I love just having a simple little decor for Valentine’s Day. Like I say, it’s not a holiday we go overboard with, but it’s fun to show a little love around the home, right?
That’s why I adore this decor by our Miss Maggie…who is in the same ‘love boat’ as me. :)
simple. sweet. love.
Maggie…take it away darlin’!
I’ll be honest, Valentine’s Day is not my favorite holiday ever. I mean, it’s OK…but it’s not my favorite. I do enjoy having little subtle love-themed decorations up in my house this time of year, though…so I made some with a few of Kerri’s awesome digital stamps! Yay!
I started by pulling up the XO digital stamp set in my Silhouette Studio software and doing a Trace on the Love and heart PNG images.
I enlarged the designs to fit inside my paper and cut them out – easy peasy!
My next step was to run this darling little word through my Minc machine to add some beautiful rose gold foil.
I hung this up on the chalkboard wall in my kitchen…and I LOVE it. It’s the perfect little decoration.
Next up! I created a little paper banner with another stamp…here’s how I made it:
The first steps are the same as above – I traced the XO and heart to create cut file.
Because I wanted to turn these design into banner pieces I decided to add the little stringing holes to the designs so that the Silhouette could cut them out for me.
To do this I simply “drew” little circles right into the designs with the ellipse tool…that was it. So easy, right?
I duplicated the shapes a number of times…
…cut out the shapes and strung my banner…
…and I couldn’t be happier! That little XO makes me smile…
Ahhh…sweet Maggie! It’s darling! The perfect little banner decor.
And be sure to go check this banner in use on Maggie’s blog where she used it with a darling ensemble for a hot chocolate bar featuring goodies from Heidi Swapp! Here’s a little peek at it to tantalize your tastebuds…literally. :)