February 13, 2011
Happy Valentines Day
Wishing you all a great day!
I had a Valentine workshop in my home and here is how my home was decorated to greet my wonderful friends!
I had 3 tables set up for them to go to freely, I found this works better when you have a larger crowd, and they feel more relaxed to take their time and create!
The LOVE banner is one that I purchased when I had my store. I still love it! It is big bold and shiney!. Some great elements that you can re-create.
I made some small cards using the hostess set to show what they can do with it, they came out adorable. The card at the top far left was a popular one that night, they got to choose 3 cards to make. The one on the right I cased from our Stampin' Success book, and changed it up a bit.The bee card is one that someone in the group about a year ago sent us, several other punch out cards as well, I made a lamb, ladybug, and frog as well, but forgot to get pictures before I mailed out for Valentines Day. They were greatly enjoyed by my grand nephews & nieces.
The pink card on the right has a punched out heart that I glittered myself using that wonderful new glitter. And the one in the middle is using the new die-cut in the new occasions mini, I love it, you can even use all of the in-between pieces as well, NO waste on this die- cut. The MOST popular card that night was the one on the far right, with the little envelope(which is a punch) message popping out, and that wonderful RED glitter paper hearts.
I did up some flower pins, and dressed some of my mannequins topped it onto a cake plate, just love working with cake plates!
This card came out so sweet, I made several to give the girls that I work with at Bagel Tyme, where I make my Biscotti by Auntie B.B. cookies. Just reminded me of all of them, and how grateful I am of them!
This fold-out card, was another that almost everyone made. It had 4 pages inside that you could add photos to. I made this for my husband, and two sons, and put pictures in that reflected their year. They LOVED them! The candles I made as well, I got the idea from one of our Luv2 Stamp groupies, she is amazing and gave us all these wonderful instructions FREE before Christmas and the candle was one I have been wanting to try.. I made them for my group as a favor, and even the clear plastic holders (which is a discontinued die now!! Petal card), but it was the perfect thing to put the candles in.. Stamp your image on tissue paper, I punched out using the heart punch (perfect) took a piece of wax paper laid it over it, pulled it taunt from the back to hold and heat set with gun. Pulling it towards the back keeps your fingers away from the heat! Next I did the black lace in the same manner, heat setting it with the wax paper, added a rhinestone, and Viola', it is gorgeous.. they all loved them, great idea for a shower or wedding favor.
Thanks for joining me for my Valentine workshop, I love everyone's company, and of course I had goodies to eat, lots of chocolate kisses, and conversation hearts to eat as well!
Have a blessed Valentine's Day filled with LOVE!