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#SimplyG45 - Shabby Chic Card Video Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 07/10/2018 37 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,Videos,#SimplyG45,

Hello, G45ers!

  If you ever find yourself in need of a quick and beautiful card we have just the blog for you!  Today, Brand Ambassador, Babi Kind shares with us two shabby chic handmade cards for any occasion inspired by our #SimplyG45 - July Challenge.  Both cards feature our Deluxe Collector’s Editions, the first, "You're Amazing" card highlighting our Ladies’ Diary collection (back in stock soon). The second showcases that no scraps are too small not to use starring our Baby 2 Bride collection.  So grab a cup of tea and enjoy these beautifully detailed photos and the step by step video tutorial.  



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Two Shabby Chic Cards

By Babi Kind


“Hi Everyone!


I’m very happy to share with you this month’s project for #SimplyG45 challenge.

I made two shabby cards with the gorgeous A Ladies’ Diary and Baby 2 Bride collections.



For my first card, I used papers and chipboards from A Ladies’ Diary Collection, my all times favorite collection.


I created the layers with papers and fussy cut elements for extra dimension.  


Tip: I like to alternate between dark and light shades so the colors won’t blend too much.  By doing this, it creates contrast and you can see all the beautiful papers and layers.


I added this gorgeous sticker tag from A Ladies’ Diary as the centerpiece, along with a simple text.

My second card was with leftover papers. You can use the smallest papers to create a beautiful background for your projects.  I’ll show you how to create the background in the tutorial at the end of this post.




Again, I tried to create a lot of layers with papers and embellishments. Since my card is very simple, I decided to use the chipboard from Baby 2 Bride for a special touch.



Tip:  I like to glue three our four layers of the frame together to create a thick piece. This adds dimension to your projects without using expensive foam tape. Also, it gives the frame a better finish.


I hope you enjoyed the cards and don’t forget to check the tutorial below.  



Card Tutorial - Graphic 45 By Babi Kind



Thanks for stopping by and see you next month!



Baby 2 Bride—Deluxe Collector's Edition

Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Sizzix and Spellbinders  Die Cuts
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp
  • Neenah


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We always feel so refreshed and recharged after checking out Babi's work.  We hope you have been inspired to get out your G45 products and join our #SimplyG45 - July Monthly challenge.  Be sure to leave your love for Babi in the comments below and tell us what your go-to tips are for creating handmade cards.  


Happy Papercrafting!

37 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
07/10/2018, 11:20:02 AM

The card is simple and beautiful. I like how it is layered several times. NICE

Dr Sonia S V:
07/10/2018, 12:01:21 PM,

Such beautiful cards...simple and stylish

Jean Marmo:
07/10/2018, 12:08:59 PM

Such lovely cards!

07/10/2018, 12:12:13 PM

Very Lovely Cards!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Love these pretty, soft palette. These projects are so elegant.

Karen Rice:
07/10/2018, 12:40:22 PM

Really pretty cards! With all the projects that can be created with G45, I forget you can make gorgeous cards too! Thanks for sharing!

07/10/2018, 12:41:24 PM

Awh so g45 too!

Cheryl Wells:
07/10/2018, 12:43:30 PM

Beautiful cards!!

Michele Lewis:
07/10/2018, 12:59:27 PM

So simply elegant!! I love what you did with these two creations!! Just proves how versatile G45 products are!

Vanessa LeClear:
07/10/2018, 01:33:13 PM

What beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration, Babi!

Sharon Clabaugh:
07/10/2018, 01:56:04 PM

Would love to win this paper. Very inspirational papers.

07/10/2018, 02:17:13 PM

Simply gorgeous-such helpful tips too.Thanks.

Martie Rollin:
07/10/2018, 02:18:03 PM

I LOVE using this technique to make cards!!! Thank you for a reminder of how this is created.

Bev Drake:
07/10/2018, 02:29:52 PM

Lovely cards using great papers. Very simple & elegant look. How I enjoy looking at these gorgeous creations every day. Thank you graphic 45. Bev.

Sue MacFall:
07/10/2018, 02:31:27 PM

Great video to help us make this pretty card. Thank you Babi.

Sylvia Marsh:
07/10/2018, 02:34:58 PM

Such Classy and uncomplicated cards, truly beautiful. Thanks

Regina Harrison:
07/10/2018, 02:35:52 PM

Love these. simple yet beautiful

Susan Ashby:
07/10/2018, 02:44:26 PM

Love the soft colors on these cards.

Anne Bacon:
07/10/2018, 02:47:58 PM

I really appreciate your tips Babi. Beautiful work!

Cate Kager:
07/10/2018, 05:28:26 PM

Babi I love both your cards, my favorite one is the first one made from the A Ladies' Diary Collection. It is absolutely stunning! I am a card maker so these projects interest me the most. Thanks for the tips! Cate

Sue D:
07/10/2018, 05:40:34 PM

Very pretty card designs.

Jan Kennedy:
07/10/2018, 06:00:25 PM

Pretty pastel cards!

Carol Hughes:
07/10/2018, 06:27:00 PM, FB

I love the soft, romantic look of your cards.

Jan G.:
07/10/2018, 06:28:30 PM

Very pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.

jean magarrell:
07/10/2018, 07:45:37 PM

Love the cards and EVERTHING you post!!!!!!!

Linda Imler:
07/10/2018, 08:44:48 PM

Wow, I love the background of the second card. I didn't realize it was done piece by piece, didn't think of this before. Thanks for te idea!

Glenda Buster:
07/10/2018, 08:57:12 PM

Love the cards, tips and video! I always save my Graphic 45 scraps and love how you used the really small pieces. Thank you for sharing!

Jane S:
07/10/2018, 09:04:46 PM

Lovely cards and the video answers all questions!

Ellen Haydon:
07/10/2018, 09:14:36 PM

I love these paper so pretty to send to anyone. Thank you for the tips. Ellen from Phoenix

07/10/2018, 10:27:09 PM,

Amazing cards!

Kate LeBlanc:
07/10/2018, 10:43:58 PM

Beautiful cards! Quick and easy is wonderful when in a pinch for time.

Carla Hundley:
07/10/2018, 10:49:00 PM

Terrific creations and so lovely! Carla from Utah

Carole Lohr:
07/10/2018, 10:52:00 PM

Your tutorial is so helpful, and what fun to piece all those small pieces of paper to get a new look. I really like both ♥️ cards.

Milagros Perez de Madrid Blanco:
07/11/2018, 01:52:11 AM

Me gustan mucho. Muy sencillas y elegantes! a ver si me animo al desafio!!!!

Peggy Joyce:
07/11/2018, 03:33:34 PM

Really cute B to B card.......and I've got scraps to recreate it!

07/11/2018, 05:41:24 PM

Babi, these are very nice cards!

tina z. treebug:
07/13/2018, 01:25:57 AM,

I love this tutorial, such an elegant card!

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