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November 23, 2011

Clever Cards For Joyful Occasions!

Hello G45ers!

Happy Wednesday and welcome to our blog! While we're sure many of you are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's also good to take a moment to get energized with some gorgeous inspiration. Today we're bringing you some stunning cards from Hilde Janbroers and Nicole Eccles. There is a fun and easy tutorial that you're sure to enjoy! The holidays are such a busy time of year but they are also one of the best times for crafting, so turn on some Johnny Mathis and let's get down to it!  We hope toady's beautiful cards help inspire your holiday creativity! First up are two marvelous cards and a fun tutorial by Hilde Janbroers using An ABC Primer! These cards are so magnificent and are great examples of what you can create in very little time! Take it away, Hilde!

"Place your papers vertical on your card. Cut out the ABC list out of the paper The Three R's and place it in the middle of the card. Add the chipboards and Metal hinge. ( I used Scrapbook Adhesive to add them on the card). Finally you can add the flowers and the rosette flower. As a final touch I added the liquid pearls." -Hilde Janbroers

An ABC Primer Card

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer papers; 
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Hinge Staples
Partner Products: Scrapbook Adhesive By 3L
Other Products; Petaloo flowers, Epiphany Crafts Tool, Kaisercraft alphabet stickers, Tim Holtz Alternations Rosette dies, liquid pearls

This is another beautiful card by Hilde using An ABC Primer. She also used the awesome Core'dinations ColorCore Signature Series Cardstock which makes card-making so effortless! All the colors coordinate perfectly with any Graphic 45 collection so your card-making experience is a breeze! Check out this fun and easy tutorial that Hilde has prepared! There are some great tips for creating unique and fun card creations.


With the Core'dinations cards you have a perfect base for a card. First I distressed the edges of the card.

ABC Primer Coredinations Card

When you have done that, you use the ink to color the edges of the paper you want to add on the cardstock. 

ABC Primer Coredinations Card
With the easy taperunner you add the paper onto the cardstock. Then the fun part begins! You can add some images and pieces of paper you would like to add on the card. The Graphic 45 chipboard die cuts are so fun to add as well.

ABC Primer Coredinations Card
It's always nice to add a bow if you want a vintage look. Together with some small embellishments you will have the perfect card for any occassion.

ABC Primer Coredinations Card

Graphic 45 colorbox decades dark cashmere
Partner products
Cardstock; Core'dinations Core Cards Darks
May Arts ribbon
my stick glue
Other products:
Tim Holtz Alternations rosette die
American Crafts thickers

These next clever cards are by Nicole Eccles. Using our beautiful collection Christmas Emporium, Nicole made these two super sweet holiday cards. You can see some gorgeous examples of how a little layering a paper distressing can help create a fabulous vintage look. Plus never underestimate the impact of some beautiful embellishments to give your creations that extra zing! You too can create gorgeous cards for any occasion by using these simple techniques!

Christmas Emporium Card
Christmas Emporium Card

8 1/2 x 11 Cream Printer Cardstock
Papers:  G45 Christmas Emporium Line
  G45 Stickers
      G45 Chipboard Buttons    
Chipboard:  Imaginarium Designs
Dies:  Spellbinders Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Square
           Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle
Punches:  Martha Stewart Apron Lace Border Punch
Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks( Frayed Burlap)     
Other:  Silver Craft Glitter, Vintage Metal Buckle 
Adhesives:  Tombow Mono Glue Stick,
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

This fabulous card is also by Nicole Eccles. Just look at how vibrant and festive it is! Plus we love her use of the Metal Button Staples. It gives some real depth and adds to the authentic vintage look!  It's so stunning!

Christmas Emporium Card

8 1/2 x 11 Cream Printer Cardstock
Papers:  G45 Christmas Emporium Line
    Merry and Bright   
        G45 Chipboard Buttons
          G45 Metal Buttons   
         Want to Scrap Pearl Flourish
Punches:  Fiskars Scalloped Border
Inks:  Ranger Adirondack Inks (Red Pepper)
         Tim Holtz Distress Inks ( Frayed Burlap, Shabby Shutters)

Well, that's all for today. Thank you all so much for joining us and big thanks to Hilde Janbroers and Nicole Eccles for their magnificent work. Don't forget to leave your comments this week on our Facebook page for your chance to win this week's Tropical Travelogue blog prize! We wish you all a wonderful day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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what a cute cards. they are great

love the twins

Love each and every one..

These are darling!

Coucou, ces cartes sont magnifiques, bises

These cards are all just mini works of art. They would look beautiful sitting on a mini easel! TFS

Gorgeous cards!! Love them all!!

Beautiful cards !!

Lovely cards, ladies! Absolutely lovely!

Your papers are always wonderful and so are the projects made with them.

Beautiful!!!!! I love the clock rosette!!!

Beautiful classic themed creations of art. Great showcase DT.

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