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TWO #SimplyG45 Valentine's Day Ideas

Posted by Graphic 45 02/14/2018 38 Comment(s) Cards,Home Decor,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

Happy Valentine's Day to you!  Today we have a special Mix and Match Valentine’s Day blog post with two #SimplyG45 style projects with how to tutorials.  First up we have a shabby chic dream valentine that mixes & matches different Graphic 45 collections by Aneta Matuszewska.  Aneta includes a 3-minute video tutorial to follow along with, so you too can create a fun and easy Valentine for your loved ones.  Following Aneta we have a Love Banner By Katelyn Grosart using G45 Alpha Banners and she too mixes and matches our collections to create her stunning home decor piece.  Katelyn also shares a step by step Snapguide tutorial to share how she created her banner that is great for holidays as well as any party.  Get ready to fall in love with these two projects.  


Weekly Blog Contest


Just leave a comment here on the blog,  Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  Up for grabs this week is an Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Tag & Pocket Album kit, including Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Black Butterfly Square Tag & Pockets Album, Ornate Metal Keys, and a project sheet.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, February 16th, 2018.



Mix & Match Valentine

By Aneta Matuszewska


“Hello everybody,


Love is in the air these days and also on my craft table.

This quick and easy Valentine´s card

made with few G45 collections

is just a perfect way to say I LOVE YOU.



Here comes a video tutorial for this beauty:

"Be Mine Valentine" vintage card tutorial for G45, by Aneta Matuszewska


Thank you so much for visiting us today

and happy crafting everybody!

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Off to the Races 12x12 Pad

Place in Time - Deluxe Collector's Edition





Love Banner - #Simply G45

By Katelyn Grosart


"February is all about celebrating love, so why not create a cute vintage banner that you can use to decorate any area of your home with. By using the ATC Alphabet tags in red and black along with the Place in Time - Deluxe Collector’s Edition, I was able to create this cute vintage Love Banner as my #SimplyG45 project.



Tip: Don't be afraid to combine two different colour of ATC tags to create your banner.



Tip: Adhere patterned paper in behind the letters on each of the ATC tags to make them pop.



Check out How to Create a Love Banner by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Place in Time - Deluxe Collector's Edition

Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Staples - Alpha Banner-ATC Red

Staples - Alpha Banner-ATC Black



Other Supplies:

  • Ribbon: Red, Black & Cream
  • Petaloo: Mini Garden Rosettes
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs: Entwined Hearts
  • Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink & Blending Tool with Foam
  • Glue Dots, Sookwang Tape, 3D Foam Squares & Liquid Glue
  • Corner Rounder, Scissors & Paper Trimmer



Valentine's Day Pinterest Board


Wow!  We hope you have enjoyed these two amazing and easy to recreate tutorials.  We want to extend our gratitude to Aneta and Katelyn for sharing these inspiring projects, and thank you for joining us here on the blog!  We hope you hop back again tomorrow for two beachy beautiful projects using our new Sun Kissed collection.  Until then have fun creating your handmade Valentines.  Be sure to share your Graphic 45 projects online using the #Graphic45 hashtag.


Happy Papercrafting!  

38 Comment(s)

Kathy Jo Wood:
02/14/2018, 10:36:54 AM,

Love is definitely in the air at Graphic 45...and I love it! :)

Vanessa LeClear:
02/14/2018, 11:21:01 AM

Beautiful Valentine's Day projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Michele Lewis:
02/14/2018, 11:49:33 AM

Simply beautiful Ideas! I love both creations and they lend themselves to so many different Graphic 45 collections! Thank you!

Cheryl Wells:
02/14/2018, 12:16:15 PM

WOW!!! Love all the Valentines inspirations today - just beautiful!!

Grace Kang:
02/14/2018, 12:17:06 PM

Simply stunning! Tfs!

Traci Adiego:
02/14/2018, 12:44:08 PM

Beautiful Valentines projects. Love the tutorials.

Regina Harrison:
02/14/2018, 12:44:24 PM

Love these valentine ideas, especially the banner. I am off to make a version of this right now-Thanks for the inspiration:)

02/14/2018, 12:53:21 PM

Oh lovely as can the banner too! Awesome job!

Mathilde S.:
02/14/2018, 01:01:14 PM

Love the Valentine card and the tutorial.G45 papers are so versatile and so easy to mix collections with stunning effects.

