January 7, 2013

get crafty...Crafty Secrets Linky Party!

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.


Next, 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.


Punch 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)
Michele Kovack
Darlene Pavlick
Melissa Bove
Happy Creating!


  1. What a fabulous project Rebekah!! I love the banner as a wreath~ fabulous for the front door! Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea!

  2. What a stunning project this is ... I adore your hearts

  3. WOW this is just beautiful and so creative! Well done! Thanks for the inspiration ... I really must get busy!! LOL!
    Hugs from Ohio!

  4. I love the way you turned your garland into a cute wreath for Valentines! Very pretty, great job Rebekah!


  5. So stunning Rebekah! Wow!! Love the triple hearts!! You and Michele convinced me that I have to make one of these for my mantel for Valentine's Day! Gorgeous work!!


  6. Sweet banner, the frames are adorable and I like the mix of the floral and music note paper.

  7. That is too funny that we had the same type of project! Great minds for sure! Yours came out stunningly beautiful!!!

  8. This is sooo pretty! I think I need to be making one for MY house! thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Oh Rebakah what a stunning project! I love it and thank you for sharing how to make it,I must give it a try! It is just gorgeous!

  10. What a beautiful project! your work is truly an inspiration to me.


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