Saturday, January 31, 2015

Scraptastic Saturday: Valentine DIY

I was playing around with some of my scrapbook scraps the other day and was thinking about the fact that I don't have a lot of Valentine's decorations.  I thought it might be nice to make use of some of those leftover scraps to create something I could display.  Instead of going to buy something I might as well shop my own house, right? So that's exactly what I did and here's what happened:

 
 
 

First of all, in my digging around I found this old frame I had and wasn't using anymore for anything specific.  I liked the romantic look of the gold leaves and little jewels. Sold!

 

I took out the old glass and used the cardboard backing as my base. I put some pink cardstock over the top of it and didn't even need to adhere it (in case I want to use the frame for something else another time). The frame grips on the back held it in place well enough.  Then added some sweet black letter stickers.

 
 
 
 

Then I thought why not grab one of those cute little scrapping mini envelopes? The kind I'm supposed to put my wee ones first tooth or first haircut piece of hair in for their scrapbook, and use it as a real love letter envelope instead.  Cut out a little heart to match the backdrop and a little leaf brad for dimension (& cuteness). And don't forget the love letter...I am a hopeless romantic you know.  I used bad handwriting on purpose so it would look like my hubby wrote it. Yep, that's the story I'm going with on that one.

 
 

I know sweets always work as bribery for me, so why not throw in a couple of strawberry crème swirl candies...just for effect of course. (I may or may not have eaten these .5 seconds after this photo was taken - I'll admit nothing).

 

And there you have it - an easy peasy Valentine decoration and it didn't even cost me anything! (minus the calories of 2 chocolates).

I'm linking with Andrea at Scrapality for Scraptastic Saturday

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9 comments:

  1. So cute! And, free is always good!

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    1. Amen to that Mari! My hubby would agree with you! Lol

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  2. It's really lovely Carrie, the little envelope is especially cute :)
    Jillxo

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    1. Thanks Jill - sometimes those simple little crafts are the most fun! I really love how it turned out.

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  3. Great idea! Nice touch with the chocs- couldn't leave them lying about in this house, they'd be gone in no time!! xx

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    1. They were really good Alison! ;)
      Just a simple little craft, but a lot of fun and I really like it.

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  4. Fabulous!! How great that you made something out of what you had too, I love those sort of makes. It is just perfect for valentines! xx

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    1. I'm really pleased with it Amy - thanks!! I think it's pretty darn cute on my shelf for this lovely Valentine's month. ;)

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