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When I saw this done on another person’s blog, I knew I needed to do it and send it to Jordan for a cute Valentine. I just loved the cleverness of it all. Simple. Sweet. Fun.

I couldn’t find a canvas bag, so I opted to work with what I had, including the paper bag shape we made in the Hello There Silhouette class. I also used the chevron design from Background Basics to create the print+cut design for the paper bag design.

This is what I started out playing with. 

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As you can see, I loved the idea of lace and such. Lots of fun goodies to have added to it. But when I took off the wrapper for the craft sticks, for some reason, I just loved that look and thought it would make a great background for a cut title.


So here’s what you can do to make it.

1. Lay out the sticks to match the length of your photo.

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2. Mod Podge the back of your photo.

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3. Lay the sticks evenly across the back. Be sure to keep the top/bottom lines of the sticks as straight as possible.

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4. Apply Mod Podge to the front of your photo and let it dry.

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5. Write a sentiment on the back. I used a Sharpie marker.

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6. Use an X-acto knife to cut the photo into pieces. I used a metal ruler to help me keep a straight line. 

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7. Voila! It’s marvelous!

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8. Decorate your holding device. In this case, I used the paper bag element from the Hello There Silhouette class as my holding device. (Or you can use the Paper Bag: Flat design.) I decided to use the craft paper that held the sticks together as a background to the cut cardstock title ‘Love You To Pieces.’ Then I accented with a couple of 3D embellishments.

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I’m really excited to send this to Jordan.
I think she’s going to love it!

And today is my 26th anniversary. 
Love this guy.

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