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March 21, 2013

Blooming Ideas With Secret Garden Cards & Mini


Hello G45ers,

The sun is shining and the birds are singing on today's Graphic 45 blog! To get your even more excited about spring, we're going to share some bright and beautiful Secret Garden crafts that are sure to get you in the spirit of this beautiful season! We've got some incredible card creations by Tara Orr and Jane Tregenza. Plus there's a stunning mini album with a mixed media cover by Arlene Cuevas! There's even a fun video tutorial on mixed media techniques! Today is going to be fantastic! So settle in for some grand spring inspiration on today's Graphic 45 blog!

First up, we wanted to let all of you G45ers know about an amazing opportunity to win some fabulous Graphic 45 and Prima prizes this week on Facebook and Pinterest! It's a Spring Fling with Prima Marketing and Graphic 45! All you have to do is go "LIKE" Prima Marketing Flowers on Facebook and say "Graphic 45 sent me!" and then TAG a friend on your post for a chance to win this $75 prize pack of Graphic 45 and Prima goodies pictured below! Behold this incredible prizes that we're giving away! The deadline to enter to win is Sunday, March 24, at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all countries!

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Have you been dreaming of the perfect cards for springtime? Here is some stunning card inspiration from Tara Orr featuring our new Secret Garden collection! These cards are perfect for any occasion and they are the perfect way to celebrate this joyful time of year. Tara added lots of pretty paper layers to give lovely depth to these cards. She also had fun adding Secret Garden Chipboard Die-Cuts, Stickers and some pretty ribbons! It's so fun and easy to create a fabulous card with Secret Garden for someone you love!

Secret garden card tara orr

Secret garden card tara orr



Secret Garden Chipboard 1
Secret Garden Stickers
Secret Garden Cardstock Die Cuts
May Arts Ribbon

Here is another fantastic Secret Garden card creation that's just perfect for any occasion! This one was made by Jane Tregenza and it highlights some marvelous fussy cutting techniques! Jane created a lovely border for this card with the Leafy Treetops paper. Then she added some fussy cut elements from Secret Garden and a few pretty embellishments to create this sweet Best Wishes card. It's easy and simply beautiful!

Secret garden card jane tregenza graphic 45

Secret garden card jane tregenza graphic 45


Here we have another show-stopper! Behold this enchanting Secret Garden mini album with a mixed media cover by Arlene Cuevas! In this fun and informative video tutorial, Arlene takes you step-by-step through the creation of the mixed media cover of this elegant mini album. This video is amazing and a perfect way to learn how to add fantastic dimension, texture and color to any craft creation! Every page of this mini is just delightful! Secret Garden mini albums are the perfect way to immortalize your favorite memories of springtime!




Secret Garden 12x12 Paper pad
Secret Garden 8x8 Paper pad
Secret Garden Tags & Envelopes
Secret Garden Stickers
Secret Garden Alphabet Stickers
Secret Garden Chipboard 1 & 2
Staples: Metal Butterfly, Antique Metal Door Pull, Metal Tag, Metal Button, Ornate Metal Key Hole, Metal Clothespin
Imaginarium Designs clock chippie
Miscellaneous metal embellishments
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays (See my blog [butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com] for full list of sprays used)
Crafter's Workshop "chicken wire" 6x6 stencil
White doilies
May Arts ribbon
I Am Roses flowers
Recollections flowers
Petaloo flowers
Heavy Chipboard
Accucut dies: Tab Album, Pocket
Sizzix die: Pocket
Memory Box dies: Large shutter, Small window
Making Memories garment pins
Pink and Gold tulle
Mod Podge
Gesso (white)
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue
CINCH by We R Memory Keepers
Bind-it-all owires (gold, 1")
We hope you all enjoyed today's bright and sunny Graphic 45 blog. We hope today's crafts helped inspire you to create some stunning Secret Garden crafts this season! Huge thanks to Tara Orr, Jane Tregenza and Arlene Cuevas for their marvelous work today. Don't forget that today is the last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this week's blog prize! Also our deadline for submitting your audion for the new 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team is tonight at 11:59 PST! We will announce of first round of finalists on our blog on Thursday, April 4th. Come on back and see us tomorrow for more superb crafts and a new blog prize winner announcement! Have a lovely day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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So so pretty!!!

This collection is just so, so pretty!

Fabulous projects - love the cards and the mini album is brilliant!

Wow so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

my three favorites: cards, mini albums and Secret Garden.....beautiful, just beautiful!

Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning, fantastic....running out of adjectives...album by Arlene! Great prize packages too.


I an soo craving this paper line!!!

Yeah! Love the tutorial video. Thank you so much for that. What a way to start my day. I feel creative already.


I love the color combinations - all so like Spring! Beautifully done and great inspiration all! Thank you for always bringing such wonderful creations! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Love the mini album so beautiful.

Todays blog post is the best ever. I love the contest on facebook and pintrest and I love the caards and album!!!

This album is amazing. I want it!

Simply Stunning!

LOVE the mini!

Arlene, simply beautiful! Love the Secret Garden colledtion. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful cards. Love the album and the tutorial video. Amazing.

The projects today are stunning. I would love to win!!!

WOW All the goodies and a GREAT tut to go along with everything. I would really love to win this give away let a lone any of your give a ways!!! Your product line is so beautiful!!!!!!

...the album is Magnificent.. these papers are so stunning.. its a WOW..

These projects are sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing. "Secret Garden" is such a wonderful collection.

Stunning projects today I am inspired to get some more paper!

Great tutuorial love the album, thank you so much.

I love the album. I've got to get me some of those sprays!!

Oh My I love the video and how she explained to heat set in between colors....nice tip! btw I would so love to have her stash of metal embellishments! LOL

one amazing week for sure full of ideas I love

Thank you for this beautiful inspiration.

Fabulous projects again! The cover of the mini album is amazing!

Beautiful cards and mini today!! Judy D.

OMG ... the album is GORGEOUS .. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING .. I can't imagine ever doing anything like it but I am sure going to watch video and try! Also love Tara's cards thank you so much for sharing these wonderful creations!

I can't get enough of the layering tutorials. I have a bottle of Moge poge in my stash for years just waiting to be used. THANK YOU!

Fabulous work, Arlene,great inspiration.

The cards are beautiful and the mini is S T U N N I N G ! ! I love everything about it! I could look at it for hours and still find new details in it! STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS!!!!!

WOW!!! I'm always amazed by your talented designers! They do such an amazing job!!!!

Wow beautiful as always I have repinned thank u for the details and inspiration

The cards are beautiful. they would become keepsakes. I love the album. It would look
wonderful sitting on my coffee table.

Beautiful cards, great mini inspiration too... Okay I'm all excited ... I NEED some Secret Garden !!

OMG how i will love to win some of this gorgeous beauty papers and flowers they are beautiful

OMG Love that album it came out great! Very whimsical looking too.

WOW doesn't even come close to describe this......want to try this but still a little scared. Thanks for sharing!!

G45, kudo's to the marketing brain child on today's post. You shared the love of quality products, video tutorials and magical info that we all cherish!!! Give that team player a Bravo award. Ok, Arlene's video's are over the top.

Just beautiful! Love this mini. It's inspired me to try some mixed media creations also. Thanks for sharing.

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