Welcome to Day 3 of the Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog hop!

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I always love creating with Graphic 45 products….they just make my imagination and creativity soar!

I decided to make a 3D step card because I enjoy fussy cutting and layering the beautiful images on the Graphic 45 patterned paper.

kellyklapstein-g45-15The right adhesives and the gorgeous Botanical Tea collection combined to make this step card design a breeze. I used Crafty Foam Tape, Dodz, my E-Z Dots Permanent Refillable, and 3D Foam Leaves.

kellyklapstein-g45-1There are many different kinds of step card templates out there, but I used a very simple one that is easy for you to copy.  Simply cut a piece of paper 5″ x 12″ and score/fold at the following measurements, starting at the bottom of the card: 1″, 2″, 4″, 6″, 9″ . If you’re unsure about folding, then try it first with a scrap piece of paper.  If you have one, use your scoreboard.

kellyklapstein-g45-2After you have your folded card base, then just start building up the three front panels.  I started with the first smallest one.

kellyklapstein-g45-3Crafty Foam Tape or even 3D Foam Squares are perfect for layering on this kind of card without creating too much bulk.

kellyklapstein-g45-5For my flat pieces, I used my E-Z Dots Permanent Refillable runner.

kellyklapstein-g45-4The Elegant Oval and Garden Gate die cuts you see are from two Spellbinders dies.

kellyklapstein-g45-10Dodz are perfect for adhering all my fussy cut elements, like the butterflies and flowers. The Dodz come in Small, Medium and 3D.  I also adhered this Graphic 45 metal key with Small Dodz and it does not budge!


kellyklapstein-g45-8Those pretty sparkly leaves are made using two tones of glitter and 3D Foam Leaves.

kellyklapstein-g45-7Here is a side view of the card that shows off the beautiful dimension.

kellyklapstein-g45-14I can easily fold it down and mail it across the country to my dear friend Michelle for her birthday in September.

All of the Graphic 45 collections come with matching sticker sheets and die cuts too.  I used some of the handy ready-made die cuts in my design: the envelope, tag, and sentiment labels.


Now wouldn’t you like to get creative with some amazing Graphic 45 papers and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L?

Here are today’s stops on the blog hop where you can see many more fabulous projects:

Kelly Klapstein (You are here)

Lisa Adametz

 Lori Williams

Miranda Edney

Nadya Lifa

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84 Comments on Day 3 Blog Hop with Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

  1. wendy l
    July 30, 2014 at 5:17 am (10 years ago)


  2. Andrew Roberts graphic 45 DT
    July 30, 2014 at 5:24 am (10 years ago)

    Beautiful love this so much

  3. Etta
    July 30, 2014 at 5:26 am (10 years ago)

    A very nice card, the creator really did a good job

  4. Nancy McGrew
    July 30, 2014 at 5:56 am (10 years ago)

    I just took a card class with this Graphic 45 paper. You have shown another awesome way to use the paper. LOVE it!!! Can’t wait to try this!

  5. Mary Karas
    July 30, 2014 at 6:02 am (10 years ago)

    I’ve never made a 3D card, this is gorgeous. What a lucky friend you have who will receive your gorgeous artwork.

  6. kdgowdy
    July 30, 2014 at 6:25 am (10 years ago)

    How frickin adorable is this! LOVE IT!

  7. Ginger Jarnagin
    July 30, 2014 at 6:28 am (10 years ago)

    Thanks for the great tutorial I just got my botanical tea papers and I love them this is a beautiful card.

  8. Karen Wedding
    July 30, 2014 at 6:34 am (10 years ago)

    Great card. So beautiful and detailed.

  9. Barbara Diane
    July 30, 2014 at 7:03 am (10 years ago)

    How pretty! The colors and detail are wonderful! Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  10. kirsty
    July 30, 2014 at 7:05 am (10 years ago)

    Lovely card. Great idea to give it dimension.

  11. kath White
    July 30, 2014 at 7:07 am (10 years ago)

    Such a lovely card. A walk through the garden is a delight!

  12. Zaya69
    July 30, 2014 at 7:13 am (10 years ago)

    Очень красивая и нежная!

  13. Dmitry White
    July 30, 2014 at 7:59 am (10 years ago)

    Great postcard! So many details!

  14. Ginger
    July 30, 2014 at 8:02 am (10 years ago)

    Gorgeous card! Love Botanical Tea!

  15. virginia
    July 30, 2014 at 8:40 am (10 years ago)

    Beautiful card. I love G45 too.

