Thursday, April 18, 2013

Birthday Card - Graphic45 Le Cirque

At first glance I didn't care for the Graphic45 Le Cirque collection but when I started searching images I found some fantastic projects so I couldn't resist! I had gotten a few sheets that would be good for backgrounds but once I did see the projects my friend Helen was nice enough to pick up the other sheets I wanted. I of course split the collection with Linda.

Supplies Used:
Graphic45 Le Cirque
Various Cardstock
Stampin Up Ticket Corner Punch
Hallmark Card Studio
Colorbox Chalk Ink
Stampin Up marker
EK Success border punch

I wanted to use up some of the "poster" patterned paper and this was the best way I could come up with. Each of the card bases are the same as are the embellishments. They look different due to each one having different "posters" as focal points.  I did include a small "postage stamp" image on each card as well. I did punch a border and add to the cards but it is a bit lost behind the images. I think I should have put it on the other side of the striped paper.

Some of the "posters" were rather large and I used them in a horizontal fashion instead of vertical. I did have to remember to print my sentiment on the inside of the card horizontally for those cards. I did a search and found a Circus font on and then used the feature to outline the text in the Hallmark Card Studio software. I can't tell ya how much that software comes in handy and I am still appreciative of Linda sharing it with me!

Here is a picture of the last two cards of the six I made. I wanted to show all six so you could see how different each one looks while still using the same embellishments. I think this will help me use those sheets of patterned paper with such images in the future as well. Matter of fact if I remember correctly I think I did this same thing a few  years back with a sheet of Graphic45 I was given.

The little ticket on the front was printed in Microsoft Word on a piece of 4x6 cardstock and then I just cut each one to the size I wanted and then punched the corners with the Ticket punch.


  1. Love the Hallmark software. I can see exactly how things will fit onto an A2 card and print clip art to use. I totally CASED this card layout. It's a good way to use up the printed poster papers. So glad you found the paper and shared it with me!

  2. These are all very cool!

  3. Wasn't crazy about the collection either until I saw your cards! Gorgeous!!!!! Love them all. hugs, eileen

  4. I looked at the collection and couldn't figure out what I could possibly do with it! Great job! I really love the cards! - KCM

  5. OMG, I love ALL your cards! I like you and eiyiyi didn't like this paper until you posted these cards, your good!!! Hugs

  6. Kids just like creative and colorful cards.The collection shown here is lucrative and stylish.