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November 19, 2013

Delivering Joy With Handmade Cards


Hello G45ers,

Don't you just love a beautiful handmade card? It is such a thrill to receive a heartfelt card in the mail from a friend or family member. It's even more fun to create cards for the people you love with Graphic 45 papers and Staples! Today we're going to share three gorgeous and unique ideas for perfect cards! You'll see a joyful Mother Goose card by Susan Lui that's perfect for any occasion. Then Romy Veul will show you a graceful Secret Garden card that's overflowing with beauty. Then we've got a fabulously festive 12 Days of Christmas card by Arlene Cuevas that contains a special surprise! Yes, today's blog is loaded with inspiration to brighten yout day! Let the fun begin!

Lets start by sending a happy hello to all of our friends on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! If you want the latest news on Graphic 45 products, daily inspiration and a way to connect with your fellow G45ers and upload your Graphic 45 creations, then check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is a mesmerizing Steampunk Spells altered headband that Candice Elliott recently uploaded to our Facebook page. This is such a fun and beautiful work of art! We just love all the incredible details! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

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And now it's card time! Our Mother Goose collection is filled with so many bright and beautiful colors and designs. It gives you so many pretty options for perfect cards. Here is an incredible card that Susan made with Mother Goose. Adding a few paper layers and fussy cut elements is a fabulous way to create breathtaking cards. It's also a pretty easy technique! Here is what Susan had to say about this happy creation that's perfect for any occasion!

"This is a sweet little card created using mostly Graphic 45’s Mother Goose collection. The card is accented with Mother Goose die cut flowers which I’ve layered with 3D foam dots to give them more dimension. Some fussy cut flowers add to the colourful floral cluster." -Susan





Mother Goose patterned papers - Ring Around The Rosies, Checkers, Sunshine Stripe, Spot On, A Pocketful Of Posies

Mother Goose Flowers

Mother Goose Chipboard Die-Cuts 2

                                                                Mother Goose Alphabet Stickers

Next we have another heartwarming card that's perfect for any time of year. Here is Romy's joyful Secret Garden card! This is a great collection for weddings, anniversaries or any special occasion! You can see how Romy created lots of pretty layers, added a few fussy cut elements and decorated this card with just the right amount of elegant embellishments. It's so romantic! Here is what Romy had to say about it.

"Although I have been working with more bold colours quite a lot lately, it’s still the soft and romantic colours that have captured my heart the most. So I really enjoyed making this card with the gorgeous “Secret Garden” papers. I focused on the pink and cream papers from this collection to give my card a sweet and girly look." -Romy


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Secret Garden 8x8 Paper Pads

Patterned paper: May Flowers

Mother Goose 8x8 Paper Pads

Secret Garden Alphabet Stickers

Secret Garden Chipboard 2

Secret Garden Tags & Pockets

Next we have a gorgeous card that's just perfect for the holidays! Arlene created this super fun and festive card with our 12 Days of Christmas collection. The gorgeous colors and designs are instantly inspiring! You can have so much fun mixing and matching all the breathtaking papers from this collection to create the perfect card for someone you love. This card also contains a special surprise! Here is what Arlene had to say about this precious creation!

“During the holidays, there are so many fun and creative ideas shared on social networks like Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest. These days, Pinterest is where I go for quick inspiration when I need a little “pick me up.” I was inspired by a creation on Pinterest, which is the basis for my project today. This card is the perfect little gift for that special someone this holiday. When you open it up, there’s a little treat box inside! Fill it with candies, money or a gift card. It’s such a fun way to surprise your loved one!” -Arlene

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12 Days of Christmas: 8x8 paper pad, 6x6 Patterns & Solids pad, Chipboard, Banners, Stickers

Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series cardstock

Staples Ornate Metal Key

Petaloo Flowers

I Am Roses rosebuds
May Arts ribbon

Ranger Distress Ink: Vintage Photo

White doily

Paper Trey Ink Kraft card stock



Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

We hope today's post helped inspire you to create a beautiful handmade card for someone you love. It's always a great time to let your loved ones know you care. We encourage you all to get inspired with your favorite Graphic 45 collection and brighten someone's day with a pretty card! Big thanks to Susan, Romy and Arlene for their amazing work today. We've got another day of fun planed for you on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll come back and see us. Thank you all so much for stopping by our blog today. We wish you a very happy, crafty day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Amazing creations as always!! L.O.V.E it!!

Love everything G45!

love the card with box tutorial. thank you for sharing!

Arlene, your card/box is fabulous! simply stunning!!

Heartwarming projects on a cold morning! Perfect!

Wonderful altered head band & inspiring cards/box. Great g45 as always :))

Graphic 45 is simply the best!

Very beautiful cards. Nice job everyone.

Beautiful inspirational projects! Love them all!

Amazing projects.

So beautiful and inspiring!

Fabulous cards and projects today - I love making cards!

Beautiful inspiration! G45 is my favorite paper and my favorite blog :)

great projects showcased today. team G45 loves their papers

LOVELOVELOVE the card/treat box! This would be a great way to give a necklace or pair of earrings also! Or a gift card! Thanks for the inspiration!

You just made my day!

Great projects. I would call that one a chocolate book! Love them all.

Wow, what a card with the box. Love this idea. Thank you for the inspiration, I really needed it today.

Love the candy box!
Carla from Utah

Arlene, you absolutely rocked this project. Fantastic.

Love the cards, to have a box with Chocolate, how sweet.

Stunning cards! Love the idea of the box for goodies in the card!

These projects are great, packed with awesome details and great layers. That candy box idea inside a card, just gorgeous !

Oh so pretty! I LOVE the candy card! That would be a very sweet surprise to receive. :)

Amazing projects! LOVE them all!!

Love all the projects. They're beautiful.

Oh what gorgeous cards!

Oh my, but this fascinator is awesome!

I really love that you give us ideas that are outside the box like with this fascintor that I would so wear!

Incredible cards! Love them all!

Wooowwww!! Arlene, tu proyecto es increíble, precioso

Loved the projects and the only improvement I can suggest is better chocolate, lol. However, I would love the gift box. Imagine a fascinator even.

All 3 of these cards are just beautiful! I always get inspired to create when I look at this blog! Thank you!

Great cards! Arlene's card box is really cool.

These are sooooooooo gorgeous!!!!

Love the cards today - thanks for the great inspiration!

Super cute projects!!!

What beautiful creations!

Lovely creations. Esp enthralled with the Secret Garden card!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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