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July 24, 2013

Pretty Ideas For All Occasions Cards!

Secret Garden card

Hello G45ers,

Get ready to bring some bliss to your day as we share some gorgeous ideas for all-occasions cards! Everybody loves a beautiful handmade card! They are so much fun to make and such a joy to receive! Holidays often give us a good reason to create a handmade card, but they are also perfect for any occasion! Just imagine how happy it would make a friend or family member to receive a surprise card in the mail! Well today we're making it our mission to give you lots of stunning inspiration for the perfect card for any occasion! You will see a superb Secret Garden card by Romy Veul, a euphoric Bohemian Bazaar card by Maria Cole and a whimsical Steampunk Spells card by Maiko Miwa! This is going to be such a fun day!

We begin with everyone's favorite topic, prizes! We are giving away a very special prize today in celebration of CHA Summer which is happening right now in Las Vegas! We are having an amazing time and we wanted to share to love with all of you! Our randomly chosen winner from yesterday's contest is...

-Shaunesy Story: "Wow how exciting! Thanks for the chance to win!"

Congratulations Shaunesy! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize!

This is the amazing prize that we are giving away on today's blog! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this beautiful handmade Bohemian Bazaar box and card from Diane's workshop! Today's prize will also include a a Make N Take kit, a signed catalogue from Diane Schultz and a G45 button! We will announce today's randomly chosen winner on tomorrow's blog, along with another fabulous CHA prize opportunity!



And now it's crafting time! Lets begin with this sublime Secret Garden card by Romy. This is a great example of a breathtaking all-occasions card! Romy used pretty paper layers, some fussy cut elements and some subtle inking on the card's borders to give this card such a magnificent look! A card like this doesn't take too long to create and its guaranteed to brighten someone's day! Here is what Romy had to say about it!

"One of the things I love about Graphic 45 is that it is really easy make a project with nothing but the pretty papers. On this card I did a lot of fussy cutting and layering, so I needed hardly anything more than a few sheets of these beautiful papers." Romy

Secret Garden card Romy Veul Graphic 45


Secret Garden’ patterned papers: Leafy Treetops, Seed Fairy, Sun Kissed, May Flowers.

Place in Time’ patterned papers: Sentiments.  

Little Darlings’ patterned papers: Heaven Sent


Next we have this vibrant Bohemian Bazaar card by Maria Cole! This superb card is blooming with bright colors and hypnotic designs. You can use the beautiful Bohemian Bazaar Stickers to create your own personal message in your card. Maria made this one for our adventures at CHA Summer in Las Vegas! She also used the Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard Die-Cuts and Tags & Pockets to give this card added beauty and dimension! Here is what she had to say about this clever card!


"Recently, I was tasked with making a card using Bohemian Bazaar. This was one of those projects where I wanted to try something new! Instead of making a more traditional card, I decided to make one that kept its overall shape while still being opened. This card stands up thanks to an easel-type fold that I created on the bottom. My greeting area was made with the Kaleidoscope paper as a base, and one of my Spellbinders dies as the shape. I used a postcard image from Lap of Luxury to attach my greeting to the card, so that when it opens, it creates a fun hinge effect. Inside my card is a tantalizing message for those of us enjoying the Summer CHA creations at home" -Maria


















Graphic 45 Paper:

Bohemian Bazaar Opulent Sunset

Bohemian Bazaar Lap of Luxury

Bohemian Bazaar Kaleidoscope

Bohemian Bazaar Jasmine Nights

Bohemian Bazaar Vivid Splendor

Graphic 45 Embellishments:

Bohemian Bazaar Tags & Pockets

Bohemian Bazaar Stickers

Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Antique Metal Door Pull

Additional Products & Supplies:

Petaloo Mini Daisies w/leaves - Teal

Petaloo Wild Blossoms – Fuschia

Petaloo Foliage assortment – Greens

Spellbinders Labels Twenty

Spellbinders Gilded Gate 2

ZVA Crystals

Stickles – Yellow


Last but not least we have this gorgeous Steampunk Spells card by Maiko. This card displays more beautiful examples of paper layering and fussy cutting. Steampunk Spells is great for Halloween, but it's fanciful and fun designs make it perfect for any time of the year! Maiko added pretty Steampunk Spells Banners and Tags and Pockets to make this card even more captivating! Subtle paper distressing on this card's borders also helps to give it a fabulous vintage-inspired look! It's a superb card for any time of the year!


Steampunk Spells Maiko Miwa Card Graphic 45








Steampunk Spells 12x12 paper pad

Steampunk Spells Banners

Steampunk Spells Tags & Pockets

Steampunk Spells Stickers

Petaloo Flowers


We hope today's blog filled you with lots of great ideas for beautiful handmade cards! They are such a fun and easy way to bring some sunshine to a friend or loved one's day! We encourage you to create a pretty card for someone you love with your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples! Join us tomorrow for more gorgeous inspiration and fun! We wish you all a very happy day!


With Love and Pretty Paper,


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Pretty, sweet Things!

I love these cards. I really need to spend more time learning about these products! It looks like so much fun!

Whoa! I would be HONORED to win this ... especially today since it's my birthday. What a treat that would be. Thanks (in advance, I'm crossing my fingers!)

my daughter loves graphic 45 she can easily spend hundreds of dollars in weeks on graphic 45 paper..she has this thing were shell by 4 of everything because she never not want paper because of a sudden idea...she would love the free giveaway....

These cards are fabuloso!!!!!!!!!!

You have the best papers! Love them all! Beautiful cards.

Beautiful work. Love the Bohemian!

Awesome, stunning, beautiful cards!!

Great cards and I am so in love with all the papers. Can't wait to get my hands on Secret Garden!!

would you be so kind to pick me for your give away, I need a lift.

Fabulous projects that highlight papers and embellies.

Gorgeous, projects! I especially love the little birdie card. Wonderful.

All the cards are just beautiful. So much talent

Great stuff!!! Beautiful papers, G45!!

How about sending this great prize pack on it's merry way to New Zealand. Would love to win Thanks!!!

I'm always amazed by the inspiration on G45 site, love coming here every day and see the new amazing projects and start the day with a smile on my face and my imagination flying a million different directions!

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