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14 posts categorized "Valentine's"

February 02, 2017

Valentine's Day Home Decor with Graphic 45!

   jan assigments olga You and me canvas comuunique collection and envelopes (1)

Today, we have unique and incredible Valentine's Day inspiration from Olga Helwein and Pam Bray! You will leave so inspired - let's take a look at a Valentine's canvas from Olga in non-traditional colors!

 jan assigments olga You and me canvas comuunique collection and envelopes (1)

"For this work I use some envelopes and elements from Communique collection. I find them perfect for framing picture. This is my valentine frame with really cute picture of us. Its not traditional colors for valentines but we are non-traditional couple ( we prefer Halloween over Valentines). I really like using those small chipboard pieces from different collections they have really coo designs that can totally improve your project . I made video tutorial for this one." ~Olga

 jan assigments olga You and me canvas comuunique collection and envelopes (1)

 

Olga's Video Tutorial

 jan assigments olga You and me canvas comuunique collection and envelopes (1)

Tip: With different colour backgrounds try different color stamping I was trying to stamp black on yellow parts and yellow on grey ones and it give you really nice color effect :)


 jan assigments olga You and me canvas comuunique collection and envelopes (1)


 jan assigments olga You and me canvas comuunique collection and envelopes (1)


 jan assigments olga You and me canvas comuunique collection and envelopes (1)


 jan assigments olga You and me canvas comuunique collection and envelopes (1)

 Supply List

Communique-DCE
4501253
Policy Envelopes-Square Black
4501298
Policy Envelopes-Regular Black
4501299
Safari Adventure Sticker
4501374
I use also one of Enchanted Forest stamp sets
Colorbox water based inks for g45 shades Venetian Lace and photogenic

Now, Pam shares a gorgeous banner using tags and policy envelopes and Mon Amour!

  Graphic 45 Mon Amour Love Banner with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 1_3353

“It is time to start thinking of Valentine gifts, decorations, cards and other “love” projects! I love making banners; so the Graphic 45 Policy Envelops along with the Kraft Alpha Banners works perfectly together to make all kinds of them. I created a Mon Amour “LOVE” Banner using the Mon Amour designer papers and chipboard along with some of the Graphic 45 Staples.” ~Pam

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Love Banner with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 11_3342

Tip: To form a quick and easy banner; hot glue corners of two Policy Envelopes together. Add as many as you need to form the banner.

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Love Banner with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 2_3318

Tip: Staple small borders to project to hold into place.

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Love Banner with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 5_3331

Tip: Distress edges of paper with distress tool to create addition vintage look before adding paper to project.

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Love Banner with Tutorial by Pam Bray Photo 8_3319

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amour 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Chipboard
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Metal Clock Keys
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Alpha Banners Kraft ATC
Graphic 45 Large Black Policy Envelopes
Sizzix Lace Doily
Pearl Beads and Clear Crystals
Decorative Trim
Distress Tool
Flowers
Pop Dots
Glue Gun and Sticks
Tiny Stapler

This week we are giving away a fabulous Off to the Races 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 super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

(3) Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

Aren't these ideas fabulous? Many thanks to Olga and Pam for their great ideas!

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The G45 Family

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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

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

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January 25, 2017

A Love Mini Album with Katelyn!

  LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

We are loving all the great Valentine ideas this week from our Design Team! Today, Katelyn Grosart shares a lovely album for this fun day. We love how she uses our Alphabet Banner Staples to create this beauty! Let's take a look:

LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

"Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about creating those special projects for your loved ones.  Today I’ve created a Love Mini Album for you using Children’s Hour, Café Parisian, Place In Time Deluxe Collectors Edition, Regular Policy Envelopes and Alpha Banners. This love mini album is perfect for documenting Valentine’s Day by adding little love notes and photos into each of the envelopes." ~Katelyn

LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 2

Tip: Mix and match collections to create the perfect embellishments to add to the front of each envelope.

LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 6

Tip: To add some extra interest to the Alpha Banner tags, add a piece of coordinating pattern paper in behind the letter.

LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 7

LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 10

LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 11

Tip: Save the rings from the tag album staples and use one of the left over rings to hold your mini album together.

LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 14

LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 15

LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 18

LOVE Mini Album, Cafe Parisian-Children's Hour & Place In Time DCE, By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 19

Supply List

Café Parisian 12x12 Patterns & Solids
Café Parisian 12x12 Paper: Floral Souffle &
Café Parisian
Place in Time Deluxe Collectors Edition: February Cut Aparts
Children’s Hour 8x8 Paper Pad: February Collective & February Montage
Staples: Shabby Chic Metal Keys, Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys, Policy Envelopes – Regular Black, Alpha Banner – ATC Red and Ring from ATC Tags Album
Doilies
Petaloo: Crochet Lace Trim – Cream
Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Black & Cream
Black Cardstock
Crop-a-Dile
Sookwang Tape
Glue Dots
Foam Squares
Paper Trimmer
Scissors
Black Soot Distress Ink & Blending Tool
Edge Distressor

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 type of projects do you create for Valentine's Day , G45ers?

