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#SimplyG45 - Quick & Easy Cards

Posted by Graphic 45 04/12/2018 33 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,#SimplyG45,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to a fun #SimplyG45 Card Set blog post!  Today, Pam Bray shares with us her step by step directions to Quick & Easy Cards using our Raining Cats & Dogs - Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  This collection is sold-out, but luckily for you, we have 9 other DCSs to choose from when recreating these handmade cards.  To go along with these great card tutorials, today we also launch our Club G45 - Volume 4 edition.  These kits will be up for grabs at 11 am PST to, April 12, 2018.  At this time we will also post three new tutorials on YouTube so you can follow along at home.  Be sure to tune in.  


Club G45 - Vol 4. has sold out online.

Check your local G45 retailer for kits!  


Vol. 4 - Includes step by step, full-color directions for a Humming Bird Box, Easel Card Set and a Botanical Butterflies Waterfall Album.  These three projects showcase this shabby chic collection perfectly and offer oodles of tips and techniques throughout.  Vol 4. project by Annette Green. 

  Auto-subscribers do not need to order again. Your kits will be processed and shipped as quickly as possible.  With the success of Club G45, we have added additional kits for Volume 4, however, due to limited inventory, those will sell-out quickly so be sure to act fast.  We will be adding substantially more kits for Vol. 5, so if you are unable to get one of these kits, please be patient. We are doing our best to meet the demand.  We thank you for your enthusiastic support of this program and look forward to seeing your creations. #ClubG45



Raining Cats and Dogs Quick and Easy Cards

By Pam Bray

“Hi Graphic 45 Fans, I am excited to share how to create a few quick and easy cards using Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Deluxe Collection Edition…. remember any of the Graphic 45 Collections would work perfectly to recreate these cards. So, grab a paper doily, some adhesive, twine, your favorite border punch and flower to make some quick and easy card.” 


  1. Stamping on chipboard tags from the Graphic 45 collections add a fast sentiment to any card.

  2. Mix different color twines to create bows creates interest to projects.


  • Raining Cats and Dogs - Deluxe Collection Edition
  •  Children’s Hour Stamps
  • Crochet Flower
  • Flowers
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • Kraft Paper Doily
  • Clear Gemstones
  • Red and Tan Twine
  • Black Ink
  • 2 – 5” x 6 ½” Cream Card Base


Lucky Dog Card:


  1. Add pattern paper to card base along with paper doily, banner, border strip and clear gemstones. Place sticker image on front of card with pop dots.


  1. Add flowers and twine bows to font of card.


  1. Add “Lucky Dog” Chipboard to front of card.


Thinking of You Card:


  1. Add pattern paper to card base along with Epherema Card to front with pop dots.


  1. Add crochet flower to front of card.


  1. Add twine bows.


  1. Stamp sentiment on chipboard with black ink. Add to front of card with pop dots." ~Pam



 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 a Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, an 8x8 Paper Pad, Die-Cut Tags & Pockets, Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, and Ivory Square Tags, a $58 value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, April 13th, 2018.


Thank you for joining us for this #SimplyG45 card tutorial.  Big thanks to Pam for sharing these step by step directions and tips so we too can create beautiful handmade cards.  We look forward to reading your comments below and remember each comment is an entry to win this week's blog prize.  See you tomorrow for another fun and fabulous post!  


Happy Papercrafting!

33 Comment(s)

04/12/2018, 11:30:40 AM

Inspiring projects, beautiful papers - G45 never fails - what’s not to love!

Cheryl Wells:
04/12/2018, 12:14:02 PM

Gorgeous projects, as always from Graphic 45 papers!!

Kate LeBlanc:
04/12/2018, 12:18:04 PM

Raining Cats and Dogs is one of my very favorite collections. I love the cards, great inspiration!

Michele Lewis:
04/12/2018, 12:20:47 PM

I love these two cards! The colors just pop right off the page. Truly beautiful!

04/12/2018, 12:31:52 PM

Love the harlequin patterns in Midnight Masquerade!

