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Create a Handmade Card - 60-Second Video Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 10/25/2017 48 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome crafters to another installment of our fast and fun 60-second tutorials, this time featuring Aneta Matuszewska and our recent Seasons collection and always useful Policy Envelopes. Aneta's card is a perfect fall greeting, easy to make and beautiful while on display. With plenty of layers and just the right amount of fussy cut pieces, it is just the thing to send to a loved one to brighten their day. The tutorial is below so check it out. 


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Weekly Blog Contest:

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  Up for grabs this week is this Nature Sketchbook prize package, including an 8x8 Paper Pad, 6x6 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad, 2 Chipboard sets, Ephemera Cards, and Die-cut Tag Staples, a $40 value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, October 27th, 2017.  


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Autumn is Here Card

By Aneta Matuszewska


"Hello everybody,

Just a quick stop to say “HI” with my super-quick project today.

It’s a 60-second card tutorial made with an amazing

new collection: Seasons


"Seasons" 60 sec. card for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 2.jpg


"Seasons" 60 sec. card for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 3.jpg


"Seasons" 60 sec. card for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 4.jpg


"Seasons" 60 sec. card for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 5.jpg


Here comes my video tutorial and a supplies list:


60-Second Video Tutorial


I hope that you’ve enjoyed it!


Thank you for visiting us and have a crafty day!




Graphic 45 Supplies:


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Looking for more ideas using Policy Envelopes?  Check out this brilliant handmade album using the envelopes as the pages.

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Policy Envelopes Album Tutorial

By Alexandra Morein


See full post here


Nature Sketchbook Policy Envelopes Album Tutorial


And just like that you have a beautiful card! We love sharing quick crafts that are welcoming to all skill levels. This card looks great in Seasons, but also would work in a variety of our other collections as well. You could also make multiple cards for each quarter! Thanks to Aneta for showing us how it is done in her video tutorial. Thanks for joining us. We will be back tomorrow with more Graphic 45 craft inspiration. See you then!

Happy Papercrafting!  

48 Comment(s)

Michele Lewis:
10/25/2017, 10:05:21 AM

What a wonderful idea for the policy envelopes! I love this card too....the Graphic 45 Seasons Collection is just gorgeous and is on my list - which grows ever longer!

Chang Wenwen:
11/03/2017, 01:50:45 AM


Kirsty Vittetoe:

What a beautiful creation with those gorgeous collection of G45!

Debbie Siddle:
10/25/2017, 10:45:34 AM

I must get some policy notes. Just fab creations here everyone. xx

Becca Yahrling:
10/25/2017, 11:29:04 AM

Absolutely gorgeous projects. You can make anything with these gorgeous papers.

10/25/2017, 11:43:01 AM

Policy envelopes are so versatile - never thought of using one as a card! Thanks for sharing the quick video!

10/25/2017, 11:49:01 AM

Brilliant projects - so clever to use the envelopes. Would love to win those lovely papers.

10/25/2017, 12:07:02 PM

Love the botanical papers and accessories. Great colors!

10/25/2017, 12:18:33 PM

Love the idea of using a policy envelope for a card, especially with Seasons Autumn!

Sue LD:
10/25/2017, 12:21:23 PM

Love the pumpkins and sunflowers on the beautiful Autumn card. wonderful album too.

Rhonda Wilson:
10/25/2017, 12:32:14 PM

Wow! Lovely card. Would love those papers! And on my birthday too!

Rhonda Wilson:
10/25/2017, 12:32:14 PM

Wow! Lovely card. Would love those papers! And on my birthday too!

Martie Rollin:
10/25/2017, 12:33:19 PM

Beautiful project! Love the colors and images of fall...pumpkins always pull my eyes! Nice to see such talented hands at work. Well done!

10/25/2017, 12:39:47 PM

This is a beautiful collection with so many different but well coordinated graphic elements. The projects are expertly executed and elegant.

Maryjayne Malan:
10/25/2017, 01:11:36 PM

This is such a beautiful collection. Aneta has great style. I will definitely case this one.

10/25/2017, 01:36:50 PM

Great projects that make the Graphic 45 designs really pop!

Kathy Jo Wood:
10/25/2017, 01:38:58 PM,

Great projects using the policy envelopes! I really need to pick some of the envelopes up!

Jean marmo:
10/25/2017, 01:45:45 PM

So many wonderful layers and details. Love the envelopes

Michele Taylor:
10/25/2017, 01:55:58 PM

Beautiful colors!

