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3 Tips on Creating Elegant Card & Envelope Sets

Posted by Graphic 45 12/03/2018 30 Comment(s) Cards,#G45Tips,


Hello, G45ers!

 We are excited to share an Elegant Card & Envelope Set with you today!  This card set has been created by Katie Z for a special bride to be and will be sure to be a hit at the Bridal Shower.  To create this handmade gift set Katie has used Graphic 45's Garden Goddess paper collection and our Metal Brads Staples.  So, pull out your paper stash and scissors and let's have some fun!  


Bride to Be Card & Envelope

By Katie Z


“Sometimes we wished we could just immerse ourselves in a beautiful garden of blooms and bliss. I wish that too especially!!! As one of my most lovely friend, Sarah is getting married soon, I was tasked to do up a card for her for her bridal shower.


Without much hesitation, I knew Graphic 45 Garden Goddess is the collection I should be using. Who can resist the beauty of blooms especially on a joyous occasion as such? Looking forward to Sarah’s bridal shower, I was really excited to present this card to her.



Tip: To fully utilize your paper collection, use one of the ephemera cards as the focal message of your card.


Framing in “Happiness Blossoms” with a golden floral frame simply makes the title of the card stands out. Without fail, to unfold the card within, I did up a similar concept for the envelope as well by using a circular golden floral frame. Wonder where that “Beauty” message comes from? It’s from one of the papers I die-cut out from. Sometimes you may need to “hunt” those “hidden” messages around. This is where all the fun is!


Tip: Rub some metallic gilding wax over the metal brass to match your entirecolour scheme.  For this instance, I used  white gold gilding wax to tone down the brass.



I felt a card is way too plain to be presented, therefore I decided to do up an envelope to house the card in. This is where the 12” x 12” matching solid and pattern papers come in handy.

Tip: Create a “lovely” tab at the lip of the envelope to give some pretty accent!



For most of us who are avid Graphic 45 followers, we all know how much of those lettering stickers we have previously and don’t seem to ever use them. And I do have piles of them; all packed and stored in one corner. It took me quite a well to search for a matching one and there it is I managed to find a close match and decided to name the card to make it personalized. So it’s just not any other card, specifically and specially made for Sarah…” ~Katie Z


Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Metallic Gold Kraft Cardstocks
  • Golden Trim Ribbons
  • Floral Frame Dies
  • White Gold Gilding Wax
  • Chipboards


What fantastic tips and gorgeous handmade gifts!  We want to give Katie a round of applause for this set, and to you for joining us today.  We look forward to reading your feedback in the comments below.  Have a wonderful week and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!

30 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
12/03/2018, 11:31:15 AM

Wow, those are beautiful. You really go all out. I like the prints you chose--they are very pretty.

Gayle M Hocking:
12/03/2018, 11:47:54 AM

Very elegant and beautiful. I am sure your friend will be delighted with this wonderful keepsake of a very special day. Thank you for sharing.

Maryann Laursen:
12/03/2018, 11:55:29 AM


Susan Ashby:
12/03/2018, 12:25:22 PM

Beautiful cards. Beautiful paper.

Kathleen Capachione:
12/03/2018, 12:31:08 PM

Thanks for the tips.........Beautiful work!

She Fowl:
12/03/2018, 12:50:01 PM

Beautiful cards and envelopes.

12/03/2018, 01:19:54 PM

Lovely cards and envelopes.

Nancy Mac:
12/03/2018, 02:01:05 PM

Lovely card and envelope! The gold accents are a beautiful contrast!

Regina Harrison:
12/03/2018, 02:31:49 PM

Very pretty, I love the gold.

Glenda Buster:
12/03/2018, 02:55:35 PM

Your card and envelope are elegant, stunning and beautiful! Garden Goddess is a beautiful collection and I love

Brian Poteraj:
12/03/2018, 03:37:47 PM

They coordinate perfectly. Someone is going to feel very special when he or she receives it.

Martie Rollin:
12/03/2018, 05:35:06 PM

I really like the idea of creating a coordinating envelope. Thanks for posting this project!

12/03/2018, 06:00:36 PM

Amazing beautiful outstanding!!

R-J Z:
12/03/2018, 07:57:05 PM

Great job Katie! I like how you used various parts of the pretty G45 Garden Goddess collection to make the card and envelope.

Barbara Millar:
12/03/2018, 08:30:41 PM

Beautiful cards , well done

Sue D:
12/03/2018, 08:38:05 PM

So pretty and elegant.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

So very pretty--sure are beautiful and elegant

12/03/2018, 10:48:18 PM,

Stunning! I love the gold trims especially. How delightful thes cards are!

Anne McIntosh:
12/04/2018, 06:46:56 AM

What a beautiful shower gift! After opening this card, who cold expect another gift. I'm sure the bride to be swooned when she saw this one. Thank you for sharing!

Dorothy McCarthy:
12/04/2018, 07:02:20 AM,


Teresa Trump:
12/04/2018, 07:49:26 AM

Truly one of a kind that anyone would love to have and save as a keepsake.

Jane S:
12/04/2018, 08:03:47 AM

What a great use for any of the collections. Thank you

Kate LeBlanc:
12/04/2018, 08:28:43 AM

Really beautiful work. I love the little brads, they really make the card a stunner! I love the Garden Goddess paper, it is so very versatile.

Margaret R:
12/04/2018, 10:40:43 AM

So beautiful! I will certainly strive to make my envelopes as lovely as the cards!

12/04/2018, 03:58:28 PM

Fabulous papers and an awesome project. Thanks for sharing.

12/05/2018, 12:02:44 AM

So beautiful...

Debbie Siddle:
12/05/2018, 08:43:15 AM

Good idea and very pretty x

Melanie Hermans:
12/05/2018, 10:56:44 PM

Just amazing!

Maryann Laursen:
12/06/2018, 02:04:42 AM

Adorable cards and envelopes, Really gorgeous work here again.

Carolyn Hines:
12/07/2018, 08:31:10 PM

Loved seeing this - gave me some ideas for birthdays as well as this special occasion!

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