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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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Wow, such gorgoeus, gorgeous creations! I love them all!

I love this line! Today is my birthday and I'm thinking spring and flowers.

The mixed media album is stunning Arlene. I wish I had your eye for balance and color. Just breathtaking.

Secret Garden is my favorite collection of yours, and add in some Prima flowers?? A marriage made in heaven!!

LOVE todays projects especially the album. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win again.

I pinned it here:


Carol B

Beautiful cards & the mini is outstanding :)

beautiful, Thank DT for all your inspiration

I bought this paper. It is so lovely. Last night I just sat and looked at it and touched it and looked at is and touched it some more. I can't bring myself to cut into it. I am really addicted.

Ohhh! I really love the mixed media mini album! So pretty! <3

I would just frame your mini-album, it's THAT gorgeous! Love all the work that's gone into it. Just gorgeous!

Wow. Totally awesome! Beautiful album. Love this video. You have inspired me... again :)

Cards and a mini-album! They are all stunning. Thank you for sharing with us.

How adorable, I just love all the projects, especially the mini album. It is so very pretty. What wonderful spring inspiration!!!

Oh my! Love, love the book with all the bling. Can't wait to use my Secret Garden stash.

Wow...Tara's cards are so sweet and fresh. Jane's fussy cutting is fabulous and Arlene's mixed media album is amazing. Crafting perfection!

Secret Garden is an absolutely beautiful collection. The projects on this blog post are sublime! I can hardly wait until I can get my hands on this collection.

Sooooooo beautiful!! LOVING that mini album!!!

Amazing! Incredible work - no idea you could even do this kinda stuff with these lovely papers - a goals to aim for!

You did brighten my day! Maybe the snow will realize it is Spring and we will see flowers again! The Secret Garden is beautiful paper.

Wow, stunning!! Love it all! Thanks for sharing!!

Stunning projects. Love the mixed media mini

i love that mini-cover!! <3
the cards are amazing too
-thank you for inspiration!

I absolutely love the mini album. The papers the colors are fantastic. I can't wait to get started on one too.

The mini album is stunning as are all the projects on the blog.

The mini album is gorgeous. I love it. The cards are so sweet. I just love this collection. Thanks for sharing.

I am going to have to find a new word. Incredible, awesome, beautiful, gorgeous, fabulous, outstanding are so redundant. I think I have even invented a word and used it before: Fantabulous. (Fantastic plus fabulous).

Wait ... I know ... wonderabulous. Yeah, that's what today's projects are. WONDERABULOUS!

las tarjetas me encantaron mucho, pero el album esta super divinooooooo!!!

Oh my gosh! This is absolutely stunning. I love everything about this album. Of course Graphic 45 always does a great job with their paper line, but your eye captured the beauty wonderfully. Thank you so much for sharing.

Stunning projects!! I love the album!!! Thanks so much for the video!!

Wooow! These are great projects!

The green in the cards is so pretty. Once again such beautiful creations.

Done, but I'm new to tagging, so I hope I've entered the competition properly.

OH My goodness, If there ever was a craft line to say who I am it would be hands downs Secert Garden. The colors and textures are to a T. I know that may sound silly but it is so true. My fingers are crossed that I win and if I do I will share with a friend or two as that what helps the crafting go around. Hint hint my birthday is Monday,March 25th. Smile it looks nice :)

Gorgeous stuff, beautiful!!!!! thanks for the chance to win!!!

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! The details are amazing, and the quality of these peoples' work is meticulous!

Love, love, love today's projects! Especially the mini album by Arlene. The cover is stunning and the inside pages are beautiful. Would love to win this prize package so I could experiment with some ideas of my own. Beautiful work ladies!

beautiful album and card!!

That mini alblum is gorgeous! More torturails from this designer please...absolute favorite!

Wow! What an amazing collaboration! Prima and Graphic 45. Very exciting to see how the flowers work with your gorgeous Secret Garden line! :)

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