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February 10, 2015

Four Days Until the Day of Love!


Valentine's Day is around the corner and we have some beautiful projects today. We have mixed media, tags, cards, and a canvas from Donna Espiritu, Yumi Muraeda, and Keri Sallee. You will leave with love and inspiration!

First, we have this stunning tag from Donna using Raining Cats and Dogs. It's perfect for Valentine's Day and beyond! What a mixed media masterpiece.

"I loved how this tag turned out! It can be used not just for Valentine's but all throughout the year, so I will definitely display this in my craft room. The base of the tag is actually a recycled packaging of a G45 staples so it's quite sturdy for all the mixed media that I did to achieve the final look." ~Donna

Valentine's Mixed Media Tag filled with butterflies, flowers, pearls and Love.  By Donna Espiritu




Supply List

G45 Raining cats and dogs 12x12, 8x8 papers
G45 Raining cats and dogs flowers
G45 staples metal brad
Core'dinations cardstock
Manor house flowers
Pearl centers
Laces COuture
Creations die cut
Distress INk Gesso
Mod Podge
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink
Daler Rowney pearlescent liquid acrylics
Heidi Swapp color shine
Tattered Angels glimmer mists
Micron pen
White cardstock
micro beads
wax paper

Next is this gorgeous Valentine's card from Yumi. She made it specifically as a Valentine for your mother. How wonderful! Make one yourself with Yumi's tutorial.

"Valentine card for mother, you can use this Painted Black board as message board in your family. " ~Yumi

Home Sweet Home Love you mom Valentine card1

Check out How to Home Sweet Home "Love You Mom "Valentine Card by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial

Home Sweet Home Love you mom Valentine card1

Home Sweet Home Love you mom Valentine card1

Home Sweet Home Love you mom Valentine card1

Home Sweet Home Love you mom Valentine card1

Home Sweet Home Love you mom Valentine card1

Home Sweet Home Love you mom Valentine card1

Home Sweet Home Love you mom Valentine card1

Home Sweet Home Love you mom Valentine card1

Home Sweet Home Love you mom Valentine card1


Supply List

Graphic45 Home Sweet Home 12’pad
Graphic45 Home Sweet Home Decorative Chipboard Tags
Graphic45 Home Sweet Home Cardstock Tag & Pockets
Graphic45 Time to Flourish February from 8’ pad
Graphic45 Ornate Metal Keys
Core’dinations Cardstock Sweet Apricot
Paper Source White Chevron Ribbon
Petaloo Textured Elements
Petaloo Spring Botanical Collection
Faber Castell Chalk Board Paint
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel
Ranger Stickles
Purima Color Bloom Tangerine and Cotton Candy
Any Flower laced Ribbon

Next is a beautiful canvas and mini album from Keri. Take it away, Keri:

"Valentine’s Day is about love and for me...love is all about making memories.

Usually when I make a mixed media, it is meant to be a display piece, but for this Valentine’s theme project, I wanted to make something that held memories. So after I made my mixed media base, I made a mini album using Graphic 45’s Large Tag Album in Black and attached it." ~Keri

G45_Feb15_Times Nouvea_Mixed Media_Full

G45_Feb15_Times Nouvea_Mixed Media_Full

G45_Feb15_Times Nouvea_Mixed Media_Full

G45_Feb15_Times Nouvea_Mixed Media_Full

G45_Feb15_Times Nouvea_Mixed Media_Full

G45_Feb15_Times Nouvea_Mixed Media_Full

Supply List

G45 Large Tag Album-Black
G45 Times Nouveau Collection
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Paint: Plaid, Faber Castell
Modeling Paste: Liquitex
Ribbon: Pink Paislee & Misc
Flowers: Petaloo
Journaling Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Stencil: Plaid
Adhesive: Glue Gun
Pen: Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen
Canvas: Walmart
Chipboard Key: Unknown

Don't forget to take part in our Valentine's giveaway this week! Enter here to win this great prize pack:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? We cannot wait to see your Valentine creations. Thanks for joining us and have a beautiful Tuesday!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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I love G45, love all of this beautiful Valentine's inspiration and love the opportunity to win some of my favorite G45 goodies!!

Thanks for the Valentine inspiration! Love it.

I LOVE Graphic 45 collections!!!


Barbara Diane

Beautiful projects. Can't wait for the Day of Love! Got to get to work on my projects now...kinda late, I know.

Gorgeous projects ladies, thank you for sharing the love and your artwork.


Wow.... love the project ideas... my inspiration is bubbling and ready to start creating!!!!!!

Beautiful! I am one of the lucky ones who has a day of LOVE everyday! My hubby shows me every single day how much he truly loves me and I hope he knows how much I love him daily! We don't need a special day to show each other! TFS!

Donna's mixed media is absolutely gorgeous! I am inspired by this tag...
The option for making up our own with competition doesn't work for me, fyi!

Beautiful projects, love making cards with G45

I was so surprised to see which paper collections were used to create those first 2 Valentine cards...just goes to show how G45 papers can be used for any occasion. Wonderful! Mixed media is a bit much for me, but I can appreciate the artistic effort it takes to create the third project. Love seeing daily postings on this blog!

I love Graphic 45!!!!!!!!!!!

Very retro and very super nice

Awesome colors today. Again, Yumi stole my heart with her delicate, intricate card. She always seems to work with the perfect colors and fussy cutting adds such depth. Loving it.

Love these ideas! So pretty!

Everyone got really crafty on the blog today, great projects.

I am new to paper crafting, but I love crafting in general. Just wish I had more time to do it.

I love it all, so pretty!!!!

I LOVE Graphic 45 everything is just stunning : )

You have the most unique paper on the market. Anyone would be proud to receive such beautiful paper as yours. Love Graphic 45.
Elaine Rico

It just gets better and better...I love everything G45!

You were so right about it being a beautiful day on the blog. I love the colors and the artwork is fantastic.

Hi Really like Keri's project. Very interesting I'll have to try it out!

Love the projects today - thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful and interesting project.

EVERY day is our day of love. Bring it!

I love all of the dimension in these!!

I love the canvas mini album! I love G45!!

It would be hard not to love all of the paper themed packs and embellishments. With spring near, I must say the Secret Garden is one of my all time favorites.

Lovely Valentines. I love the card for mom.

Love the embellished letters

Love this paper!!

I love Graphic 45 and all the awesome artwork from your outstanding Design Team!

I love Graphic45 and especially I love all the projects and tutorials.

All the projects are inspiring. Love the colorful G45 papers.

The Design Team is so talented. Love their projects.

Can't craft without my Graphic 45 papers and cardstock. My friends love all the cards I give them made with these special papers.

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