Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Paper Sack Valentines.... WOYWW?



I have too much going on...I am afraid I might not get it all done. You can see a busy desk with some colored images in the planning stages of cards, and some fun little SVG   scal/cricut   Dr Suess Thing 1 and Thing 2 characters I have started for Little Lukeys first birthday invites! I also made some rolled flowers...usually I am all thumbs with those things, but I think I managed to cut some out with a rolled flower freebie svg off of Craft Edge's forum. So much easier!!! Obviously I need to get into high gear to finish these projects, but first I have to finish this project!

 Aren't these purtyyyyyy?

 I cut out the pretty filigree hearts with my cricut/scal program and a wonderful freebie from Images by Heather M.

She has some wonderful svg's on her blog! Please stop by and tell her hello!

  I cut the orginal filigree heart out of white Georgia Pacific cardstock(approx 4 inches wide), and then resized the heart to a slightly larger size (approx 6 inches) and deleted the filigree center.  I cut two pieces out of paper sack type  paper...really just 3M  mailing paper ($1 for a roll of it at The Dollar Tree) I tried cutting up paper sacks, but was too impatient to cut one at a time...more on impatience later LOL!

I bought this Elmers spray adhesive(acid free)  to spray one side of the white filigree heart and then stuck that on the paper bag heart....my fingerswere stuck together, but when I tested to see if the white hearts stuck to the paper sack heart...they did not...even after putting a heavy book on top...Again impatient, I decided to sew them on. I put two pieces of "paper sack"  hearts together and sewed around the filigree heart with a zig zag stitch. I stopped halfway through and inserted a couple pieces of chocolate into the center and finished sewing them shut. I added the fun little rolled hearts  to the top and called it good. I could think of tons of fun ways to decorate these...but I still have 25 to go....

Impatience: If I had just waited for about one hour, these white hearts would have stuck permanently to the natural paper. Just don't be in such a hurray, because if you peek, they then lose their permanence.  The spray works...my fingers were stuck together anyways. Should have worn gloves!  This project reminded me of the old Valentine making days with heart doilies and paste glue...I was having lots of fun!



Then I decided I wanted to glitter some of these babies up like this:

First coat of glue and glitter

Second coat of spray  adhesive and glitter...there that's better!

And then I decided I was getting way too labor intensive, since I had planned on making 25 or 30 of these, so I just made a few of the "fancy schmancy" glittery hearts. (some in red and some in white).  I decided I really liked just the plain and simple natural look the best.  Like this one:
plain with natural papers
with white or translucent glitter
with pretty Martha Stewart red glitter



25 more to go..............stop by and say Hello to Julia at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 88!

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34 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your desk is very, very busy, but those Valentine hearts are more than "purty." They are downright gorgeous. And thanks SO much for the tutorial on how to make them. It's times like this I wish I had a die cutter. I'm number 7 this week.

LuLu said...

Howdy,

Nice desk. Good luck with all 30 of those hearts. Happy WOYWW!

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2011/02/woyww-020911-ready-set-go.html

jude said...

Gosh you are very busy creating this week so much going on hope you get them all finished.They are looking lovely.Have fab Wednesday
hugs jude:)16

Helen said...

Great hearts - thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Hi sue
wow you are busy hun, lots of lovely creations going on here, luv the sparkle heart, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(11)

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Thanks for sharing do love the plain so agree with you and cant believe you are going to make 30 - good on you!
Shaz in Oz.xx # (and if Blogger messes this one up a gain am going to mumble very seriously under my breath!! arrgh!)

Neil said...

Wow, those hearts are gorgeous! You are busy and i'm green with envy at all your copics! Have a lovely day!

joey said...

oooh Sue loads happening on your desk, those hearts are gorgeous, love your card prep with those images waiting to be cut. Joey xx

Karen said...

Love those hearts, they are gorgeous as are your paper flowers :) Thanks for sharing.
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #58

Poppit said...

VERY purdy hearts! I'm also v impressed with your copic colour chart - great idea! pOPPIT #75

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I just love a busy desk! Very gorgeous hearts. Thanks for sharing!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my Sue!! Your hearts are just GORGEOUS sweetie!! I love your sparkle!! :) I thought I was on the wrong blog at first!! LOL!! Love how you've changed it around sweetie!!HUGS ....I like to take up the whole screen on my blog!! LOL!!

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous desk ... and you're so creative ... oohh I'm so glad I stopped by :)

Lorie said...

Wow, Sue...those are lovely! I have that SVG but I'm afraid I won't be able to cut it with my Cricut as I have issues understanding how to cut something so intricate without tearing it instead. *sigh*

S said...

Purty, indeed. You are in full blown V-day mode!

Julia Dunnit said...

Too busy to contemplate - head down and get through it! All are labours of love though - and I'm with you, I love the hearts, my very fave is definitely the plain with natural papers.

butlersabroad said...

Wow that is a busy desk, I'm really rubbish at multi-tasking, gotta finish one thing before I can start on another! Love the hearts too.

Hugs
Brenda 89

Katie_Bolinger said...

Luke is going to have the best invites in town, thing 1 and thing 2 look awesome. And there is a lot of green on this side of the screen seeing all those copics

Susan (rainy) said...

What a fun (and sticky.. giggled at your fingers being stuck together hehe) project. My favorite is also the white heart with the natural paper. And the flowers are such a sweet and perfect finishing touch.

okienurse said...

Busy desk. Those hearts look awesome! I love glitter and sparkle.

Curt in Carmel said...

OMGosh. . .look at all of those Copics!!! You have more there than the local Hobby Lobby has! LOL Love the projects. Made me laugh picturing you trying to do things with your fingers stuck together. They came out really cute! Best, Curt

Pam said...

Wow Sue! So, SO busy! The filigree is so beautiful, but really, the patience thing is so overrated these days ;) I'm all about that Thing 1 and Thing 2 though - can't wait to see THAT!

ekment said...

they turned out cute!

Eve said...

Your desk looks "so busy"! lol! I luv those hearts you made! yes, Very Pretty!! :-)

Jovita said...

Your hearts are wonderful Sue. Great job on stitching around those hearts... LOL I completely understand about being impatience.

Is that a Hot Tamales candy box in your basket... yummy!

Carola Bartz said...

Those hearts are stunning!!!

Ila said...

I love your desk and everything on it!!..these heart are totally Gorgeous..I love the stitching and sparkle!!

Nicky said...

Hope you get time to finish everything those heart look stunning and love your flowers ~ Nicky no.9

MaggieC said...

Those hearts are so pretty, and the Martha Stewart glitter is stunning.

Nancy said...

Absolutely lovely. I must get a Cricut one of these days! The glitter is perfect.

Lorraine A said...

oh wow !! what a fab desk ,, so busy and with such gorgeous projects !! :-)


luv
Lols x x x
I am joining in this week too ( 94) :-)

Starla said...

(LOOVE all your copics!) Very pretty hearts. I think I like the "plain" ones best too....simple elegance! Star 102

Spyder said...

Thank you for your visit! I did pop over before, but I couldn't see the pictures! ...and then forgot to come back! Love your hearts, they look 'real' Love those little baskets too, and of course all your lovely Copic's Have a great Week,Happy Late woyww
(Lyn)

Charlene said...

Gorgeous hearts! Love your Copic storage...share where?

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