January 14, 2011

I Heart U

OK so one of my favorite things that screams Valentine's Day and makes me miss being a kid again is conversation hearts. I have had these frames from the dollar aisle at target for a while and finally saw a craft at My Creative Departure that gave me a little creative inspiration of my own for those frames.

- 3 frames
- candy heart
- glue gun
- cardstock
- doily/ heart stencil

I started by doing a  dry run with each of my frames mapping out my I and U. For my heart I used a paper doily for my guide on the heart shape. Once I had it the way I wanted it I glued down my I and U to the glass with my hot glue gun. I put in some bubblegum pink cardstock in the frame to help the hearts pop off from the frame.

Next I glued the hearts to the doily.

Then I glued the doily to the frame and put in some bubblegum pink cardstock in the frame.

In the end it turned out really cute, was super easy, and inexpensive. All of my favorite things.....

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January 13, 2011


Ok So we have seen these signs all over the internet and I am in absolute love. Well now I found a website where you can totally generate your own. Check out this website and try some out on your own.

Here are a few examples:

January 8, 2011

Valentine Boxes

I have seen the block all over the Internet for the holidays and I wanted to try them out. However, I wanted to make mine a little bigger and couldn't find big enough blocks. So while I was shopping at Michael's I saw these Christmas boxes 80% off  the idea popped in my head to cover and use them for the blocks.

I took these boxes and

I covered them with Card Stock and trimmed them with different ribbon. I got this ribbon at Michael's for about 1.99 a roll.

I then cut out different hearts and letters with my Cricut. I used the sweethearts cartridge for my hearts and I used the Sure cuts alot program to cut my letters.

Here is another view of the top of the blocks.
This project turned out super cute and it was inexpensive and really easy to make.
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January 2, 2011

Valentine's Day Garland

So I was sick over Christmas and still getting over this flu bug, so I did not get to craft very much. Since I did not craft for Christmas I have the crafting itch and decided to start my valentine's decorations. So I set out to find some inspiration at Michael's and discovered a garland. So I went home and began on my garland, and I like mine way more then the one I saw and it was cheaper (which makes me love it even more.)

- Valentine Fabric
- Red Felt
- Scissors
- ribbon
- fishing string
- card stock
- Cricut
- Sweethearts Cartridge

1) Measure out the ribbon for the length of the garland you want
2) Leave about 6 inches at the end of the ribbon and make a knot to hold the fabric on.
3) Take a match/lighter and singe the ends to stop it from fraying

3) cut the fabric into strips

4) Tie the fabric and felt around the ribbon. Alternate between the felt and the fabric.
5) Once done make a knot in the other side and singe the end to stop it fraying.

* The next steps are optional and the garland will still look great if you opt out of doing them*
(I didn't get pictures of these steps)

6) Using your cricut and the sweethearts cartridge cut out the OXO. I used about two sheets of pink card stock.

7) Poke a hole in each O, X, and Heart and tie some fishing string to them.

8) Take these and tie them to your garland.

When all is done it looks really good and I did it for the fraction of the cost.

As seen on CraftGossip.com

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