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 firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Adventure Birthday Card for Jeff!
“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
Graphic 45 Supplies:
Rare Oddities – 12×12 Paper Pad
Good Ol’ Sport – Patterns & Solids
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…