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February 24, 2014

Happiness is a Handmade Card


Good Monday, G45ers,

It's another start to a great week. What picks up your spirits on a less-than-lovely day? One thing we love is a handmade card! So, what better way to fight the Monday blues than some handmade beauties? We will start with a Botanical Tea card from Romy Veul, then get some sand & sun with a By the Sea card by Annette Green. We will finish the day with the most wonderful Typography "Friend" card from Arlene Cuevas that will inspire you to share the love.

Let's share the love with a contest first! It's a prize pack filled with some Vintage Graphic 45 collections! That's right, there's an Olde Curiosity Shoppe AND On the Boardwalk collection in this pack of freebies!

To win:

*Comment here on our blog, OR

*Comment on our Facebook page!

It's that easy!

We will announce the winner this Friday in our blog, so make sure to comment before 11:59 PM PST this Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Photo 1 (1) copy

Let's begin our wonderful Monday with this beautiful Botanical Tea card by Romy. She is such a master at layering and combining the dreamiest colors.

"On this card I tried to stay true to my own style and used the gorgeous Botanical Tea papers to make a card with lots of layers and fussy cutting. The butterflies that are printed on some of the gorgeous Botanical Tea papers have totally got me smitten, so I used some of those for my finishing touches." - Romy




 Supply List:

Botanical Tea patterned papers:
Botanical Tea
Hello Friend
Herbal Infusion
Love Notes

Let's journey to the beach with Annette! What a great sentiment to send as well. Just fantastic! Look at how she used our Shabby Chic Metal Brad Staples framed by seashells. Such a genius touch.





Even the inside is a work of art!


Supply List:

Graphic 45 By The Sea paper collection:

Sand and Surf #4500906

Beachcomber #4500900

My Anchor #4500903

Graphic 45 Staples, 3 Metal Shabby Chic Brads

Core-dinations Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45

Heritage Kraft

Creme Brulee


May Arts ribbon

Decorative edge scissors

Fringe scissors, Martha Stewart

Vintage Photo Distress Ink for inking edges

Scissors for fussy cuts

We all have friends that brighten our days. Why not send them a handmade card that shows them how much you care? Arlene has created such a beautiful Typography card to inspire your next note.




There's even a touching sentiment inside the card. What a treasure this would be to receive!




Product list

Typography 8x8 paper pad
Typography Tags & Pockets
Typography Chipboard
Staples: Ornate Metal Key, Stamped Metal Brad
Paper Tray Ink card stock - Black & Kraft
Cheery Lynn Designs - Italian Doily die
Petaloo flower
Recollections flowers
Hemp twine
Xyron Mega Runner
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue

Monday blues, be gone! We hope we helped with these fantastic card ideas. Many thanks to Romy, Annette, and Arlene for sharing with us today. Join us tomorrow for more fun! And don't forget to enter this week's contest. Will you send a handmade card this week?

With Happiness,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Oldies but goodies! Would love to have these papers!

This is a fantastic give-away containing hard-to-find papers!
Thanks for the opportunity to win and sharing so many creative and talented projects!

Love this By The Sea card and the brads on it!

Beautiful cards!!!! I just purchased Botanical Tea, By the Sea, and Good Ol' Sport Collections this past Saturday and I am going to have a great week because I get to create Beautiful things with them all!
I would love to win the Vintage Prize pack so I can continue to make Beautiful Graphic 45 things!

Oh wow great inspiration from the Dt I would love to win these papers x

Beautiful cards! Lovely inspiration for a Monday morning. The beautiful and intricate fussy cutting on the Botanical Tea card, the brads on the By The Sea card, and the touching sentiments on the Typography card makes these wonderful. Michelle t

These beautiful cards have me drooling! And I love the prize package this week....two of my favorite G45 collections!

What a great way to start the week off!

Gorgeous paper!! Thanks for the chance to win!

I cannot wait for Botanical Tea. Why oh why must you torture me with all these photos of people using it when I cannot get my hands on it yet. The tortured. -Amy

there are an amazing card, so lovely!

Lots of lovely cards :)

What a great prize package filled with G45 goodies! Thank you for the chance to win.

beautiful cards...oh and I would love to win the prize package...Old Curiosity Shoppe and On the Boardwalk are 2 of my favourite collections!

I love these cards!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

The papers that you show for the drawing seem to be beautiful, as the majority that you realize. In addition the quality is fantastic. I am charmed with working with them.
And the works / tutorials that you put in the page are fantastic to learn and to give ideas.
Thank you and be still like that.

These lovely Cards are so collectible. As a collector of many things. I do love the creative ideas and how beautiful they are. Your coordinating papers and finding make it possible. Thank you.

These cards are fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Those are so nice. Love them. Thanks for the chance.

Gorgeous card samples - couldn't be anything but with Graphic 45 papers! Would love to win the vintage patterns - haven't used these before, so it would be something new for me.

Oh, I don't know if there is any simple paper or collection that I don't like from Graphic45! I love them all! :-)

By the Sea and Botanical Tea ideas just keep getting better. Great designs!

Thank you for the opportunity to win the amazing prize! The cards featured today are lovely!!!

What a wonderful collection of papers and projects. Would love to win and add to my G45 paper stash!


Love the use of the brads. Beautiful projects. Wow! a chance to win this week again and these products will go so well with the new releases. Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Steampunk Spells would be a fabulous project. On The Boardwalk and Couture would rock the fashion world. Thanks.

Such beautiful cards! Love the inspiration!

Love these papers. Fun prize package. Beautiful cards. I'd love to win!

I love all of these!!!

I love this package of freebies!! I also love the cards! Fantastic!!

Love the package, especially the vintage G45 button, so cool!!

I love them all. Everyone is so creative. I'm not sure I have seen on the boardwalk collection but I would sure love to:) Thanks for the chance!

Wow If there is anything I love more than cards, it is more cards. Love the prize this week too.

These cards are priceless and leave me wanting to get more paper and craft today! Thank you for the inspiration.

Fantastic cards! Great giveaway this week!

Love all the cards and can't wait to get the By the Sea Paper. All your paper is just amazing. Thanks for sharing all the great projects and cards.

It's wonderful to see how the response to your fabulous papers has grown over this past year alone!! Kudos G45!! Go DT!!

Just beautiful projects. I am waiting for the papers that I have already ordered from my dealer. Thank so much for a chance to win these great paper collections. Cheers.

Thanks G45, Your inspirational post has definitely helped get me over my Monday Blues.

Thank you for the eye-candy! Great inspiration! and thanks for the chance to win.

Beautiful cards. I can't wait to get By the Sea, this card is stunning. Love the brads on it.

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