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January 31, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards & ATCs With Love


Hello G45ers,

We're bringing lots of love and inspiration to your Friday as we gear up for Valentine's Day on today's Graphic 45 blog! We're giving you some amazing ideas for special handmade Valentine's featuring our new Sweet Sentiments collection! You'll see a gorgeous handmade Valentine's Day card by Romy Veul. Then we will share some perfectly vintage-inspired ATCs by Olga Struk, also created with Sweet Sentiments! You're sure to get inspired to create the perfect message of love for someone special in your life this Valentine's Day! Get ready to fall in love with today's magnificent handmade treasures!

First up, we've got a winner to announce from this week's blog contest! Today's winner was chosen at random from this week's Facebook comments. And the winner is...

- Enjoying the Epiphany: The Couture line is my new favorite!

Congratulations, Enjoying the Epiphany! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. This is the breathtaking Couture and Sweet Sentiments prize that Enjoying the Epiphany won today. There's a new chance to win amazing Graphic 45 products every week on our blog. Stay tuned for another chance to win something wonderful!

Graphic 45 prize, contest, Sweet Sentiments, Couture, winner

Now it's time for some lovable inspiration with Sweet Sentiments Valentine's! Here we have Romy's stunning card that features some gorgeous paper layers, pretty fussy cut elements and just the right amount of pretty pearl embellishments. The heartwarming images in Sweet Sentiments makes it the perfect collection for handmade Valentine's! Let Romy's amazing card capture your heart and inspire you to create a handmade card with Graphic 45 for someone special in your life! Here is what Romy had to say about this elegant work of art!

"I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day, but thus far I never had ‘my someone special’ to give a card to on Valentine’s Day. This year will be the first year that I get to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend and of course I just had to create him a special card. The Sweet Sentiments collection is just perfect for making something beautiful for your special someone. I had lots of fun cutting out the sweet cherub, hearts and butterflies to make this romantic card." -Romy

Graphic 45 Romy Veul Sweet Sentiments card Valentine's Day




Patterned paper: Sweet Sentiments, Be My Valentine

Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Pad

Secret Garden 8x8 Pad

Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets

Next up are these gorgeous vintage-inspired ATCs by Olga that also feature our Sweet Sentiments collection. Creating little Valentine's ATCs like these are so fun and easy. It's also a great project that the whole family can enjoy. Sweet Sentiments offers endless possibilities for bright and beautiful ATCs. You can see how Olga added a few gorgeous fussy cut elements and Chipboard Die Cut pieces to these ATCs to give them added dimension and color. Inking the edges of the ATCs and Chipboard Die-Cut pieces is also a great technique to give your creation a nice antique look. These sweet ATCs are bound with some simple twine and a Sweet Sentiments Chipboard Die-Cut button to add to the vintage look. These amazing creations look like a stack of love letters from times gone by. Let it inspire you to create your own ATCs this Valentine's Day with Sweet Sentiments!

Olga Struk Sweet Sentiments ATC Valentine's Day






Sweet Sentiments 12x12 paper pad

Sweet Sentiments Chipboard

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key



We've got more Valentine's Day inspiration and fun in store for you on our blog in the weeks to come. We hope you'll come back and see us very soon, G45ers! Big thanks to Romy and Olga for their incredible creations today. We hope today's crafts helped add some extra cheer to your Friday! We look forward to sharing a whole new week of fun and inspiration with you on our blog! Thank you all so much for joining us today! Have a fantastic Friday and a restful weekend.

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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Congratulations to today's mystery winner!

Very nice! Thank you!!

I think it's my name they meant to put in those blank spots. Beautiful projects today. I love the valentine card.

I just decided to give ATCs a try and these are great ideas. Also I do not see a name of a winner up above. There is just a blank line where the winners name should be.

Beautiful ♥ But why would someone post and not add their name?

So sweet!

Fantastic Valentine projects and a terrific prize this week. Could I be the lucky one?

Great Valentine projects and inspiration. Congrats to the prize winner! TGIF!

Love the Valentine inspiration.

Congrats to today's winner! This card is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the paper in real life.

Love the cards today - thanks for the ideas!!

OHMY! These projects are right up my alley. Love Valentines Day, it is my birthday month. Can't wait to get this collection. Thanks for sharing these.

Congratulations to Enjoying the Epiphany or winning this week's contest!!
Love the Sweet Sentiments Valentine's cards!! SO sweet!! TFS!

These are really cute. Congrats to Enjoying the Epiphany and I love the name!

These are so lovely and inspiring to help make my valentine a project.

Pardon my ignorance, but what are ATC?

Love the stacked letter Valentines.
Such creative ideas here.

Oh such pretty cards and the ATC's OMG too cute; perfect for those papers, and tied with twine and key such romantic touch !

What a great project, these are just lovely.

Just love these ATC cards! So soft and delicate...Hugs, Linda

Oh, that Olga! She gets me every time. How positively fabulous!

Adore the ATC cards! Vintage & distressed which I wouldn't associate with pretty pprs (my bad)... Great look! :))

These are beautiful!

Beautiful projects. Congrats Enjoying the Epiphany, you are so lucky, I know you will really have fun with the prize.

these are so pretty.

I love the idea of making your own vintage love letter stack. These are wonderful.

Beautiful projects!!

really enjoying these ATC's

They're all so beautiful.

These are so beautiful!

Absolutely wonderful card and ATC's.

Beautiful - so soft and romantic.

Beautiful projects. Loving all the new designs. Thanks

Congratulations to the very lucky Winner.
These projects are stunning, my hubby's Birthday is Valentine's Day, so I had better get cardmaking haha xx

WOW! It's beautiful.

Oh my goodness these ideas here today are so gorgeous. I just absolutely love Sweet Sentiments, i´s definitely my new first love right now.

Can't wait to see more Valentine's ideas! Best inspirational blog ever!

Love the vintage ATCs! And the Sweet Sentiments - so perfect for Valentine's Day!

Love EVERYTHING today :) x

Just love all these new papers, and as a bonus ideas on how to use them. thanks so much for sharing.

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