact that each of Graphic 45's collections mesh so seamlessly with one another.  For this card I combined, Botanicabella, Le Cirque and Transatlantique!" -Tara Orr

Graphic 45 Staples: Stickers
Graphic 45 Metal Hinges
Graphic 45 Botanicabella Collection, Botanicalbella
Graphic 45 Transatlantique Collection, Paris Post
Ranger: Glossy Accents
ZVA Creative: Adhesive Dots
Tombo: Permanent Adhesive Roller
Sakura: White Journal Pen
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink in Black Soot
Stampin' Up!: Mini Circle Punch
Hemptique: Hemp Twine
Misc: Doily


Wow, wasn't that fantastic!? Okay crafters, get ready for more amazement! Yuko Hino has created this super fun pop-up card and tutorial for you to enjoy. Yuko's work is so clever and cute, and today she's sharing her wonderful techniques with us. We're so happy! Get ready for a heaping dose of craft inspiration!
Other Supplies:
Ribbon & String: May Arts
Cardstock: American Crafts
Alphabet Sticker: Prima Marketing Inc
Mini Fasteners: idea-ology by Tim Holtz
Crop-A-Dile & Eyelet: We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Tsukineko
Blending Tool: Ranger
Adhesive: Tombow

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Here is Yuka's video tutorial that reveals how she created this amazing card! What fun!


We want to say a huge thank you to the brilliant Nicole Eccles, Tara Orr, and Yuka Hino. We are so amazed and honored by the talent of these wonderful ladies. We hope their creations helped to brighten and inspire your day. We'll see you all right back here on Monday for more amazing crafts, contests, and smiles. We wish you all a fantastic weekend. Hopefully you'll find the time to create something magical.

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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Insanely incredible stuff!

No way! Wow! Nicole and Yuko...those pop up deal-ie-ohs are....just fab! I am green with envy at your skill. And Tara....stunning, as always! Way to go, girlies!

Wow! These are awe inspiring! So much detail and eye candy...we are also green with envy at your skill!

Fantastic cards! Gorgeously inspiring! TFS! :-D

OH, I love anything 'pop up'. Thanks so much!

Gorgeous projects, so inspiring and fun!!


this is just amazing ! What great ideas !!!

OH WOW! I have to say that Graphic45 has some of the most imaginative and talented designers out there! I am totally amazed!

WOW! WOW! WOW! Amazing. Inspiring. Beyond most imaginations. Way to go.

Wonderfully creative! What a great use they made of the Cirque parts!

Think I'm going to faint =)

Tara, your card is absolutely rich with detail and love all your color combinations, super yummy!!
Yuko love, love the pop up card and such a wonderful tutorial.
P.S. Love the musical accompaniment, so fun!!!

Awesome projects and tutorials, I love Le Cirque, I really have to get some

Those are incredible!! AMAZING talent on this design team.

Wow, these projects are amazing!!!! I'm totally in love with Nicoles project, so cool!!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm almost speechless! All 3 of you girls should really be impressed with yourselves!! I have to say that this is my FAVORITE post from G45 ever!! I could stare at these 3 projects all day and get inspiration overload! (Guess I wasn't speechless, sorry!) TFS

Sandra ltb

Gosh - these are some amazing creatings of art! I could look at them all day long and still not see everything that is going on. Mind bending!

OMG!!!!! WOW!!!!

The creations are all just awesome and inspiring. Tara's card would look great as a mini book or even a journal cover.


Completely amazing projects today! Just incredible I can't stop looking at them. WOW!

Wow. These projects are amazing!!!

Holy cow these are AMAZING projects! Love love each one, FS

Truly amazing and beautiful creations.

Merveilleux, fantastique, trop beau

Wowwww....what inspiration and imagination!!! Just AMAZING!!
Thanks for sharing.....

I'm doing an altered book with Le Cirque-this has been perfect inspiration for my project.thank you to all your amazing designers.

Man, these are absolutely fantastic!!
What originality and ingenuity,such creative designers. Makes everyone want to go and buy every single Graphic paper available!
I just made some Graphic 45 Step Cards inspired by Susan of Australia in the Step Card Gallery of Splitcoast Stampers. Everyone who saw the cards wanted to make Graphic 45 cards. Susan would be a great candidate for your design team also!

Ooh., had the circus graphic 45 forever. Loved it but never seemed just right for any of my projects. Loads of ideas now. Love it! Thank you

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