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August 08, 2013

Bold Colors & Bright Ideas For Cards!

Bird Song card

Hello G45ers,

Don't you just love a pretty handmade card?! They are so much fun to create and definitely a joy to receive! Today we're going to explore some grand ideas for bright and colorful cards! All of today's cards feature the Graphic 45 richly saturated color palette! There's a gorgeous Bird Song card by Romy Veul. Then you'll see an enchanting Steampunk Spells card by Arlene Cuevas. We also have a vibrant Bohemian Bazaar card by Clare Charvill! You're sure to find the perfect card to inspire your creativity! So lets get this party started!

Don't forget that today is the last day to enter to win this week's blog prize! We are giving away a Bohemian Bazaar 12x12 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts, cardstock Tags & Pockets, Antique Metal Door Pulls, Ornate Metal Key Holes and 3 Smooch Glitz Sparkle Accent Inks by Clearsnap! That's a $65 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win! A random winner will be chosen and announced on this tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!

Bohemian Bazaar prize contest Graphic 45

We begin today's card party with this dazzling Bird Song card by Romy. The bold colors and elegant designs of Bird Song make it the perfect collection for handmade cards! There are so many ways to create a brilliant card for any occasion! You can see how Romy layered the beautiful papers and added some fussy cut elements and Chipboard Die-Cuts to give this card lovely style. This would make an amazing gift for someone you love! Here is what Romy had to say about this sweet card creation!

"The chipboard pieces that come with each Graphic 45 collection are definitely one of my favourite embellishment packages. The chipboard frames from the Bird Song collection are the perfect size for cards. They will make a wonderful eye-catcher, while still leaving enough space for some further embellishing on your card. This card was adorned with lots of fussy cutting." -Romy

Bird Song card, Graphic 45, Romy Veul


Bird Song 12x12 paper pad

Bird Song Chipboard Die-Cuts 2

Next up is this enchanting Steampunk Spells card by Arlene! You can see how the saturated color palette and whimsical designs create a world of wonder in this fun card! Steampunk Spells is perfect for Halloween but it's also great for any time of the year! The wide range of run designs gives you endless possibilities for all-occasions cards! Behold Arlene's amazing creation and get inspired to create your own Steampunk Spells card! Here is what she had to say about this delightful creation!

“I created this simple 5 ½ x 5 ½ card using layers from Graphic 45’s new Steampunk Spells paper collection. The Steampunk Spells 6x6 Patterns & Solids pack is the perfect compliment to the paper collection. I love how the patterns are completely different, yet complimentary to the paperline, and the solids match perfectly so you don’t have to search for coordinating papers! Petaloo’s dahlia’s are so pretty and the yellows and oranges are a perfect match for Graphic 45’s color palette!” -Arlene

Arlenecuevas_August2013_SteampunkSpells_Card_Photo1, Graphic 45






Steampunk Spells papers

Steampunk Spells 6x6 Patterns & Solids

Steampunk Spells Banners

Staples: Ornate Metal Key

Petaloo flowers

Paper Tray Ink black cardstock

MFT Dienamics: Decorative Doily

Gold floral sprays

Ranger Distress Ink: Vintage Photo

Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Square foams

Glossy Accents

3M ATG adhesive

Hot glue

Last but not least is this bright and cheerful Bohemian Bazaar card by Clare! The richly saturated colors and hypnotic designs of Bohemian Bazaar give every craft creation a euphoric look! We love how Clare blended some fussy cut elements with flower embellishments to add dimension to this sweet creation. Get inspired to create a joyful card for a friend or loved one using this vibrant new collection! Here is what Clare had to say about this gorgeous card.

