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Adventure Birthday Card

Posted by Graphic 45 06/08/2018 22 Comment(s) Cards,

Hello, G45ers!

 Happy Fri-yay!  Today we have a BIRTHDAY in the house!  We are celebrating Jeff's BIG 40th birthday with an extra special handmade card by Special Project Designer, Annette Green.  For each of our birthday's Annette is so thoughtful and creates a show-stopping card using our favorite collection or favorite color!  For Jeff, she has pulled out all of her ORANGE G45 papers to create a truly memorable and 100% Jeff approved easel card to make this one HAPPY birthday.  So next time you are creating a card try going with a color theme and mix and match your paper collections to bring your project to life.  But first, we have a special message from Diane Schultz, the CEO, and Head Designer.  Following that we have our weekly contest winner to announce, so get ready for a fun-tastic blog!  


Happy Birthday Jeff! 

"My Dear Jeff, What an amazing person you are! I tell you often that I’m proud of you, but it’s hard to find adequate words to describe how very proud I am of the man that you’ve become. Today, I celebrate YOU, your individuality and uniqueness, your many interests and talents, your strength of character and resilience, and especially your patience and unconditional love. May you always know how precious you are and what an honor it is for me to be your mom. " ~Diane 



Weekly Blog Winner

This week’s prize package included a Seasons Tag & Pocket Album Kit, a $40 value.  The Winner is… Debbie Walker Harris!

Debbie had this to say on Facebook about Alexandra's Box with Shaker Window: "I LOVE it!"

Big thanks to everyone who left comments this week, you bring our G45 community to life.  Debbie, please email to claim your prize!  



Adventure Birthday Card for Jeff!

By Annette Green


“Although Graphic 45 papers already coordinate beautifully within their collections, I find it great fun to mix and match collections when I set out to make a special card. Can you guess the collections I’ve used in this 6” x 6” easel card? Knowing that Jeff’s favorite color is orange, I started scouring my collections for that. You may recognize Rare Oddities (the orange paper with the ruler print) and Midnight Masquerade Patterns & Solids (the orange check and the deep blue). I added in some Good Ol’ Sport Patterns & Solids (black with numbers and black stripe). I made a custom background for the card’s inside by adding ¼” strips of the blue paper between each of the black stripes from Good Ol’ Sport. I used my Cricut machine for the banner and the label cuts, as well as some of my favorite stamp sets in my stash.


Happy 40th Birthday to Jeff! Thanks for all you do to make Graphic 45 the best papercrafting company around!” ~Annette


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We hope we have inspired your to pull out your papers and start having some creative fun this weekend!  An extra special thank you to Annette for making this stunning card for us to share.  We hope you too share your projects with us using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  Have a wonderful weekend and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!

22 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
06/08/2018, 11:40:32 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEFF!!! I hope that you have a really great day, and celebrate tonight. I really enjoy when you are a part of the videos. There aren't many men in the crafting world, so it is really great to see you, and get a male angle. :)

Cheryl Wells:
06/08/2018, 12:11:16 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jeff - I hope you have a blessed day!!!

06/08/2018, 12:12:26 PM

A very happy birthday to Jeff! Annette's card is beautiful!

Monika Thomas:
06/08/2018, 12:12:27 PM

Happy Happy Birthday Jeff!!! hope your day today is special! Maybe climbing a mountain or something :) ENJOY!!

Monika Thomas:
06/08/2018, 12:14:07 PM

Annette, this card is wonderful! Love how you mixed collections and added die cuts and brads!

Michele Lewis:
06/08/2018, 12:49:39 PM

Happy, Happy Birthday Jeff! I hope you have a fantastic day! That card is perfect Annette...seems to suit Jeff's personality to a tee!

Michelle Nettleton:
06/08/2018, 12:50:12 PM

Annette you are so amazing! Happy 40th Jeff! WHOO HOO

06/08/2018, 01:13:03 PM

Happy day Jeff. Annette the card is timeless (pun intended).

06/08/2018, 01:28:06 PM,

Happy Birthday Jeff! I do appreciate your gentle strength, your love of family and your sense of humor! May every day of the coming year give you a good reason to celebrate!

Ellen Haydon:
06/08/2018, 01:51:37 PM

Happy Birthday Jeff. I hope that you have many more fantastic birthdays to come. Thank you for all your input to G45! Ellen from Phoenix

Sue MacFall:
06/08/2018, 01:55:06 PM

What a great card for any man - really stylish/

Martie Rollin:
06/08/2018, 02:47:54 PM

Really nice idea to go with a specific color as the base of a design. Lovely card! Well done!

Anne McIntosh:
06/08/2018, 02:55:43 PM

Annette did a bang up job on Jeff's Birthday Card (by the way, Happy Birthday Jeff!). By using the mix and match technique, she came up with the penultimate man's card! I may not have all the paper collections that she used, but the technique will be in my arsenal for future men's birthday cards!

Glenda Buster:
06/08/2018, 04:18:15 PM

Love the card! Happy Birthday JEFF

Kristina Vazquez:
06/08/2018, 05:07:17 PM

Happy Birthday Jeff! Thanks for everythimg you bring to G45!

Kathleen E Capachione:
06/08/2018, 09:15:27 PM

Happy birthday Jeff! Great card

Sandi Nagel:
06/09/2018, 12:25:08 AM, Http://

Happy birthday

Judy Johnson:
06/09/2018, 04:50:13 AM

Happy Birthday Jeff!!! You are so lucky to have Annette a friend, doesn't she create beautiful birthday cards?

06/09/2018, 07:04:21 AM

Happy Birthday, Jeff!! Have a wonderful day and a great year!

Pat Ford:
06/11/2018, 05:49:27 AM

Happy birthday, Jeff! Great card, Annette! I love your mixing and matching !

Sandy Trefger:
06/11/2018, 09:16:50 AM,

Hope you had a fabulous, wonderful birthday Jeff! Love Annette's card!

Gloria Sleeper:
06/12/2018, 08:44:44 AM,

I am a bit new here and have been getting lost in your cards pinterest board. It is FULL of such beautiful cards and I just can't pull myself away!!

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