Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Special Delivery - Graphic 45

This week is "Cards Week" on the Graphic 45 Blog. I love me some cards! I enjoy all aspects of papercrafting, but admit to loving card-making the most!

Here is a gift set I made using the Little Darlings papers. I tend to give gift cards for pretty much every occasion, and always like to make small items to accompany the gift cards. I find that altered photo albums are a big hit with new moms (and new grandmothers). I also like to alter jumbo clothespins. They make a great photo holder for a desk or counter.

To make this 5x5 card, just cut a bunch of squares of various sizes, then trim them in half on the diagonal. Mix and match your prints and, ta-da! I love the blues in this paper collection. It's a soft baby blue that is pretty easy to match with ribbons and other trims.

The ribbon is blue corsage ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I love that stuff. I have it in several colors. It sparkles just a bit! To create the button embellishments, I put a pearl brads through the button holes! Genius!

This little photo album is one of those you can get for $1 at most any discount store. I altered the covers, making it a one-of-a-kind brag book. Easy!

Last, is this jumbo clothespin. I have a big box of these. I ordered some and when they came they were discolored. I emailed the company and they sent new ones, and said keep the "bad" ones. At any rate, I ended up with a lot of jumbo clips!

I painted this one white, well it was already white, but it was one of the "bad" ones, so I painted it again. Then I added some paper, and fussy cut the little baby...so cute! I created a little gift tag to go in the clip. The recipient can replace the little card with a photo or a small scrapbook page.

Hope you enjoy Card Week at Graphic 45! Remember, the new TEAM is announced on Friday. I have a tummy ache thinking about it!!!!! I want to be on the team again so badly! I will be back later today to draw a winner for the Altered Blog Hop!

Graphic 45 Papers:
Little Darlings: Little Darlings, Bundle of Joy, Lullaby, Rock-A-Bye, New Arrival
Fiskars: Scallop edge punch
American Crafts: Coffee Cardstock
Buttons Galore: Buttons

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Light Blue Corsage Ribbon
Wild Orchid Crafts: Pearl brads
Craft supply: Crystal spray, jumbo clothespin, photo album
Adhesive: Beacon Zip Dry paper adhesive, Scotch 3M foam tape, tape runner


  1. I just love the Little Darlings collection, it has got to be one of the sweetest lines there is right now. You cards are beautiful and I love the clothespin. TFS pammejo

  2. I love the pearl brad through the button!

    Such a pretty paper line and a wonderful card & gift set Gloria!

  3. What a sweet gift set! Just beautiful! Love the photo album!

  4. These are so pretty :) my boss will be having a baby soon & I'll be diving in to my little darlings papers for sure X

  5. These are all gorgeous Gloria and I do love what you've done with the peg!!

  6. Beautiful stuff!!! And you just have to make it on the team......

  7. Sigh....you used my favorite graphic I love that little boy and his pup climbing the stairs! - all these are great projects. You'll make it again!!

  8. These are just too adorable!!

    (I've got my fingers crossed for you...you'll make it!)

  9. I have my fingers, and tootsies crossed! Beautiful, magnificent, gorgeous, inspirational .... 'always'

  10. these are precious :)

  11. I am absolutely amazed at your stunning work! I found you through Graphic 45. I LOVE the abc Primer--brings back such wonderful REAL memories of my primary grade years! I also appreciate the testimony you proclaim through your web site!