Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Show Your Love!

How easy and cheerful is this fun Valentine's garland? It is made with Girl Friday papers from Cosmo Cricket, super cute!

I have shown a few steps in the construction process, just in case someone wants to play along.

Start by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting out a heart to use for a template. Trace onto the paper you are using and then cut out.

Outline the edges with Stickles, and set aside to dry.

Find the letters you need to spell the word you have chosen for your galand and paint them. I love Claudine Hellmuth's paint for this kind of project, creamy and great coverage. After they dried I put a layer of Stickles on them and set them aside to dry.

While everything is drying trim pink tulle to the lengths you want to hang your the hearts from. Also cut a piece that is the width of whatever area it is that you will be hanging it from.

Use a dry adhesive to go around the edges of one heart and go down the middle and across the width of the heart twice on the other. Place a piece of tulle over the stripe of adhesive going down the middle and place the two sides together, pressing firmly over the entire piece.

Stitch a little Maya Road crystal on to the bottom of the tulle give it a little weight so it hangs nicely.

Tie all of the pieces to the large piece of tulle and hang it somewhere that will share the love with everyone that sees it.

I just got a lovely box of the new Cosmo Cricket that I had ordered from Ellen's Shop. Buttons, papers and tiny alpha stickers, oh my! They are so fabulous, and I can't wait to create more projects to share with you from all of that fun stuff!

Hope you are feeling inspired to show the love!

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