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January 15, 2013

Superb Card Ideas For Any Occasion With New G45 Collections

CHA 2013 French Country Card 2 Clare Charvill

Hello G45ers, 

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another super day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are having so much fun getting to share these incredible new crafts from our design team that feature our latest collections! Today we are celebrating the wonderful art of cards! We've got three fantastic cards to share with you. There's a Secret Garden card by Tara Orr, a French Country card by Clare Charvill and a Little Darlings card and video tutorial by Maiko Miwa! Cards are such a joy to create and today you will see a wonderful variety of styles and techniques. Get inspired to create some amazing handmade cards of your own with Graphic 45! We also have some more photo highlights to share with you from our adventures at CHA! This is going to be such a great day! So lets begin with some fun photos from CHA!

Here is Jeff and Dustin getting crafty for our Make N' Takes yesterday!


Here are the Place in Time altered items from the CHA booth! So pretty!


Here is another peek into our Place in Time part of our booth! So much inspiration!


We have a photo booth at CHA! Our photo booth was fun for everyone but this cute little guy! He doesn't love hats as much as the Graphic 45 staff!


And now it's time for some crafts! First up is this breathtaking Secret Garden card by Tara Orr. This card combines some beautiful paper layering, paper distressing and fussy cutting techniques that give it a dazzlingly unique look. Tara also used the Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Hole Staples to add even more elegance to this card. What a fun and joyful creation that's perfect for any occasion! 




Next up is another magnificent all-occasions card. This one was created by Clare Charvill and it features our new collection French Country. There are so many superb designs and richly saturated colors in French Country. There are so many options for creating one-of-a-kind crafts. You can see how Clare inked and layered French Country papers while adding a little bit of sparkle to the sunflowers. How delightful! A card like this is sure to brighten the day of a friend or loved one! Here is what Clare had to say about it.

"When I saw this collection for the first time it was the sun flowers that jumped out at me.  Their gorgeous faces remind me of my sister who through the most terrible illness has somehow still managed to keep smiling and bright just like the sunflowers, so I made this card with her in mind." -Clare Charvill

CHA Jan 2013 French Country Card 1 Clare Charvill

CHA Jan 2013 French Country Card 3 Clare Charvill

CHA 2013 French Country Card 2 Clare Charvill


French Country Collection

12 x 12 papers by Graphic 45

French Country

A La Carte


Staples Trim

Ornate Metal Key 

Miscellaneous Supplies

8 x 8 Kraft Card

cream pearlescent paper

Art Glitter - yellow & brown

Foam Tape, Tacky Glue

Glossy Accents

Large McGill File Tab Punch

Vintage Photo Distress ink

cling stamp from my collection

Next up is this adorable Little Darlings card by Maiko Miwa. You can see the unique circular shape and pretty stitching along the borders of this sweet card. Add a few fussy cut images from Little Darlings and some pretty embellishments and you've got the perfect card! Take a look at this great video tutorial in which Maiko shows you how to create your card background using Little Darlings stamps!









CardStock: coredinations

We hope you all had a great time exploring today's card ideas! We encourage you to create a handmade card for someone you love! We want to thank Tara Orr, Clare Charvill and Maiko Miwa for their gorgeous work today. We also want to thank you all for stopping by our blog! The fun continues tomorrow as we bring you more incredible new crafts from our design team! We hope you'll come back and see us. We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Your new winter line is so beautiful!

The projects are all so wonderful .. but how can you go wrong when you are working with such beautiful papers!

Beautiful cards. Each and everyone of them. So inspiring.

Beautiful new line. Great pictures and projects.

I am loving the new paper lines and the cards. I can't wait to get my hands on them. I have not been this excited since you came out with Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Ladies Diary.

LOVE the French Country Collection!!

Very nice! Thank you!!

Sweet projects! How happy!

beautiful job ladies...anxious to get started making cards, etc. with the fabulous new papers...

I think French Country is going to be my new favorite. I love it!!

what fun at cha. that would be a whirlwind trip for me. I want it all and want to do it all. great pics and projects. tahnks for transporting us there for a peek!

I am a huge fan of these ladies' work! Tara always adds so many amazing layers to everything she creates. And I love the fussy cutting on her card. Clare's work is always so elegant, and her sunflowers are so warm and cheery. Maiko's work is so delicate and whimsical. Her circle card is just fabulous, and perhaps my favorite part is the kewpies tumbling along behind that sweet baby boy. Just lovely!

Really wanting the new line! Love it!

The cards are fantastic. These illustrate how versatile G45 papers are. Thank You for the inspiration.

My next door neighbor is expecting a boy in February. The Little Darlings collection is perfect for a card.

These ladies have such a talent for cards.j Thanks for ideas

Love the little boy image.

Wonderful projects, they are just beautiful. TFS

is a terrible thing to waste thank goodness it is alive here

Amazing cards and projects I've feature one of your card on my website papermood.com I hope that's ok ! X fab

Beautiful inspiration! Can't wait for the new paper to hit the stores! But first...I must work on my Place In Time project...

I absolutely love all 3 of these cards! The Secret Garden is my favorite but I would love to receive any of them as they are all wonderful!!!!

Oh love the new collections can not wait for them to show up in the stores. . .Thanks for the peak and how fun the photo booth must of been to watch all the picture moments!

It all looks wonderful, even the photo booth! TFS :)

These projects are magnificent, so inspirational xx

Gorgeous cards, ladies!
Cute photo moment ... the expression on the little ones face is priceless !!

Love love love them! Kudos to Maiko for the fussy cutting. Those sweet little babie are tiny!!!


Great Ideas Ladies. Thanks

Sunflowers are my favorite flower! When I saw French Countryside, I was so happy that G45 featured them as only G45 can! Can't wait to start crafting!

Back to basics - cards - yeah - love each of them.

Wow you guys have AMAZING artists on your staff!!!!! I'm always in awwww when I see everything you make !!!!

Oh, they are all such amazing cards! G45 products are really beautiful, but your amazing design team can make them look stunning :)

Everything is just beautiful! Really enjoyed seeing you guys on the Charity Wings live feed from CHA! I am dying for some new G45 goodies for my stash.

Everything so beautiful !!!

The photo booth looks like fun. The cards are so inspiring. Thanks.

Wonderful ideas. Thank you!

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.

The cards are so creative!!

The cards are beautiful. Wish I could have been at CHA to see the booth in person. It must be such an exciting time.

Great projects wish I could have seen them in person.

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