Today, I'm excited to show you my heart-y Valentine grapevine wreath, made especially for this blog hop. The wreath has been around for a while, and previously was a spring floral decoration (I think). I bought a bag of wooden hearts in the craft aisle, then used distress ink and a piece of sponge to stain the edges.
Next, I used Mod Podge to adhere the hearts to the backsides of patterned paper scraps. After the glue dried, I cut around the hearts and sanded the edges smooth, then covered with a thin coat of Mod Podge mixed with a few drops of water. After that dried, I used my Crop a Dile to punch a hole in each. I tried to tie the hearts to the wreath, but in the end I used hot glue to adhere them in place. I finished with a few scattered little flowers.
And here's the finished product:
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of working with the February kit from Scraptacular, a wonderful no-commitment kit club. This layout features a photo taken of my granddaughter and my new son-in-law, taken about an hour before my daughter and son-in-law's wedding last April. Such a sweet and tender moment!
Don't you just love background papers that do most of the work for you? The papers are from the adorable "Love Birds" line by Fancy Pants. The Scraptacular kit also includes papers from My Mind's Eye "Fine and Dandy" collection.
This is the last blog on your blog hop. I hope you have enjoyed the projects that our Cookin' Up Creations Design Team members have stirred up for you! Please be sure to leave a comment here, and on each blog along the hop itinerary. Then, go to the Cookin' Up Creations forum and post to let us know that you have completed the hop. Your name will be entered into a drawing for our blog hop prize!
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The crop begins at 7 p.m. Eastern time Friday, February 4 and continues through Sunday evening, February 6. Our Design Team will be hosting some fun games, posting some great challenges ... and did we mention prizes? Be sure to come and join us!
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