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September 03, 2014

Celebrate Your Favorite Things with Cards!


Today, we are sharing the most amazing cards! Nichola Battilana and Lori Williams show us just how fun cardmaking can be. You are going to love their amazing creations. Let's jump on in!

If you are anything like us, you love Harry Potter! Nichola is a huge fan as well, and she makes the best set of cards. Read all about it below.

"I’m a big Harry Potter fan. Big. I own all the books and movies (Prisoner of Azkaban is on heavy rotation in my studio). “Muggle” is a term frequently used in my house. I recently made myself a mail owl who could easily pass for Hedwig’s cousin. It’s only natural that a Potterhead such as myself would eventually make a gigantic mess creating a set of cards inspired by the four houses of Hogwart’s. Don’t be terrified of the massive supply list, I’ve just taken colour coordinated snippets from a boatload of Graphic 45 collections.  Don’t be afraid of your supplies and never be afraid to mix and match! Jump in and have fun!" ~Nichola









We love the creative ways Nichola is always thinking outside of the box. These Harry Potter house cards are genius!




Supply List


Typography  > Create

Steampunk Spells  > Fanciful Floral

Steampunk Spells > Frightful Folly

Couture  > Style

Mother Goose > Ring Around the Rosies

Good Ol' Sport  > Newsworthy

Good Ol' Sport Chipboard 1

Good Ol' Sport Banners

Couture Banners

Typography Tags & Pockets


Steampunk Spells > Frightful Folly

Couture  > Style

Good Ol' Sport  > Newsworthy

Good Ol' Sport  > Play Ball

Steampunk Spells > Nevermore

Couture Tags & Pockets

Couture Banners

Steampunk Spells Banners

Mother Goose Banners

12 Days of Christmas Tags & Pockets

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2

Good Ol' Sport Banners


Steampunk Spells > Frightful Folly

Couture  > Style

Good Ol' Sport  > Newsworthy

An Eerie Tale  > Unsolved Mystery

Bohemian Bazaar > Bohemian Bazaar

Bohemian Bazaar Tags & Pockets
Couture Banners

Mother Goose Banners

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1


Steampunk Spells > Frightful Folly

Couture  > Style

Good Ol' Sport  > Newsworthy

Steampunk Spells > Steampunk Spells

Good Ol' Sport Banners

Typography > Journey

Botanical Tea Banners

12 Days of Christmas Banners

White bond paper

Jute twine

Core’dinations Colour Core Cardstock


Next, we have the best Raining Cats & Dogs card from the amazing Lori. Her details on this card are simply perfect. You'll love the colors, layering, and sentiment.


"This card is one that has a lot of layers going on and the various prints and patterns all work together nicely. One detail I really like even though it’s so simple is the stamped scroll/flourish at the top of the center panel. It’s from the coordinating Raining Cats and Dogs Stamp set and it’s just really adds that perfect little touch. I like in my work to add that detail. Even the smallest little stitch or stamp can really bump your projects up a notch. This is such a great collection that is sure to be a favorite of everyones." ~Lori

Raining Cats and Dogs Card

Raining Cats and Dogs Card

Raining Cats and Dogs Card

The inside of the card is just brilliant too. Love the vibrant background!

Raining Cats and Dogs Card

Supply List

8 x 8 Raining Cats and Dogs Paper Collection
Well Bred
Cat’s Meow
Four Legged Friend
Playful Pals
Precious Pets
12 x 12 Raining Cats and Dogs Paper Collection
Mischievous Menagerie
Raining Cats and Dogs Flowers
Raining Cats and Dogs #2 Stamp Set
Raining Cats and Dogs Chipboard 1
Raining Cats and Dogs Banner
Other Products Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Cream Card Stock
Sewing Machine
Black Rhinestones
Foam Tape
Xyron5” Creative Station Adhesive


Are you inspired? Do you have a Harry Potter or pet lover that these ideas would be perfect for? Thanks to Nichola and Lori for sharing their great ideas. Have an awesome day, G45ers!


Happy Papercrafting,


Graphic 45


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Love the cards today. So creative.

Just love all of these

G45 is a Must for making cards.

Wonderful cards!

Love the cards!

All the cards are beautiful! I hope I can win some paper and make some of the cards!! :)

All the cards are gorgeous, but the mix and matching of the different papers was inspiring. It makes Graphic 45 papers even more versatile !!

Absolutely love all the cards! Love the skull one the best.
Is the flower from Lori's card a punch out or did she make it herself?
Graphic 45 you have some very talented people!

LOVE the harry Potter(ish) cards and the Raining Cats & Dogs card is spectacular!! LOVE it!

Great cards!

Love the cards - just love Steampunk Spells.

Such wonderful cards!

Love the cat card! Great use of layers.

Great cards..

The Harry Potter cards are cool. Don't know how I'd use them, but they're cool. The cat card is just too cute.

I love the Harry Potter house cards!

Love those cards. You are all so creative. Thank you for wonderful inspirations.

As I am passionate about cats, Lori's card is Just gorgeous!! The cards are really cool too because SP Spells & Typography are used! Tfs

Love the Harry Potter style cards!! The little girl with her puppy is so sweet! Graphic 45 has stunning collections, I just love them and can never get enough!!!

Perfect representations of the different Hogwarts houses! Love it.

These are adorable cards!

Fabulous projects! And I LOVE
"Raining Cats and Dogs"!!

WOW love the cards

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! LOVE all 4 of Nichola'a Harry Potter themed cards!!!!
Each card is so well designed and constructed. WOW! Also love the paper choices from Raining Cats and Dogs...really cute flowers. Terrific day here on the G45 blog!

Love..love the projects!! Inspiring.

Love both projects. ...just beautiful.

What fun cards! Thanks for the how-to.

These cards are so wonderful, love to get inspiration from the G45ers... They are always so lovely :)

Absolutely stunning, amazing. Love the colors and detail. Michelle t

Wonderful cards. Such mini works of art!


I love cards, and your examples are wonderful! Thank you for the inspiration.

These cards are amazing. Love all the great details.

Such beautiful cards!

Nichola - you have me in awe of your masterpieces. I too am a Harry Potter fan and love how you made perfect cards to represent each house. Amazingly beautiful and soooooo creative.

Such fun cards.

I love card making and G45 collections are absolutely perfect for making the most clever and creative cards.

You know how much I love a good card, and these are all fabulous in every way. I love that they are visually simple....The beautiful banners on Nichola's cards really make the focal image pop. And the details on Lori's gorgeous card are just right. Elegant and beautiful and fun, too. So inspiring!

Just absolutely lovely. The card is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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