unique papercrafting graphic 45

February 14, 2017

Spread LOVE this Valentine's Day!

  Butterfly Kisses ATC Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo 2

 Happy Valentine's Day to our amazing G45ers! We are so thankful for you and hope your day is full of LOVE! We have 3 incredible projects to share with you today to celebrate this fun holiday. Kathy Clement, Maggi Harding, and Clare Charvill have love-themed ideas to inspire your day! First, let's kick it off with inspiration from Kathy

Butterfly Kisses ATC Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo 2

"How do you spell LOVE?  I used cute Graphic 45 Red Alphabet Banner Tags to spell it out on a fun and festive Butterfly Kisses Banner for Valentine’s Day.  The good news is, this is a super quick and easy project to make.  Just string the tags onto the ribbon that comes in the box, add a few fussy cut butterflies, chipboard tags and borders from the fabulous Nature Sketchbook collection and you are nearly done.  I’ll show you just how simple it is to make in the Snapguide Tutorial below." ~Kathy

Check out How to Graphic 45 Butterfly Kisses Valentine Banner by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Butterfly Kisses ATC Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo 3

Tip: When you glue your fussy cut butterflies onto the banner tags, use adhesive only on the body.  This way, you can bend the wings to create dimension and a feeling of flight.

Tip: I added glitter to my butterfly wings for extra shimmer.

Butterfly Kisses ATC Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo 4

Tip: Use dark paper (the reverse side of Plant Kingdom) so that the letters on the tag will really POP.

Butterfly Kisses ATC Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo 5

Tip: Make it easy on yourself!  Use border strips and chipboard tags to add color, design and dimension to each tag.  

Butterfly Kisses ATC  Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo  6

Supply List

Red ATC Alphabet Banner Tags: Use letters L, O, V, E
Nature Sketchbook Journaling Chipboard
Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
Nature Sketchbook 8x8 paper
Plant Kingdom
Monarch Majesty
Seasonal Splendor
Red Polka Dot Ribbon
Miniature Ladybug Clothespins (these were a gift, so I don’t know the source)
Wooden buttons
Burlap String

Spread love and sweets with this great project from Maggi!

Love Candy Bucket, Nature Sketchbook, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

"Graphic 45's Alpha Banners are really fun to work with and there are a lot of things you can do with them.  I 've used them for cards, tags, banners and even on layouts.  Today I have a Love Candy Bucket to share with you.

To make the banners:

I used the ATC size banners and first glued them onto wooden skewers.  Then I cut a 2.5" x 3" rectangle to go on the back of the tag.  I adhered the rectangle with foam tape that is the same thickness as my skewer and that way it creates a dimensional and shadow effect for the letters.  That looks cool right?  Tie a fun ribbon to the tag and decorate with flowers, fussy cuts and chippies.

For the bucket:

I cut a 3" styrofoam ball in half and glued the two halves  to the bottom of the bucket.  That gave me something to hold my banners.   On the outside I added a felt heart and daisy trim along with a pretty organza ribbon. I cut a little piece from design paper and glue under the ribbon and added a couple flowers.   It is simple, but pretty, and I wanted the banners to take center stage.


Now stab your banner skewers into the styrofoam and fill the bucket with chocolates!  It's a great centerpiece or gift for friends, neighbors, teachers or your sweetie.  You can easily do something like this with any kind of container." ~Maggi


Love Candy Bucket, Nature Sketchbook, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Love Candy Bucket, Nature Sketchbook, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Love Candy Bucket, Nature Sketchbook, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Love Candy Bucket, Nature Sketchbook, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

 




Love Candy Bucket, Nature Sketchbook, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Collection 12 x 12:
Diary of a Botanist
Monarch Majesty
Seasonal Splendor
Wildflower bouquet
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Flowers
Journaling Chipboard
Staples Alpha Banner - ATC Red


Other Supplies:
Galvanized tin bucket
Wooden skewers
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Daisy x 7
White organza ribbon
Green Felt trim
McGill small Retro Flower punch
McGill Floriano flower punch
Foam tape

Clare shares a gorgeous album and altered box perfect for the special day!

