Thursday, September 9, 2010

Easy cards with Graphic 45

The other day I posted about having Stamp Club at the scrapbook store and that I would be posting some cards I have made with some paper I got that night. Well this is the paper. It is made by Graphic 45 and I am so lovin the vintage look!! This particular sheet is Farmer's Market out of the Domestic Goddess collection. When I saw it I knew it would make some wonderful cards!! The back is black and ivory checkers which I just love but I can't bring myself to cut up the images to use it! *okie sometimes doesn't like double sided paper when it is like this sheet* I usually don't have any problem using the other side but this time.....I JUST CAN'T DO IT!

Here are the first two cards I made with the images. I wanted a design that would feature the images and not over power them and I think I got it right with the layout I used. It was nice being able to use the same layout for both but still being able to add a little spin to make them look different.

I can't remember what the polka dot paper is but I got it the same night too. The green strip is just a piece of scrap I had. The black border is the Fiskars Apron punch. I used twine to tie around the card and to put through the buttons.

I wanted to show a close up of the green paper. I used a stamp to add the swirls to the paper because it just seemed too plain. I think the swirls added a nice touch.

You can see where I did faux stitching also. I thought about using the sewing machine but I didn't want the card to be over embellished.

Oh you can also see I matted the images. I did add some chipboard on the back cut smaller than the matte so it would hold up to being pop dotted on the card. OH JUST HUSH! YOU KNEW THERE WOULD BE POP DOTS SOMEWHERE! *okie shakes head and just wonders when people will learn that pop dots and Stickles are a staple in any scraproom*

On this one I used a hole punch to punch the holes in the green strip and then loop the twine through the holes. It did give this card a little different look than the other one but yet I was still able to use the same cuts and materials.

I will be posting more cards this week using some of the other images so be sure to check back!!


  1. Fabulous cards Okie! I too love the graphic 45 papers. I love how you used the twine and button. Shari (cricutrookie)

  2. I just love reading your comments plus all your creativity


  3. ah so glad you got the comment box back on this one, I wanted to say how cool your cards are! :)

  4. I got that paper too. Love it. I'm doing a heritage album and it's great.

    Love the cards; they are awesome as usual!!!!

  5. Love the paper! They are pefect for cards. Thanks for the imspiration!

  6. This sheet of paper is one that I keep looing at trying to decide what to put with the old labels.

    I like them on the polka dots...but you know how I love anything with polka dots on it!

  7. I have some Graphic 45 paper but I haven't seen this one yet. I guess I need to do some more shopping. Love the cards - so stinking cute.


  8. I love these cards!! Beautiful!! :)

  9. I LOve this card too! Geez Okie.... You make me want to run out and get this paper.... soooo pretty! :o)

  10. Okie-- I just love your work! I cannot figure out how you're able to do it all and work full-time too! Nice cards using G45 papers.

  11. Oh Oh Oh ... I really like these cards. I can't believe how many you are able to make from that single sheet of Graphic45 paper. This is going to make a great set.

    Just one question ... do you need me to send you my pic so that you can make a card for the "Domestic Goddess" tag???? *big ole grin*



  12. Love the cards and the vintage paper!