Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine's Day Frame

I think the best thing about making pieces to decorate my home instead of buying them, is that I'm able to personalize them.  I like to surround myself with things that remind me how blessed I am and to be thankful for those blessings each and every day. So, that was the mindset I started with when I decided to make a little piece of art for my living room shelves for Valentine's Day.
Basic Grey was kind enough to send all the Glue Dots® Dottesses some gorgeous Basic Grey paper to work with this month...and wouldn't you know it, their True Love line was just right for my little decor piece.

The opening on this frame is about 10" x 10". I personalized this frame by adding our wedding date to the bottom heart, my oldest son's birth date to the center heart and my youngest son's birth date to the front heart. It's a subtle but fun reminder of my very favorite blessings.

I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette machine to print the words and then cut the hearts around them, but you could achieve the same thing by using a word program and running the patterned paper though your printer. I used Pop Up Glue Dots® between the heart layers to add some depth to the frame.

I mixed 2 kinds of alphabet stickers for the title. Again, this just adds a bit of depth and texture to the frame. The red circle letters are from Basic Grey's True Love line. The white alphas are American Crafts White Amy Tangerine Muse Thickers. I often have problems getting chipboard style alphas like the white ones to stick really well to my paper, so I usually add a few Mini Glue Dots® to the back of them to make sure they're not going to fall off.

Thanks for stopping by today.

I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.  

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