Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Home Decor

Hello to my blogging friends!  I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything.  I've been out of action for a while.  I've received emails from some of you expressing concern and asking if I'm okay.  Right after Christmas, life tipped me upside-down a bit, but I'm doing fine.  I was afraid I might have to resign from Stampin' Up! to help care for my parents.   I will be cutting back on the events that I hold, but I'm hoping to stay active with Stampin' Up! so I can still enjoy my favorite hobby.

Here's a great project that I thought you might like.  During Christmas, I made a home decor piece just like this using the word "NOEL," and I placed a Red Glimmer Paper star above it.  It was adorable, so I thought why not try it for Valentine's Day, too!  Which one is your favorite?  It's too hard to pick!  It's a super-simple project, but has a big impact when placed in a nice stand.  Of course all of the supplies are from Stampin' Up!, and the recipe is below.


Paper:  Whisper White - 8 X 8; Whisper White - 6 X 6; Whisper White scrap for the letters; Red Glimmer Paper for the heart
Stamps:  None
Inks:  None
Miscellaneous:  Stampin' Dimensionals; Alphabet Typeset Bigz Dies (retired, sorry!); Mini Glue Dots; Small Heart Punch; Rhinestone Jewel
Tip:  Instead of using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the letters up, I rolled Mini Glue Dots into little balls and placed them in several places on the back of each letter.  This was so much easier than cutting the dimensionals into tiny little pieces.  I also found that it was easy to adjust the letters, if need be, using the Mini Glue Dots.  They move easily!


Judy Garza said...


Susan Mac Donald said...

I've missed you, but totally understand your decision about cutting back; looking after elderly parents isn't an easy job, but sometimes needs to be done by us; TFS & stay safe...your cards are all adorable.