Free shipping on online orders over $75 and $10 shipping on orders under $75 in the contiguous USA
Free shipping in the contiguous United States on online orders over $300

Seasons Greetings - #G45Cards Christmas Edition

Posted by Graphic 45 12/19/2017 33 Comment(s) Cards,

Hello, G45ers!

  Today, Elena Olinevich is here with her Winter Wonderland  Card Set in honor of our #G45Card Challenge. She has created an impressive variety of cards from this collection that include fantastic details such as fussy cut and embellishment flowers, die cut images from the collection, and fun additions such as pearl ornaments. Check them out below and be sure to read through her insightful tips and tricks for creating a variety of great last minute Christmas cards. 

Winter Wonderland Cards

By Elena Olinevich


“When it comes to Christmas, there are never enough cards to be given to family and friends.

Well, you may think I already had a plan for the cards, while working on this project, but I still don't. Even so, I had a blast making them and it was so difficult to stop.

That is why I decided to share some tips that can be useful when you create the cards.

1. First, and what I do more often lately, add many layers and flowers

 For all of my cards here, I used Winter Wonderland collection.  I die cut the birds images with my oval dies mostly. They were the main focus.



I arranged the flowers and holly leaves around the image and added a few fussy cut flowers too.



It’s a good option to make a smaller size of cards, especially if you have the leftovers on your desk. I prefer to use them immediately, so that there is no chance for them to be lost.



While arranging the flowers, try to combine the different sizes. The medium ones are the perfect, but you can also mix in the flat and dimensional flowers too.


You can use the cardstock to frame your image and embellish it with the pearls



Most often I use the oval shapes for my cards, but actually, any square forms look great with the images too. You may try different die cuts for this.



Another option is to cut out the image of the bird. If it is a medium size, you can add more paper layers or fussy cut flowers, for instance.



For more dimension, you can foam pad some of the layers so that they pop up on the background.



You can use more cut out images and arrange them around the main one.



You can finish your cards series with the simple cards. For one of my cards, I used the Christmas tree image and added pearls as the ornament balls. It is a good option for masculine cards.


 I hope you have found some ideas for making many cards at once.” ~Elena Olinevich


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Winter Wonderland 12x12 Pad


Other Supplies:

  • Petaloo Flowers
  • Prima Marketing leaves and Flowers
  • Spellbinders Dies
  • Flourish with a Bling pearls



Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes an Off to the Races 8x8 Paper Pad, a Patterns and Solids 6x6 Paper Pad, Ephemera Cards, Chipboard, an ATC Book Box, and Shabby Chic Metal Door Pulls, a $40+ value!  Winner will be announced here on the blog Friday, December 22nd.  


What a wonderful set of cards! We hope these creations by Elena have left you feeling inspired as they have left us here in the office. We are loving all the inspiration for holiday cards and the #G45Card Challenge. We'd love to hear all of your card making tips in the comments below as well. This time of year is such a fun time to be a crafter, with so many project opportunities. 


Happy Papercrafting!  

33 Comment(s)

Sue MacFall:
12/19/2017, 09:15:51 AM

What a wonderful selection - a lot of ideas there for using other collections too. Thank you Elena

Shelley Schubert:
12/19/2017, 10:23:14 AM

Thanks Elena for demonstrating so many exciting ways to use the beautiful Winter Wonderland collection. I love that paper so much, and used up all I had for making cards this year. Season's Greeting to all at Graphic 45.

jean marmo:
12/19/2017, 10:38:57 AM

Such lovely cards! So many layers and details!

Margaret Dougherty:
12/19/2017, 11:28:10 AM

I loved the cards Elena made with the Winter Wonderland collection. I especially love the layers and the detail but like that some of the cards can be more masculine. Sometimes it's hard to find that but the Winder Wonderland collection really lends itself to go frilly or masculine. I think the Off to the Races collection will really be a collection that can be used in some masculine projects, as well. I love these Graphic 45 collections!

Michele Lewis:
12/19/2017, 11:57:25 AM

There are so many ways to use Graphic 45 collections, but I think this Winter Wonderland collection beats them all! Beautiful cards Elena!

Cheryl Wells:
12/19/2017, 12:10:51 PM

This group of Christmas cards are gorgeous - anyone would be thrilled to receive one - thanks for sharing your talent and the use of Graphic 45 papers - my favorite paper company - always gorgeous papers and never disappointed with the product.

