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February 08, 2014

A Very Special Valentine's Day Blog


Happy Saturday, G45ers!


We are very excited to share an extra special Valentine's Day blog with you this Saturday. What a treat! We have two incredible tutorials from Arlene Cuevas and Miranda Edney. It will be a stunning and special day on the blog, and just in time for Love Day!

It's a day filled with Sweet Sentiments! Have you used this yummy new spring collection? Filled with images for all your favorite spring holidays. So much fun to use!


First, we have this stunning Sweet Sentiments altered box by Arlene. This is the most beautiful altered project to give as a gift, keep your own Valentines in, or in which to share treats. She also provides a video tutorial so you can make your own!


Arlene's Video Tutorial











Product List

Sweet Sentiments paper collection

Staples: Ornate Metal Keyhole, Ornate Metal Key, Ornate Metal Label Holder

White paper doilies


I Am Roses flowers & sprays

Mini frame (Michael’s)


Flat back pearl trim

White Rosette trim

Tim Holtz Ideology plaque “14”

Crocheted hearts

Fabri-Tac adhesive


Glossy Accents

Hot Glue

Next, we have this gorgeous altered Sweet Sentiments Valentine's Day box from Miranda. Perfect to give those sweet treats to your loved ones! Such a great project. Let's hear what Miranda has to say about it.

"While browsing the selection of heart boxes for V-day, I came across a box covered in ruffled velvet! I knew I had to mimic it! Paper is very easy to manipulate, and doing these crinkly effects are around a lot lately! Wasn't sure if I could manage doing it in this fashion, but it worked very easily! I also have included a video tutorial.  Happy Valentines Day everyone :)" - Miranda


Miranda's Video Tutorial




Supply List:


Sweet Sentiments-Violet Bouquet

 Sweet Sentiments-Spring Has Sprung

 Graphic 45 Staples

 Ornate Metal Keys

 Ornate Metal Keyholes

 May Arts Ribbon

 Ginas Designs Chipboard

What a beautiful day full of love today on the blog! We cannot wait to see if you try these beautiful projects. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Graphic 45




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Beautiful boxes! Love them both! Great job, ladies!

These boxes leave me speechless. They are not boxes. They are pieces of art!

These are gorgeous! I just adore this collection!

These boxes are so beautiful!! I love watching both Miranda and Arlene's videos.

These heart shaped boxes are gorgeous!! I love all the embellishments and the lovely way they were covered. Thanks for the creative inspiration!!!

Wowzer Arlene. Gorgeous box inside and out. Miranda's project is so pretty also. Inspiring projects. :)

Very, very gorgeous! Just wish I had the time to make something remotely as beautiful. And I would give it to ME!

Very lovely! Thanks for sharing!

this heart boxes are really stunning!

Absolutely love these boxes, especially the sweet sentiments box.

While I'm not one to do an altered anything, I do like Valentine projects. Thanks for sharing these videos.

Wow! Both are beautiful!

Wow! Love all that wrinkled texture!

wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

Beautiful boxes. Gorgeous papers and details.

Beautiful works of art!

Wrinkled ppr? Seriously, Miranda, anything is possible with you. Arlene's looks amazing too. Two videos; here I come.... Tfs :)

Gorgeous gift boxes. I really love how that ruffled paper looks. Thank you for the wonderful videos.

Beautiful job ladies! I'm finishing a candy box as a mini album holder for a friend with a new grandson.It's perfect for a paper bag mini. It's not a valentine, but there will be hearts in the mini. It would look much better if I had some G45 paper! Hint hint! lol Thanks for sharing your fabulous talents ladies. Big Valentine hugs, Jess

Miranda's box is so elegant and special! I love the simplicity of the design. Gorgeous!

Magnificent projects, such inspiration xx

Oh WOW! Both boxes are superb. Especially love all the pleating to the lid. Nicola x

Both of these boxes are lovely beyond measure! What treasures!

oh my goodness, both of these heartboxes are absolutely stunning, and I´m definitely going to give them both a try very soon, as I simply loved them both. Thanks sooo much for some really great ideas and tutorials here.
You girls just rocks.

Once again Miranda you blow me away. I am so glad you are on the G45 Design Team

Love love the boxes

The gathered paper on top of the heart box, is amazing Miranda. It has never even occurred to me to wet the paper, form it, and then dry it (at least not without using some form of glue with the water). This is such a lush look and it just belongs with hearts and romance. Thank you for this great technique that will probably make it to a few other shapes i dabble in. Happy Valentine's day!

Oh! I would love to win the "By the Sea" papers and embellishments. We have a second home on the CT shore and I love the ocean. This is a must collection for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Awesome work!

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