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:
"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
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.
Tip: Use dark paper (the reverse side of Plant Kingdom) so that the letters on the tag will really POP.
Tip: Make it easy on yourself! Use border strips and chipboard tags to add color, design and dimension to each tag.
Red ATC Alphabet Banner Tags: Use letters L, O, V, E
Nature Sketchbook Journaling Chipboard
Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
Nature Sketchbook 8x8 paper
Red Polka Dot Ribbon
Miniature Ladybug Clothespins (these were a gift, so I don’t know the source)
Spread love and sweets with this great project from Maggi!
"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
Galvanized tin bucket
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Daisy x 7
White organza ribbon
Green Felt trim
McGill small Retro Flower punch
McGill Floriano flower punch
Clare shares a gorgeous album and altered box perfect for the special day!
"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