Monday, January 31, 2011

A fun way to spread the Love

With Valentine's Day around the corner I thought it would be fun to create something to make it extra sweet along the way.... not just that DAY! I love love love heart day! It's one of my very favorite Holidays. Who can resist all the pinks and reds mixed with black and other cool colors? Bo Bunny's Crush line is PERFECT for just this kind of project. I've been getting geared up for a "Countdown to Cupid Day" on my own personal blog so that's where the inspiration for this layout came from. My girls are excited to pull out a tag on each day and find something SWEET to do for a family member or friend or even a stranger. Every day until Valentine's they will be spreading some love.

I found this adorable white foam Cupid at Hobby Lobby for super cheap. I painted it red then sprinkled a red glitter coat on it. It could easily be used as a foam stamp too so you could use it for many projects.



Once I had my base papers down and the cupid and title positioned but not adhered... it was time to add all the fun little pockets to hold the tags. I cut 14 1 3/4" squares for these then machine stitched only the three sides down on the layout to keep them really secured. Once I got the pockets down then I glued everything else on. This layout is going to get a lot of touchy-feely love from my kids over the next few weeks so I want to make sure it will stay together. I went thru and added a tag in all the pockets. Each one has a sweet way to show some love written on it.



Supplies used: Crush Heart Die Cut, Crush Sugar, Crush 6x6 paper pad, Crush, Crush Cut-Outs, Crush Noteworthy, Pink Ruffle Wrap, Crush Brads, Licorice Double Dot Cardstock, Licorice Double Dot Ribbon, Passion Fruit Double Dot Ribbon, Cranberry Double Dot Ribbon

27 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this page! Such a great idea!

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  2. It's adorable (I wish I can say that in english!!! hihihi)

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  3. Too, Too, cute! I love Heart day too!

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  4. That is such a fun idea, Shanna! And it turned out completely amazing.

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  5. i like the idea of counting down to valentines day!

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  6. Wow, totally gorgeous Shanna and what a fun idea! :)

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  7. This is so very cute! Thank you for sharing!!

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  8. This is wonderful. What a thoughtful way to count down to Valentines Day.

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  9. adorable! I shoulda made one of these today since I didn't do one for Christmas!

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  10. Awww that countdown is so sweet. What a fun idea!

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  11. This is soooo awesome!! Great idea TFS

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  12. Awesome.....too cute

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  13. wow, is that heart project eye candy or what!!! Gorgeous
    ava
    cottagerca

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  14. That's ridiculously cute! So inventive. Love the way you used the Cupid.

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  15. Mahalo for a great idea that I am going to supersize for our library entry.

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  16. That is just absolutely awesome! The cutest! Thanks for sharing, and I love what you did with the Cupid!

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  17. I love this! What a great way to spread some love to everyone around you!

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  18. Beautiful idea!!!

    But we haven't even got the Crush collection to Sweden yet, as far as I can see...

    Charlotta

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  19. Tina M
    I love this!! Thank you for sharing!!! And for inspiring, I can always use that.
    st_mccall@yahoo.com

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  20. Shanna you always come up with such amazing ideas....don't know how you keep them coming like that! Beautiful work! xx

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