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November 11, 2014

Showing Love with Handmade Cards

Love is a 4 Legged Word Card 1

Every day is a great day to make a handmade card. A card has so much potential to encourage today and for years to come. Cards are brilliant treasures! Today, we share beautiful ideas from Ginny Nemchak and Nichola Battilana. The rich colors of these cards will make your Tuesday. 

First, we have this gorgeous card by Ginny using Raining Cats & Dogs. We love her eye-catching image she used as the centerpiece and all the layering and embellishments perfectly finish this gorgeous card.

Love is a 4 Legged Word Card 1

Love is a 4 Legged Word Card 1

Supply List

Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6  Patterns and Solids
Raining Cats and Dogs 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Raining Cats and Dogs Journaling Chipboard
Black Cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon Ribbon and Twine
Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Topaz Colored Bling
Black Button

Now, we have a brilliant and thoughtful Couture card from the fabulous Nichola. Take it away, Nichola!

"I’ve called this project “Couture Card for Fabulous Aunties” but really, it would be suitable for any fabulous person, and especially fitting if given for no reason at all. This particular card was given for a very good reason to my very own ‘fabulous auntie’ (actually, I have 7 of them!). We affectionately call this particular auntie “Martha” because she thinks of everything. She sends cards for absolutely every occasion. ‘Sorry you lost your wallet’, ‘Congratulations on your first successful pie!’, ‘Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day’. This year she’s celebrating her 60th birthday and is marking the occasion by throwing herself a birthday party… that’s how she rolls. I’ve created this card just for her with the ever-beautiful ‘Couture’ collection, added some lush Petaloo blooms and blinged it up with a smidge of rhinestone chain. Oh la la!"~Nichola







Supply List

Couture 8x8 Pad *Gorgeous*
Couture 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Couture Banners

Couture Stickers

Couture Chipboard 2

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Botanica Petite’s Pistachio 1101-108

Botanica Blooms Fuschia 1102-102

2mm Rhinestone Chain
Black cardstock

Whose week can you brighten with a handmade card? We hope these lovely cards spurred some ideas. Go make someone's week, G45ers!

Happy Cardmaking,

Graphic 45

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Very inspirational cards today! They are beautiful, and they make me want to try my hand at card-making, which is not my usual creative item. But these are gorgeous!

These cards are so beautiful. I love the Raining Cats and Dogs and the image Ginny used as her focal is just perfect!

Beautiful cards!

These cards are just so beautiful!! I love graphic 45! Just have to save my penny's so I can get some soon!!! Maybe for Christmas!! ;)

Love Ginny's stunning card! Raining cats and dogs is on my Christmas list!

Very pretty cards! Will definitely try out these awesome ideas!

wonderful cards

love both cards! very creative

Stunning!! Loved the 3 day hop!! TFS!

While I make cards, I would also love to be on the receiving end of any of these beautiful creations.

Cards are beautiful. I love the raining cats and dogs collection.

Ginny and Nichola...beautiful cards!
I've never met a single person who didn't appreciate a handmade card.

love the blond curly haired girl with her pup!! both cards are pretty!

Love the cards!

Would love yo win some Cats and Dogs so adorable. Great projects!

What lovely cards!

Beautiful cards!! Thanks you for sharing such creative inspiration, and for the chance to win a great prize!! Love the new pet line!

What a precious group of cards - I want to make them all!

Gorgeous cards !

I WANT TO WIN!!!> Love raining cats and dog collection.

Love all of the flowers on Nicola's card.
Ginny did a great job highlighting the vintage lady.
The inside of the cards is as pretty as the outside.
thanks for sharing some wonderful projects.

Love the rich bold colors on these cards! Yummy!

The card Ginny made with the Raining Cats & Dogs paper is stunning!! Just love the rich colors.

These cards are so beautiful with deep richly bold colors and I love them. I really love this collection!

Such gorgeous cards today - wow!! Makes me want to go create!

Happy Birthday Fabulous Auntie "Martha"

Oh my (again).... Absolutely stunning cards today! Gosh I wish I could make such beautiful cards. Wish I had the beautiful pprs to at least try? Would so love to win this week! :)

Great cards! Thank you for the inspiration.

Beautiful cards! I love G45!! Everything you guys make is fabulous! And your design team is amazing!!!

Oooh, these are fantastic!

Simply Beautiful cards! Your projects are very inspirational! I just Love Graphic 45!

Thank you and your amazing Designer's are incredible!

Really beautiful cards. Would love to win!

Both so lovely it would be hard to choose a favorite. Bravo ladies!!!

Look at these colors! How about the images, the faces, the flowers, the embellishments?!! The only word I can add is THRILLING. Thanks for the many beautiful & truly stunning cards.

Gorgeous! Love the DT cards. All the little details are amazing.

These cards are really beautiful.

Love Ginny`s card. Graphic 45 has such amazing designers.

Simply beautiful!

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