Valentine’s Day.

Less than a month away.

Can you believe it? I’m just looking forward to some warmer temperatures. This constant below freezing–and below zero–is for the birds. Oh wait…those birds get to fly south…what am I talking about? Lucky ‘ducks.’

Some of you may be thinking about creating some new lovey-dovey works of art to help set the mood in your home. And if you’re like me, you’re gonna wanna make exactly these fabulous framed pieces of love like Nichol made.

Here’s what she has to say:
I’ve been working on adding some new additions to the Valentine decor of our home. I replaced the glass/photos in these distressed wood frames with photo-sized inserts for the holiday. One of the best ways to get multiples in the colors you need for a project (like the first frame shown here) is to use your die cut machine. I was able to use up paper scraps from other projects to cut the hearts and cut all the tags from one sheet of 8.5×11 cardstock. The tags were customized by incorporating the shape from the “XOXO” kit with the tag hole from another kit. You could also just create a circle shape in the Silhouette software instead. I just had both files open, figuring out what tag shape I wanted to use so I created mine this way! ;)

[ Shapes | XOXO (tag+heart) / December Additions: The Extras (tag hole)

 And here’s what she’s a-sayin’ about this one:  

I cut a heart shape and attached all the die cut flowers to the heart with tiny, tiny brads. I layered the stamped & embossed banner across the heart with foam adhesive and trimmed off the excess before placing it inside the frame.

[ Shapes | XOXO (heart) / This+That: Family (flower) / This+That: Freedom (banner)

And this one:

I really wanted to incorporate a Hero Arts clock stamp in my stash into a Valentine’s frame. I was perusing my KBS shapes and came across the clock hands file and it dawned on me how cute the stamped shape would look with the die cut hands layered on top! I love that you can recreate this same idea with any clock stamp you may have by simply changing the size of your clock hands to fit! So fun! The eiffel tower and heart die cuts tie the design together. I needed a banner to stamp the definition on so I just grabbed one of the KBS shapes from a recent file and resized it to accommodate the stamp design.

 [ Shapes | This+That: Love (eiffel tower) / This+That: Halloween (clock hands) / XOXO (hearts) / Letters to Santa (banner) ]

sooooo love.
that about says it all.

thank you miss nichol.