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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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What a great and gorgeous collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

These papers - and cards - are beautiful! Lots of inspiration - and I hope I win!!

those seaside papers are sooo lush and I think will look great with my holiday photos, roll on them arriving in the UK!!

If I cant play with "paper" on a less than perfect day I love to spend time with any of my grandchildren. That is sure to make me smile too!

I just love the By The Sea line!

still beautiful paper

Wowsers!! Love G45 and the inspiration here air amazing! ;)

IS amazing!! Ha ha

Love these papers!!!

Would LOVE to win this set!!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

I'm off to a crop this weekend and the onsite store is suppose to have some of the new G45 collections. Can't wait to get me some.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Botanical Tea card with the layered background and fussy cutting. Thanks for a chance to win such hard to find papers.

really like those butterflies. love a good contest

Wow, these are so wonderful!

Absolutely gorgeous! Simply speechless :)

Love all the Graphic 45 pads! Such beautiful papers!

I love Graphic 45 Forever!!!

Anyone for Tea ?? Beside the Sea !!!! Would love some of the retired goodies .

So delighted to have found your site! Small town living gives limited access to your products (which I discovered at CHA and love) thanks for the opportunity to perhaps win this treasure trove!

Beautiful cards!

Again, every project made with G45 papers is a star! Thanks for the chance to win!

I have just discovered Graphic 45 and I have fallen in love with absolutely all of it!! I am so inspired and can't wait to purchase so many of the paper packets and embellishments. OMG I am so excited with my new find and can't wait to start using them. Love Love Love the design team and all the wonderful cards and layouts they make. So talented!!

Oh, love those sentiments and gorgeous cards!

wonderful, I make mini albums, and cards for fund raisers for Friends of Homeless Animals..using your papers..everyone goes nuts over them.

I made a wooden collage using the Halloween papers, and I have it out all year long..looks great on my mantle..I have a recipe relay group, and I used French Country to show them how to do covers, and title pages..absolutely beautiful..thank you for helping me be so creative, and for giving us all a chance to win such beautiful and inspiring items.

Thank you for the opportunity to win the amazing prize!
I love these papers!

Graphic 45 is just the best! I'm always finding some project that I would love to try.

Wow! Thanks for the chance to win these papers that I haven't seen for sale anywhere.

I love G45 collections, your designs and designers help keep me inspired !

I have ordered every new staple and collections. I cant wait to get them. WOW the post office is slow. I ordered them this morning. UGH

Always a joy to see what Graphic 45 has for us next! So many lovely papers and amazing inspiration. Thank you! <3

I love all the Graphics 45 papers!

Oh, wow! What treasures these older papers are! Thanks for the chance to win!

I have always loved The Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection (finishing an album for my hubby and could sure use this) but am not so familiar with the On The Boardwalk collection. If it is G45, it is bound to be terrific. And, it looks like it would be perfect for cards and altered art pieces for my oldest granddaughter. Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity to win great stuff!!

Beautiful collections! Thanks for the chance to win!

I would love to win any of the retired papers.

Since falling in love with Graphic 45, the bain of my existence has been the retiring of various lines. Love them all but there is not enough time nor money to collect and use them before some are retired. In my perfect world, you would always be able to buy any of the lines ad infinitum! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE 'em!

By the Sea, looks wonderful. Can't wait to see it all

Hope I win some supplies to try my hand at my own cards. I'm inspired.

CAn hardly wait to make these cards.

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