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

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January 24, 2017

Spread Love with St. Valentine Projects!

  Valentine's Card, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1

 The Valentine's Day inspiration continues today with a beautiful card and layout from Einat Kessler and Nico Scrap! First, let's see this amazing card from Einat. We love her tips with this gorgeous project!

Valentine's Card, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1

"A fast and simple card for someone that you love. Just layer pieces of matching papers and tags and then add a quote and some embellishments. Use a heart punch to add little hearts from the same papers you used for the card base or layers." ~Einat

Valentine's Card, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1

Tip: Use a quote from the pattern paper to add a sentiment to your card.


Valentine's Card, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1

Tip: Use scraps of matching papers to add layers to the card.


Valentine's Card, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1


Valentine's Card, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1


Valentine's Card, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1

Supply List

Papers: 12x12 Place in Time
6x6 Children's Hour Patterns & Solids
Pearls and rhinestones
Heart punch       

Now, how about a brilliant layout from Nico Scrap? This is Valentine perfection!

St. Valentine's Greeting, Place in time , photo 1 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

"Is really raining hearts? That’s what i feel in this period of year, when christmas has passed and has left behind a lot of love from our family and parents. and we feel it, we feel the love. And yes, of course because it’s almost Valentine’s day and this collection of papers is p-p-p-perfect! So i have decided to make a layout to get into valentine’s day mood with lot of hearts and PINK!" ~Nico Scrap

St. Valentine's Greeting, Place in time , photo 2 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Place in time paper collection, Graphic45
Secret Grarden paper collection, Graphic 45
Policy Envelopes ATC - black, Graphic45
Double side tape
Foam tape
Flowers, I am Roses
Distress ink, Tim Holtz
Heart stancil, 13arts
Black splash, 13arts

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

Thanks so much for joining us today! Weren't these projects wonderful? See you tomorrow for more fun ideas!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

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January 23, 2017

Valentine's Day Cards with Graphic 45!

  Place in Time Romantic Valentine's Card for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 2

We are getting ready for the day of Love here at Graphic 45! Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we have some lovely card ideas for you today from Aneta Matuszewska and Sandy Trefger! First, we will see the gorgeous work of Aneta:

Place in Time Romantic Valentine's Card for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 2

"Quick and easy Valentine’s card using 'Place in Time' collection. Very romantic with a pocket for a love note." ~Aneta

Place in Time Romantic Valentine's Card for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 2


Place in Time Romantic Valentine's Card for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 2


Place in Time Romantic Valentine's Card for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 2

Supply List

1 Gift Tag Pocket Template ( back page of Café Parisian 12x12 )
Precious Memories
Place in Time - February

Sandy has more Valentine's Day fun for us today with Off to the Races! How great is this card?

Valentine Card, Off to the Races, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

"Red is one of my favorite colors so I love to use it when creating anything related to Valentine’s Day!  And I love roses.  Which means when I set out to make a Valentine Card for Graphic 45 that I went with the beautiful papers in the 8x8 Off to the Races pad.  Such gorgeous roses in that paper collection and such lovely ladies too—all with a romantic, vintage look.  I decided to use a gorgeous found silver metal photo frame to showcase some of the paper roses and altered it along with the Graphic 45 Door Plate & Knob by using sparkly silver embossing powders.  I love how it worked on these two pieces and hope you’ll have a try at experimenting with different mediums.  Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy


Valentine Card, Off to the Races, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Tip: Don’t be afraid of altering metal pieces such as the Graphic 45 door plate and knob.  The easiest way to do this is by dabbing the piece with embossing ink (I use an embossing dabber) and then sprinkling the piece with the chosen embossing powder.  Use tweezers to hold one end of the metal piece as it can get really hot when heating and melting the powder with your heat gun.  


Valentine Card, Off to the Races, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Valentine Card, Off to the Races, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Valentine Card, Off to the Races, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Valentine Card, Off to the Races, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Off to the Races 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Off to the Races Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs, silver
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Scallop Die
Sliver Metal Frame
Embossing Ink Dabber
Silver Glitter Embossing Powder
Prima Roses,
White Tulle
Cream Seam Binding Ribbon
Red Sequin Ribbon
Valentine Sentiment Stamp
Black Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents or Crystal 3-D Lacquer
Adhesive

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

Thanks for kicking off your week with us, G45ers! We'll see you tomorrow for more great Valentine's Day ideas!

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

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