"I thought I’d make an easel card with this collection and combine some of the gorgeous Petaloo flowers we received in our Design Team boxes this year with the papers.  The blues and yellows in this project remind me of sunny days and the colourful flowers add another burst of colour to make you smile. Tackling lots of projects at the same time dulls the creativity so I used a template as my starting point for this project and then with no particular design in mind just messed about with colours until I settled for blue and yellow.  The rest just followed and I loved how the card came out." -Clare

 Graphic 45 Clare Charvill CHA 3 Bohemian Bazaar Card Pic 1

Clare Charvill CHA 3 Bohemian Bazaar Card Pic 2

Clare Charvill CHA 3 Bohemian Bazaar Card Pic 4


8 x 8 Papers

Jasmine Nights

Bohemian Bazaar


Ornate Metal Key

Bohemian Bazaar Stickers

Bohemian Bazaar Chip Board Pieces

Bohemian Bazaar Tags and Pockets

Other Supplies

Petaloo Flowers

Foam Tape

May Arts Ribbon

Tacky Glue

Walnut Stain Distress Ink

White Card

Card Template from the House of Zandra

What's your favorite collection for card-making, G45ers? We encourage you all to take some time to create a sweet card for someone you love. Card-making is so much fun and it's a great way to bring joy to someone's day! We want to thank Romy, Arlene and Clare for their incredible work today! We hope you'll stop by and see us tomorrow for more fun, inspiration and a new blog prize winner announcement! We wish you all a very happy day! Thank you so much for joining us!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I used to laugh at my friends who were papercrafters. I didn't really understand what they were so enamored with until I went into a store and saw your paper line. I was hooked and have been ever since! I can't really name one of your products that I haven't wanted or needed! Love the blog and will be using my Graphic 45 paper this weekend.

Please pick me to win. I really want it!!!!

These are amazing!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

So beautiful!!

Lovely cards! Romy always rocks my world:-) I think the new Xmas collection is perfect for cards, and the stamps will make fabulous sentiments.

What beautiful cards and such talented designers! Thanks for all of this with us. Recently I had such fun working with French Country and Secret Garden, but I love all your collections.

I mean to say - Thanks for sharing all of this with us.

I am blown away by the vibrant colors; imagination soaring!

I am speechless, again! Wonderful creations.....

Beautiful projects as always!

Love the inspiration!

Lovely cards all around!

Gorgeous collection and amzing projects!Thanks for share and chance to win!

Everybody's projects were great. Arlene's card is so bold and wicked looking. Romy's card is beautiful. I love Clare's card. I have yet to tackle making an easel card.

The cards today are beautiful as always. I love G45!!

Each of these cards is so lovely. The fussy cutting and embellishments are devine. I'd love to make each one.

Great cards, great giveaway! Thanks for the ideas!

Love when you feature greeting cards. I do very little scrapbooking but I'm always working on cards for classes. I need lots of ideas so I can keep improving in my work. Today's cards were great.

I love all the cards!

Wonderful cards. Each one would be a joy to give or receive.

These designs are so inspirational!
I wish I didn't have chores to do this morning, otherwise I'd pull out my Graphic 45 paper and start crafting.

Each card is so Beautiful. Thank you for inspirations. I sure will look in here tomorrow. See u:)

Very nice!

Said it before and I'll say it again - your line is simply unparalleled! Keep it comin'!!

Fabulous cards!

Love, Love, Love these projects. Stunning colors and creativity!

Marvelous creations! L.O.V.E G45 and the creations from all the designers...all over the top as usual!! Just beautiful!! WOW!

Love everything I have ever seen from Graphic 45! Would love to win!

As usual, beautiful creations on the blog today.. love them all! Thank you for another opportunity to win a great G45 package!

All these ladies are so talented..love all the cards!

I love all the projects!

I love the Bohemian Bazaar papers! The bright colors and designs lend themselves to lots of great projects.

Great cards! Love the Steampunk Spells one by Arlene!

All the cards are beautiful.
You know, I hadn't taken a shine to the new Bohemian line - a first for me, as I just adore everything G45. But after seeing Clare's card, I am blown away - this is just gorgeous!

I would LOVE to win the Mother Goose prize pack .. CK sent me :)

Arlene and Claire are in my opinion two of the most talented paper crafters, everything they design looks just wonderful!

Awesome cards... I too have a hard time getting into the Bohemian line, while I love the bright colors... I just have no vision when it comes to creating with them. But I'm totally inspired by Clare's easel card and the other projects featuring that line that have been featured lately. I think.. I need some Bohemian.

My first afghan I ever crocheted was out of the same colors as the G45 Bohemian papers and that was over 38 years ago! What's old is new again! Thanks for the chance to win!

Wowsers! These are some amazing cards!

Thank you for so many inspirational projects Graphic45 and for a wonderful chance to win such amazing products! I think I will try A Ladies Diary for some romantic cards!

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