Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Typography His & Hers Cards & my Graphic 45 Loot!

I often get asked if, as a Graphic 45 Design Team member, if I get "paid." My answer? Well, take a look at this first...

This is my 7-foot dining room table. Upon the table are the contents in my design team box of goodies from Graphic 45 I received yesterday. 

Let's take a closer look...

You may have noticed some goodies from Spellbinders, Xyron, Petaloo and Gina Designs as well as all the amazing Graphic 45 stuff. These generous companies also contribute to our team so that we may include them in our projects and participate in partnerships and blog hops throughout the year. I can't even tell you how badly I'm itching to create with all this stuff! 

If only I didn't have to waste time sleeping at night.

So, you crafters out there can probably do the math, if your calculator will allow you to go that high, and figure out the dollar value of this box of goods. Then you can answer the question, do I get paid? My answer is YES!

I got right to it with the new Typography collection. It was sort of like stretching before a workout. (and I mean that in a good way.) With my hubby's birthday coming and my friend Patty's right around the corner, I decided to make two cards with Typography. One masculine and one more feminine, just to show the versatility of this wonderful paper.

And just for fun, I put together this quickie little video tutorial on how these cards came together.

And just in case I went to fast for you, here are those measures again...

My card base is the dark green from the Core-dinations Signature Series cardstock pack and measures 5 x 7 inches when folded. For the papers above, I edge-distressed and then ink-distressed the edges. I like to use Walnut Stain ink by Tim Holtz/Ranger.

The golden yellow is also from the Signature Series cardtsock. I used my border punch on the striped paper.

These strips are cut 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch, then notched and inked. I used a type charm and brad plus a stamped heart for an embellishment.

A few of the cut-aparts plus a chipboard sentiment piece from Typography Chipboard 1.

(Then you can view the video again for assembly.)

For the feminine card, here are the measures.

The doily die I used here is from PaperTreyInk. The two pieces on the right are chipboard and the Friendship sentiment is a cut-apart from the paper collection.

This little ruffle ribbon is from Stampin' Up in Baked Brown Sugar. I love this stuff and use it on everything!

(For assembly, please view the video again.)

I hope you enjoyed an intro look at the wonderful new Typography papers. I am totally in LOVE!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great HUMP DAY!


  1. It's like Christmas in September! Great cards - wonderful inspiration!

  2. Wow, Christmas did come early....lucky you! Both cards are wonderful, Annette!

  3. Oh that's a wonderful lot of goodies! I do some design work for Scrapbooker's Paradise here in Alberta and everyone is always asking me that too! I say yes, with stuff that I love. (It would mean nothing to them, but it makes my day when it comes! LOL) Enjoy creating with this treasure trove!

  4. Oh my word. That is AWESOME. It is as if Santa has his workshop at G45.

    Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful crafts (especially your albums!) That you make. :)

  5. Beautiful cards :) Were you stalking the delivery guy? Lol!

  6. My mouth waters at the sight of all that yumminess on your table!!!! That's a heaven I would NEVER leave! Lol. Your cards are just darling! You used all my favorites including the Core paper as a base! :) Enjoy!

  7. Lots and lots of goodies. How exciting. This new set looks awesome!!

  8. Oh MY, how lucky are you?!? Love the cards and have loads of fun with all those goodies. Love Graphic 45!

  9. Gee, if you ever need to offload any of your older supplies to make room for all that, I'll be happy to help. LOL. Lovely cards. Always enjoy your projects.

  10. OMG! That table is loaded with fabulous goodies! Can't wait to see what amazing projects you create with this.

  11. OMG! That table is loaded with fabulous goodies! Can't wait to see what amazing projects you create with this.

  12. LOVE what you have created! I am going to attempt something similar...THANKS for the inspiration, and I'm looking forward to seeing everything you can create from your bag of 'wonderfulness' from G45!!

  13. lovely post, cute comment about wasting time sleeping... i can relate to that. wonderful to have such great support with fellow companies who love the craft.

  14. Love your videos!! Your cards are beautiful. I also love the music with this video. Can you tell me what it is? Thank you Annette!!

  15. Wow...what a wonderful table full of fun paper products to work with. The His and Her cards are fabulous.
    Thank you for the instructional video I will return and keep coming back for more!
    Teresa in California


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