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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!

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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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I so love the the way they work together!

Wow, what a beautiful book. What an inspiration! Makes me want to do one just like that.

Lovely! Great colors.

lovely projects!

This is the second project I have seen with the layering, modpodge, gesso, sprays...I have GOT to do this...this just speaks to the soul of my art being...so beautiful...wow...can not wait to give this a try and to teach a class as well to others in my shop on how to create with this method...LOVE IT...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love love love it. Thanks for showing us how to make this album. Very clear.

The ideas that are given here is really good I also want to try to make a beautiful garden card for my garden. Actually I am having wonderful garden and I love to decorate my garden.

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