How to Make an Easy "10 Supply" Graphic 45 Greeting Card

by Denise Hahn

This is all you need!

Supplies

  • 1 Cardstock for Base
  • 1 Graphic 45 Chipboard focal piece
  • 1 Graphic 45 Paper for Background
  • 1 Your choice backing for Focal Piece
  • 1 Trim piece
  • 1 Colorbox Ink
  • 1 Sentiment
  • 1 Embellishment
  • 1 Xyron Adhesive
  • 1 Scissors/Paper Trimmer
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Here we go! You asked for it and here is a simple, inexpensive greeting card project for you Graphic 45 fans. You can use ANY Graphic 45 line, and your choice of the supplies- lets get to it!-Denise

    Step 2

    Choose a card base- you can use a pre-made one like this from Michaels, or take an 8.5x11 piece of cardstock and trim it on the long side at 5.5 inches- score and fold in the center

    Step 3

    Next pick out a Graphic 45 Focal Piece form your G45 chipboard stash

    Step 4

    The next piece is your choice- I call it a focal background piece. It will go behind the Focal Piece so make it a just a bit bigger. Ideas: Fabric, paper, a die cut piece or lace

    Step 5

    Now pick a trim piece. Ideas: Trim, lace, ribbon, paper punched border, or G45 washi tape

    Step 6

    Background paper. Ideas: Any Graphic 45 paper will do. I like 8x8 pads for cards.

    Step 7

    Choose a coordinating ink. I used ColorBox Pigment in Caliente.Then pick a sentiment. Ideas: A stamp, a sticker from G45, or your own writing

    Step 8

    Ahhh embellishments! Ideas: Flowers, metal pieces, vintage ephemera, stick pins. (These are from Michaels Arts and Crafts)

    Step 9

    Of course you need these to put it all together! You can also use a paper trimmer, and any adheive will do: liquid, glue dots, high tack tape, tacky glue or Hot glue.

    Step 10

    Now let's get to making!

    Step 11

    First ink your edges of everything

    Step 12

    Cut out your background paper smaller than your base and ink. You can leave as little or as much of the card base showing

    Step 13

    Add your trim. You can go horizontal, vertical or symmetrical- your choice

    Step 14

    Add your focal backing and trim to size. Attach these together, then attach to card

    Step 15

    Stamp your sentiment directly on your card-If the background is too busy just or grab some scrap and stamp on it- then cut out to size

    Step 16

    Add to your card with adhesive- make sure to keep balance in your arrangement

    Step 17

    Add that little flower in!

    Step 18

    and we are done!

    Step 19

    Let's do it again shall we?

    Step 20

    For this one I used G45 Typography. Instead of fabric for the focal backing I used a piece of G45 paper. I used G45 Washi instead of trim and a sticker for the focal. Love the masculine look of it

    Step 21

    Step 22

    How about one more! This one I used lace for the focal back, gold ink, washi tape, Petaloo flower and G45 Stickers. This has Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments, Little Darlings and Botanical Tea papers!

    Step 23

    Step 24

    So fun and easy- and trust me it is a challenge for me to use so little supplies! I had to really hold back- but these can also be a great jumping off base to add way more bling!