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April 15, 2014

Two Great Cardmaking Ideas with Graphic 45

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to the blog this wonderful day! We have two terrific card ideas this fine Tuesday. Nichola Battilana has a whole Bird Song card set for her son who trains in karate. Then, Anne Elisabeth Rostad shares a great Congratulations Good ol' Sport card tutorial. Enjoy our day of cards!

Before we jump in, we have an extra special share from our Facebook. We adore seeing our G45ers work each and every day. It really is a great place to get so many great ideas all made by you! Today, we are sharing this beautiful Spring home decor piece by Melissa Torres Divelbiss that really blew us away when we saw it! Melissa uses a mixture of Sweet Sentiments, Secret Garden, and Nutcracker Sweet stamps with paper-pieced dresses for this gorgeous creation! Wow!

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We love how Nichola challenges herself with new and fresh ideas for papercrafting. We love her inspiration for the cards below. 

"While I am usually very easy going, and tremendously laid back, there is a spark of determination that is that is set alight when I am challenged. So, when my son’s sensei mentioned creating a karate theme craft, my mind raced. Using the beautiful papers of Birdsong I’ve created a series of cards inspired by the belt colours yellow, orange, blue, green, brown and black. The cards are simple and restrained, reflecting some of the principles of martial arts: to be humble, outwardly gentle, and display courtesy. I thought these might be an ideal way to commemorate the important milestones of belt achievement." - Nichola

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Supply List:

 Birdsong - Birdsong
Birdsong - Tranquility
Birdsong - Jasmine Dream
Birdsong - Pearls of Wisdom
Birdsong - Longevity
Birdsong - Good Fortune
Bird Song 8x8 Pad
Bird Song Chipboard Die-Cuts 1
Bird Song Chipboard Die-Cuts 2
Flower and Leaves Dresden Borders
Black Zig Zag Dresden Borders
3mm Brass Flat-Back Rhinestone Studs
Black cardstock

White writing paper (inside)

Anne is such a great teacher of beautiful creations. We love this Good ol' Sport card below, and her fantastic tutorial! Enjoy making this handsome card.

"Here is a tutorial on this 6 x 4 card made with the beautiful and colorful Good OL Sport collection from Graphic 45." - Anne

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Start with 12 x 4  black cardstock and score at 6". Cream cardstock 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 and distress with black soot and vintage photo.

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Cut at the frame and glue over the postcard and cut around. Here are some suggestions for decor.

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Glue on the bottom, top and left side so the cards can slide under.

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Glue on a ticket and a little stamp just on the sides and place the golf player over.

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Some suggestions for the inside. The stamp is from papyrus and I love that I can stamp the words I need :-)

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Glued the golf player only in top, bottom and left side so I can slide something under. May be a gift card.

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Also decorated the backside to finish the card up.

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Decided to have the congrats in front and pop it up with 3D foam.

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Supply list:

Good ol' Sport collection, Scor buddy, glue,black and cream cardstock. Distress ink, 3D foam and stamp tool.

Check out Anne's Snapguide tutorial to follow along as well! We love this card.

Check out How to Good Ol Sport Card Tutorial by Anne rostad on Snapguide.  

Anne's Good ol' Sport Card Snapguide

We love celebrating cards on the blog. Not only are they fun to make, but so fun to give! What's your favorite card you've ever received? We hope this has inspired you to send a special treat in the mail today!

Enjoy Creating Cards,

Graphic 45

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Comments

Gosh, I bet the karate teacher was really impressed??!! Great cards & inspiration! Tfs :))

Wow, the 'Birdsong' artwork is awesome.

Beautiful cards!

Fantastic cards! Thanks for the inspiration. The bird song set is amazing.

Thanks for another amazing tutorial.

Sweet! Love the FB share!! What a gorgeous creation!
The Birdsong cards are lovely! TFS!

I love the way all of today's card projects concentrated highlighting the wonderful Graphic 45 papers and let the lovely graphics speak for themselves. Truly fantastic.

These project are Awsome! Love the black backgrounds. Great ideas here.

Omg, the spring creation by Melissa is so beautiful. Three different sets combined. Love it so much.

What fun cards. Love all the ideas.

love the Good Ol Sport card, thanks for the tutorial

Fabulous projects!

Fantastic ideas

Ooooh these are gorgeous!

Your FB find is gorgeous! Maybe you have a future G45 designer there!

Amazing projects. Never would have thought to use that inspiration for cards. Always love her tutorials as well. Love both projects. Nice inspiration for the day.

Wow, wow, wow. The cards are so beautiful. Thanks for the tutorials. Have to give extra "wowzers" to Melissa, that paper work of art is spectacular. A blending of three of my favorite lines and so, so creative and gorgeous. Wow.

Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! stunning projects.

Gorgeous. But I particularly love Annes stuff. I follow her blog religiously. She's nothing short of genius, as are all of your design team :)

Beautiful cards!!

Awesome projects.

These cards are lovely! And so are the gorgeous papers used for them!

Love these cards! Ladies thank you for sharing your talent.Just gorgeous cards!

Absolutely love all the projects with your lovely tutorials . Plus the way you mix and match all the G45 collections way to go !!!
Thanks:) happy G45 Er

Gorgeous projects!

Artiklen er værd at læse , jeg kan lide det meget. Jeg vil holde din nye artikler.

I would love, love love to win a sample of papers. Your papers are really amazing- the quality of the designs and the materials are off the charts. :)

I would love, love love to win a sample of papers. Your papers are really amazing- the quality of the designs and the materials are off the charts. :)

Awesome new paper collections. The creative juices are flowing strong.

Congratulations new design team. Way to go.

Plz pick me. Graphic 45 is my absolute favourite - top is Botanical tea but all inspire me =)))

Thanks for sharing

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