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

"For this vintage Valentine Album in a case I used a mix 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers from Sweet Sentiments, Place in Time Deluxe Collectors Edition, Nature Sketchbook, Time to Flourish and French Country collections. I love creating across the collections to make  totally unique projects and it's a great way to combine your left over papers into new projects too.  This little album would make a great keepsake or Birthday book for someone special." ~Clare

 

Clare's Video Tour

Clare's Album Tutorial

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 2 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 2a Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 3 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 5 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 6 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 7 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 8 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 9 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 10 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 11 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Supply List 
 
One 12 x 12 Be My Valentine x 1 Papers from Sweet Sentiments, 
Four 12 x 12 February Cut Apart x 3 Time to Flourish 
One 12 x 12 Grandeur from French Country
Chipboard for album covers 
Black card for covers and pages 
3 meters 6mm rose red ribbon 
tacky glue and glossy accents 
 
It’s Valentine’s week! In honor of this holiday, we want to spread some crafty love. This week we are giving away a big prize pack full of $85 worth of Place in Time, our Deluxe Collector’s Edition, and a 12x12 of our beloved Home Sweet Home! Also, it has some super awesome 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!
 
(3) PiT & HSH 12x12, Mixed Media, Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45
We hope you have a brilliant Valentine's Day! 
 
Happy Papercrafting,
 
The G45 Family
 
Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Comments

I love all the details in the banner tags with the flowers and butterflies.Clare's album is stunning created with all the gorgeous paper.

Love the "Expanding" album. Thanks Clare for the inspiration. What a wonderful way to use a variety of G45 papers.

OMG!! LOve it all!!!

Beautiful, Wonderful,all the projects today are so fantastic! A perfect thumbs up! thanks for sharing ladies. D.

Wow - three projects in one day. You really are spoiling us !!! Many thanks for all of these beautiful creations.

Beautiful projects, love them both! Happy Valentine's day to all!

LOVE LOVE LOVE these beautiful projects!!!

Such pretty projects ladies! TFS! Happy Valentine's Day!

Love the album!

Gorgeous projects - wonderful ideas - beautiful paper!

Two beautiful projects!! Love your papers but never get enough especially after using so many of these gorgeous images!! So inspiring!

All of your projects are beautiful.

Beautiful creations today! There's nothing quite like G45 papers and staples for gorgeousness! Judy D.

Love the album! It was so good to see Home Sweet Home in the giveaway. I buy every scrap I can find of it and there aren't many left anymore and I'm not the only one looking for it. Please bring it back as a special edition or any kind of edition!

Thanks for sharing the LOVE today. I love the giveaway this week too. Happy Valentine's Day G45!

Gorgeous album in a box using items from multiple G45 collections! Great idea! All of the ribbons tying the stiff pages together enhances the Victorian aesthetic. Very romantic, too!

Beautiful creations, love them all.

Just love this album. A great way to use lots of collections together.

I love crossing lines also. Graphic 45 makes it so easy... beautiful stuff.. thanks

Love the giveaway on Valentines Day. How sweet. Thanks G45.

I so enjoy the colors of Valentine's Day! Wonderful projects!

A beautiful album Clare! Thanks for the how to video as well.

Happy Valentine's day--thanks for sharing these wonderful projects.

That's great! I love graphic45 😍

Love them all!

I love it!

Wonderful projects for Valentine's Day or any occasion for that matter! I immediately started thinking of the different ways I could use the treat bucket!

Beautiful Love
projects and
wishing all a
Happy Valentine's Day!
Carla from Utah

I think Kathy and Maggi's projects are just the cutest ever and so pretty!
And Clare's album is gor-geous!

I'm starting to create albums -- and I really like how you created a box for the album -- and that the album cover shows through the box cover. Thank you for sharing.

Love all of these! On my wish list!

These projects are so beautiful! The talent here just amazes me!!!

Lovely creations. Thanks for the video.

Wonderful projects! That Valentine album is amazing!! Thanks for sharing such creative inspiration!!!

Beautiful! Love ❤️ these projects.

I just love that album and cute Valentine banner! Everything with Graphic 45 turns out beautifully.

What a beautiful album x

Very cute projects and a wonderful prize)

What lovely creations today! The ladies have done a beautiful job letting your products shine! TFS!

so lovely. I love G45

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