Pretty in Pink – Stair Card Video Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

Happy Friday crafters!  We want to give you one lasting dose of creativity before we send you off for the weekend, and girl do we have a gorgeous set of cards to share with you today!  Starring on the blog is our Portrait of a Lady collection in this Stair Card Tutorial by one of our Brand Ambassadors from Russia,  Elena Olinevich.  Elena shares a quick step by step YouTube tutorial for you to follow along to and create your own shabby chic dream cards perfect for birthdays, 'Thinking of You', and Mother's Day.  So grab a cup of tea and let's jump right in.  


But wait, first, we have our weekly blog winner to announce!  The winner of this week's stunning prize package is… Regina Harrison.  This is what Regina commented on the Life & Love Blog, "I love this layout it is so pretty."  Please email to claim your prize. 


Staples - Square Tags - Black

Staples - Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Kraft

Staples - Metal Door Plates & Knobs

This week’s prize package included Little Women 12×12 Collection Pack, 12×12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad,  Chipboard,  Metal Door Plate & Knobs, black Square Tags, and Mixed Media 5×5  Box, a $60+ value!  


Stair Card Video Tutorial
By Elena Olinevich


“Cardmaking is a kind of paper therapy for me. However each time I am looking for some new ideas for my cards.

This time I tried something new for me that I have never done before.

I know it’s not a new idea. but actually it is something that looks always intricate, I guess. I made a kind of stairs for a few layers on my cards



If you need something feminine, no doubt – Portrait of a Lady is the most feminine and soft collection I’ve ever met. I adore creating with it.



I’ve combined just a few papers and played mostly with the chipboard and the flowers embellishments. The circles and oval shapes were my focus in adding the accents



I even used the circle decorative chipboard to create the sentiment for my card



For my second card I also used the Decorative chipboard and hid the extra chipboard piece in the middle of my paper layers, and you can only see the part of the frame. I think it’s a great tip to create dimension and to add the surprise moment.


Using these folds for your card you can add the flowers into different levels of the card, and while opening the card they will work as separate parts.



I have prepared a video tutorial for you in case you would like to recreate it.

There are no strict limits on the size for your blank card, so you don’t need to follow my sample, but my card is approximately  5 ⅛” size.” ~Elena



Stair Card Step By Step Video Tutorial


Graphic 45 Supplies:

 Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad


Other Supplies:

Prima Marketing Flowers, Petaloo Velvet Leaves, Spellbinders Dies


Looking for more fun feminine projects?

Check out Magda’s Birdcage tutorial below.

3D Birdcages Simply 45-Wedding Favor- Secret Garden By Magda Cortez, Product By G45, Photo 01 of 06, Project with Tutorial.jpg

#SimplyG45 – 3D Birdcages
By Magda Cortez


Tip 1: Fussy cut some delicate flowers and cut extra leaves for more foliage.  Also, add some metallic thread for more dimension.


See full post here…


YouTube Video: 3D Birdcages – Simply 45


Thank you for stopping by for not one, but two amazing YouTube video tutorials.  Big thanks to Elena and Magda for the amazing inspiration that is sure to keep our creative wheels turning all weekend long.  Remember if you are ever in need of G45 supplies you can shop here on our website.  Plus, get FREE shipping on retail orders over $50 in the contiguous USA.  Have a wonderful weekend, and join us again Monday for more papercrafting fun!  


Happy Papercrafting!

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