Friday, June 28, 2019

Music Speaks - Graphic 45

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30 Cats in 30 Years post!!! 

Hi, Friends......

I am here to share a pretty card I made with some upcycled items. You might already know how much I love Graphic 45. I happen to be on their mailing list and occasionally receive magnificent brochures in my mailbox. They are waaaaaaaaaay too gorgeous to throw away, so I did what any thrifty papercrafter would do: I made a card with one of them! :) This one happens to be advertising their elegant "Love Notes" collection.

I also scavenged a beautiful gold embossed liner from the base of a bakery cake. This coated foil surface peeled away perfectly in one piece from the heavy cardboard the cake had been sitting on. I glued the foil onto cardstock and made a die cut for this card. LOVE!!!

Do you like the little birdie sitting on the foliage?  Awww....

Here's a shot that shows how I used the advertising brochure:

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Graphic 45 advertising brochure
Foil from bakery cake base
Sizzix - Fancy Labels die set
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set (retired)
Memory Box - Resting Birds die set
Flowers, Adhesive pearls, Satin ribbon, and Off-white lace from stash
Core'dinations/Darice kraft cardstock for card base

Hope you enjoyed my card today. Thank you for all your sweet comments. Don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE. Have a lovely day!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Graphic 45 - June Selfie Challenge #G45Selfie
2. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #92
3. Simon Says Stamp June Work it Wednesday - Foil it!
4. Creative Inspirations June Challenge - Glitz and Glamour
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June
6. DL.Art June linky
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #392-393 - AG
8. Three Amigos Challenge #27 - Things with Wings
9. TCP June Challenge #358 - Summer
10. Cards und More Shop Challenge #37 - Florals
11. Mod Squad - Use a Flower
12. Stick it Down - June Card Sketch Challenge
13. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Oh my gosh, I obviously need to get on Graphic 45's snail mailing list so I can find pretty brochures in my mailbox too! This is just gorgeous and that upcycled bakery cake base is scrumptious!

  2. Awwwww!!!! GREAT upcycling of the G45 brochure!!!! Bravo!!!! :D I need to subscribe too ah ah ah LOL :D
    Amazing design with it, love the little bird, the lace and the flowers added! Gorgeous card!!

  3. Such a beautiful card. Love the papers and your design is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  4. LOVE the gold embossed paper you used, and what a beautiful array of papers. A simply gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Stick It Down--Sharon DT

  5. Fabulous. thanks for this great idea. I keep their brochures too.

  6. Such a pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.


  7. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations.

  8. Awesome! Gorgeous and an upcycle! Love it!! Thanks so much for linking it up with us at Three Amigos!

  9. Hi Janis, a wonderful project. Thank you for playing along in our Cards und More Shop Blog Challenge. Greets


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