unique papercrafting graphic 45

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


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Happiness is a Handmade Card:


I love the layering on all of these cards. If you really take the time to study all of the wonderful projects you see on this blog, you can learn a lot!

love the typography card--great use of the paper line. the other projects are fantastic inspiration as always.

Goody.....another great contest. I hope I'm the lucky one.

I'm getting two new collections today, but not the ones you are so graciously giving away, would love both of them!

Those little brads over the seashells on that card really took it up a notch. Love looking at all these gorgeous creations.

Great cards, wonderful inspirations. Would love to win your giveaway, Old Curiosity Shoppe is my favorite!

What gorgeous cards! I especially like the Botanical Tea and By The Sea ones as these are my favourite papers at the moment.

I'm inspired by the cards .... beautiful

Our church sponsored craft and hobby retreat is coming up. It would be wonderful to have these papers to craft with. I love Graphic 45!

Just wonderful cards - I am going to have to buy the Botanical Tea set, it is so beautiful.

I would love to win these goodies, as always they are stunning papers. Keeping my fingers crossed. Keep doing ur good work, all your projects are amazing :) xx

Love the cards. Needed a pick-me-up.

These cards are all very lovely; thank you for the great inspiration

What beautiful cards. That prize pack, would be awesome to win.

Such beautiful cards! And thank you for the chance to have some "oldies". They would be fun to play with again.

This papers are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Love Annette's card using By The Sea, I have to pick this collection up. Love the vintage nautical look.

I love homemade cards, so the new ideas are great. Thanks for sharing.

This is great, Olde Curiosity may be my favorite collection of all time! I've never owned On The Boardwalk so I would love to win!

Love the cards, especially the Sea Side. Yes, I will be sending a couple of handmade encouragement cards this week.

Lovely cards and a delicious giveaway.

What inspirational cards this week! I have some new ideas about some using these paper lines.

I would love to win! The Graphic 45 papers are soooooo much fun to work with!

Wow! What a fantastic price to win!
I love the Old Curiosity Shoppe papers!
They're simply wonderfull!!
Thank you for a chance to win those papers!
Anita Hoonhout

Loving all three new collections! I have a little something (and some BIG things) made with every G45 paper. Can't wait to start creating with the new ones.

What a wonderful beach card. Love that collection! Can't wait for mine to arrive!

Vintage G45 collection! Best contest ever ! Would so love to win the papers that I missed.

OMG - I love seeing projects made from the typography line! It's probably my favourite recently released collection!

The inspiration on this site is unbelievable! You guys really know how to pick 'em!

Beautiful projects! And what a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

So this is why I haven't won before; waiting for *this* giveaway and a chance to get those extinct papers! Love the projects today as well.

I love each and every collection. It is so much fun to work with. Thank you for these amazing papers. Sharron B

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing these great projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

I love by the sea. What lovely projects!

Such beautiful, creative projects!! Another inspiring day with Graphic 45!!

The cards are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for another great giveaway! I would love, love , love to win.

I would love to win this prize! What a way to start the week and winning this week's prize would be a great way to end it!

Such beautiful, inspiring cards, thank you! Small-scale projects like these really help me overcome cutting anxiety (somthing G45 collections often cause in me). I wish I could hoard all the papers so that any mistakes would not hurt so much!

omg, i love these cards! the botanical tea card is my favorite!

great cards -- tried to pick which one I liked the best --but could not as they are all so very nice . Love the way you accented the butterflies and sea shells. Can't say enough how nice these cards are.

Would love to win these two paper packs, can't find them to purchase! So pick me,please!!

Older Comments Newer Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.