Throwback Thursday: Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the latest installment of Throwback Thursday!  Today I’m serving up this shabby chic, romantic Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card tutorial.  This gorgeous collection was released in 2015, and I’m betting a lot of you G45 fans have some in your stash.  Since Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us, I thought it would be fun to feature it on Throwback Thursday.  If you don’t have it on hand, you can still use this tutorial with another “oldie but goodie” collection.  So dust off your paper stash, sharpen your scissors and let’s get our craft on!

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial: The Basics

The base for this card is a 5″ x 7″ top fold with a 1/2″ spine made from an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cream cardstock.  If you’ve never made this style of card base before, you can find a tutorial for that HERE. This Halloween tutorial demonstrates the technique used for building a 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a 1/2″ base.  It is a side fold card in the tutorial. To make it a top fold card, simply,  turn it “on its head” and then proceed with this tutorial.

Here is a look at what we’ll be making today:

That gorgeous butterfly cluster features Printed Beauty Board from Renea Bouquets.  I love the dimension and sparkle it adds to the card.

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

I think this would made a great Valentine…or a great all occasion card.  It was such fun to pull this lovely retired collection out of storage and put it to good use.  If you have it in your stash and would like to make this card, just follow along in this Throwback Thursday video tutorial.


I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial

  1. Helen

    Kathy, this card is simply stunning. The coloring of the roses and paper images work together so well–so elegant…and the butterfly on the front is a sweet touch. Thanks for sharing your card and the video. Great throwback! Hugs.

  2. Gena L Krannig

    What a beautiful and elegant card, Kathy! I LOVE those black buttons. So chic! And the butterfly with those pretty flowers and ribbon is major eye candy! I don’t think I’ve seen that collection but that was before I started making cards. It really has gorgeous designs and motifs. What a lovely Valentine or birthday card this would be for a BFF. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Susan Steele

    Oh Wow again Kathy!!! This card is gorgeous, just gorgeous! Luv’n this Throwback Thursday projects! Now…gotta go check my stash and see if I have any vintage ladies to make this awesome card! Thanks so much for the tutorial …you make it look sooo easy and effortless! Hugs, Suzy Q

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