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January 26, 2017

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Nature Sketchbook!

  Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Tutorial, Nature's Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Our creative designers now take Nature Sketchbook to make gorgeous Valentine's Day projects! Kathy Clement and Nico Scrap have awesome ideas +  tutorials for us today that will take your breath away! Let's take a look at Kathy's amazing Valentine's project:

Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Tutorial, Nature's Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

"I love Valentine’s Day!  What’s not to love about a day that focuses on love, pretty cards and chocolate?  Growing up, Valentine’s Day had special significance in our family as Mom and Dad eloped on Valentine’s Day.  It doesn’t get any more romantic than that!  Every year, my dad gave my mom a beautiful Valentine/Anniversary card and more often than not, butterflies could be found on it.  You see, the very first card my dad ever gave my mom when they were courting had beautiful butterflies on the front cover, so butterflies became a symbol of their love for one another.  


When the gorgeous Nature Sketchbook collection was released with all those fabulous butterflies, I just knew I had to use it to create a butterfly themed Valentine in tribute to my mom and dad.  I created a little Valentine wallet with a pair of long policy envelopes, and then added some sweet surprises to make it worthy of the holiday.  I hope you enjoy!" ~Kathy

Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Tutorial, Nature's Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

 

Check out How to Love Sweet Love G45 Policy Envelope Wallet & Tag by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Kathy's Snapguide Tutorial

Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Tutorial, Nature's Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Tutorial, Nature's Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Tip: Staples long tags fit perfectly inside the Long Policy Envelopes.  Create your own custom background by stamping a black tag with white pigment ink and embossing with super fine white embossing powder.

Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Tutorial, Nature's Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Tip: Add shimmer to your tag by spritzing it with Glimmer Mist.  The stamped/embossed areas will resist the spray.  But if you reheat the embossing powder lightly, the color beads will sink in, leaving lovely inky splatters behind.

Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Tutorial, Nature's Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Tip: Create a gift wallet by joining two policy envelopes together with washi tape.  

Tip: Create a custom string tie by hot gluing chipboard buttons over the black ones found on the policy envelope.

Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Tutorial, Nature's Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Tip: Create an inside pocket by cutting a policy envelope along one seam.  I show you how to do this in the Snapguide Tutorial for this project.

Tip: Customize metals by painting them with Black Soot Distress Paint

Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Tutorial, Nature's Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Supply List:

Nature Sketchbook Collection
8x8 Seasonal Splendor
8x8 Nature Sketchbook
8x8 Mother Earth
8x8 Plant Kingdom
12x12 Beautiful World
12x12 Seasonal Splendor
Ephemera Cards
Decorative Chipboard
Journaling Chipboard
Pockets and Tags
Chipboard Flowers
Prints and Patterns, either size
Stamps
Policy Envelopes
Large Red
Large Black
Staples Long Black Tags
Metal Staples Ornate Key Hole
Metal Staples Ornate Keys
Graphic 45 Staples Washi Tape
Other Supplies:
Ribbon, Burlap String
Honey Spoon (available in various health stores)
Wood Love Icon
Small Brass Bee Charm
Warm Mustard, Black Soot Distress Paint
Tea Bag
Wooden Buttons
ColorBox Frost Pigment Ink
Ranger White Superfine Embossing Powder
Tattered Angels Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist
Heat Embossing Tool
Black Cardstock for matting
Foam dimensionals

Nico Scrap uses Nature Sketchbook to make a gorgeous altered heart that spreads "Love!"

Amore, Nature Sketchbook , photo 2 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

"My aunt is that kind of person that can do anything creative with great results. Some times ago she decided that she wanted some more wooden hearts for her house and so she bought some wood and a saw and made a lot of wooden hearts. Probably houndreds more than she really needed! So she decided to give some of those wooden hearts to me for make some Valentine’s day creation and that’s why i have decorated it!

