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Make the Season Brighter with 2 Handmade Card Ideas

Posted by Graphic 45 11/20/2017 45 Comment(s) Cards,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to another creative week on the Graphic 45 blog.  In this blog post Brand Ambassador, Lena Astafeva shares two gorgeous handmade cards perfect for Get Well, Thinking of You, Holiday, or Birthday. One card is Autumn themed and the other Winter, both cards are done with our Seasons collection, showcasing how fun and usable this line really is.  Note each layer adds a touch of elegance keeping your eye moving to enjoy the cards in all their glory.  Before we jump into all this beauty we wanted to introduce our weekly blog contest!  


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! Up for grabs this week is a Place in Time - Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Home Sweet Home 12x12 Paper Pad,  Shabby Chic Metal Key Holes, Metal Door Plates & Knobs, and Ivory Mixed Media Album, a $80+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, November 24th, 2017.


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Seasons Cards

By Lena Astafeva

“Hello!!!Today I want to show two cards.

I used new collection Seasons. It is fantastic!!" ~Lena 


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Tip: Cut out sentiments from the collection to use of your project.  Glue each side leaving the center unadhered to create a pop-up technique like Lena has done above with the 'Harvest Time' stripe of paper.  


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Tip: Adding ribbons and flowers in with fussy cut images is great for adding texture and depth.  


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Tip: Add gesso and glitter to create a snow effect on your Winter-themed projects.  


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Other Supplies:

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  • chipboards Scrapiniec

  • chipboards “Просто небо”


Seasons Home Decor Centerpiece Workshop

(contest closed)


Thank you for stopping by this fun Seasonal dose of inspiration, and thanks to Lena for sharing these two delightful layered cards.  Remember when shipping gorgeous layered cards, padded envelopes are a great way to go so they don't get damaged in transit.  We hope these cards have inspired you to create something of your own.  Let us know what you are working on, as well as any card making tips of your own and you will be entered to win this week's blog prize. Share your projects using the #Graphic45 hashtag on Instagram and  Facebook!  


Happy Papercrafting!  

45 Comment(s)

11/20/2017, 11:50:35 AM

Gorgeous! So much detail! Truly inspirational.

Cheryl Wells:
11/20/2017, 12:10:48 PM

Stunning cards - just wonderful!!!!!

Екатерина Буховцова:
11/20/2017, 12:11:09 PM

Невероятная красота! Вот что значит бумага в руках мастера! Браво!

Sue LD:
11/20/2017, 12:28:44 PM

Love these beautiful seasonal cards.

11/20/2017, 12:33:28 PM

Beautiful cards-who wouldn't want to receive one of these for the holidays.

11/20/2017, 12:33:53 PM

So beautiful! That collection really lends itself to creating beautiful cards.

Glenda Buster:
11/20/2017, 12:35:05 PM

Your cards are beautiful and amazing! I love all of the detail and fussy cutting!

Jean marmo:
11/20/2017, 12:48:13 PM

Such layering and wonderful details!

Marie Frederick:
11/20/2017, 12:53:21 PM

Beautiful cards, would love to receive one.

Michele Lewis:
11/20/2017, 01:11:01 PM

I LOVE how these look!!! I can see I am going to have to buy this collection too!

Melanie Hermans:
11/20/2017, 01:40:46 PM

We are still working on our classic photo storage box from last week monday to give as a surprise at St. Nicolas.

11/20/2017, 01:57:27 PM

Lovely cards - made with beautiful paper, and perfect for Thanksgiving!

Becca Yahrling:
11/20/2017, 02:01:47 PM

Both cards are just beautiful and I really love the Seasons collection (might just be by new favorite!). The Autumnal card is my favorite; it's simply stunning. The layers are gorgeous.

Sharon Gullikson:
11/20/2017, 03:13:00 PM

The layers of different types of flowers looks amazing! I would like to make some cards like that for next year. You always have such gorgeous ideas.