Pat Ford:
12/19/2017, 12:49:57 PM

Lovely cards and useful ideas to use with any cards. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Hutchins:
12/19/2017, 01:02:31 PM

Wow! Some great suggestions there and some beautiful cards. Off to make a start on mine now! Thanks for the inspiration. x

12/19/2017, 01:05:41 PM

Elena, your cards are stunning...very nice job! Thanks for sharing.

Sue LD:
12/19/2017, 01:18:01 PM

Wow--lots of beautiful cards with this collection.

12/19/2017, 01:41:31 PM

I love seeing cards made with all the Graphic 45 papers. They are all so beautiful!

12/19/2017, 01:42:25 PM

Beautiful cards with some wonderful inspiration. I have made some card this year but must start earlier!

12/19/2017, 01:50:41 PM

Thank you, Elana! Your cards are beautiful, and I really appreciate the tips you gave us for creating them!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Excellent holiday projects!

Michelle Nettleton:
12/19/2017, 02:55:36 PM

These cards are so different, really like the dimensions on each.

Barbara Millar:
12/19/2017, 03:10:05 PM

Lovely selection of cards thank you

Jane Bill:
12/19/2017, 03:33:28 PM

Lovely cards! Moving the pieces around to be just the perfect fit is so fun to do and you have it down to perfection! Love all the layers.

Martie Rollin:
12/19/2017, 03:42:11 PM

LOVED seeing all these wonderful Christmas cards made from Winter Wonderland! I like the idea of using an oval to cut out the bird images. Very nice layering. I so enjoy this paper collection!

Peggy Joyce:
12/19/2017, 03:45:14 PM,

This year I seem to be addicted to making cards so this post is right up my alley!

12/19/2017, 04:19:44 PM

How do you send these through the mail? How do you protect them? How much extra postage would they need? Thank you for any advice on this...I'm assuming you don't hand them out personally to everyone so was just wondering how to mail safely.

Elena Olinevich:
12/21/2017, 11:55:29 AM

Hi Jeannie, I used the envelopes with the bubble wrap inside. and everything goes with no damages, believe me. It doesn't take me too much of extra postage.

susie doucet:
12/19/2017, 04:32:05 PM

Thanks for the chance!

Kim Persinger:
12/19/2017, 04:38:37 PM

I absolutely love the Winter Wonderland paper set! Thank you very much for the chance to win.

Rosalie Ridle:
12/19/2017, 05:03:47 PM, Url

Thanks for these super ideas for last minute card That I'm still doing now with G45! Thanks for chance to win!

Glenda Buster:
12/19/2017, 05:35:20 PM

Elena your cards are wonderful and I love all of your helpful tips! Winter Wonderland is becoming one of my favorite G45 Christmas collections.

Ava Gavloski:
12/19/2017, 06:04:46 PM

Beautiful graphics on the Winter Wonderland

Grace Kang:
12/19/2017, 09:10:39 PM

Very pretty! Tfs! :)

Carla Hundley:
12/20/2017, 12:12:59 AM

Beautiful cards, love all the layers and embellishments. Carla from Utah

Judy Phillips:
12/20/2017, 12:18:03 AM

Thanks for the great cards - I just got my 12x12 pads yesterday in the mail!

Judy Phillips:
12/20/2017, 12:18:03 AM

Thanks for the great cards - I just got my 12x12 pads yesterday in the mail!

Margaret McGlaun:
12/20/2017, 07:30:59 AM

Wow! What beautiful, artistic greeting cards! Eat your heart out, Hallmark.

12/21/2017, 04:44:28 AM

These cards are beautiful and inspiring I hope I could make something like this Thanks for sharing and inspiring

Jackie Peduzzi:
12/21/2017, 02:32:56 PM

Your beautiful cards have inspired me to get out my Winter Wonderland collection and see what I can come up with! Thank you for sharing!

Sharon Clabaugh:
12/21/2017, 11:58:07 PM

I finally just ordered this beautiful paper I'd been wanting since the first time I saw it. These examples are very inspiring. Love G-4 papers. Have a lot of them.

Leave a Comment


Join Our Newsletter

And enjoy 10% off your first order
Please choose your interests below