Monday, June 04, 2012

Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary-

Welcome! I am very excited to share the NEW Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary collection with you today! StopAndScrap has this collection and MORE on pre-order!

Since I am on the Graphic 45 design team, I have already gotten my hands on this fantastic paper! This is one of my NEW favorites in the Graphic 45 catalog! I love the soft colors paired with dark brown and black. Plus, any paper that has clocks and flowers is a hit with me!

I used the 8x8 pad for this project. The smaller scale of the prints is perfect for cards, tags, and mini albums.

I made a card with a removable book mark! Nothing says "friendship" like a pretty bookmark!

The Simple Stories Odds and Ends Memorabilia Pocket is perfect for tucking the bookmark into. You could also tuck a gift card into the pocket for an extra special gift! I edged the pocket with brown ink, and attached an image cut from the paper.

I used Prima Perle Bebe Fairy Belle flowers to decorate my pocket and bookmark. So soft and pretty!

I found some stamps in my stash with a reading theme. I love to read, and I am sure I can think of a few friends who like reading also and would enjoy getting this card!

You can see that I fussy cut the lady from the paper and raised the layer with foam tape for added dimension. I edged the cut-out with a marker to give it extra depth and contrast.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you visit the StopAndScrap Blog for more inspiration all week long!

Designer Paper: Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary 8x8: Garden Stroll, Moment in Time, Fashion Plates, Ageless Beauty
Cardstock: American Crafts Coffee, Neenah Natural White
Memorabilia Pocket: Simple Stories Odds and Ends
Flowers: Prima Perle Bebe Fairy Belle
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Chevron Striped Twill: Champagne
Stamps: My Favorite Things Well Read
Ink: Colorbox Clearsnap Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Dark Cashmere
Die cuts: My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax
Shipping tag: Office supply
Tools: Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cutting system, Bow Easy bow making tool
Adhesives: Scotch 3M tape; Beacon Fabri-tac; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam tape


  1. Love it! I won a Ladies' Diary prize package, and I've been playing with it all week...gorgeous papers!

    This card is so fun...Love the bookmark/pocket and your fussy cutting is wonderful. So harmonious!

  2. What great inspiration, thanks so much! I have a friend visiting who reads a lot, I will have to make something similar.

  3. Just beautiful!! Love it! Your work is always so inspiring Gloria!

  4. This is stunning! You have a gift with these G-45 papers. I never tire of seeing your projects.

  5. Gorgeous card, Gloria! I love how you incorporated the tag on the card. I just adore every inch of this! ❤

  6. So elegant. Love it!

  7. Your card is stunning!! Graphic 45 has outdone themselves!

  8. Gloria, I'm a retired librarian and love the idea of a detachable book mark. A Ladies Diary is going to supplant The Old Curiosity Shoppe as my most favorite paper!

  9. Such an array of beautiful work! All worthy of being framed.

  10. I love this project! I am sooooo into vintage and the clothing of that era.

  11. Anonymous10:43 AM

    This is so gorgeous! I love the added bookmark incorporated in the card. Great idea.


  12. Gorgeous and so feminine.

  13. This is such pretty paper it almost makes itself into projects. Love the bookmark 'gift' with the card.

  14. beautiful!!! :)