04/12/2018, 12:35:56 PM

Love both these cards. Question I have been meaning to ask: Where do you find such beautiful but tiny flowers? Thanks, Shannon

Pam Bray:
04/12/2018, 02:00:32 PM

Hi Shannon, the small ones I get at my local craft store, they come in packages of about 20. The crochet flower I actually made. Thanks for asking such a great question and stopping by.

Ellen Haydon:
04/12/2018, 12:50:24 PM

I just love Dogs and Cats. Almost everyone does too. Who wouldn't love to have beautiful card featuring these darling pets.Ellen from Phoenix AZ

Ava Gavloski:
04/12/2018, 12:54:41 PM

love presentation of the G45 collection. Bravo!!!

Arlene Berchtold:
04/12/2018, 01:03:16 PM

Love the cards. I will need to try to recreate them. Thanks

Kirsty Vittetoe:

These cards are simply gorgeous!

Sue D:
04/12/2018, 01:54:00 PM

So cute and colorful!

Martie Rollin:
04/12/2018, 02:12:54 PM

Loved seeing these lovely cards! G45 collections are meant to be layered! Well done!

Jan Kennedy:
04/12/2018, 02:15:00 PM

Cute cards with precious pictures of pets!

Lisa Buchanan:
04/12/2018, 02:35:02 PM

I love your ideas and plan to incorporate them in my own cards!

Diane F:
04/12/2018, 02:39:11 PM

Lovely cards with perfect layering. Thanks for the tip on the mini flowers as I wondered the same thing. Fantastic inspiration today! Thank you.

Diane F:
04/12/2018, 02:39:11 PM

Lovely cards with perfect layering. Thanks for the tip on the mini flowers as I wondered the same thing. Fantastic inspiration today! Thank you.

Regina Harrison:
04/12/2018, 03:05:54 PM

Beautiful cards using one of my favorite collections. I love cards that are easy to make , but look expensive and these definitely do.

Sharon Gullikson:
04/12/2018, 04:29:06 PM

I like how you added so many bits and pieces of different papers to make these so pretty. What a great look.

04/12/2018, 05:01:53 PM

So stinkin cute..awesome G45, but who doesn't,..

Karen Rice:
04/12/2018, 07:18:44 PM

Beautiful papers and amazing work! I love your daily inspiration!

Sheri Landon:
04/12/2018, 07:48:01 PM

Wow! The colors are stunning together. Love your stuff always!

Glenda Buster:
04/12/2018, 08:48:05 PM

These cards are so cute! Love, love Pam’s tips. So excited to see the Vol 4 Graphic 45 Club kit!

Anne McIntosh:
04/12/2018, 10:04:29 PM

I've been waiting for some card ideas for Raining Cats and must have heard my sighs! Thank you very much, now I can make my niece's Birthday Card!

Aileen C:
04/12/2018, 10:11:09 PM

I love the crochet flower, great idea for combining two things we enjoy.

Judy Phillips:
04/13/2018, 01:20:34 AM

I love these two cards! And I love this month's G45 club kit! Can hardly wait to get it!

Arianna Barbara:
04/13/2018, 03:05:49 AM

Wow! Beautiful paper collection!!! Both these cards are amazing!!!

Sue MacFall:
04/13/2018, 07:38:14 AM

What beautiful cards - great work, thank you.

Lili Landeros:
04/13/2018, 09:20:27 AM

Thanks for the inspiration. You make it look easy!

Sandra Featherston:
04/13/2018, 09:56:41 AM

I love shabby chic and Raining Cats and Dogs. Combine the two and you've got AWESOME !!

04/13/2018, 11:59:02 AM

Pretty cards and cute idea. They look fast and easy to create too.

Lana Bennett:
04/13/2018, 08:09:53 PM

Cute cards. I don’t have that collection (yet!) Thanks for the tips

Kathleen Read:
04/14/2018, 02:28:35 PM

I always look forward to the G45 powt of the day! So many amazing ideas!

Carolyn Hines:
04/16/2018, 10:00:46 PM

Inspiring, as always. Love the Fairie Dust and Botanical Tea sets - so versatile!

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