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#G45VideoTutorial - Secret Card Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 10/31/2018 33 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to a fabulously feminine and beautiful blog post!  Today we have two elegant and detailed cards charged with two thoughtful sentiments, ‘Just Because’ and ‘Dream Big’.  These are perfect for birthdays, graduation, or a 'miss you' occasion.  Both of these handmade cards were made by the Queen of Shabby Chic, Tanya Cloete.  We hope you love how Tanya has made our A Ladies’ Diary - Deluxe Collector’s Edition papers sing!  


#G45VideoTutorial - A Ladies Diary Secret Card Set

By Tanya Cloete


Hello, dear G45ers!

Excited to share with you my project for this month a #G45VideoTutorial featuring the ever so gorgeous A Ladies Diary Collection. A Ladies Diary was the first ever Graphic 45 papers I worked with when I started my scrapping journey. This is by far my FAVORITE Graphic 45 Collection ever! I can simply not get enough of it! Today I have something special created called a Secret Card. I made two of them.


[ #G45VideoTutorial ] Secret Card by Tanya Cloete for Graphic 45 Featuring A Ladies' Diary - DCE 



Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you may use to recreate such a project:

A Ladies Diary—Deluxe Collector's Edition

Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies

Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brads


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Various other Dies
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Chipboard Pieces
  • Ranger Embossing Powders:
  • (Black, Copper and Blush Pearl)
  • Black and Peach Cardstock
  • Rose Gold Mirror Board
  • Eyelets and Rhinestones


Cut a 6x6 card from black cardstock. Score the card in three sections each measuring 7.5 cm.

Cut the middle section into 4 slits each measuring 3.5 cm.


Cut 2 pieces from watercolor paper each measuring 7 cm x 15 cm. Insert these in opposite directions

of the slits.


Stamp images onto the watercolor paper.


Tip: Make sure that the pieces are inserted before stamping to ensure that the stamped image is visible when opening the card.


Add a Velcro dot to the chipboard element. This is to keep the card closed.


Tip: Add both pieces to the chipboard element and then close the card, making sure it aligns.


Cut another 2 pieces for the front of the card flaps leaving a small border. Cut a few die cut shapes (leaves, filigree, butterflies, swirls) from the collection sheets, black cardstock and rose gold mirror board.

Make a cluster embellishment and adhere. Add a metal brad to the center of the butterfly and eyelets to the chipboard elements.


Heat emboss the chipboard pieces with embossing powders.” ~Tanya


Wow!  Thank you, Tanya, for sharing these amazing interactive cards and for teaching us how to recreate these gems.  Thank you as well for joining us for the blog and creating the G45 community so warm and creative.  Have a wonderful day, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!

33 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
10/31/2018, 11:37:29 AM

The lacy butterflies look so pretty. I love the floral paper, too!!!!!!! What a pretty look.

Vanessa LeClear:
10/31/2018, 12:11:50 PM

So pretty, and what a clever design! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kathleen E Capachione:
10/31/2018, 12:20:22 PM

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

10/31/2018, 12:36:03 PM

What a gorgeous card. I love Ladies Diary. An amazing card the way it folds-love it!

Amy Green:
10/31/2018, 12:38:44 PM

Beautiful card! Neat use of velcro with the elements.

Robbie Cornell:
10/31/2018, 01:14:38 PM

This is a new card type for me. I will have to try it soon.

Ellen Haydon:
10/31/2018, 01:22:43 PM

What a great card to make!. Those that get them will be charmed by them. thank you the tips too. Ellen from Phoenix

10/31/2018, 01:25:05 PM

Gorgeous projects today - I really love that paper collection. Fantastic designs - never seen anything quite like that before and am so inspired to have a go. Thank you for sharing.

Peggy Joyce:
10/31/2018, 01:31:43 PM

That's a very interesting take on a folding card.....I'll have to try it.

Regina Harrison:
10/31/2018, 01:40:18 PM

These are both very lovely cards. Love all the detail.

10/31/2018, 01:40:41 PM

These cards are gorgeous. They are feminine, classically beautiful & unique. I really appreciate the tips and how - to instructions!

Deborah cook:
10/31/2018, 01:54:16 PM

Tanya, love your card set, it's gorgeous.. :)

Brian Poteraj:
10/31/2018, 02:03:15 PM

I have never used a velcro closure before, or any closure. I think that it makes it more special.

Martie Rollin:
10/31/2018, 02:14:01 PM

I don't know that I will ever make this type of card, but I will definitely make note of that beautiful floral cluster...nicely done! I, too, find A Ladies Diary to be my all time favorite! Beautiful colors are so soft and elegant. thanks for bringing this collection back!!

Susan Ashby:
10/31/2018, 02:14:08 PM

Very pretty....but very busy.

Kendra Scipione:
10/31/2018, 02:15:33 PM

Wonderful idea! You could slide one into a mini album as well, as an interactive element. Love it! Thank you for sharing!

Sue D:
10/31/2018, 02:40:42 PM

So pretty and feminine. Love the butterflies.

Diane Fountain:
10/31/2018, 03:00:23 PM

I am going to make some of the beautiful cards!!!

She Fowl:
10/31/2018, 04:42:57 PM

Great idea for a card...thanks for the tutorual.

Carla Hundley:
10/31/2018, 05:23:05 PM

So lovely and great design. Happy Halloween! Carla from Utah

Linda mayer:
10/31/2018, 05:34:37 PM

Beautiful cards and beautiful paper xoxo

Joyce G.:
10/31/2018, 07:23:17 PM

Beautiful card, just love the papers you used. Thanks for sharing with us.

Laurie Bradshaw:
10/31/2018, 07:44:56 PM

Thanks for the instructions for a new to me card. Just lovely!

10/31/2018, 08:05:34 PM

What a fabulous card, anyone would be thrilled to receive it. Your great instructions make it look easy to make, thank you for sharing this.

Glenda Buster:
10/31/2018, 08:46:18 PM

Love these cards and the video tutorial.

Jane S:
10/31/2018, 09:19:01 PM

Beautiful card, love the ideas

Maryann Laursen:
11/01/2018, 02:04:11 AM

Absolut stunning work, thanks sooo much for the awesome tutorial you made for us, so we can redo it ourself too.

Rocio Romero:
11/01/2018, 02:37:14 AM


Debbie Siddle:
11/01/2018, 03:15:03 AM

Very pretty x

Dorothy McCarthy:
11/01/2018, 06:35:39 AM,

Excellent cards!!!

Anne McIntosh:
11/01/2018, 11:38:59 AM

What wonderful "secrets" Tanya shared. These are beautiful and unusual cards to share. Thank you!

11/01/2018, 01:18:51 PM

Lovely. So many possibilities.

11/01/2018, 04:01:42 PM

Tanya, these are very pretty. I want to see what you make from the G45 Proper Gentleman Collection!

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