So here is a little sneak peak at the papers in the Sweetheart collection that will be available for purchase February 1st, but I just couldn't resist! So I am part of a craft group that meets monthly and this month we were "suppose" to make a frame out of molding with a burlap background and a monogram letter. Well I wasn't feeling so well (the sick has been going around lately) so I picked up my supplies and headed home. Then while looking at my Sweetheart paper and watching a video online from a fellow Close to My Heart consultant, Tracey Mason, a light bulb lite up above my head and the following was born:
Isn't it beautiful! I LOVE it! It makes me smile every time I walk by it. So instead of using the molding from craft night, I went ahead and set that aside for a different project, same with the burlap and the wood backing. I did however use the letter monogram! The pink polka dotted paper is from the Sweetheart level 2 paper pack (X7134B), so is the striped paper that is covering the "L". I used a tulip stamp pad (Z2166) and the Bohemian stamp set (E1019) (don't forget that you can get this at a discount this month, check out this post for details!) to stamp the phrase "Love is Spoken Here." The frame is just a random frame that has been sitting in my house for way to long with nothing in it. Also if you don't have a wooden letter, you could always use the dimensional elements monograms (L is Z1066).
Like mentioned above I used Tracey Mason's paper flower technique to make the paper flowers. I used Tulip and Cotton Candy cardstock which came in the Sweetheart level 2 paper pack. The leaves for the flowers are from a retired product, but you could always use the leaves from the Miracle Dimensional elements (Z1354) or stamp some from a variety of stamp sets Close to My Heart has to offer. I used Sweet Leaf for the green and edged the leaves with black. To glue all the paper parts to the cardboard (yes cardboard) backing, I used Close to My Heart's Liquid Glass (Z679). For the letter (since it is wood) I used some E6000 to keep it in place though liquid glass might have been enough (but hey with three kids and 6 hands running around, I wasn't taking any chances!)
And there you have it! A fun Valentine's day project using some fun techniques and some beautiful paper!
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