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4 Steps to Vintage Valentines Cards

Posted by Graphic 45 02/09/2018 18 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome lovers of love, and all things vintage!  Today we have a #SimplyG45 Vintage Valentine Card tutorial that is so easy it just takes four steps.  This handmade Valentine tutorial is by the fabulous G45 Brand Ambassador from Iceland, Aneta Matuszewska.  Aneta has mastered shabby chic projects and the art of mixing and matching collections.  The star of the show is our Place in Time - Deluxe Collector’s Edition, but we love how Aneta has pulled out your bits and pieces from leftover projects to create the vintage.  This Valentine is perfect for the upcoming holiday as well as our February Challenge, #G45Love.  See more details below.  





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Vintage Valentine Card

By Aneta Matuszewska


Hello dear G45ers,

This romantic Valentine’s card will make a sweetest,

tiny gift for your beloved someone:



Step by step instructions below:

  1. Fussy Cut flowers and sentiment, and 2x3 inch cut-a-party.
  2. Position pieces moving around until you get the composition you like.
  3. Layer together by adding dimension with foam adhesive and a doily.
  4. Give your sentiment a banner feel by putting adhesive an inch from either side, leaving the center unadhered, making the center pop-up from card.  


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Place in Time - Deluxe Collector's Edition

Off to the Races 12x12 Pad

Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad


Place in Time - Deluxe Collector's Edition

Off to the Races Collection

Portrait of a Lady Collection

Sweet Sentiments Collection


Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!




G45 Valentine Pinterest Board


Thank you for joining us today for this fun and easy Valentine tutorial, and to Aneta for sharing this heartfelt creation.  We hope you make time to pull out your papercrafting stash and have some fun this weekend!  We look forward to seeing your creations, so be sure to share using the #Graphic45 hashtag on Facebook and Instagram.  Have a wonderful weekend!    


Happy Papercrafting!

18 Comment(s)

Kathy Jo Wood:
02/09/2018, 09:45:53 AM,

Your card is so pretty and four steps to create it is wonderful!Thank you for sharing the card and instructions! Have a happy crafty weekend, Graphic 45!

Sandra Featherston.:
02/09/2018, 10:10:43 AM

Wow. Love this paper. Love ALL your papers.

Michele Lewis:
02/09/2018, 11:50:50 AM

I love the dimension in this card! The whole thing is just so beautiful - colors just exquisite......I think I am going to have to try my hand at cards!

Martie Rollin:
02/09/2018, 12:29:20 PM

LOVE creating vintage Valentine cards using Graphic 45 paper collections!Your reds and pinks coordinate so well. Thanks for this beautiful card inspiration!

Cheryl Wells:
02/09/2018, 01:58:15 PM

The Valentines cards are outstanding - love the antique look, just gorgeous!!!Congratulations to Maureen!!!!!

Carol Gillogly:
02/09/2018, 02:43:27 PM

I just LOVE Valentines Day! These are the kind of cards like would love be to receive

Sue MacFall:
02/09/2018, 02:59:59 PM

Such different projects but all lovely. Thank you Graphic 45.

02/09/2018, 04:00:30 PM

Thank you for the great directions! I look forward to being able to try out some of the techniques!

Glenda Buster:
02/09/2018, 04:41:23 PM

Lovely card! Perfect timing since I’m working on Valentine cards today. Thank you for the directions.

Sharon Gullikson:
02/09/2018, 05:22:10 PM

Vintage is my FAVORITE look, especially for Valentines....I'm always looking for vintage looking Valentine papers.

Suzy Q:
02/09/2018, 05:45:56 PM

Just luv your vintage Valentine's card ...and only 4 easy steps! Wow!!! And ...Yay!!!

Janet Ingraham:
02/09/2018, 10:12:48 PM

So romantic valentines card. LOVE

Gena Krannig:
02/10/2018, 08:05:50 AM

That card is so beautiful! I love vintage style Valentine's cards.

02/10/2018, 01:32:03 PM

Beautiful card! Love that banner technique!

Susan Builder:
02/12/2018, 01:23:01 AM

So love all the g45 line...the possibilities endless. And so enjoy the inspiration from other artists!

Gigi steele:
02/12/2018, 01:42:58 PM

Absolutely beautiful.

Anne McIntosh:
02/13/2018, 06:11:19 AM

Unfortunately, I waited too long to do my Valentines this year. As sometimes happens, life interfered. This will be saved to look at again next year when I hope to have time to make beautiful creations out of G45 papers and staples! Happy Valentines Day to you all!

02/13/2018, 04:18:38 PM

I love anything I see with Graphic 45 products. I have been making 24 valentines, Halloween and Thanksgiving cards for 30 years. This year the US post office Is charging flat rate postage on anything raised in the envelope including pretty bows and all embellishments. How can we make these beautiful projects and keep them under the one quarter inch requirement.

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