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July 19, 2016

Take a Journey with Safari Adventure Cards!

  Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2

We adore cardmaking and sending little bundles of joy in the mail or delivering in person. A card I just that! Such a beautiful way to say you care and you're thankful for someone or thinking of someone. Today, Pam Bray and Kathy Clement not only have beautiful cards for us, but wonderful tutorials too!

Pam shares a brilliant card using Safari Adventure and we love the rich and beautiful colors. You'll love her tutorial below!

"Tip: Adding a pocket inside your cards give a special place for and extra tag or special gift. " ~Pam

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1_9928

Pam's Step-by-Step Tutorial

  1. Adhere black card stock and pattern paper to top of card front. Mat two tags on black card stock; adhere to top of card front.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3_9917

2. Add chipboard feathers to top of card front. Fussy cut ephemera card; place on card front with pop dots.  Tie chipboard pieces together with brown twine. Adhere to front of card.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4_9925

  1. Fussy cut second ephemera card, place on top of card front with pop dots.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5_9916

4. Adhere pattern paper to black card stock. Adhere to inside of card.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6_9921

5. Add pattern paper pocket to bottom of inside of card, adhere border strip to top. Place flag and sticker to top of pocket.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7_9922

6. Cut a 1 ½” square from pattern paper, cut in half. Corner punch; adhere to top of the inside of card.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8_9923

7. Add brown twine to ephemera tag. Place tag and ephemera card inside pocket.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 9_9924

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2_9926

Supply List

Graphic 45: Safari Adventure 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure 12 x 12 Patterns and Solid Paper Pad
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Tags & Pockets
Gypsy Soul Lasercuts: Feathery Feather Chipboard
EK Success Abstract Flower Border Punch
Brown Twine
Adhesive: Xyron Adhesive, Scrapbook Adhesive Pop Dots
Black Card Stock
5” x 6 ½” Cream Card Base

Now, enjoy this gorgeous "Discover Life" card and tutorial from the amazing Kathy. What a beautiful card! Your recipient is sure to want to keep this one for a long time!

"I don’t know that there’s anything I enjoy more than making cards!  There’s just something deep down soul-satisfying about layering pretty papers and inspiring images to create a special message for a friend or family member.

I love to include interactive elements in my cards, like pockets with tags that pull out, or tiny envelopes to hold tiny treasures.

I wanted to share with all my fellow G45’s just how easy it is to create a layered card with all these elements. Besides, my fingers were itching to play with the gorgeous new Safari Adventure paper collection.  

This design can easily be completed in under an hour.  Just follow the simple steps in this Snapguide tutorial, and you’ll soon be holding your very own handmade “Discover Life” all occasion card!

Designer Tips

  • Machine stitching on paper is really fun and it adds another layer of texture and pattern to your design.  
  • Try using burlap or other fabric as a card layer. It’s a quick and easy way to add a pop of color and great texture.
  • Foam dimensionals add great depth and dimension to a card, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can glue small squares of waste corrugated cardboard to the back of your elements and it will do the job just fine!
  • When fussy cutting elements, first do a rough cut around the item or area you want to feature.  It’s much easier to cut around a small chunk of paper than it is to try to cut while holding a 12x12 piece of paper in one hand!" ~Kathy

Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2

Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Pocket Card by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.  

Kathy's Snapguide Tutorial


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2

Supply List:

Graphic 45 12x12 Safari Adventure paper collection
Safari Adventure
Natural Habitat
Amazing Africa
Safari Adventure Chipboard 1 and
2
Safari Adventure Pockets and Tags
Safari Adventure Ephemera
Safari Adventure 12x12 Prints and Patterns
Safari Adventure 6x6 Prints and Patterns

Other Products:
Petaloo Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Maize Taffeta, Maize Honeycomb Satin, Natural Burlap/Black Burlap String
Avocado Green Burlap
Zebra Print Button
Foam dimensionals, scissors, glue, sewing machine, circle punch, black cardstock

This week we are giving away $100 worth of product here on the blog! Love this prize pack full of An ABC Primer, A Proper Gentleman, and tons of great Graphic 45 Staples! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on Facebook! We will announce a winner here on Friday. Have fun entering to win this great giveaway!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Thanks for joining us today! Will you try one of these creative card ideas?

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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Comments

Fabulous creations :)

Awesome papers

I love, love, love all the card ideas. Thanks Graphic 45 for making such amazing products to inspire us all!!

Wow wow wow, amazing creations!

de magnifique réas !!

WOW!!! The cards are awesome beautiful! I love this stunning paper collection. The colors just "pop".

These are great cards! I love the pockets in them - there are so many fun things that can be stuck in a pocket.

The Safari collection is so cool! Love these beautiful cards!

Oh, I just love the Safari collection! The colors and animal images are wonderful, so unique and beautiful

I love all the Graphic 45 collections, but the Safari set really caught my imagination. The colors are gorgeous and fresh...and I love the animals!

Lovely cards and great tips, thanks .

Beautiful cards! Can't wait for Fall and back into crafting, especially with the new lines!!

Just love these!!

What beautiful cards, I love this paper would be fun to work with.

Great presentation Kathy and Pam, G45 is lucky to have you design for them. Showcasing is wonderful.

These cards are so beautiful and the colors are just stunning.

What a super giveaway!

Amazing cards!

Beautiful cards created with Safari Adventure G45 paper by Pam and Kathy! Thanks ladies.

All the projects made with you papers are awesome!Gorgeous!

I love these cards. So much talent here on your blog.

Fabulous cards! I love this collection. It is too wonderful for words.

I am so excited about the new Safari line seeing as I line in Escondido, Ca where the San Diego Safari Park is located at. It is just purrrrrrfect.

Wowza! I'm just loving all these bright beautiful colors in the Safari collection! So vibrant! Thanks for sharing this great project too! Wonderful! :)

Beautiful cards. Love the idea of putting a pocket inside!

Wonderful collection and love all the animals in it. x

The cards are amazing! Such colors and layering! They well very well thought out and very creative. <3

These cards are wonderful!

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