Love is in the air. The love of sunshine. The love of slightly warmer temps. The love of a spark of color. The love of love.
The big love day will soon be here and I thought it would be fun to make Valentine’s Day version of the Jingle All The Way.
A quick little somethin’-somethin’ to make with just a frame, some shiny gold vinyl, and a few wooden hearts…and a little paper and sequins too, of course.
Here’s the main pieces of what I used. Click on the image to take you the website. Frame from Michaels, Hearts from Amazon, and the variegated paper is Teresa Collins. (I bought my paper from Scrapbook.com.)
Additionally I used gold sequins and wooden arrows from Studio Calico and clear sequins from Teresa Collins. There are hearts that come with the SC wooden arrows that I contemplated using, but they were too small for an 8×10 ‘canvas’. They’d be great in a 5×7 frame though. The shiny gold foil I get from SignWarehouse.com HERE. It doesn’t ‘look’ shiny smooth in their photo, but it is. And then, of course, the All You Need Is Love phrase from Seasonably Said.
Unlike the Jingle All The Way, which requires a deep-set frame, this project needed some depth, but not the same depth needed to house bells. It was only housing thin wooden pieces.
Because I bought the frame before getting the hearts, I decided on a double matted frame from Michaels, which still ended up working great, because I just kept the mats and removed the foam tape between the two sections. But you could probably get away with a single matted frame…I think. :)
I used my Silhouette to cut my title from the gold vinyl. Before cutting, I did widen the image just a little to take up a little more of the frame width-wise. If you have a Cricut or another digital craft cutter, you can still use the Seasonably Said kit as long as you can use SVG, DXF or PNG files for cutting.
If you don’t have a cutter, you can print it in black onto a transparency–either at home if you have the supplies or take the PNG image to a copy center and have them do it for you. Even more awesome? If you happen to have a Minc, use that toner-created image (laserjet or copy center) with some gold foil and run it though your Minc. If you don’t know what a Minc is, be sure to check out this post HERE. Also, THIS post shows you an example of where I printed it on a transparency.
I’m addicted to the Minc. It’s true. I totally admit it and completely fine with it.
Once my image was cut, I weeded away the excess vinyl, laid down my transfer tape, picked up the image, and placed it on the outside of the glass. (For a vinyl how-to, check out THIS post.)
Next, I poured in a few arrows + hearts (there are a lot in the bag), added some sequins and arranged them how I would like for them to be. I’d seen some other plain wood hearts that you’d paint, but I wanted ones with that burnished edge because it just added that ‘oomph’ to the hearts. The plain ones were too boring for me. :) It might be even cool to paint a random heart or two a white-washed white or pale pink.
Although not shown in this photo, I added adhesive to the back of two sequins and placed them upside down next to the all so that when I laid my paper down, they stuck to the paper.
And oddly enough, those clear sequins are danged staticky! They kind of float in the frame without any adhesive assistance. I also made sure that all my sequins were turned upside down, so that they reflect more light. You know, shiny side up and all when looking at it on display.
Once I got them arranged as I liked, I trimmed the variegated paper to 8×10–cutting more off the fairest side and leaving more dark pink on top. I laid in the paper and the two mat pieces (with the foam tape that came between them removed).
I added the back and voila! Piece of cake! I just loved the pale pop of pink color combined with the earthy burnished-edge wood and shiny gold and sequins all surrounded in a lovely white frame.
It’s love-ly. :)