Thursday, January 20, 2011

hearts for hanging.....

 I have been staying busy creating all sorts of little bits and baubles for Valentine's Day....especially ones involving pictures of loved ones. This sweet couple are my they were both newly engaged. I thought I would share a simple little tutorial on creating with a few simple items. 

You will need:

heart picture foam frame (I purchased mine from a Dollar store)

 This is what the foam frame looked like to begin with....kinda blah right?! I immediately tore off the backside cardboard and removed the photo and the trims on top. Next layer the topside with that you have a nice layer of glue over the topside sprinkle on your glitter and shake off excess. I repeated this step about 3 times until I achieved the layered look I wanted.

Your frame will now look like this. I then used a circle punch to cut out a photo and glued in on the backside so that the picture shown through. Next add your various elements....trims, embellishments, etc. I didn't stop there...I wanted the backside covered so I cut out a vintage ledger paper heart to cover the backside and some seam binding as a way to hang the heart. These hearts are so much fun to make and you can personalize each one to give as gifts. These are beautiful hung around your home.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

all you need is love, love, love.....

 I love creating Valentine and la lovely! I found this picture of this sweet girl a few weeks ago while her sweet face!

 Something fun to keep your thoughts and wishes in...a mini journal for your little Valentine.

 This Valentine sign is one of my favorites...I made it for my sweet pea's's her Great Grandfather and Great sweet.

I love polka fun and slightly flirty....perfect to add on to a package of brownies or cookies for someone special. I am working on some Valentine love houses...they are coming soon. In the meantime I have oooodles of new Valentine goodies posted in my shop as well as loads of vintage treasures.
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