Welcome to the January Linky party for Crafty Secrets! We hope you will play along with us this week and show us what you can create using great Crafty Secrets products. You could win a $50 gift certificate!! This month I was in a Valentine's day mood and chose to use "CD 1- Creating with Vintage Patterns" to create my hearts banner.
These little hearts are so easy to make. First print out your patterned
papers. Cut one inch strips 8 inches long. You will need:
2 x 4 inches long
2 x 6 inches
2 x 8 inches.
First gather all the ends together. Decide which way you want your
pattern to show, either on the inside of the heart, or the outside. I've
mixed and matched for my banner here. Starting with the 4 inch pieces
face the patterns outwards(Blank sides together) repeat on either side
of the 4 inch pieces with the 6 and then the 8 inch pieces.Staple the
gathered ends together.
starting on one side gather all the uneven ends together. Do the same
on the other side and bring all ends together in the middle to form the
heart shape, making sure these ends are all even too. Using a mini
stapler, staple the ends together and voila! Your heart is formed..
Continue this for as many hearts as you want your banner to be.
holes to run ribbon through to join each heart together. I did this at
the top of the largest arch. You could always hot glue each heart
together too. Tie each heart to the other to form a strand and finish
each end off with a large loop for hanging.
Now the fun begins! Time to embellish your banner. I used some handmade, paper-clay frames and alphabet from CD 3- Creating with Vintage Typography. Flowers and ribbons or what ever you feel like adding.
I just love this banner.. can't wait to hang it up for Valentines Day. All made from the beautiful patterned papers from 'CD 1-Creating with Vintage Patterns'!
Be sure to visit the rest of the Crafty Secrets Girls to see what beautiful projects they have whipped up!
Vicki Chrisman (Team Leader)