  16. Carol Mc
    July 30, 2014 at 8:43 am (10 years ago)

    Beautiful card. Those layers are fantastic.

  17. frogquilter
    July 30, 2014 at 8:43 am (10 years ago)

    “Graphic 45 Sent me!”

  18. Susan Quaglia
    July 30, 2014 at 9:06 am (10 years ago)

    Love your card! Can’t wait to try the step design!

  19. Emiliya
    July 30, 2014 at 9:23 am (10 years ago)

    Its so beautiful!! Wonderful!!!

  20. Cynthia Lowery
    July 30, 2014 at 9:26 am (10 years ago)

    I’m crazy over this project! Thanks for sharing..

  21. LiGa
    July 30, 2014 at 9:34 am (10 years ago)

    Amazing card!

  22. barbara macaskill
    July 30, 2014 at 9:54 am (10 years ago)

    What a scrumptious card! I am in love with all of the beautiful layering and the Dodz are a marvelous adhesive for so many projects! TFS!

  23. disneylisa
    July 30, 2014 at 9:58 am (10 years ago)

    I am NOT a fan of fussy cutting but this is so pretty I’m tempted to give it a try.

  24. jade santoro
    July 30, 2014 at 9:58 am (10 years ago)

    What beautiful flowers and butterflies. Love all the dimension.

  25. Nancey Thomson
    July 30, 2014 at 10:06 am (10 years ago)

    Beautiful card

  26. Bailey Dexter
    July 30, 2014 at 10:13 am (10 years ago)

    Love them, I never seen any 3D ones before, but know I would love to start making them.

  27. Deborah Feletti
    July 30, 2014 at 10:16 am (10 years ago)

    Really love the layers and colours! Will try this on my next card!

  28. Mare Williams
    July 30, 2014 at 10:28 am (10 years ago)


  29. Melinda Wasilchin
    July 30, 2014 at 10:29 am (10 years ago)

    Your card is awesome! I love the way you used the two-toned glitter and the spellbinder dies! I will try to do something similar with some of my dies, very clever idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Now on with the blog hop day 3!

  30. Denise Bryant
    July 30, 2014 at 10:40 am (10 years ago)

    This is amazing! So much beautiful detail!

  31. Lisa - papergrace
    July 30, 2014 at 10:47 am (10 years ago)

    Absolutely amazing, Kelly! Love your step card with all the different layers. It looks like something completely different. Simply stunning. <3

  32. Rosann
    July 30, 2014 at 11:25 am (10 years ago)

    OMG LOVE IT !! I discovered those step cards; so fun … LOVE what you did with yours… OMG … every step is awesome … fussy cuts oh my… just beautiful !!

  33. Martie Rollin
    July 30, 2014 at 11:42 am (10 years ago)

    I love that you chose to make a card…this one is lovely. I like that it will fold flatter for mailing. Such a beautiful display on a shelf or table. Well done!

  34. Elaine
    July 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm (10 years ago)

    Beautiful x

  35. Michelle Flower
    July 30, 2014 at 12:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Fabulous card Kelly! Thanks for the step by step!

  36. Milka
    July 30, 2014 at 12:05 pm (10 years ago)

    WOW 😀

  37. marylouh
    July 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm (10 years ago)

    Love step cards but they’re often hard to find enough embellishments for all of the steps. Hadn’t though about using the wood pieces. Beautiful card. thanks for the idea.

  38. Deidre Gustus
    July 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm (10 years ago)

    Very nice card awesome!

  39. Olga Dostovalova
    July 30, 2014 at 12:20 pm (10 years ago)

    отличный мастер-класс) работа классная)

  40. angelmom
    July 30, 2014 at 12:33 pm (10 years ago)

    i have to make this — amazing job

  41. Jo Lindskog
    July 30, 2014 at 12:33 pm (10 years ago)

    One of the best step cards I have seen, beautiful.

  42. Sue D
    July 30, 2014 at 12:41 pm (10 years ago)

    So pretty–love the garden theme and the fancy fold.

  43. Heather Thompson
    July 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm (10 years ago)

    That is so beautiful I love that Botanical Tea collection.

  44. Carla Hundley
    July 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm (10 years ago)

    Beautiful card and I will scrap lift
    this fold step card from you! I like
    the size of it.
    Carla from Utah

  45. Yolanda
    July 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm (10 years ago)

    Amazing card..beautiful details.

  46. Elizabeth Etheridge
    July 30, 2014 at 2:33 pm (10 years ago)

    Lovely dynamic card and thanks for the tip on the foam leaves, they really add a lot to this card.

