It's the Week of Love, so all the weekday posts this day will be in honor of Valentine's Day! We have so many great ideas and tutorials to share with you this week. Enjoy these great ideas from Danielle Copley, Arlene Cuevas, and Belly Lau today! All three have tutorials - so we are in for a treat!
"Enchanted Forest is a collection that really speaks to me and my family. My daughter and I love everything about romance, princesses, castles, etc. and my husband and boys love dragons, knights, and adventure. This made the perfect collection to make my husband a non-traditional, Valentine's Card. With jewel tones, touches of gold paint, multiple layers, and curled corners, this card is romantic, yet masculine enough for the perfect Valentine’s card. Do you have a manly man or a romantic loved one you would like to make this card for? You are in luck with a step by step Snapguide tutorial!
Tip: Use paint (I used gold for this card) on your paper edges to add a fun, distressed look." ~Danielle
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 12x12 Papers:
Brilliant Gem, Exquisite Epoch, Gilded Grandeur,
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Cardstock Stickers
cardstock- black and cream
ribbon- green and wired gold
mulberry paper flowers
adhesive and foam adhesive
"I created this altered shadowbox featuring Graphic 45’s Staples Window Shadowbox and the glamorously gorgeous Mon Amour paper collection. The distress the window shadowbox, I used Antique Gold Rub N’ Buff. The metal Staples and metal embellishments were all altered using white paint and Rub n’ Buff. Each slot of the window has it’s own unique piece to feature.. from an altered frame, to an altered spool and flower pot. This was truly fun to create!" ~Arlene
Mon Amour: 12x12, 8x8, 6x6 Patterns and Solids, Tags and Envelopes, Chipboard, Journaling and Ephemera cards
Staples: Window Shadowbox (Ivory), Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Keyhole, Ornate Metal
Mini wooden birdhouse
I Am Roses flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Wooden block letters (Bottlecap Co.)
Rub N’ Buff (Antique gold)
Ranger Distress Ink: Black Soot
Tim Holtz Ideology metal plaques “14”
$1 frame from Michael’s
Other embellishments from my stash
"Women love diamonds, a big one of course, I love it too, so I make one by myself with mini album, gift box and music box inside, and for sure a fancy or shabby style is the most ideal to match.
Tips: You can use the top part of this diamond as gift box, just not use acetate to keep the gift secret." ~Belly
Gilded Lily 12x12 Pad
Gilded Lily Decorative Chipboard
Assorted Trims and Lace
Gold Alpha Stickers
This week we also have a Valentine-themed giveaway! The rest of this week we will be celebrating Love Day with great creations by our Design Team. So, why don't we have a Mon Amour giveaway? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this $35 Mon Amour prize pack. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 11. Have fun!
Are you excited about our Graphic 45 Week of Love? We hope you try some of these great tutorials.
Happy Love Week,
The G45 Family
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