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January 29, 2014

Easy Cards For Big Style & Fun


Hello G45ers,

It's always a great time for creating beautiful handmade cards! Today we're celebrating a variety of stunning ways you can create easy and breathtaking cards with some of our newest collections! All of today's cards are perfect for any occasion. Get inspired with a gorgeous By the Sea card by Arlene Cuevas! By the Sea will be in stores soon. In the mean time you can start getting excited to create your own dazzling By the Sea crafts by checking out Arlene's amazing creation! Then we will share a sophisticated Couture card by Susan Lui. Then we've got an elegant Sweet Sentiments card by Nichola Battilana that's just perfect for Easter and spring! We're bringing joy and color to your day with these remarkable and fun cards. Let the card party begin!

Our new collection By the Sea will be in stores beginning in late February. That means there's time to start dreaming about the gorgeous creations you'd like to make with this summery new collection! Here we have a fabulous By the Sea card by Arlene! This wonderfully layered card shows how perfectly the dazzling papers blend together. Fussy cut elements also add brilliant dimension when combined with flowers and shell embellishments. This is a great way to give your cards an authentic 3-D look! This is a perfect card to brighten the day of someone you love! Get inspired to create your own cheerful card with By the Sea!








By the Sea 12x12 papers: My Anchor, Sand and Surf, Gathering Shells, Beachcomber

Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series Card Stock

Kraft cardstock

Petaloo flowers

I Am Roses flowers

Ranger Diamond Stickles


Xyron Mega Runner

Glossy Accents


Prima distress tool


There are so many ways to construct a beautiful handmade card. Just look at Susan's amazing Couture card! It opens to reveal a wonderful new dimension of rich colors and elegant designs. Couture is overflowing with gorgeous images that celebrate vintage fashion. The saturated colors are perfect for creating sophisticated cards with style! Susan added some pretty fussy cut elements to give this card even more exquisite detail. It's easy to create the perfect card for any occasion with this fabulous collection! Here is what Susan had to say about it. 


"I love the colours of the new Couture collection by Graphic 45. The designs lend themselves so well to card making. Here I’ve made a long 4x12 inch card which opens up to a 12x12 standing display with a different view from different angles. I used the 4x6 card cut-outs for the centre pieces and the smaller cut-out pieces and fussy-cut details for the other panels." -Susan








Graphic 45 Couture collection - Elegant, 8x8 Paper Pad

Bazzill black cardstock



Next we have this bright and cheerful card by Nichola that features our Sweet Sentiments collection. This is the perfect paper collection for Easter, Valentine's Day and spring. You can have so much fun fussy cutting the brilliant images! That's what Nichola did when she created this amazing card. Layering fussy cut elements is another great technique for adding beautiful depth and detail to your handmade cards. Just imagine how wonderful it would be to receive a stunning handmade card like this one from someone you love! Get inspired to send your own happy greeting with a fabulous handmade card with Sweet Sentiments! Here is what Nichola had to say about this marvelous creation!


"I created this card while watching Downton Abbey and sipping tea. I quickly discovered that’s pretty much the most perfect way to spend a Sunday evening. There’s a lot of fussy cutting on this card but the layering of all of those little bits adds visual depth. (It’s also a lot of fun to fiddle with the placement of those little bits.) Inside, I simply applied some thick sketching paper with a light texture for my writing area, then embellished with a few more fussy cut elements." -Nichola












Sweet Sentiments


Sweet Sentiments


All My Love


Violet Bouquet


Spring has Sprung


Be My Valentine


Sweet Sentiments Stickers




50lb sketching paper *Inside*


That's all for today, G45ers. We had so much fun sharing today's magnificent card ideas with you. We hope you got some inspiration to create your own unique card with your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples! Big thanks to Arlene, Susan and Nichola for their fabulous creations today. We've got more inspiration and fun planed for you on tomorrow's Graphic 45 blog. We hope you'll come back and see us. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today, G45ers! Have a lovely day!


Happy Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45




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Wish I had the Sea collection just redid my bathroom and need to decorate.....Hurry collection....

I can't waaait!

Sweet Sentiments is beautiful. Love these projects. Who would not dream of walking the beach and finding sea shells especially with a winter like this one.

I really love making cards. What fun!!!!

I know a couple of people recently moved to a nursing. Receiving beautiful cards like these brighten their days.

How very pretty!!!

I love that couture card in 4x12!

Always love the great ideas and the inspiration. G45 is the BEST!!

I love the cards! Hope you will do more on your blog.

Love "By The Sea" collection, the colors and style is so beautiful, would love to have some of that paper.

All of these cards and the collections...wow...so beautiful. Michelle t

Love the By the sea collection, can't wait to get it.

A 12x4 that opens out to amazing display? Wow! Beautiful cards & pprs all round today ! :))

What beautiful cards!

I am thrilled with the new paper so colorful and detailed. Thank you graphic45. I can't wait until my couture dp arrives. I love making cards with graphic45 paper.

Beautiful projects!

Beautiful cards

These cards are gorgeous! I love them all.



Pretty cards.

I am anxiously awaiting the new By The Sea collection. Lots of ideas going on in my head.

Oh my what lovely projects! You share so many creative things with us. TY

Making BIG wishes on a starfish! The one featured in By the Sea collection!!! Wonderful projects! Can't wait to have my hands on those lovely papers!

...cute cute cute... would luv to play with this line from G45

WOW! Such beautiful cards!! LOVELOVELOVE the By the Sea and Sweet Sentiments cards!!! TFS!

Such fun, beautiful cards today! Can't wait to get the new paper collections!

I'm excited about the "By the Sea" collection. It will fit my long-awaited beach album I plan on making with sea shells and all the beach treasures and pictures I've collected over the past few years. I love the "Couture" and "Sweet Sentiments" cards, too! LOveLy!

A person runs out of words to describe the work of the Graphic 45 designers and all of the fabulous paper and staples. I would love to win the prize package!!!

Beautiful projects!! Love Graphic 45!!

can't wait for the sea package, I love that paper, very well done

The Couture card is over the top! Beautiful artwork.

It will hard to choose which to buy from the new collections - they are all fabulous! Nicola x

Gorgeous cards!!

aah, these new collections are lovely, can't wait to have them and these cards are, too..

Beautiful cards Love making cards. Can't wait for the new papers.

Gorgeous cards! Love this paper and embellishments!

Beautiful creations. I love these two collections. I purchased Sweet Sentiments and was just getting ready to make some beautiful simple cards. With G45's papers you can just let them do all the work for you.

fabulous cards, great embellishments

These are breathtaking designs. Thanks for sharing them.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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