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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Fresh Start at Inspiration Emporium

At Inspiration Journal there are still a few days to get an entry in to our 'Fresh Start' challenge.  As always there is a fabulous prize of $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium for one lucky randomly selected individual!  There are no restrictions!  The challenge is open until 31 January 2015.

I sometimes forget how quick and easy it is to make a card by simply using fabulous papers and I have enjoyed using these Graphic 45 papers for all my Inspiration Journal projects this month. I really love all the beautiful sunflower images in the pack and they are appropriate for any time of the year.
I simply cut three pieces of the G45 French Country papers and layered them up after distressing the edges slightly to give a shabby feel.  Because the papers are double sided, there is plenty of choice. They were layered onto some fine corrugated card from my stash.
I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon to make make the belly band and bow.  This was coloured with Rusty Hinge Distress Stain and instead of scrunching it up I pulled it straight whilst drying it with my heat tool.  The sentiment is from the same paper pad, I cut it and layered it up on some waste card.  The finished card is 7" x 7.3/4", so quite large but it really makes a statement!

Don't forget, the challenge is open until 31 January 2015, so there is still time to create!  

If you do make a purchase at Inspiration Emporium and you use my code Redanne, you will get a 10% discount off your whole order too.  Thanks so much for looking, I hope to see you again soon.  

29 comments:

  1. I love these G45 papers Anne and you've displayed them beautifully in your card. The bow and little tag is perfectly matched with this too. Love what you have done!! Thank you too for you and your husband's lovely comments over on my blog earlier. Really made me smile :)
    Huge hugs
    Georgie xx

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  2. Those papers are fabulous and I love the way you have layered them on this card with it's bold red ribbon! What a fabulous statement!! Hugs Chrisx

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  3. When you have papers like this you don't need much more but the bow and the tag complement it perfectly. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  4. Very beautiful card Anne. You seem to create things with such ease, but I know it's the awesome talent you are blessed with. ((hugs)) xox

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  5. I think this set of G45 is probably my favorite of all they've put out. The paper is a fab design, but it took your skill in designing these layers to make this stunning card. It feels so summery & rustic. I love it! Just what we need with all the cold weather that is everywhere...a good breath of sunshine! That tomato red bow is another spot of summer too. TFS & Hugs.

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  6. This is so terrific, Annie! It's incredible inspiration for using beautiful patterned papers to make outstanding cards! (Of course, these are really super-duper patterned papers!!) I love the bright rustic ribbon and tag design elements, too, which just add to the French country feel!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  7. Such a beautiful card Anne.
    Toni xx

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  8. Anne, you have made me think (and that is good) about all those papers I have bought and have not used. This is one gorgeous card and I love how you used the G-45 papers! Now you tied it up so pretty and that is a great finish! Love this! Hugs!

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  9. I have those papers and are hoarding them. I love your card so maybe I will take this one out and make a card. Sunflowers are always cheerful as well as beautiful.
    Hugs Kelly

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  10. This is so beautiful Anne. The papers are gorgeous and your wonderful design showcases them perfectly. I love the colour you have used for the ribbon too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  11. I love this Anne .... those papers are gorgeous! The sunflowers look beautiful, and the added splash of colour with the ribbon makes everything pop! Linda xx

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  12. Hi Anne, I think French Country is still my favourite G45 paper design (probably because of the hens, lol) and you certainly have made the best of the sunflower image here, so cheerful and beautiful and love your gorgeous bow, fabulous! Hugs Carole Z X

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  13. Wow!
    Anne, die Karte ist super!
    Der ganze Style ist sehr elegant und edel. Mir gefällt die Kombination mit Schwarz und Rot, und auch der prächtige Hintergrund.
    Wunderschön.

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  14. Brilliant card Anne, love those beautiful Sunflowers and your fantastic design.
    You are so right about creating cards from our Paper Pads. I keep getting mine out looking, then puting them away....!!!
    Hugs

    Patricia x

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  15. So very pretty!
    I just love sunflowers :)

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  16. WOW Anne! When I see such a gorgeous card, it makes me a little sad that I don't use patterned papers! This is just gorgeous and the vibrant ribbon is such a glorious accent! hugs :)

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  17. The papers do the talking for you Anne, gorgeous make.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  18. This is my very most favorite of the G45 papers and excitement of all excitements, our new home consists of French Country colors! You are making all of us smile REAL big!!
    Sandy xx

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  19. hello Anne - I adore the french country papers and your card is beautiful - a wonderful make. Big hugs to you Rachel x

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  20. Gorgeous papers & a beautiful card Anne. Even though we sell quite a lot of pretty papers in the shop I don't seem to use them much on my cards, I must try harder!. I love sunflowers too & we always try to grow some in the garden in the summer.
    Amy x

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  21. Hi Anne this card is gorgeous and is certainly needed today with all the snow outside. Graphic 45 designs are beautiful too. Love all you have done with it x

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  22. Beautiful card, Anne! I love sunflowers and this card would make anyone smile, anytime of the year!! This would look wonderful in a frame, displayed all year long!! Just Gorgeous!! XOXO-Shari

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  23. Lovely card Anne, the warm colours and pretty sunflowers remind me of warmer days.
    Alexandra xx

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  24. Such beautiful papers, designs that work well for a masculine or feminine card. The placement of the sentiment is so sweet, nestled into that beautiful bow . I have never heard of a belly band before!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  25. They really are delicious papers, and the subtle distressing and layering over the corrugated card gives the perfect shabby chic look. Belly band is a new one on me too!!
    Alison xx

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  26. These papers are so gorgeous - I love how you've used them! Your bow is so beautiful too.
    Rebecca.
    x

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  27. Another beauty from you Anne. I love G45 paper and this collection exudes beautiful warmth. Love the red bow and little tag, what's with the gals above I've heard of bellybands before! Hope you are keeping cosy warm. Nicola x

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  28. I love G45 papers too and this is a beautiful card made with this pack. xx

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