Do you feel it....the crisp air, some may be getting snow in their locations but "LOVE" is in the air and today we are sharing some Valentine inspiration with you to start celebrating the coming holiday. I made a lovely Valentine Mine Card and Tags container for my project today.
I used the We R Memory Keepers Love Struck Collection for my project and a small 4 x 4 plastic pink box container that is perfect for my project. SO.....if you came by to see what was happening today I would encourage you to go to Beyond Scrappin' Blog to join us in our Valentine Hop. I am sure the talented Nicolette would love for you to come hop along with us and if you came from the creative Leslie of Leslie Rahye Blog then you are heading in the right direction.
NOW.... back to my project, I love to fussy cut so I took some of the paper and cut the flowers from the sheets and added to my box top, once I had everything on the top of the box (buttons, bows, gemstones, etc) then I added Glossy Accent and set it to one side so it would have a chance to dry. I love Glossy Accent, if you have never tried it I would encourage you to do so, it is a wonderful adhesive but to use it over your embellishments is just amazing. Most importantly it is an inexpensive way to give your projects depth.
Tag 1 - I distressed my card front using my Tim Holtz distress tool, inked the edges, added some pink ric rac along with a Vintage Edition Bottle cap. The flower in the center of the bottle cap is a flower that I fussy cut out and place in the center.
Tag 2 - I have two pieces of paper that are layered after they have been distressed and ink. I made a paper ribbon from a 1/2" strip of matching paper, stapling into place and using pop dots placed the Sweet Love Birds in their nest on the front of the card.
Tag 3 - I punched out 3 different size circles from my Marvy Scallop punches, wrinkled them up, un-wrinkled them, did a little inking and layered them on top of each other. The center of the flower is an Epiphany 1/2" clear circle, what a fabulous new set of punches. They are a must have for all of us scrapbookers.
Tag 4 - I fussy cut the Be My Valentine from a piece of the collection and added it to the top of my card that I had wrapped with Pink Twine and a Heart Charm from Epiphany Crafts.
I made these two sweet tags using my Marvy Tag Punch, did a little decorating with pieces of the Love Stuck papers and added some of the 1/2" circle Epiphany Crafts. What I like most about my project is that it is a wonderful gift that I can give to some one for Valentine's Day and they are so versatile that one can use them for a gift, on a bag or just give a card. I hope you have enjoyed my project, feel free to follow my blog and if you have made any mini's please feel free to share your blog and post so we can all go and get some ideas. Now on to the next stop on the hop and that is with our fabulous Anita over at
Anita's and Bugs Blog. Hugs Pammejo