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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Easy Craft ~ Valentine, You Are A Prize

Is anyone else a total homebody right now?

I seem to not want to leave the comforts of Storybook Cottage for anything less than the truly necessary.

But I so love getting a good craft on. I adore it even more when I can use up little scraps and pieces for something like these happy “Valentine, You Are A Prize” bits of bliss.

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While cleaning out my office closet I came across some vintage doilies decorated with cupids and hearts along with several small pieces of scrapbooking paper. #lightbulbmoment

I used a paper punch to create a center floral shaped base that I put on top in the center of the doily. (You can attach it with glue or double~sided mounting square tape.) 

The doily/floral base was then topped with two hearts (I used double sided tape). One heart was created with decorated scrapbook paper. The other heart was easily made by typing the words “Valentine, You are a prize!” in Microsoft word using red type. A full page of two columns was printed out with this saying. The words were then positioned, punched out and elevated on top of the other heart with pop dots.

Two scraps of paper with one end cut in a “swallows tail” created the bottom portion of the ribbon.

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To create a sturdy ribbon on the back I used another decorative floral shape as this lends support and also hides the top of the attached swallow tail ribbons. It was then topped with a small Belgian chocolate bar. The chocolate was wrapped in scrapbook paper and closed with a bit of washi tape. I simply attached the chocolate bar to the back of the doily using double sided tape.

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But you could forgo the chocolate and attach the ribbon to other things such as a bottle of soda, bubble bath…the sky is the limit. Use your imagination!

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Just like snowflakes and special friends, no two ribbons are alike, but all are lovely.

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Do you know someone special who deserves a prize ribbon?

Laura

Linking to:

Monday Social, Inspire Me Monday, Merry Monday,Make It Pretty Monday ,The Scoop, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style,Share Your StyleCreative Ways, Vintage Charm Party, Thursday Favorite Things, The Inspiration Gallery, French Country Cottage, Imparting Grace,The Charm of Home, Foodie Friday, Link Party Palooza, The SITS Girls, Funky Junk Interiors, SIOMT, Sundays At Home

8 comments :

Manu said...

Oh these are so cute!!
Thanks for sharing!
Love

Jeanie said...

These are adorable, Laura. I'm hosting book club on Feb. 8 and if I can grab enough time to do it, I might make these for the guests! Our book is Little Paris Bookshop and I have loads of Paris paper that could be used for one of the heart! Thanks! And really looking forward to Friday!

Katie Mansfield said...

Precious. I really don't want to leave the house either. So sweet.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, you do make the most amazing things and these Valentines are stunning.

deborah said...

These are so adorable!

Eilis said...

Just lovely. I'm going to have to dig out my craft paper stuff!

Katherines Corner said...

what a lovely surprise to have you sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop again! I love this clever bit of craftiness.Pinned and Hugs!

Auntie Em said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Love your pretty Valentine ribbons. First prize for such a creative craft. :)