Brian Poteraj:
11/20/2017, 03:16:00 PM

The birds and flowers look great together. That collection is just my style since I appreciate nature so much.

Sarah Hutchins:
11/20/2017, 03:20:22 PM

Simply stunning cards as always and very inspirational. Can't wait to have a try myself.

Michelle Nettleton:
11/20/2017, 03:51:41 PM

These cards are truly a work of art. Seasons is an amazing collection. Love G-45

marianne gonzales:
11/20/2017, 04:05:26 PM

Gorgeous cards! Already pinned for future inspiration.

11/20/2017, 04:14:23 PM

Very very pretty! Such details..

Robyn Marshall:
11/20/2017, 04:29:07 PM

I swoon at every Graphic 45 project. I love all of their products!

Carla Hundley:
11/20/2017, 04:36:58 PM

These cards are both amazing and so pretty! Carla from Utah

11/20/2017, 04:43:44 PM

I like how Lenape used the Graphic 45 Seasons collection with the metal parts.

Janet Ingraham:
11/20/2017, 04:54:13 PM

Awesomely lovely cards

Janet Ingraham:
11/20/2017, 04:54:13 PM

Awesomely lovely cards

11/20/2017, 05:11:10 PM

So inspiring! I’m motivated to start on my G45 Christmas cards now!!

11/20/2017, 06:04:58 PM

A Place in Time would be just in time to make calendars for the new year! Thanks for the chance to win.

Mathilde S:
11/20/2017, 06:57:42 PM

Beautiful cards,love all the details and fussy cutting.I have this gorgeous collection,and always have to force myself to cut into these beautiful papers.When I see projects like these,it inspires me and makes it easier.G45 Collections are so gorgeous,it is easy to hoard them!

Barbara G.:
11/20/2017, 06:58:31 PM

These cards are just beautiful. Love this Seasons collection!

Martie Rollin:
11/20/2017, 07:29:37 PM

Lovely projects...lots of nice colors. Interesting prize package!

ava gavloski:
11/20/2017, 07:47:50 PM

great inspiration

Barbara Hartling:
11/20/2017, 08:01:11 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Place in Time package. And the cards, WOW beautiful...

susie doucet:
11/20/2017, 08:06:19 PM

Beautiful collection as always!

Donna McCaffery:
11/20/2017, 08:38:08 PM

Great cards. Beautiful paper colkection!

Benita Stiver:
11/20/2017, 09:03:30 PM,

My goal is to make an album using G45 twice a month until all of the collections and themes have been used!

Joan Moser:
11/20/2017, 09:33:17 PM

What beautiful cards using the Seasons collection. Thank you for sharing

Donna Leutloff:
11/20/2017, 09:45:38 PM

Beautiful the Seasons line! Just ordered more!

Deb Ochs-LaGrone:
11/20/2017, 09:59:17 PM

Gorgeous cards! Love the collection for the weekly contest too. I can think of several great ways to use it. How fun!

Katie Baird:
11/20/2017, 10:12:44 PM

I love the Seasons Collection!!! So many wonderful ways to use these gorgeous papers.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Total Fabulous!!!

Debbie Siddle:
11/21/2017, 07:20:50 AM

Great season cards xx

11/21/2017, 08:12:27 AM

The cards are beautiful! I particularly appreciate the tips & will try the gesso & glitter one, for sure! Happy Thanksgiving to all US readers....

Patricia Oisten:
11/21/2017, 04:46:02 PM

Love the Seasons collection. Well, of course, I love all G45 papers!! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Judy Phillips:
11/22/2017, 12:22:54 AM

More beautiful samples! Thanks so much - I am filling up my house with your products!

Sue slemmings:
11/22/2017, 02:23:39 AM

Beautiful projects evocative of a stroll down an autumn leafy lane, wonderful thank you.

Arianna Barbara:
11/22/2017, 03:56:09 AM

Stunning cards!!!

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