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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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Your papers are so fab! Did an album with my ladies diary, and everyone loves it! Of course I would love to win the drawing!

beautiful cards - they are so different

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