Friday, March 15, 2013

We are Celebrating a Graphic 45 Birthday!

Scroll down for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge, and
scroll even further to see a tutorial sneak peek!

Tomorrow is Charee Filimoehala' birthday! Charee is the Graphic 45 Design Team Coordinator and Director of Customer Service. Considering that Graphic 45 is a small, family-owned company, I am sure, that she wears a lot of hats! Her newest hat is that of MOMMY! Charee became Mom to baby Richard in December!

Charee has been my DT Coordinator for the Graphic 45 team for the past three years. She has been an amazing support, cheerleader, and "boss" to me and I am totally bummed that I cannot try out for the 2013-2014 team. {sniff boo hoo} (See details about how YOU can try out below.)

As always, the crew at the G45 office wanted to surprise Charee with a birthday blog post today and asked the team to create projects to share. I decided to give her a "bouquet of flowers"! I made this flower-ific card with new French Country Collection.

When I see these colors, my heart goes pitter-pat!

I used the new French Country Flowers, paired with rolled die cut flowers to make the big blooms on the card. I loved working with the cardstock flowers because the paper is nice and thick and holds it's shape so well.
I decorated the inside, then I wrote a little message for Charee and mailed the card off to Portland. {I know! I actually MAILED a card! Crazy talk!} 

Graphic 45 papers: French Country 6x6 pad
Graphic 45 cardstock stickers: French Country
Graphic 45 cardstock banners and flowers: French Country

Cardstock: American Crafts Black
Die cut shapes: Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, Foliage, Foliage Two, Labels Twenty-five; My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax and Layers
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Movers and Shapers Sentiments
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Aleene's Tacky Glue


  1. Love this & "Happy Birthday Charee"!

  2. Чудесная открытка! с рождением Ричарда!

  3. Beautiful card, she will be thrilled, your handmade flowers are gorgeous. Have a good weekend. Deb x

  4. what a gorgeous card! The two tone flowers are wonderful!

  5. Your birthday card for Charee is just gorgeous.

  6. cute. Charee and baby Richard wish a health and happiness. remarkable card as usual.

  7. Gloria, great post today. Your card is build solid.... smile, your photo's a perfect. Thanks for your kind post on my blog... appreciate it
    ava g

  8. Hi Gloria... thank you so much for your wonderful comments you left on my blog.. You absolutely made my day :) I certainly hope you are right.... I adore your work, and have been a fan for a long time... I am an avid stalker of your blog Im officially a follower now...
    have a wonderful week

    Karen x

  9. Hello Gloria - Such a wonderful card you created! Love your work! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving sweet comments! Have a wonderful week!