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November 16, 2011

Glad Tidings & Christmas Cards From Graphic 45!

Hello G45ers!

Get ready for a heaping dose of holiday cheer with today's Graphic 45 blog!  Yuka Hino, Robin Shakoor and Nancy Wethington of our design team have created the most amazing Christmas cards that are sure to make your day merry and bright! The holidays are such a fabulous time of year. It is a time that inspires creativity on so many levels. There are cards to be mailed, trees to trim, cookies to be baked, gifts to give and warm sentiments to share. As you search for that perfect gift this year remember that nothing is more heartfelt than a handmade gift or card. Today's crafts from our design team are sure to give you some fantastic ideas for your holiday crafting! This first gorgeous creation is by Yuka Hino. She used our Christmas Emporium collection along with some gorgeous Graphic 45 Staples to create this card. It's so lovely and festive!


Graphic 45 Papers
Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: MyStik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser, 3D Foam Squares - Black Small
May Arts: Ribbon
Ranger Industries: Stickles
Tattered Angels: Mist
Tsukineko: Ink
Acrylic Color, Sewing Machine

Next up is another stunning card using Christmas Emporium. This Glad Tidings card was created by Nancy Wethington and is filled with lots of gorgeous layers, colors and dimensions. Bring a smile to the face of someone you love with this wonderful holiday creation! Here is what Nancy had to say about the inspiration behind this festive card!

"Christmas Emporium is one of my all-time favorite Christmas papers. This card uses several papers from the 8x8 paper pack.  The smaller scale really lends itself to card fronts.  With the help of Spellbinders dies, May Arts ribbon, Want2Scrap pearls and matching Signature Series cardstock it was easy to create a simple greeting. I cut out a phrase from Happy Holidays (Glad Tidings) to add to the Spellbinders die and made the letters sparkle with a Spica pen. All that was left was to pop up the layers." -Nancy Wethington

Glad Tidings
Glad Tidings 2

Partner Products: Decades Colorbox Inks (Dark Cashmere); Want2Scrap Pearls; May Arts ribbon; Core'dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series cardstock
Other supplies used: Spellbinders Dies (Fancy Tags 3 S5-031; Classic Scalloped Ovals Large S4-111; Classic Scaloped Rectangles Large S4-133); Tonic Edge Distresser; Viva Pearl Pen; Spica gold fleck pen

This next card was made by Robin Shakoor. Using a sketch that she created, Robin assembled this astonishingly beautiful card using a few simple techniques.The result is a vibrant and elegant card that brings back warm memories of a classic vintage Christmas. Here is what Robin had to say about the inspiration behind this wonderful card.

"Hello everyone!  The holiday season is right around the corner which means it's time for card makers far and wide to get started.  I made a fun and easy card along with a card sketch.  Sketches are the perfect starting point for any project.  They allow you to add or remove elements to create your own custom project.  I used the Christmas Emporium collection and the sketch to create this card titled "Holiday Elegance."   I hope you give this sketch a try.  Happy card making!" -Robin Shakoor
I created a fun and simple sketch for you to follow.  You can add layers, embellishments and stamping techniques.

Photo 1

Here is my finished card using the sketch.  I added ribbon, die cuts and layers to customize my card.

Photo 2

I added a doily behind my die cut chipboard piece.  I inked the edges of the doily with several shades of brown to give an aged look.  The wire edge ribbon and pearls add a soft touch to my card elements. 

Graphic 45 papers: 
Christmas EmporiumUnder the Mistletoe, Joyous Noel, Happy Holidays
Graphic 45 Chipboard:
Christmas Emporium: Die Cuts 1
May Arts: Metallic Wire Edge Ribbon, Gold Grosgrain Ribbon
Pearls:  Want2Scrap
Ingvild Bolme/Prima - Branch Bark Chalk Inks 
Ranger Industries:  Distress Ink - Black Soot  
My Little Yellow Bicycle:  Doily  
Martha Stewart Crafts:  Loops Punch

That's all for today. We hope you all enjoyed Yuka, Nancy and Robin's wonderful cards. We want to thank them for their gorgeous work today. Thank you all for stopping by. Remember that you can post your Graphic 45 creations on our Facebook page, Ning site or website gallery anytime! We'd love to see your Graphic 45 crafts! Wishing you a warm and wonderful day!

With Love and Christmas Wishes,

Team Graphic 45


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Beautiful cards.

all 3 cards are simply beautiful!

All of these are so beautiful.

As always...BEAUTIFUL! I'm gonna use the sketch for my cards - well at least some of them. thanks again for the wonderful inspiration

I love the old fashioned look! It makes me yearn for Christmas.

I love all of them. You hit just the right look with the papers and things. Ahhhhh

Beautiful cards.....so festive!

It is always nice to see all the different takes on your papers. You have pick a great team to show them off. Thanks for sharing.

As always, today's projects are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing with us!

Love, love, love them all! Gorgeous work girls!

Elegant , Warm and Cheerful !
Love the Christmas Emporium Collection ... can't wait to create with mine. Such great inspiration!

Oh my, these cards are simply gorgeous! This is such a wonderful vintagy Christmas collection!

Coucou, la carte de yuka est trop belle, bises

Gorgeous cards, love the Christmas collection!

Beautiful cards! Such festive looks to get everyone in the holiday spirit!

Love all the wonderful projects shown

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT YOU ARE BASED IN PORTLAND!!! My hubby and I just on a road trip up to there (from Orange County,CA) 2 months ago. I would have stopped in to say HI, and give your doggy buddy a good petting!

Oh my goodness these are beautiful cards!!! thanks for the inspiration ladies!

Beautiful cards!! Love the layers!!

So pretty!

These cards are beautiful girls.

The cards are wonderful! I would love to get one of these - no other present required.

these are gorgeous--my fave is the first one!

Droolworthy! Three amazing cards...I love the shape of the first one, the bow on the second one and the elegant layering on the third. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm gonna have to get out my Christmas Emporium paper and play today!

Amazing projects. Love them. Thanks.

The cards are breathtaking! The colors are beautiful and I love the vintage look!

What beautiful cards. I LOVE the sketch that Robin created. Her work always amazes me

Absolutely gorgeous projects! Thank you for inspiration!

I saw some post already regarding this stuff and saw also the same picture.Was there any chance that you made that blog too?

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