Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Ladies Diary–Graphic 45 Paper Collection


I get this 8x8” paper pack in my mailbox from Cutters Creek.  The paper is by Graphic 45 (one of my favs) called A Ladies Diary.  I look at each sheet of paper and the prints are beautiful on both sides.  Yep it is double sided.  A card makers dream.

I ponder a while and wonder what papers will I use.  And what image will I need to find that will go with the theme.  And then color it.  Then it hit me!  I will fussy cut one of the images from the paper and it will be my focal point.

I chose three prints to make my card.  And added black paper from my stash as the accent color.

Surprisingly what I thought would be a hard task to pull it all together started to flow so easily.  It took me a long time to make the card because I added die cuts, flowers,  butterflies,flourishes  using only the 3 pieces of paper from A Ladies Diary and the black paper from my stash.

Below the photo will be all the details on what I used to make the card.  And you can click on the photos to get a closer view.

Sidebar:  It couldn’t happen at the worse time but the battery to my digital camera died.  No it didn’t need re-charging it died and was not fixable.  New one ordered.  So Kim of Cutters Creek reminded me I could take pictures with my iPad Mini.  My first time for this but what made it worse I had to sync it to my computer first Sad smile.  When it rains it pours.  The photo images do not do the card justice but you still see how awesome the card turned out.  I don’t think I will be able to let go of this one Smile




Recipe:  Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Designer Paper,  All items in black is Neenah Paper  (Classic Linen in Black),  Spellbinders Nestabilities Timeless Rectangle (Front & Inside), We R Memory Corner Chomper (Deco Corners), EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Silhouette Portrait (black flourishes and leaves),  Black Diamond Stickles, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive, and Kool Tak Double-sides Permanent Tape (awesome).

Remember if there is something you need or want and its not available in the Cutters Creek Store just contact Kim.

Thank you for stopping by,



  1. Fran this is a stunning card - I can see why you love it so. Love the way you have used the image from the paper.
    Well done on your photos - you rose to the challenge and triumphed!

  2. Gorgeous Fran, simply gorgeous!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,


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