Sunday, August 23, 2015

Graphic 45 Summer Release - A Christmas Carol

Y'all know that I really dislike being "that designer" who shares Christmas cards in the summer...however, I always make an exception for Graphic 45! {Let's face it, I make an exception for ALL pretty Christmas paper that comes out in the summer release!}

A Christmas Carol is the NEW Christmas Release from G45! It is a stunning collection in deep red, jade, forest green, and cream, with a hint of pink! The colors are "one step off" from traditional red and green, making this collection so beautiful and interesting!

I love the story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and enjoy reading about Victorian England. Thus the images from this collection speak right to my heart! This is another 5" x 6" card, my new "go-to" style. 

My preferred card style is mixing the patterns within a collection. (or better yet, mixing collections). The prints in A Christmas Carol make stunning hand-made flowers, especially accented with a rusty bell! The stick pins add that extra bit of sparkle.

I enhanced the flowers on this card with vintage embellishments and an elegant ribbon bow.

I recently discovered a bag of bingo numbers in my stash...and HOORAY there was a "25" left in the bag! I tend to use the holiday numbers first (February 14, December 25, October 31, and so on).

You know I have to decorate the inside of the card. This card went off to be displayed at all the summer craft shows, so I did a little extra. 

I love the postage strip! So cute! I added a punched border to the top of the card. I don't have the matching stamps for this collection (yet), but when I have them, I can stamp a message in the blank space...or add a gift card pocket, or a handwritten message.

The bottom panel is all decorated with one of the cut-apart images. Isn't this collection just spectacular?!! I am thinking of designing a card class....who's in?! {wink}

Do you feel all Christmas-y now?! Are sleigh bells jingling?! Check back on Thursday for MORE Christmas in the summer!

Graphic 45 Supplies:
Christmas Carol Paper Collection:

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers
Ink: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Berries, Bingo tile, and Rusty bell: craft supply
Trinket pins: Maya Road
Die cuts: Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings, Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax and Layers
Doily: Wilton
Border punch: Fiskars
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares, Aleene's Tacky Glue, hot glue


  1. Absolutely stunning! I love your card and can't wait to get this collection!

  2. Just beautiful ! so love the inside as well as the outside it makes a special card extra special.

  3. Love it! I just ordered my papers this weekend. Now I am poverty stricken. And, I have those same jingle bells...of course! LOL

  4. Love your card and love the new Graphic 45 christmas paper! Can't wait to buy mine. And yes, I would love to take your card class - wish I lived close by.

  5. Beautiful! I must get this collection. (That's a surprise. Not.)