  47. Daria
    July 30, 2014 at 3:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Very beautiful card!!!

  48. Ruby M
    July 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm (10 years ago)

    Stunning card. Love the step by step tutorial.

  49. Dorina D
    July 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh my gosh. This is so gorgeous, so elegant and your tutorial was fabulous. You made it so easy for anyone to recreate this style card. Thank you.

  50. Barbara Gaines
    July 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm (10 years ago)


  51. Sandy Foster
    July 30, 2014 at 6:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Beautiful card

  52. Cathy Osborne
    July 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm (10 years ago)

    Love the step style – – so pretty.

  53. Ruth
    July 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow – this is beautiful! Thanks for the easy to follow directions, too!

  54. Nancy Gruidl
    July 30, 2014 at 6:44 pm (10 years ago)

    So cute! Thanks for sharing how you did it!

  55. Amy M. C.
    July 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm (10 years ago)

    Beautiful project! It’s so pretty and feminine!

  56. Linda Chidster
    July 30, 2014 at 9:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Beautiful, Gorgeous…Colors are so peaceful, relaxing, calming! AWESOME!!!
    Thanks for Sharing!!

  57. Claudia V
    July 30, 2014 at 9:13 pm (10 years ago)

    I love this project! Love all the elements you used! Very creative! My favorite!

  58. Christine Kosmak
    July 30, 2014 at 10:57 pm (10 years ago)

    An absolutely gorgeously beautiful card. I bet you friend will be thrilled.

  59. Jane Cameron
    July 30, 2014 at 11:19 pm (10 years ago)

    What a fabulous creation, I feel inspired to try it.

  60. Viola
    July 30, 2014 at 11:39 pm (10 years ago)

    Beautiful project!

  61. bell ka
    July 31, 2014 at 12:14 am (10 years ago)

    Amazing card! Thanks for the great idea!

  62. sun_ray
    July 31, 2014 at 3:42 am (10 years ago)

    Great project!

  63. OlgaAtiles
    July 31, 2014 at 3:57 am (10 years ago)

    WOW What a Card!!!

  64. Jeannie
    July 31, 2014 at 4:41 am (10 years ago)

    Very pretty card! love the paper!

  65. Vera
    July 31, 2014 at 6:16 am (10 years ago)

    Wonderful project! Thank you for the tutorial!!

  66. Viktoriya
    July 31, 2014 at 9:12 am (10 years ago)

    We need more layers! Thanks for beautiful card and tutorial!

  67. Alicia O'Bryant
    July 31, 2014 at 10:49 am (10 years ago)

    gorgeous! spellbinders makes a great addition too!

  68. Helen Markee
    July 31, 2014 at 11:48 am (10 years ago)

    how beautiful!!

  69. D.AnnC
    July 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  70. Wendy Whalen
    July 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm (10 years ago)

    What a lovely card. Bookmarking it so I can give it a try.

  71. Sheila BAcon
    July 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm (10 years ago)

    Your pictures were very informative. Gorgeous card!

  72. Lisa Kubin
    July 31, 2014 at 8:52 pm (10 years ago)

    This is just stunning! Great project!!

  73. Janis in ID
    August 1, 2014 at 12:28 am (10 years ago)

    Breathtaking!! Thanks for sharing this exquisite project!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  74. Eileen Barton
    August 1, 2014 at 7:22 am (10 years ago)

    My goodness…your card is gorgeous! I adore the Botanical Tea collection and love seeing how people use it! Wonderful job!

  75. Emily
    August 1, 2014 at 8:18 am (10 years ago)

    AWESOMEEEEE! Who wouldn’t love to receive a card like that? Thank you for the tutorial. If I ever get off the blogs, I might have to try some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  76. Suzanne B
    August 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm (10 years ago)

    Love to be the person receiving this card!

  77. Dukanele
    August 2, 2014 at 7:02 am (10 years ago)

    This card is excellent!

  78. Melitta Ball
    August 2, 2014 at 11:23 am (10 years ago)

    That just takes my breath away! Thank you so much for taking the time to make this tutorial, can’t wait to try it today!

  79. Linda H
    August 2, 2014 at 5:38 pm (10 years ago)

    Love this card. I am starting one NOW! Thank you for the inspiration! (And instructions!)

  80. Pam Lay
    August 2, 2014 at 7:48 pm (10 years ago)

    OMgoodness! This makes me want to run to my craft room! Love, love, love the simplicity with gorgeous results!


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