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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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Comments

Wonderful creations from a beautiful paper line. Your designers never disappoint. Thank you Graphic 45!

So much creative inspiration today, love it all! Natures Sketchbook is so Beautiful 💓

So in love with the heart ... i want to make one. Just need to find out who in NZ has this collection. Not for a valentine gift but to put on my wall. So beautiful

Loving the altered
heart! Both projects
are so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Boy, how lucky NIco was that her aunt gave her some wooden hearts for herself!! And, Nico sure used her gorgeous creativity to decorate her own heart!! And, I'd sure be lucky to win Nature Sketchbook for my GRAPHIC 45 STASH...it's always been one of my favs!!

Love the heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy's album is so pretty; those prints and colors pop !!
Omg butterflies are so fun on Nico card !

LOVE these projects cause they're so different! LOVE G45!

LOVE these! Wonderful paper!!

Loved the projects today - first of all, using Nature Sketchbook, which is gorgeous. And Kathy's story of her parents was sweet! And I love Nico's decorated wooden heart. Judy D.

Nature Sketchbook is truly one of the most beautiful collections ever! And these projects really show it off well!

It is amazing how versatile Graphic 45 paper collections are! Who would have known that Nature Sketchbook could be used for Valentines!Love it!

Beautiful projects. Thanks for all the sharing of talent.

Gracious!! Would love this beautiful paper. Thank you.

What lovely projects! The wallet is gorgeous to give to someone you love and the heart I would make to hang on my door as pretty entrance sign. Way to go ladies!!!

How beautiful! Using this Nature's Sketchbook line to make the Valentines is a terrific idea!! Thanks for sharing!

I just love the beautiful patterns in Nature's Sketchbook and that butterfly project is spectacular!! So many creative ways to use these gorgeous products.

gorgeous use of those beautiful papers! Two very unique ideas! I loved seeing how Kathy's envelope wallet was created on the guide and love all those butterflies on Nico Scrap's decorated heart. I would love to win that paper collection!

I do love the butterfly paper the colors are so bright. Two beautiful project again. Thanks for sharing these awesome works of art.

Love those beautiful envelopes! So useful too. Very pretty heart decoration. I would love to hang that in my craft run for continuing inspiration.

a gorgeous album, made with love! You can experience that on every page. LOVE IT!!!!

Such a beautiful way to celebrate the day of "love"! Gorgeous paper for every occasion!

Such great ideas for valentine cards.
Would not have thought to use Natures Sketchbook. Thanks for the inspiration.

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