Monday, February 21, 2011

A week of Graphic 45!

What better way to spend the week than with Graphic 45? I love all this company has to offer! The papers are so rich and unique. I have a lot of fun creating with them. I want to share with you a set of mini cards that I made using the Le Cirque line. All the cards are 3"x3".

 Here is one of my favorite cards... I just love this elephant! I made a rosette and punched out the elephant with a scallop circle punch. The inside of this card reads, "You make me laugh". This elephant just brings a smile to my face!
Here is a simple way to add a lot to your project... When working with double sided paper you can fold the corner down and reveal a little peak of the back side. I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to add a little flair! The big flower I cut out of my pattern paper.
The flower from this card was cut from Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Floral Die. I curled the petals under for a fun look.
 This is another one of my favorites! I used a square punch and punched out 6 squares from different pattern paper. I then folded them in half creating my triangles. I glued the bottom part of the triangle down and then put a pop dot between the fold to give my pinwheel some dimension. Using different size squares will create different size pinwheels, so you can adjust as needed for your project!
 I cut out some more flowers for this card. I also die-cut a flower from the Tattered Florals die and then cut the petals off to create part of the border.
 I cut these little clowns out and distressed the edges. Using Staz On ink I stamped the words on to my copper tag.
One of the great things about Graphic 45's paper is they have great embellishments that you can cut out! This one I cut out, distressed the edges, and then rubbed Glossy Accents over the top. I used twine for a little added texture.
 Once again... I love this elephant! The little flowers I made using my Silhouette. I cut them out and then rolled them using the Imaginisce Petal Roller.
I hope that you have enjoyed my little mini's! Please keep coming back for all the Graphic 45 excitement that I have planned! I have been so inspired working with Graphic 45 that I have been creating projects left & right!!!
Happy Creating!


  1. You've done a fantastic job. I also started playing with their line. TFS

    Jess B.

  2. Great!!!!! I love everything!!!

  3. Wow, they are unique and fabulous. I will have to check them out. THanks

  4. Great job! You have some wonderful tips too. TFS

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)

  5. Oh my, I love Graphic 45 and everything you have done is unbelievable.Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Your cards are just awesome. I'm a big fan of Graphic 45 too.

  7. Your cards are outstanding. I really like the bold colors.

  8. Graphic 45 is my all time favorite paper line. Love what you created. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your week's creation!