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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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A card party! Yay! And what a great party it is. :)

You asked what is my favorite collection for cardmaking? That is a very tough choice. I have three: Secret Garden, Bird Song and Bohemian Bazaar.

Yesterday you asked what we wanted to see and I said " Cards, cards and more cards". Today you gave me cards, cards and more cards. Thank you. Please keep them coming! Love Graphic45.

Wow another fantastic collection of inspiration. I love ladies diary and made my mums mothers day card with it x

The cards are just beautiful!

These cards are awesome!!! I want to win!! Love Graphic 45!

Romy's card is stunning! The layers provide amazing dimension. The colors in Clare's card are beautiful and I love the variey of embellishments that she uses and how well they all come together!

Wow! Beautiful Cards! Graphic 45 has the most gorgeous papers!!

Amazing inspiration

By the way, CK sent me. Would love the Mother Goose Collection!

Gorgeous cards - the Bohemian Bazaar is my favourite. It's so vibrant and cheerful and just makes me happy!

I really would like to win this fabulous prize, but if I'm not that lucky at least I am lucky to get my inspiration from your astonishing projects! You are the best! Thanks, from my heart


Beautiful cards. Clare and Arlene are just the best and so inspiring.

Another day of awesomeness; love Romy's fussy cuts on her Bird Song card. Arlene rocked Steampunk Spells with those flowers... love the inside too! And Clare's Bohemian Bazaar card is so cheerful and charming with her yarn and key adornment! Thanks for the inspiration ladies !

Oooh, the Halloween cards are awesome!

I love the beautiful cards! Just gorgeous!

Gorgeous. They're very talented. Thanks for the chance,

Lovely cards.

Love them! Cards made with Graphic 45 papers are fabulous!

There is NOTHING like a handmade card, it truly says "you are special" These are beautiful :)

again some real winners what a talented group of designers and so happy that they share all their ideas and projects with us. Thank you Graphic 45 for the most amazing products

This is one of my all time greatest blog days...3 totally amazing cards that I know I can make myself. Your Design Team comes up with such interesting ways to use various designer papers. LOVE IT! Bohemian Bazaar has not been a personal favorite, but Clare's easel card has changed my mind. I'm off to buy that collection!

LOVING the cards here!!!! Well done and I would LOVE to win that Bohemian paper and the smooches!!!

Beautiful projects. Great ideas. Now if I can only get myself to cut into my G45 stash...thanks for the chance to win this collection.

Today is my birthday - pick me please!

I am not a card maker but these wonderful cards may inspire me to try.

the Little Darlings paper makes such sweet cards.

Great to see cards today showing all the great techniques of your excellent DT (shout out for Clare, 'fellow Brit!' you did wonderful things for g45 on tv here recently :))
My favourite line is hard to call, always Olde Curiosity & Steampunk Debutante but really like new SP Spells. Then there's Secret Garden, A ladies Diary..... As you can tell - hard choice?! :))

Gorgeous cards! My fave G45 paper for making cards? I just use all of them. Love them all!

I would be in 'seventh heaven' if I was lucky enough to win this prize, I love it !!

Bohemian Bazaar is my favorite all time G45 paper. The colors are so vibrant, and the possibilities are endless. Thanks for a chance to win!

This project is so delicate and beautiful, i love it

Lovely projects.
Really like the blue
flower's texture.
Carla from Utah

Wonderful products. These projects are just beautiful. So many ways to use the papers.

LOVIN all the creations. Thank you so much for all your postings!

More great projects, and another day to enter for what is a great prize package. Thanks Graphic 45.

Beautiful cards today! I love the card made using Steampunk Spells. Such a beautiful collection. My "go-to" collection for cardmaking is A Place in Time. There are so many lovely images in this collection. You can always find the right paper in A Place in Time. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration today!

I would love to win.. i live in a small town and to get graphic 45 I have to travel about 2 hours to get paper collections unless I order off the internet. so I would love to win... thanks for a chance to win...

Y'all must smile every day seeing your papers being used in such stunning ways. Love the creativity!!

Lovely Cards!

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