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March 28, 2012

A Celebration of Cards With Graphic 45: Day 3!

Hello G45ers!

Welcome to another marvelous day of crafting goodness here at Graphic 45! We are so pleased that you have stopped by our blog today. We have some extra special and inspiring card creations that are sure to brighten your Wednesday! As you may know this week is totally devoted to our love for cards. Our design team has created a gorgeous variety of all-occasions cards that are full of beauty and wonder! Today we have a special variety of beautiful cards by Yuka Hino and Gloria Stengel and a guest designer Sabrina Radeck. These cards feature our exhilarating collections Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Steampunk Debutante! You are going to love the vibrant and eclectic look of this incredible new collection! Today's cards are out of the world! So lets get to it!

In addition to today's fabulous crafts did you know that over at Hampton Art they are doing a Week of Website Madness on their blog and tomorrow’s prize is a bundle of Graphic 45 goodies!?  Check out their Facebook page and tell them “Graphic 45 sent me” for more information on the giveaway! What fun!

Okay now it's time for some marvelous card inspiration! We are having the best time celebrating cards with you this week! This first card was created by Yuka Hino using Olde Curiosity Shoppe. The lavish colors and intricate details of this card are just stunning! This card is so unique and perfect for any occasion. The beautiful blend of patterns, colors and embellishments makes this card a one-of-a-kind statement of joy!

Graphic 45-Olde Curiosity Shoppe-Card-YukaHino


Graphic 45 Papers
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Counting Down, Parlor Wall, Butterfly Specifics, Bazaar of Wonders
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Alphabet Stickers, Olde Curiosity Shoppe Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Butterflies, Core'dinations SigSeries G45 12x12 Asst Pack 30/PKG*
Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: 3D Foam Squares - Black, Small
Want2Scrap: Black Pearls
May Arts: Ribbon
Prima Marketing: Flowers
Ranger Industries: Glossy Accents, Stickles
Martha Stewart: Punch
Hot Glue Gun 

Next up is this beautiful Steampunk Debutante and Olde Curiosity Shoppe card by Gloria Stengel. This card utilzines the fun theme of gears and clocks which is an image that we love here at Graphic 45! You can see how easy it is to make a beautiful card by layering our lovely papers, adding some pretty embellishments and a simple sentiment. Gloria added the word "Explore" to capture the carefree and whimsical spirit of Steampunk Debutante! So pretty!

"I love clocks and gears. I have such a passion for them! I also like to combine gears with flowers. Something about putting those masculine and feminine elements together makes me happy. When I found out that you can emboss the Graphic 45 Kraft Envelope Album pages...I was giddy! The possibilities are endless!" -Gloria Stengel

Steampunk Debutante Card

Steampunk Debutante Card

Steampunk Debutante Card

Steampunk Debutante Card


Graphic 45 papers:
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Optical Oddities, Race for Time, Bazaar of Wonders
Steampunk Debutante: Nouveau Artistry
Graphic 45 Staples: Kraft Envelope Album
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing ink Venetian Lace
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard gears, chipboard sentiment
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms die templates, Grand Calibur die cutting system
Copic Markers: Various markers
American Crafts: Black Cardstock
7 Gypsies: Gears
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Clock, Spinners, Charm, Jump rings
Provocraft: Cuttlebug Clock Works embossing folder
Ranger: Black Diamond Stickles
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares;  glue

Next up is another gorgeous card by Gloria Stengel. This one utilizes Olde Curiosity Shoppe and lots of beautiful Imaginarium Designs chipboards. There is a lot of wonderful depth and vintage charm in this fabulous card. It is always a good time to surprise a loved one with a lovely card like this! Here are some helpful tips from Gloria on how to recreate this fabulous card!

1. Spray steampunk clock and small clock face chipboard with glitter mist.
2. Paint birdcage and butterfly with metallic acrylic paint.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Card

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Card


Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Large Birdcage, Small Butterfly, Small Clock Face, Mini Steampunk Clock
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Photogenic, Venetian Lace; Smooch Spritz Splash, Black Velvet, Vanilla Shimmer, Gold Glow
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur Die Cutting System, Nested Lacey Pennants
Bazzill Basics: Raven Cardstock
Neenah: Natural White Cardstock
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist Crushed Shells
Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Paint Olive Green, Bronze
Wild Orchid Crafts: Flowers, moonstone brad
Prima: Crystals
Craft supply: Lace, glue
Recollections: Pearls
Hero Arts: Stamps
Scotch 3M: Tape runner
Last, but certainly not least a beautiful Olde Curiosity Shoppe card by Sabrina Radeck.  Sabrina has uploaded nine different cards using Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection on our Ning site.  Each one holds so much beauty and inspiration.  The featured card by Sabrina is using the Optical Oddities paper as the backdrop, and element from Mercurial Masterpiece, and Butterfly Specifics have been fussy cut out and layered to give this card such style and grace. 

We hope you all had a lot of fun today! We want to thank Yuka Hino and Gloria Stengel and Sabrina Radeck for their incredible work. We have more inspiring card creations in store for tomorrow's blog so we hope you'll join us! Have a warm and wonderful Wednesday!

With Love and Pretty Cards,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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WoW! As usual just gorgeous!

Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! These are just gorgeous!

Oh my gosh..Love these vintage cards very much!!


These are the best, yet! I absolutely LOVE them!


I have never commented on a card before but Sabrina's card is just so pretty without a lot of different colors. I love color - all colors and have a hard time not using lots of color but this card really grabbed my attention. Thanks for the inspiration.

Love all the inspirations seen here today..

All the cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

Great work!!!!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the posts today!!!

AND... I have received my load of GR45... and I can;t wait to post some of my Creations...

Blessings on your day!!

Stunning as always! xx

Gorgeous cards :)

As always I'm amazed beyond words! The designers at G45 are not crafters they are true artists.

oh Style and Grace sure is the way to put it -- the last card took my breath away! But all are beautiful :)

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration, ladies!


I am so in love with these cards! They are stunningly beautiful!

Ohhhh loving these cards!! I just ordered the 12x12 Olde Curiosity shoppe and 2 of the stamp sets..can't wait to play with them!!!

Such amazing cards! I love the vintage feel to all of them! But hey, with G45 you can never go wrong:)

Love the details, the colors, the creativity ... just amazing
( seems like I've said that quite a bit lately) !

I am Not a big fan of brown but here it is the BOMB!!!! I love all the cards but the brown on just jumped right off the page at me. Thank you for the new LIKE for brown.

what pretty pretties!!!

Sensational cards, I'll have to get playing with my curiosity shop papersl

Fabulous cards each and every one of them!

beautiful creations ladies

Gloria Stengel just blows my mind!

WOW! Sorry I missed the 5 days (through Paper Crafters (work gets in the way). I am amazed at your collection and how great everything coordinates together - can't wait to try out some ideas using your collection.

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