Michelle Nettleton:
10/25/2017, 02:19:04 PM

Excellent dimension on the beautiful card! And the policy envelope mini is gorgeous!

Kathy Lutter:
10/25/2017, 02:55:54 PM

Oooh, I love all things Autumn and this card is just perfect! Would love to win the Nature Sketchbook prize package!

Grace K.:
10/25/2017, 03:55:15 PM

Can't wait to get crafting! This is perfect for the fall season. Thank you!

10/25/2017, 04:22:12 PM

I've been using your papers for 7 years and really like them all....these are just as pretty.

Nancy R. Allen:
10/25/2017, 04:47:23 PM

My daughter owned a scrapbook store and your paper was just new. I loved it. So I got the task of designing layouts for the store. I was thrilled and have used your papers over and over although I have a hard time with hoarding them. Would love to win your drawing and thanks for sharing with all.

10/25/2017, 05:36:37 PM

Lovely autumn cards! What a great way to use policy envelopes, too.

Joan Moser:
10/25/2017, 06:06:55 PM

This is the 1st 60 second tutorial i have watched. It made making the card do-able. I loved it!

Joan Moser:
10/25/2017, 06:09:17 PM

I looked at the supply list for making the card. Only 2 items? Thats awesome for making such a beautiful card

Theresa Bush:
10/25/2017, 07:03:59 PM

OOOOhh I love the card. I'm always looking for new inspiration and tricks/tips on cards. I really like the paper too. Thanks for sharing.

10/25/2017, 07:29:13 PM

Aneta, thanks for sharing your beautiful card, I'll have to try to make one for my daughter. I also love the Graphic 45 papers you used, the colors a great.

10/25/2017, 08:16:30 PM

I love Aneta's card and Alexandra's book. Great projects.

Sharon Gullikson:
10/25/2017, 08:18:54 PM

The quality of the images is STUPENDOUS!!!!! Your papers are my all time favorites, like most people I'm sure... :) I really love the nature themed papers.

Barb macaskill:
10/25/2017, 08:19:46 PM

Love the policy envelope album and the Autumn card is Lovely! TFS!

Brian Poteraj:
10/25/2017, 08:20:06 PM

I can't figure out how you come up with such amazing designs time after time.

Kate LeBlanc:
10/25/2017, 09:06:02 PM

I love the tutorials! Great giveaway this week.

Glenda Buster:
10/25/2017, 09:06:12 PM

Lovely card and album using the policy envelopes! Thanks for the tutorials. So many crafty project ideas ❤️!

10/25/2017, 09:17:16 PM

Such beautiful work! Thanks for the chance to win a fantastic prize!

Judy Phillips:
10/25/2017, 10:28:27 PM

Great tutorials - thank you so much for doing this for us, your loyal customers! Great prize this week!

Holly Hatch:
10/25/2017, 10:36:25 PM

Such a beautiful autumn card. But what was in the jar used at the end? Was it a protectant?

Janet Ingraham:
10/25/2017, 11:19:09 PM

Gorgeous card and policy jacket ideas. I'm excited to see Natures Sketchbook as a possible win as I can't find it to buy anymore.

Donna Leutloff:
10/26/2017, 01:09:38 AM

What a beautiful card! I am having so much fun playing with the Seasons Collection...stunning florals! Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna Leutloff:
10/26/2017, 01:10:21 AM

Oh...and did I mention I'd love, love to win that Nature's Sketchbook prize!

Pam Wooddell:
10/26/2017, 02:34:35 AM

Nature is one of the most versatile lines you’ve given us! Cards, mini albums and layouts: this collection does it all! I definitely need my stash restashed!!

Arianna Barbara:
10/26/2017, 04:14:39 AM

Great inspiration today!!! Love the beautiful Fall colors of the card! And this album is amazing!!!

Dorothy McCarthy:
10/26/2017, 05:52:51 AM,

Great inspiration!!! Thank you!!

Sue MacFall:
10/26/2017, 06:37:45 AM

Thank you both for 2 great projects.

10/26/2017, 01:13:45 PM

Love how the papers are layered - it resembles real pressed flowers.

Diana Gibson:
10/26/2017, 01:32:41 PM

Love these collections and the colors. Would love to win this.

10/26/2017, 01:52:14 PM

It’s so beautiful! I like the paper

10/26/2017, 03:14:05 PM

Love love all you share with us...always in love with your papers!

Suzy Hilborn:
10/26/2017, 04:19:14 PM

Nature's Sketchbook is one of my all time favorites and I have to (want to, need to) make this album. Thank you so much for the tutorial. We appreciate all your hard work, Alexandra.

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