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February 12, 2014

Sending Sweet Sentiments with ATCs

Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Sweet Sentiments ATC #1

Good day, G45ers!

It's a beautiful day for some Spring Artist Trading Card inspiration. We have two projects and one tutorial that will simply delight! Also, we have a sneak peek of the fun going on over at the Paper Crafter's Library blog. First, we have a beautiful ATC by Maiko Miwa and then a great ATC tutorial by Nichola Battilana.

First, let's begin with Maiko's whimsical ATC using Sweet Sentiments. It's just perfect for Spring and a great creation to give away or keep around your home!

Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Sweet Sentiments ATC #1

Graphic 45 Products:

Sweet Sentiments:
Sweet Sentiments
Perfect Petals
Easter Greetings
Spring Has Sprung
All my Love
Sweet Sentiments Chipboard
G45 Staples:
Artist Trading Tags - Ivory
Prima Flowers
May Arts Ribbon

Next, we have a fantastic and fussy cutting full ATC by Nichola! Her style is so wonderful and you enter into another world with her projects. Join her for her step-by-step tutorial using Sweet Sentiments! Hooray!



 Sweet Sentiments
> All My Love
> Perfect Petals

> Sweet Sentiments

> Violet Bouquet
> Spring has Sprung

Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Pad

Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets

Sweet Sentiments Chipboard

White Staples ATC Tag

May Arts Ribbon
Textured Elements from Petaloo


1. Gather all of your materials. I like to fussy cut a whole bunch of elements to choose from and always more than I think I’ll need. Here I’ve used Sweet Sentiments All My Love on an ATC staples tag for the base.


2. Next I start to layer elements like the “Spring” tag from Sweet Sentiments Chipboard and Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets.


3. Using foam dots, I create depth to my fussy cut pieces. This rabbit but from Sweet Sentiments will be the focal point of this ATC tag.


4. Slowly, I build up my design, filling out the space.


5. The layers of fussy cut flowers add visual interest and dimension.


6. With all of those little pieces now in place, I create texture by adding petals from a Textured Elements flower from Petaloo.


7. Now some coordinating May Arts Ribbon.


8. And finally some little butterflies cut from Heart Song to finish off the piece.

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All done!


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We've got one more special treat for you G45ers today! Anne Rostad of our Design Team is being featured on today's Paper Crafter's Library blog! It is an absolutely breathtaking Sweet Sentiments easel calendar that will inspire and delight! Go and visit Paper Crafter's Library blog to see the joy.

Paper Crafter's Blog


What a wonderful day of ATCs! We hope you enjoyed all the fun inspiration, and now you have a great project to try! Celebrate spring, and join us tomorrow for more inspiration.

Happy Papercrafting,

Your Friends at Graphic45




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Thank you!!! These are great!!!

I just love the colors of this paper. Its a breathe of fresh air during this winter season. Love this ATC.

Spring may actually arrive this year, these ATC's have given me renewed hope.


I love ATCs - they are so much fun to make and these give me hope of Spring! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Love these ATC"S...so inspiring as always on this G45 blog!!

Such sweet projects! This collection is sooo beautiful.

wow - I just posted Valentine ATCs that I made with this paper, but mine aren't as fabulous as these are!


those are really sweet!!!

Sweet, sweet, sweet inspiration! Thanks for the sunshine on a cloudy day!

These are some seriously cute ATCs. All the fussy cutting is impressive.

Lovely work! Perfect spring and Easter pieces.

Very cute creations :)

Very beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

Love the ATCs. We need to be reminded that Spring is coming. With the Winter we have had in the Midwest it is hard to remember that, Thank you for the inspiration.

So beautiful. Michelle t

Such a beautiful ATC. Simply stunning.

These are all so lovely, it makes me want spring even more.


This collection is gorgeous and the projects are so sweet.

Love to make tags. You can bling them to hearts content and not have to worry about them getting ruined in the mail. You hand them directly to the recipient and watch them ooohhh and aaaahhhh over them.

This is such a pretty collection. Love the projects.

I just love all the parts and pieces the different line have to go with all the beautiful paper...

These ATCs are gorgeous and makes me wish spring would come soon!

So adorable. I am so ready for spring!

It is so nice to see spring here today. Cold weather us all down. I really love the tut on how the tag goes together. Thank you.

Beautiful projects - so pretty. Spring must be around the corner, surely? Thanks for the inspiration.

LOVE the ATCs! So very pretty!! Headed to Paper Crafter's blog now! TFS!`

Those ATC cards are so pretty. Love the papers used. Thanks for the tut.

My head just isn't ready to deal with putting cute little bunnies on anything yet. I need a couple more weeks to get into a Spring frame of mind! But when I'm ready, I know just the G45 paper collection to turn to.

I love the bunny!!! I have one and he generally runs around my little studio while I am working. These projects make me took forward to spring and crafting Easter projects.

so pretty and springy!
It's finally gotten real winter here in Georgia, Were covered up in the white stuff!

Love the bunny tag. Spring feelings for sure.

SOOOOOO delicate and beautiful. I love all the fussy cutting.

I'm liking the whole ATCs thing....very pretty, very cute & fun!

So cute and colorful for Spring! Saw the Sweet Sentiment Collection in person yesterday... I wanted it all !
Love the colors and those vintage children... so many possibilities!

The ATCs are adorable!

Beautiful ATC's! Sweet Sentiments is a perfect collection to get us in the mood for a long-awaited spring.

The two ATC's are beautiful, thank you for the TuT it has helped me how to to highlight the central piece.

so elegant

These are so gorgeous!!!

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