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October 05, 2012

Fun Ways To Create One-Of-A-Kind Cards With Graphic 45!


Hello G45ers,

Hooray, it's Friday! We want to welcome you all to today's marvelous Graphic 45 blog. Saturday, October 6th is World Card-Making Day. To join in the celebration we thought it would be fun to share three fabulous cards to jump-start the inspiration! Today you will see two stunning cards by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter and a gorgeous card by Maiko Miwa! Today's creations are so wonderful, they're sure to get you in the card-making spirit! We also have a prize winner to announce for this week's blog contest! It's going to be an amazing day! So lets begin with this week's randomly chosen blog prize winner! Many thanks to all of you who sent us blog or Facebook comments this week. We love reading what you have to say each day! This week's winner was chosen at random from this week's blog comments. And the winner is...

Teri Terrific: "Oh My Stars! These projects are awe-inspiring! Thank you."

Congratulations, Teri! Please email us with your shipping information at [email protected] to claim your prize! This is the great prize that Teri won today! We have a new contest opportunity each week on our blog so stay tuned for more chances to win!

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And now it's time for our card-making celebration! Cards are always so much fun to create. We all have people in our lives who would love to receive a handmade card! Even if there's no big occasion, receiving a beautiful handmade card in the mail will instantly brighten someone's day! Let today's fabulous cards inspire you to create something lovely with Graphic 45 papers and Staples! First up we have two stunning creations from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. Jim used A Ladies' Diary to create this elegant all-occasions card. Check out the Graphic 45 Metal Tag Staples and pretty ribbon that Jim used as the closure for this card! What a great idea! There are so many ways to get imaginative with Graphic 45!









Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary - Fashion Plates - Card Spine, Fussy Cut Lady
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary - A Ladies Diary - Card Background
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary - Moment In Time- Top Background
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary - Afternoon Tea - Die Cut Shape
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary - A Ladies' Diary Chipboard Die-cuts 1
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary - Timeless Memoir - Card Interior
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary - Delicate Details - Fussy Cut Flowers - Card Interior
Graphic 45 Metal Tag Staples
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Black Cardstock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Pen Nibs
Black Feather
May Arts Ribbon
Bamboo Skewer for Card Binding

Next up is another dazzling card by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. This amazing Bird Song card is full of vibrant color and joy! Here you can see another clever way to bind your cards! Jim explains the idea behind this gorgeous card! Get inspired with his wonderfully unique tips!

The "Many Thanks" card may not look like a card but it actually is...I wanted to do something different so here's what I came up with.  The card is bound on the left with a bamboo skewer and paper hinges.  On the right, the card is held closed by another bamboo skewer attached with some red twine. The Chinese characters on the front of the card translates to," Many Thanks." 







Graphic 45 Birdsong Collection
    Background - Tranquility
    Foreground - Jasmine Dream
    Cut Out of Stamps - Bird Song
    Chinese Characters - Shanghai Girls
    Hinges and Inside - Good Fortune
    Hinges - Pearls of Wisdom
Old Coins

Here we have a bright and cheerful birthday card created by Maiko Miwa. She used our wonderful Le Cirque collection, Graphic 45 Metal Buttons and new Antique Metal Door Pull to create this magnificent card. With so many beautiful options of Graphic 45 papers and Staples, it's easy to create something amazing for a friend or loved one! Great cards don't have to take a long time to create. Just layer some of our beautiful papers, add a few embellishments and a sweet sentiment and you're done! Send the love without running out the clock! What could be better?!



We also wanted to let you all know about the Graphic 45 October Challenge featuring Bird Song! This is a great opportunity to create something beautiful and maybe win a $100 Graphic 45 prize pack! Check out the details below. You can upload your Bird Song project to the Graphic 45 Facebook page by October 31st at midnight PST for your chance to win!

Graphic 45 Facebook


We want to thank you all for joining us on this fabulous Friday. We hope you got inspired for some weekend card-making! Big thanks to Jim, The Gentleman Crafter and Maiko Miwa for their beautiful work today! We will be back on Monday with more gorgeous crafts and a brand new blog contest! We hope to see you then. Have a fantastic Friday and a super weekend!

Happy Papercarfting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Wow these are stunning cards!

I love making cards and these are truly wonderful!!!

Love, love, love them! I need to retire soon so I can play all day!

Oh my word! This is so inspiring. And your challenge is right up my alley since I just completed a Vintage Mailbox using Laura Denison's pattern (isn't she talented) and now I am starting to make the internals of the kit. I am making some handmade cards, an address book, and a Post-Its Card holder for my mother-in-law for Christmas!

Very very very pretty love it !!!!!

These cards are over the top. Kudos to all the designers.

Gorgeous cards!!

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! These are all absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

Wow such beautiful inspiration I have a box I want to alter for a friend n g45 is the paper I'm using everything is gorgeous with g45 .. Beautiful cards ladies

Gorgeous cards!

These cards are blow your mind gorgeous! What wonderful and unique gifts they would make. The G45 design team rocks!

Gorgeous cards, each one so unique.

How amazing!! You never cease to amaze me!! Love the binding technique !! Thanks Jim!!!

Jim's cards are absolutely gorgeous and so original. I love his work!
Maiko's cards are equally beautiful!

All of these cards are beautiful. I really like the unique piano hinge closure on the Bird Song card.

Gorgeous and beautiful WORKS

Ok I am in the card making spirit!! These projects are awesome. Love the hinges. Love the creativity here today!!

Wow Jim's cards are amazing! So clever.

Happy Card Making Day early! Needed inspiration for brother in law's birthday card and bingo there's Jim's Birdsong. Divine intervention! Maiko always makes such pleasant and peaceful designs!

Jim's card are so unique, love the binding, the use of skewers is brilliant! Maiko's cards are so pretty the Happy Birthday one is adorable with the pennant.

Fun, fun, fun. Thanks again.

Yippie!!! I made 3 Bird Song Projects this month already. I'll go post them as October Challenge. I posted them this week after the 1st but wasn't aware of the prize. I'll make many more so that my chances of winning will be better. Yeah for Bird Song, I love it.

Wow, that Jim is too much... he did both collections proud !! Maiko's cards are so pretty, such creativeness !
Happy Card Making Day Evertybody !

Jim's the man!! Happy card making day for tomorrow - is that just in USA?
October challenge looks good but no pennies this month & after September, think i need to improve somewhat before i do another. Am working on friends' mini memory album for their wedding, that's a challenge enough for now.
Never know though, i do have loads to alter.
Enjoy doing:)

Congrats to the winners and gorgeous cards.

Beautiful projects! Thanks so much for the inspiration. :)

Awesome cards!!!!

Elegant, elegant! I love the bamboo skewer closure on Jim's BirdSong card...so fun. And it looks like he made it with chipboard as opposed to cardstock, which is also very cool.

Amazing cards. So beautiful.

So inspired by these wonderful card creations today. Such awesome talent!

I have scrolled up and down many times to admire these projects and to check out the details. I learn so much from your artists. Thank you

Tiu karto produktado estas tre interesa, tre bona

Beautiful work - fabulous ideas!

Awesome cards!

The beauty just never stops-awesome.

WOW what wonderful works of art. G45 design team rocks. Thank you for your inspiration. Cyndie

Terrific inspiration here!!

This week's winner was chosen at random from this week's blog comments. And the winner is...

I just completed a Vintage Mailbox using Laura Denison's pattern (isn't she talented) and now I am starting to make the internals of the kit. I am making some handmade cards, an address book, and a Post-Its Card holder for my mother-in-law for Christmas!

This week's winner was chosen at random from this week's blog comments. And the winner is...

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