05 January 2012

Get your Love on...

This is a re-post from 2011.  But it's so wonderful, I wanted you to see it again.  Yesterdays card got me all love-y dove-y, plus I got out these bad boys this weekend to start decorating!

Here's some close ups...!
That's the Newsprint and Love Letter DSP (LOVE LETTER has been in the CLEARANCE RACK!) in little magnetic frames.  A bow made of Cherry Cobbler seam binding on the upper left.  Big Shot butterflies, letters, hearts.  (Remember Bigz dies cut multiple layers at once....fold your cardstock, keeping the fold lines INSIDE of the die and you'll make paper-dolls! Or in this case, connecting hearts!).  I used Stampin' Up! dimensionals to hold the hearts.  I cut out the Eiffel tower from Artist Etchings.

Here's a basic glass candle holder I bought from a discount store ($1).  I used the sticky pages (it's a giant sheet of sticky strip!) and my Big Shot's simple letter die to cut out LOVE and sprinkled on the Silver Glass GLITTER! A little tip if you try this at home...applying the letters to a curved surface can be a bit tricky.  Take you time, and you may need a cut a slit in the sticky page to get it to lay nicely.
If you'd like to recreate the wreath, here's what you need.  It's rather easy and you can finish in about 2 hours.
You need a little less than 1 yard of felt.  Mine was $2.99/yard at regular price and I thought it was a rich Cherry Cobbler color!  I cut the felt in 3-1/2" strips.  Using the Big Shot, cut one-hundred (100) 3" circles.  You can cut multiple layers at once! It goes rather quickly.  :)
I bought straight pins.  You need 100 (one for each circle) plus a few extra for the bow.  The wreath styrofoam came from a craft store for $3.19 at regular price.  And don't forget your favorite Stampin' Up! ribbon.  I used 5/8" Very Vanilla Satin ribbon.  Yummy!!
Take each circle and fold in half and then in half again, pushing the pin thru the tip and into the styrofoam.  Here's another view (below). 
At first, don't be alarmed if it doesn't look like much.  It'll come together and you'll get a feel for spacing.  If you see the styrofoam peeking thru, simply move some circles over.  100 circles was perfect for my wreath form.
I don't cover the back and I used some pins to hold the ribbon hanger in position.

Happy Thursday.  
Stop by tomorrow for more Occasions Mini Projects! 

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Love the wreath!


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