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February 08, 2017

Clever Ideas for Valentine's Day

   Masculine Valentine Cards, Off to the Races, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo6

Need Valentine card ideas for the men in your life? Want to share a special message in a unique way? Today's blog is for you! Elena Olinevich shares absolutely awesome ideas for the men in our lives. Then, Lena Astafeva says "I love you" in a uniquely handmade way. You will love these projects!

Masculine Valentine Cards, Off to the Races, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo1

"When it comes to create something for Valentine’s Day, what first come into my mind are the hearts and the flowers. It’s a challenge to think outside of the box and especially to create something masculine. It’s quite easy to add the  flowers and the ribbons.

However I do like Graphic45 papers for bringing the paper lines that fits equally to both - men and women.

That is why I decided to make some kind of “For Him” cards, I do make it not often, but actually I had a blast while matching all the pieces together.

I have already shared with you that I like making a couple cards at once, it gives me the choice for playing with the papers , as I want to use all of them at once.

I also like doing fussy cutting, and sometimes it makes me sad that I ‘ve made all of those cutting preparations in vain ( as  I never know what I will use exactly ), so it it allows you to bring together many paper layers and the pieces from the large ones to the most tiny.

Just one more tip from me , while bringing all the embellishments  and pieces together using one collection, it may happen that you need something to make a stress on or an accent to add on, in that case you may search for something more bright or a different shape.

In my case I made some stamping on the Kraft cardstock with the black ink, then I cut the images out and put then on my card. They are different and they are easily combined with the colors of the collection." ~Elena

Masculine Valentine Cards, Off to the Races, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo3

Masculine Valentine Cards, Off to the Races, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo4a

Masculine Valentine Cards, Off to the Races, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo6

Masculine Valentine Cards, Off to the Races, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2

Masculine Valentine Cards, Off to the Races, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a

Masculine Valentine Cards, Off to the Races, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo5

Supply List

Off To The Races 8x8 Pad
Off To The Races 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
DoCraft Stamps
Staz On Black Ink
Prima Marketing Say it In Crystals
My Favorite Things Glasses Die

We are so excited the beloved Place in Time is back in stores as a Deluxe Collector's Edition! You will love this altered Policy Envelope using Place in Time by Lena! We also love the special message inside!

Envelope- Place in time- by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45 (1 из 15)

" I’ve made an envelope for a CD. There are a lot of gentle photos on the CD. There is also wishes for ST.Valentine Day inside it. I ‘ve used the Policy Envelopes-Square." ~Lena

Envelope- Place in time- by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45 (6 из 15)

Envelope- Place in time- by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45 (8 из 15)

Envelope- Place in time- by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45 (12 из 15)

Supply List :

Off to the Races 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
DCE Place in Time
Die-cut Fantasy
Die –cut Memory Box
Chipboards Scrapiniec
Policy Envelopes-Square Red

This week we are giving away a fabulous World’s Fair prize pack full of so many gorgeous goodies including a 6x6 Time to Flourish Patterns & Solids paper pad and some great Staples! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

(2) Bight Fun World's Fair, Time to Flourish, Staples $35 Graphic 45

Thanks to Elena and Lena for sharing their great ideas today! We love them <3

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Comments

Lena's policy envelope is awesome. Such a neat idea!

Oh my god! These ideas are gorgeous! My husband would love to have one on his office desk :)) Count me in for the givie :)
Twitte- @dimitta

I love this new collection of The World's Fair. It is is beautiful with touches of vintage pictures. As usual, you have another winning collection.

The Valentine cards are awesome. Always have a hard time with cards for men. Love the world fair paper the rest of it. Thanks foe chance to win

Love these. Always looking for a man card, especially for my man! Would love to win your giveaway package, but good luck to all and thank for the chance to win. Love Graphic 45.

Love these cards...beautiful ideas! Great inspiration, thank you.

Great Ideas for a masculine card,so creative.

Such sweet cards!

Beautiful cards!

I always love seeing more masculine, but pretty, designs. I am so appreciative of the inspiration because they are THE hardest cards to make (IMO). And I'm a girly girl, so LOVE Lena's pretty ensemble.

too fun! i love the addition of the glasses and the mustache!!

LOVE what both of these ladies have created!! Beautiful and lovely! TFS!

Thank you for all of these fantastic ideas!! Gorgeous ❤❤❤

Thanks for showing masculine ideas.

Beautiful work as always!

WOW such fabulous projects today!!!!

Great ideas. Would love to win the package so I can create some of these cards and more.

These projects are simply awesome!!!!

Wonderful cards
and the envelope
is interesting.
Carla from Utah

You always give such wonderful prize packs. And all the tags and envelopes are so fab. I love all the inspiration that comes from your designers.

Love the male cards. They are sometimes the harts to make.

Male cards are the hardest for me. I love proper gentlemen for my guy!

The projects are just wonderful
as is the Worlds Fair collection
thanks for the chance to win

Oh.. it's my birthday in 10 days. This would be my most favorite gift!

Just great ideas using beautiful papers. Love them all !!

Goodness! Your designs always blow me out of the water but those are especially jaw-dropping!

Thanks for showcasing a few cards for men. I don't see many masculine project ideas and would love to see more from Graphic 45.

Fabulous projects - especially cards for the guys - so different!

Love these masculine cards!! Thanks for expanding my thinking for Valentine's Day!

Como siempre todos vuestros productos: geniales

Wonderful projects! Thanks so much for the masculine cards, always looking for new ideas for them!

Love the samples today! Elena's masculine cards are wonderful, and I like her tips. And Lena's envelope card is brilliant! Judy D.

Love, love these cards using the policy envelopes! Lena, I love your CD idea ❤💽!

Great cards for guys - especially love the little notes!

Love Lena's card. Beautiful and so creative.

Love the masculine cards! Super creative! And love the policy envelope which is beautiful!

Fabulous inspiration I pinned them !!!

Very awesome inspiration. Love that you've given me a chance to win WOrlds Fair

I love so much the first one card with the gentleman and the red glasses. 😍😍😍

Awesome projects...Would love to win and give the mini chip board album a try! Thanks for sharing with us!

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