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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Are You a Winner?


We have a  winner!


I feel like I am always over at the wood connection! Your craft is awesome! I would have never thought of doing that, thank you so much for sharing and giving inspiration! It looks wonderful!


 Thank you SO much to all of you who commented! 
Have a fabulous Valentine's Day!







Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine Cards


 Have you made your Valentines yet? 
 If you haven't, I've got a couple cards here to get your creative wheels turning.


 I love the combination of red and aqua with a touch of yellow. The new Memories collection has these beautiful color combos that are so fun for Valentine cards. 

  "Bee Mine" (see the little bee at the bottom? so cute!) is a card that uses a cut out doily as the base. I then cut out hearts in red and aqua and layered them on top of the doily base. I tucked the red swirl and bee die cut behind the heart and added a few embellishments of enamel dots and brads to finish the card off. 

This next card uses the aqua flowers paper from the Memories collection as well as another cut out doily...LOVE that doily paper! I adhered the doily to the corner of the card, added a little envelope (from the Stationary Noted collection) on top and layered the card with a heart, ribbon and a brad. The little "Always" and "Love You & Me" sentiments are actually from a border strip that I cut into a few pieces. That's one of the many things I love about the border strips, you don't have to use them as borders!



I hope you enjoyed these Valentine cards using the gorgeous new Memories collection. Be sure to stop by the Teresa Collins Design Team blog  for your chance to win an awesome prize pack!
                                  
                          Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Valentine's Day! 








Sunday, February 10, 2013

A New Valentine Tradition and a Giveaway!


  I'm so excited to be guest posting for The Wood Connection today!  Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so I thought I'd share a fun project to celebrate the day of love. This year I decided to start a new tradition with my 2 year old daughter. I thought how fun it would be for her to wake up Valentine's morning with a little decorated chair all her own stacked with valentine cards, a small book and treats. Who wouldn't want to wake up to that?!

I COMPLETELY spaced taking step by step photos of the process ( I get into this crafting "zone" and can't stop!) but it was a fairly quick and easy project and I'll show you exactly what I did.

Supplies from The Wood Connection-
wood doll chair
three wood pennants
ivory acrylic paint
X O X wood letters
wood heart
scrapbook paper
ribbon and bakers twine

Craft supplies-
 Adhesive-Xyron Mega Runner
tulle

I painted the entire chair using ivory acrylic paint and let it dry.  I then tied a piece of tulle around the front of the chair and tied it in a knot on the back of the chair. I tied several pieces of  ribbon and bits of bakers twine onto the tulle. 


I glued the cherub wings onto the back of the chair and let them dry.  
From the Carta Bella Devoted collection, (available at The Wood Connection) I cut out  "Love" from the sheet of paper and glued it on top of the cherub wings.



I then cut several strips of paper from a sheet of paper and adhered them to the chair.


Here's the sheet of paper I used for decorating the front of the chair (also available at The Wood Connection) This paper was perfect because all you have to do is cut along the lines and you'll have several different colors and patterns to decorate your chair.


Next, I covered a large wooden heart with red polka dot paper and attached it to the front of the chair. I then made an arrow out of paper and glued it on top of the wood heart.


With some of the leftover scraps, I made a couple little Valentine cards and wrapped bakers twine around them.
That's it for the chair! Pretty easy, wouldn't you say? :)


Now onto the Valentine banner!
Trace the three pennants onto your paper and cut out. Be sure to punch holes in each corner of the paper pennants. Adhere the paper onto the wood pennants. Trace and cut out the letters X and O and adhere them to the wood letters. Adhere the letters to the front of each pennant. Thread your ribbon through the holes and tie several scraps of ribbon in between each pennant. 


If you don't have time to make a Valentine chair, because let's face it, Valentine's will be here in a blink of an eye. You could make this project for other holidays including birthdays too! It would be so fun to put the child's name on the chair with birthday gifts stacked on top for their special day. 

I hope you've enjoyed this Valentine chair and banner tutorial. I had so much fun making it and I can't wait to see my daughter's eyes light up Valentine's morning!

Now on to the giveaway!
 The Wood Connection has generously donated a $25.00 gift certificate for one lucky reader! Simply leave a comment  and you'll be entered into the drawing. I'll pick a winner on Valentine's Day! Good luck!

(  The Wood Connection is located in Murray and American Fork, UT. They do not ship their products.  The drawing would most benefit Utah residents, people who visit Utah often, or readers willing to travel to Utah to claim their prize!  )