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April 14, 2012

Make 'Em Laugh, G45ers!

Hello G45ers,

Happy Saturday! We are so happy that you are stopping by our blog today! We have a lot of goodies to share with you! So lets get to it! Graphic 45 is proud to support our nation’s deployed heroes through Operation Write Home®! This organization has sent over 1.5 million cards overseas so our service members can keep in touch with their loved ones while they’re away. That’s a lot of cards! We want to invite you to join in this amazing service and send in your most beautiful cards to be used by our nation’s most amazing heroes. Visit http://operationwritehome.org for the details and be sure to check out the Mailroom section for all the important guidelines.

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Operation Write Home is also doing a wonderful blog hop today and we are excited to be a part of it! Here is the list of all the great companies that are participating in today's blog hop! Each company is doing something special for this wonderful event including great prize giveaways! The next stop on today's blog hop is Market Street Stamps! Hop on over to see how they're celebrating this incredible cause! 

Market Street Stamps http://marketstreetstamps.blogspot.com/

  1. Stars and Stamps http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org 
  2. Hero Arts http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/  
  3. Graphic 45 http://g45papers.typepad.com/
  4. Market Street Stamps http://marketstreetstamps.blogspot.com/ 
  5. May Arts http://www.mayarts.com/blog/ 
  6. Hambo Stamps http://hambostamps.blogspot.com/ 
  7. Sizzix  http://sizzixblog.blogspot.com/ 
  8. Lawn Fawn http://www.lawnfawn.blogspot.com/ 
  9. ScorPal http://scor-pal.blogspot.com/ 
  10. Art Impressions http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/ 
  11. Fiskars http://www.fiskateers.com/blog/ 
  12. SRM Stickers http://srm-stickers.blogspot.com/  
  13. Stampers Best http://stampersbest.blogspot.com/

Since April is National Humor Month, we have a great "Make 'Em Laugh" contest for you. Laughter is good for your health, so we wanted to encourage humor in your crafting!

Make a humorous blank card
Post a photo of your card on our Facebook page
Deadline is Midnight PST on Sunday, April 22
On Monday, April 23, we will announce two people to win a $50 Graphic 45 prize package on our Facebook page

If you'd like to go above and beyond, please mail the blank cards to Operation Write Home. Click on the link to find the mailing center nearest you! http://operationwritehome.org/mailroom.html

 

To get you in the clever card-making spirit, here are some fabulous and funny cards from our design team! Here is a fabulous card and sketch by Gloria Stengel that you are sure to love. It's inspiration time!

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Gloria-OWH-2

Gloria-OWH-3

Sketch:

Gloria-OWH-Sketch

Supplies:

Graphic 45 Papers:
A Proper Gentleman: Sporting Aristocrat, Timely Point of View
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Photogenic; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Azurite
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur die cutting system, Grommet Tags die templates
Copic: Various markers
American Crafts: Black cardstock
Neenah: Natural White cardstock
The Greeting Farm: My Guy Ian
My Favorite Things: Big Greetings
Totally Stampalicious: Old Brawd
Martha Stewart: Zig Zag boarder punch
Craft supply: Brads

Here we have a gorgeous card by Nancy Wethington that was inspired by our When Pigs Fly paper from Olde Curiosity Shoppe. This card is quite stunning as well as sweet and light hearted!

When Pigs Fly

Supplies:
Graphic 45:  Olde Curiosity Shoppe (When Pigs Fly; Exquisite Motif)
Other Supplies Used:  Sizzix dies; Spellbinders dies; grungeboard butterfly wings; miscellaneous acrylic paint

We hope you all had fun today! We can't wait to see what you'll create for this fun card challenge! Have a great time creating! Big thanks to our pals at Operation Write Home for their incredible work for this wonderful cause. We also want to thank Gloria Stengel and Nancy Wethington for their stunning creations today! We wish you all a beautiful Saturday and a happy weekend!

Happy Card Crafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Comments

Absolutely Love these and I have OWH as one of my favorite donate to sites!

Love that "still can pass for 29" saying... that is priceless! Wonderful cards!

Love the cards!!

I'll have to put on my thinking cap this weekend and see what I can do to help our troops! Thanks for sharing both cards this morning.

Great cards and so happy to see you support our Heroes! I love making cards for OWH. The challenge sounds fun too.

Great cards! Thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

Great cards, I think that OWH is a wonderful organization and would love to send cards to them. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

Love Graphic 45 papers and what a great cause! I've known about this site for a while but never felt I could make anything worthwhile for it, this blog hop may change my mind.

Awesome cards! I love the Curiosity Shoppe line and LOVE the card made with it.

I also love the "you can still pass for 29" card.

What a great cause, too!

Great cards!! I love OWH I make cards for them and really enjoy it such a great cause!!!

OMG - I love a good laugh, these do that for me, great cards. TFS, now I have to enter this contest.

Terrific sketch and the cards are fabulous! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Great cards, such fun inspiration for such a great organization!

Love it, now I have to think about this

He he he I love the you could pass for 29 card! Too funny :) What a great cause to support.

Love the fun cards.

Two fun and beautiful designs to share. Thank you for joining in on this wonderful hop-hope we get millions

Love the flying pig card.. so cute..

Stunning cards!

I love these both. They are both really funny, but the styles are so different. Love that!

Beautiful cards. Makes you happy looking at them.

I love the "when pigs fly". I bought it last week and it is brewing in the back of my mind. I plan to use it for a card for my brother, who has a collection of ceramic and stuffed pigs.

Thank you for supporting our troops! Love the two very different cards! Happy weekend to you as well.

What great cards. I love the pig. I'm going to have to see what I can come up with.

Very funny cards!

The punchline on the first card is great! Thanks for your support of OWH!

Lovely cards!

Adorable cards for a very worthy cause... Thanks for supporting OWH!

Great cards! Thank you for suppofting OWH!

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing and for supporting OWH.

LOL, cute sentiments! Thanks for supporting such an amazing organization!!

Thank you for supporting OWH!! What very cute cards!!!

What fun cards!! Thanks for your support of OWH!

Love those cards. OWH is such great organization and it is fun to make the cards too!

That is way too funny!

Love the cards! Thanks for supporting our troops...including my son!

Thanks for supporting OWH and sharing these wonderful cards.

Nice cards! Thanks for supporting our troops - hopped over from OWH today.

Cute cards!

What great cards. Love the internet one. Pigs fly is very fun and colorful.

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