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It’s that time of the month… Create and Share Challenge time! This month nineteen of my favorite bloggers and I are teaming up with GraphicStock and HomeTalk to show you how to take graphics off of your computer screen and into your home!
1. Old House To New Home ~ DIY Little Girls Room Tray
2. Shabby Grace Blog ~ Valentine’s Day Treat Bags
3. Creatively Homespun ~ DIY Valentine Love Decor
4. Refashionably Late ~ Library Book Storage
5. Casa Watkins ~ DIY Moroccan Dessert Plates
6. Tastefully Frugal ~ Be Mine Banner
7. Penny Love Projects ~ True Love Pillow
8. Green With Decor ~ St. Patrick’s Day Mason Jar Craft
9. Domicile 37 ~ Butterfly Entomology Clock
10. Up To Date Interiors ~ DIY Notebooks with GraphicStock
11. One Mile Home Style ~ Hand Embroidered Dandelion Wall Art
12. Uncookie Cutter ~ Rustic Americana Wall Art
13. Flourish and Knot ~ Whimsical Owl Art
14. Our House Now A Home ~ DIY Custom Kids Tote Bags with Graphic Stock
15. Pocketful of Posies ~ Valentine’s Day Paper
16. The House Down The Lane ~ DIY Heart Candle Holders and Printable
17. The Twin Cedars ~ Rustic Wood Wall Art
18. Iris Nacole ~ Graphic Stock Valentine’s Day Pillow
19. Refresh Living ~ Salvaged Barn Wood Valentines Decor
20. Farmhouse 40 ~ Bird Canvas Wall Art
For this months Create and Share Challenge we got to use any of GraphicStock’s
impressive catalog of over 300,000 high resolution, royalty free images and turn them into, well anything! That is the beauty of using royalty free images!
So as you might imagine my brain was swimming with ideas and different projects to make. Should I make a new piece of fanciful wall art? A tote bag? A pillow? A new notebook cover to help keep me organized through this new year? All admirable and beautiful projects. But I also wanted a chance play with my new Christmas present, a Silhouette Cameo II. With that in mind after I finally decided to make a Valentines inspired wrapping paper using my Silhouette Sketch Pens.
Now that I knew what my project was going to be all that was left to do was make my design, easy right? Wrong! GrapicStock
has so many beautiful images I had a heck of a time picking only one! (To see all of GraphicStocks impressive inventory and to sign up for your FREE 7 Day Trial Click Here)
So I ended up making not just one beautiful Valentines Day Wrapping Papers, but four. Yes, I said four. And the best part is, they are all available for you to download FREE! (at the bottom of this post)
I used a combination of three different GraphicStock
images along with a few free images and texts in my Silhouette Library. All of my wrapping paper designs are easy to use and ready to be printed on your Silhouette machine. However I have also included a few simple instructions for creating the two-toned printing effect in my I love you A-Z paper.
Graphic Stock Images
Heart Made of Floral Doodles
Floral Heart Doodle
Wedding Graphic Set
To start my two toned printing processes I first loaded my cut mat with the brown shipping paper I picked up from the Dollar Store. Now you will notice in the image above all the graphics are set to “cut” or in this case draw. This can easily be distinguished because of the darker pink outline color.
Because I wanted I love you to print in a different color I selected each graphic individually and changed it to “no cut” in the Cut Settings Menu. Then sent the remainder of the image to my Silhouette machine using the Silhouette Sketch Pen Setting and my black Sketch Pen.
Next *WITHOUT UNLOADING* my cut mat I reversed the graphic settings. All of the letters were changed to “no cut” and the I love U was changed to “cut”. Then I swapped out my black Sketch Pen for a medium pink glitter pen and once again sent the graphic to my Silhouette machine. That’s it! Super fast and easy!
I love the two toned effect of this I love you A-Z paper! And the best part is, it really doesn’t need any additional embellishments! Simple, fast, and beautiful!
The second wrapping paper design is this utterly adorable Cupid’s Arrow Pattern.
The third wrapping paper available for download is this Filled Hearts Paper.
And last but not least is this sweet and simple You and Me Wrapping Paper.
All four wrapping papers are perfect for wrapping up those sweet little presents for the ones you love! You can download the ready to print Silhouette 3 graphics below!
Cupids Love Arrow Wrapping Paper
Heart Filled Love Wrapping Paper
My your Valentines Day be wonderful and your hearts filled with love!
Do you love the idea of a fun preppy gift paper but don’t have the time to make it? Here are some of my favorite papers!
45 thoughts on “Preppy and Unique DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Wrap – Create and Share Challenge”
These are beautiful! Another project for my silhouette!
Thank you Rachel!!
These are awesome, Cat! And what a fun idea! I’m having so much fun checking out everyone’s posts. They’re all so unique!
Thank you Tiffany! It was a really cool link up! So many different directions to go in!
This is such a great idea! I love the designs and colors you used for this.
Thank you Emily!!
These are gorgeous! I never thought to use my Silhouette to make wrapping paper, but I think I need to give it a try!
Thank you Sylvia! It was a fun and easy project! Especially since I am just dipping my toes into the Silhouette world.
So adorable! And thanks for sharing all of the other cute ideas from other bloggers 🙂
Thank you Christine! There were so many cool ideas to choose from!
That wrapping is so insanely adorable! I love the one with the little arrows
Thank you Courtney!
These are gorgeous and they look like you spent hours hand-stamping them! Thanks for the printables!!
Thank you Kathy!!
Wow – these turned out phenomenal! You created four beautiful wrapping paper designs. Thanks for the downloads!!
Thank you Jeny!!!
These are so pretty! I love them!
Thank you Meg!
Loving this idea Cat! No one’s going to want to crumple that paper 😉
Thank you Meghan! That’s the best compliment!!
I absolutely love these! I love a good homemade project. I try to do something homemade for my family along with Xmas or birthday gift. I love this idea. I am definitely doing this for father’s day!
Thank you Hannah!
Wow, I love these! I especially like the one with the arrows and hearts and also that leaf bow. Such a chic, yet down-to-earth feel with the brown paper.
Thank you so much Kristie!! They were really fun to make!
I love the idea of making Valentines Day gift wrap. It’s very chic looking and totally the style I am into as of late.
What a fun way to wrap Valentine’s gifts! I love it!
Those are all so cute! Thank you so much for sharing!
Those are the most adorably wrapped gifts! So creative!
Thank you!! love so happy with the way they tuned out! My first silhouette project!
I love this! Pretty yet classic with the brown paper. Such a great idea!
Thank you so much Marie!
I love this idea and it is so versatile and aesthetically appealing to any style….You are so creative Cat!
Thank you so much Jessica! It’s always nice to see you stop by!
Beautiful Cat, what a great idea! I love it and I love the great tutorial. Thanks!
Thank you April!
I love beautifully wrapped gifts and yours are exquisite. I’m always looking for ideas and these work. 🙂
Thank you Elizabeth!
Super adorable! I love this idea. Great for valentine’s day and can have applications for other holidays like anniversaries too! Pinning ! Thanks for participating in the Create and Share this month!
Excellent tutorial and beautiful wrapping paper! I’m in LOVE!!!! Great job!
These are SOOOO adorable! I love them and I might have to find a present for my husband so I can wrap it in this pretty paper!
Oh wow! This paper is too beautiful to rip in to!!
Haha! Thank you Sarah!