I started cutting out some papers from the Nature Sketchbook collection and put them on the hearts, going on cutting butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies!" ~Nico Scrap

Amore, Nature Sketchbook , photo 2 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

 

Nico Scrap's YouTube Tutorial


Amore, Nature Sketchbook , photo 2 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Nature Sketchbook paper collection Graphic45
Children’s hour alphabet Stiker Graphic45
Scissor
Double sided tape
Foam tape
Gel medium 13arts
Black splash 13arts

Want to try these projects yourself? This week we are giving away an incredible Nature Sketchbook prize pack full of so many gorgeous goodies! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a fabulous prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

(3) Nature Sketchbook, Imagine, Create, Insprire Tags $40 Graphic 45

What beautiful Valentine ideas! Many thanks to Kathy and Nico Scrap. Have a great day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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Comments

Oh my, today's project is really, really nice. So much talent!

Oh these are beautiful! Looking forward to spring and these just bring out the love!

Simply gorgeous!!!!!

Gorgeous projects!! Love the use of butterflies for Valentine's Day projects!

Beautiful! What is gel medium and what does it do?please

would never have thought to use this collection for Valentines,but it works so well.

Nico's heart is lovely and I love Kathy's wallet is delightful! Definitely need to make one or two or a few of these! TFS!

Wow, 2 more great projects and tutorials as well !! Thank you very much.

Wow--awesome projects. Love the story of the significance of butterflies on the first project and all the butterflies on the altered heart.

Amazing projects again, love the sentiments. Beautiful!

Wowzers!!! I love Kathy's and Nico's beautiful and inspiring creations SO MUCH!!!! Such gorgeousness!!! Thank you!!!

I have been working on a mini album using G45 papers and needed some inspiration for a couple more pages. Well, I was well rewarded with that today. Thank you Kathy and Nico for your talent!

Nature Sketchbook and Valentine Card,I would have never thought of it.What a great idea!Another must have collection from G 45!

WOW beautiful inspiration!!!

Just love how Nature Scrapbook coordinates with other G45 papers. Hope I win the gift package. Will make great Spring cards and boxes.

Beautiful projects made with a stunning collection.Love it!

These projects are gorgeous, this paper is G45 gorgeous!

The Nature Sketchbook collection is so pretty with all the gorgeous butterflies. Beautiful projects today.

I am in love with the butterflies in the Nature Sketchbook papers! They are absolutely gorgeous, and have been used in the Valentine's projects very effectively. This will be a must have collection!

I am completely in love with these prints and colors. I especially love the Heart project.

Wonderful projects! TFS! Love, love that Nature's Sketchbook!

Heartwarming projects! And what a sweet background story to Kathy's project regarding Valentine's Day.

There are so many possible ways to use Nature's Sketchbook! Love the projects, love the collection!

I love how the designers used a collection not specific to the holiday to create these beautiful items that are perfect for Valentine's Day! Thanks for the inspiration!

Very lovely and creative use of the Nature Sketchbook collection! Thank you for the tutorial and YouTube video.

Nature at it's very best,the Graphic 45 way, stunning!

Holy cow!

The butterflies on Nico's heart look sooo real! Amazing Nico as usual. Love the wallet and tag also. Kathy is so talented.

Oh wow, beautiful work with those beautiful collection!

beautiful paper

Nico's butterflies look so realistic.
Great projects.
thanks for sharing.

Beautiful creations. Love the decorated wooden heart.

This gift wallet is a good idea. And the heart is just gorgeous - I think butterflies make everything better))

Nature Sketchbook is a lovely collection, and the Valentine projects made with it are refreshing! Who would have known it could work for Valentine's Day!

Amo las mariposas, el corazon de Nico me parece tierno y lleno de amor. Esta coleccion es especialmente hermosa para mi. Me encantaria trabajar con ella.
I love butterflies, Nico's heart seems tender and full of love. This collection is especially beautiful to me. I would love to work with her.

Beautiful paper collection. The valentine project is gorgeous!

Such beautiful projects! Anything made with Graphic 45 is beautiful!! I love the Natures Sketchbook collection!

Color is the number one thing I always notice about G45. You always get it right with each collection. I love these vibrant colors and clever ideas from Nico and Kathy.

The projects that you share on the blog are always amazing! Kathy Clement is so talented and I follow her. Of course, all your designers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.

Absolutely beautiful and such gorgeous paper collection!!!

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