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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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This seems to be my reaction every time I see new projects. Love, Love, Love....

I love all of the vibrant colors in the projects today! Thanks for sharing.

i love all the new steampunk spells projects! theyre just beautiful!

Such details on those beautiful projects.The colors are so vibrant.I'd be thrilled to win some of that gorgeous paper.

Beautiful cards. Great prize package. Thanks Diane & crew!

Wow! de toute beauté!
J'adore la collection Bohemian Bazaar


I'd be happy to receive any of these beautiful cards. I love the chipboard frame on the bird song card! I would love to win one of your packages, all the products are so inspiring.

Your designers are the gift that keeps on giving!

This G45 blog is where the magic happens! No matter what G45 paper collection a crafter chooses to use, the finished project is always amazing. The design team has opened a whole new world of art. Thanks to all of you for the wonderful creations and inspiration.

Love love love all the amazing projects by the DT! The bright colors of Bohemian Bazaar give a great twist to the vintage designs.

So many gorgeous cards! I love everything by Graphic 45!

Graphic 45 is my go to paper every time!!!

I look forward to every email from Graphic 45. The talent of your designers is amazing.

Love all your papers id love to win the prize .

WOW projects! Mahalo for sharing great ideas for using the varied elements of the collections.

All these projects are so inspirational! Each collection is graphic 45 releases is just as stunning as the next and takes your breath away! Wow!

Beautiful cards! Who would not be excited to receive one of these?


I would be so happy to win! Your paper collections are the most beautiful and wonderful creations! I love them all so much! I check your blog every morning for my inspiration hit! Wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

Your new releases are great. Can't wait to begin creating for Christmas and Halloween!
Carol b

Spectacular! Thanks for so many luscious papers and coordinating elements. You make it possible for us to make fabulous things. Thanks Thanks Thanks!

The Birdsong card is so beautiful, would love to win the Bohemian prize pack. Love Graphic 45.

Those are all SOOOOO amazing!!!

Such lovely designs by such talented artists! Would love some Graphic 45 Inspiration to spur me on!

I am always so inspired by the colours and designs of graphic 45. As usual, you do not disappoint.

I would love to win!!

I'd love to be able to add these to my collection!

I love the Bohemian Bazaar collection. It is definitely my favorite. But then I say that about all of Graphic 45 collections. But this time I really mean it...

SMOOCHES to you! I've always wanted to try this product. Winning your wonderful g45 collections and smooches would just make my day. Thanks always for the best products EVER.

Who could not love this paper to work on so many special projects with the help of the Design Team of Graphic 45. You are a very special team and I am glad to be a part of your group.

Love the designs and colors!

Loving the bold and bright colors! All of the samples are fabulous. I would love to win this random draw.

Love the bright colors. Great projects

I wish I could still get the Bird Song set (it was retired before I was). I have some embellishments that were just made for it.

Very pretty

vivid colors, as usual I am awestruck. Thank you!

So pretty! I really want to win too!

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