#SimplyG45 – Shabby Chic Card Video Tutorial

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


Weekly Blog Contest 

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes an Off to the Races 12×12 Paper Pad, Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Die-Cut Banners, Journaling Chipboard, Regular Tags, Clock Keys, and Celebrate—ATC Tags, a $70+ value. The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, July 13th.


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!

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