Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Valentine's Décor and Gifts Blog Hop


Hi and welcome to the Valentine's Décor and Gifts Blog Hop.

If you happened here by chance you're in luck! 
There will be 20 stops full of great ideas, so grab a beverage and head over to the hostess' blog.
Staci's blog is at http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/
The sponsor for this hop is Designs on Cloud 9 at http://designsoncloud9.com/ and she has offered us a $20 gift voucher for the GRAND prize. Head over to her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Designs-on-Cloud-9/189551027737837 and show her some love. One lucky person who comments on this hop will be the winner of this generous prize. 
(One person from each stop will be chosen at random and 
we will then hold a random draw with those 20 people and 
one lucky person will win the grand prize).

I Love Valentine's Day...the little gifts and decorating it's so much fun.
If you came from Kimberly Pate you are in the right place.
I hope that you have been enjoying yourself :D
Here is what I came up with..


I want to show two projects 
the first one is this "Be My Valentine" Wreath


I always have wanted to try this cone wreath.

I squared some book text paper. The squares are 7 3/4"



I just used the Tim Holtz mini attatcher


I just use one staple to hold it together.


then I cut a circle out of some chipboard and used it as the back



and I glued the tips to the chipboard

I cut the cupid from the Tim Holtz alterations die "Love Struck"
I glittered the little guy. I used 3 different colors
First I covered my cardstock with some sookwang tape



then a ran it through my big shoot



then I cut away away the pieces that I want to glitter one color


Then glitter the second color and so on


I used my cricut to cut the scallop circle 
from Art Philosophy cartridge


Used an 8" doilie
I also cut the "be my valentine" from the calligraphy cartridge
I covered that in german glitter


 I also popped the little cupid and did a stitch line with my white gel pen

For my second project 
 I wanted to share with you is a beautiful flower that my mom showed me how to make with cupcake liners


I used white cupcake liner 
first you have to dye them with food coloring and hot water


once they sit there for a bit, just to get some color
 you are going to squeeze all the water out of them


you want to separate and open them gentle 
they will tear so be careful


then put them in the dryer to dry about 5-10 mins 
until they are dry.


you could skip the whole process I just went through 
and just mist them 
I used moon shadow violaceous violet from Lindy Stamp Gang
  
Ok, putting the flower together 
You need a chopstick or a wooden rod and some glue.


Fold cupcake liner in half and roll to make the center of the flower


 add another one to make the center a little more fuller


Then you are just going to add each pedal to form your flower


you are just adding glue to the base and scrunching it there


I used book text strip 1/2" wide to cover the chopstick
I also added some leaves from Karls001 


I just put glue on the tips of my fingers and twisted 
the paper around the chopstick.


I added glitter to the edges of the pedals and I used stickles on the leaves.

here is the one I used with the mist
the texture is very different when you don't soak them in the hot water


I think these are so pretty. I hope you like them too


I hope this wasn't to long of a tutorial!


I always like to give a little RAk to one of my followers


As usual I'll use the random number generator.

comment by telling me your most romantic valentine's day.

please become a follower if you like what you see :D

I'll post a picture of the Rak that I will send 
one lucky follower on Monday the 13th.

Your next stop is Lisa Marie Lam

Thank you for hopping along with us,
Liz

16 comments:

AJP said...

WOW, this is beautiful!!! It is on my 'to do list' of great ideas to try. Thank you so much for sharing :)

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

LOVE love LOVE both your projects! They are awesome! more to add to that ever growing to-do list :0)
Thanks for joining me for my very first time hosting a hop.
Staci

marg0006 said...

Wow, itlooks like it took long time. It turned out so great.
marg0006@verizon.net

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Beautiful flower. Thanks for the tutorial.

Tricia said...

WOW!!!! I LOVE this and I absolutely love all your step by step pics showing your process! A Lot of work went into this. I'm a new follower...I'll be back to see more of your creations!

~Tricia {aka The Queen of Hearts}
http://www.mycrazybubble.blogspot.com/

Tricia said...

Hmmm...most romantic Valentine? Probably when the hubby & I were first dating. Trip to the waterfalls and homemade food. And getting surprised with gorgeous roses that probably cost a pretty penny $$...always in the beginning where you get wooed. ~ LOL

Michele said...

I love both of your projects! I am a new follower! My most romantic Valentine would have to be my hubby surprising me with an overnight trip, complete with roses, chocolate and champagne.
~Michele~
chelescrafts.blogspot.com

Nancie said...

Beautiful...thank you so much for sharing how you created those roses...they are stunning!

Nancie

KDA said...

WOW, Love all your projects! Beautiful!

Jean said...

Your rose is gorgeous. Please tell me how you added the petals. Were they the whole cupcake liner opened or just a portion. I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Hannah said...

I love the cupcake liner flower! It turned out so gorgeous! You can never go wrong with glitter! Thanks for creating two projects to show.

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Love your wreath and your rose

Ashley Nicole said...

This is beautiful. Love the flowers. I will have to give that kind of wreath a try. Thanks for the inspiration. Nice being in the hop with you.
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com
http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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