I love Valentines day. I don’t really know why though. I hardly ever get flowers, chocolates or rose petals on the floor.
BUT, I do get to adorn my house with red, pink and white, sappy sentiments about love, and polka dots. (I LOVE polka dots! Who doesn’t?) Plus-the stores carry cinnamon hearts and lips and I love them way more than I should!
I must admit, my house is not “valentined” out yet. My stupid toe has really put me behind on the whole pulling up the totes from the basement. Yes, I do have a valentine TOTE. I told you I LOVED this time of year. Even though I have a tote full of crap,I can’t help myself, and I make more décor.
I have a problem really. I love to decorate and I love to craft. These 2 addictions cause me to create-especially come February.
Who said that books had to be just for reading? Not me.
I look at them as a source of inspiration. Not because I read this one, but because I saw the potential in what it could be..
The inspiration that struck this time:
Be still my heart..
I started with this. A paperback from the thrift store. The notebook to be exact. I love this book. I hesitated about ripping the cover off, for about 2 seconds.
I figured if I really wanted to read it again I could go to the library.
I ripped the cover off and this is what I was left with.
The key when you do this is to make the shape of the heart as uniform as possible.
This is kind of tricky when you use a pair of scissors. You can totally use scissors if you want, but I prefer an x-acto knife. I have done it both ways, and they both work.
When you have finished the cutting, it will look like this.
You probably will be a better “cutter outer ” than I am, and you will not end up with jagged edges. If by chance you are more like me, let me introduce you to one of my favorite craft tools.
Just “sand” off the jagged edges. Don’t push too hard, or you will rip the pages.
You still might need to take your scissors to them. I wasn’t too worried about it looking PERFECT. I just wanted to make sure that you could tell it was a heart and not a roundish, weird looking blob shape.
I inked the sides with a bit of pink ink.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love ink?
I LOVE it!
Have I also mentioned how you all should be jealous of my mad photo editing skills.
You should be more than jealous!
I just hot glued it to a piece of canvas board that I covered with scrapbook paper.
Hot glue gun again.
I choose this form of adhesive mostly because it quick, easy and almost always plugged in.
I am such a lazy crafter.
I stuck it in a frame and then made more ruffles with my trusty needle and thread.
Mostly because I can’t leave well enough alone.
Isn’t my husband a cutie? He loves fishing, almost as much as he LOVES me!!
Well, most of the time.