Make the Season Brighter with 2 Handmade Card Ideas

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to another creative week on the Graphic 45 blog.  In this blog post Brand Ambassador, Lena Astafeva shares two gorgeous handmade cards perfect for Get Well, Thinking of You, Holiday, or Birthday. One card is Autumn themed and the other Winter, both cards are done with our Seasons collection, showcasing how fun and usable this line really is.  Note each layer adds a touch of elegance keeping your eye moving to enjoy the cards in all their glory.  Before we jump into all this beauty we wanted to introduce our weekly blog contest!  


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! Up for grabs this week is a Place in Time – Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Home Sweet Home 12×12 Paper Pad,  Shabby Chic Metal Key Holes, Metal Door Plates & Knobs, and Ivory Mixed Media Album, a $80+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, November 24th, 2017.


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Seasons Cards

By Lena Astafeva

“Hello!!!Today I want to show two cards.

I used new collection Seasons. It is fantastic!!" ~Lena 


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Tip: Cut out sentiments from the collection to use of your project.  Glue each side leaving the center unadhered to create a pop-up technique like Lena has done above with the 'Harvest Time' stripe of paper.  


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Tip: Adding ribbons and flowers in with fussy cut images is great for adding texture and depth.  


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Tip: Add gesso and glitter to create a snow effect on your Winter-themed projects.  


Graphic 45 Supplies:



Other Supplies:

  • flowers Petaloo

  • chipboards Scrapiniec

  • chipboards “Просто небо”


Seasons Home Decor Centerpiece Workshop

(contest closed)


Thank you for stopping by this fun Seasonal dose of inspiration, and thanks to Lena for sharing these two delightful layered cards.  Remember when shipping gorgeous layered cards, padded envelopes are a great way to go so they don't get damaged in transit.  We hope these cards have inspired you to create something of your own.  Let us know what you are working on, as well as any card making tips of your own and you will be entered to win this week's blog prize. Share your projects using the #Graphic45 hashtag on Instagram and  Facebook!  


Happy Papercrafting!  

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