Bon Anniversaire

Today’s inspiration came from a wonderful designer Clare Buswell, designing a vintage style card for Graphic 45.  I personally just love the Vintage look.  What a great place to start creating a vintage card by using the Graphic 45‘s product.  This card is just gorgeous!  I would like to thank Clare for sharing this outstanding card with us to enjoy.

 Bon Anniversaire

To get started:  Make a card from cardstock and round the corners. Emboss your cardstock with your favorite embossing folder.  Next you will sand all around the edges and slightly over the embossed area of your card.  Sew a border using a straight stitch about 1/4 inch inside the embossed area.

Bon Anniversaire

  Ink all of your edges including the pieces you will use on your card.  Add your vintage papers, stamp sentiment, ribbon, twine, tag, flowers, lace, and pins. Layer all items onto cardstock.  Be sure to visit Clare’s Creations for more of her stunning designs.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.



graphic 45 core'dinations paper     Graphic 45 French Country




Tim Holtz Black Soot Distreaas Ink     VIntage Photo Distress Ink TIm Holtz


Cuttlebug Anna Griffin        Graphic 45 French Country Stickers     white Mulberry flowers

baby Blue Blossoms

From Your Stash:

  • Trinket Pins
  • Sewing Machine
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Twine
  • Corner Rounder