Sue D:
02/14/2018, 01:13:20 PM

Sweet vintage card and banner.

Sarah Hutchins:
02/14/2018, 01:13:34 PM

Beautiful! Simply beautiful!

Sue MacFall:
02/14/2018, 01:33:52 PM

Two great "love" projects - really pretty and romantic. Thank you both.

Margie Malone:
02/14/2018, 01:34:56 PM

Now I want to make a Valentine banner before my husband gets home.

Holly Hatch:
02/14/2018, 01:39:58 PM

Love the antique looking valentines. But I would REALLY LOVE to win the Olde Curiosity Shoppe package. I so enjoy making Halloween cards instead of Christmas cards and this package would be just the ticket to this year's cards!!!!! Thank you for your wonderful quality products, G45.

02/14/2018, 01:56:02 PM

Love the Valentine cards and the banner is so CUTE.

02/14/2018, 02:11:50 PM

I’m definitely in love with these Valentines projects!

Michelle Nettleton:
02/14/2018, 02:28:54 PM

How fun these creations are!!! Want to wish everyone a Happy Hearts Day! Love Graphic 45!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Simply beautiful!!!!

02/14/2018, 03:24:49 PM

Hi guys, Had to enter this chance to win such a fabulous prize - as ever !!

Carol Gillogly:
02/14/2018, 03:33:25 PM

Fab prize! Olde Curiosity Shoppe will fit right in to my other papers! I need a cleaning person so I’m free to play!

02/14/2018, 03:37:43 PM

Really nice ideas!

Sharon Gullikson:
02/14/2018, 05:13:40 PM

I just love the old fashioned feel of this! Victorian and wonderful.

Brian Poteraj:
02/14/2018, 05:14:20 PM

So many great ideas. I need to make time to create.

Cheryl Peeters:
02/14/2018, 07:11:33 PM

LOVE the vintage card! Beautiful Paper!

Becca Yahrling:
02/14/2018, 07:18:00 PM

I love being born in the month of February as the month is all about love. And these lovely projects make me swoon.

Kathleen Capachione:
02/14/2018, 07:24:19 PM

Oh wonderful! I love every project. Today Is Valentine's day however I will continue to create love projects. Hope to win****

Carla Hundley:
02/14/2018, 07:45:44 PM

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Love the beautiful projects. Carla from Utah

Susan Steele:
02/14/2018, 07:52:03 PM

Gorgeous projects Graphic 45! Luv the vintage looks! That's my favorite! And the Old Curiosity Shoppe prize sure has that look too!

Glenda Buster:
02/14/2018, 08:02:36 PM

Lovely Valentine projects! The tutorials are always appreciated! ❤️❤️❤️

Debbie Siddle:
02/15/2018, 12:52:49 AM

Valentine's Day is my favourite day to make cards for. Beautiful x

Judy Phillips:
02/15/2018, 01:06:29 AM

Thanks for these beautiful samples! I have some cards I just made to post on your Pinterest page - I was so excited to present them in a class. I just love all of your collections and am looking forward to my preorder of Floral Shop arriving!

Sandra Featherston:
02/15/2018, 01:23:22 AM

Love both of these projects. I love that Graphic 45 is so easy to mix and match.

Toni Bettencourt:
02/15/2018, 04:32:19 AM

I just Love both the card and banner for Valentines Day! I also like G45 collections and staples.

susan builder:
02/15/2018, 04:54:16 AM

The Valentine's projects brought back wonderful memories of cards and decorations my "crafty" Grandma used to make... how she would have loved the fabulous G45 collections and inspirations! Beautiful.

Michelle Chmelar:
02/15/2018, 05:18:39 AM

Sometimes I see all of these projects and am so overwhelmed that I don't know where to begin! I think the kits might be a way to push me into a monthly direction...unless I get sidetracked by Valentines!

Martie Rollin:
02/15/2018, 11:36:36 AM

Loved seeing these projects using your February color combination...really attractive!!

Anne McIntosh:
02/15/2018, 01:37:19 PM

WOW! It's a little late for this Valentine's Day, but I'm loaded for bear for next year! Both these projects were great ideas! Just got my February kit late yesterday and I'm anxious to get started on the projects! Thank you!

Debralee Alexander:
02/15/2018, 02:41:29 PM

I am so loving all the G45 stiff!!!

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