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14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello lovebirds!
Hope you are having a lovely Valentine's Day -- or that you had a nice fair for holidays to fall on Mondays, if you ask me!

Well, we don't go all-out around here for this particular holiday, but I do like to make Andrew a little something. This year I stepped outside my papercrafting box and made this:

Aww, it's a frame :)

I started with a $1 heart frame from Michael's, painted the edges, and added a layer of some adhesive fabric paper stuff that I've been hoarding for at least a couple years -- it's from the "love, elsie" line that's long since disappeared! The fabric started white, but I grunged it up a bit with a couple colors of glimmer mists, and then I frayed the edges a tad.

I used the first phrases from one of my very favorite love poems -- from E.E. Cummings, of course (by the way, that whole lower-case-name business is a bit of an urban legend, but that's another story). I replaced the "heart"s with, well, hearts -- but not just any ol' hearts -- puffy hearts! I followed Emily's very cool tutorial, and it worked like a charm. Thanks, Em! The hearts themselves are die-cut and stamped with PTI's heart prints dies and stamp, then colored in a bit with my good old versamarker.

I stitched  around the heart photo opening and through my letter stickers (Mini Market letters from October Afternoon), made some parentheses using circle punches, and added a few hearts to the photo. I must say, I'm kinda proud of this little project -- and yes, Andrew really likes it!

Hope you do, too -- enjoy your day!


Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

That is a sweet photo of the two of you. Love your frame, especially the hearts and the quote - great project!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oohhh, Ang, this is gorgeous! I love the glimmered fabric. Those 'bathroom sign' couples with hearts are so cute! And the puffy hearts are totally awesome!! I love how you stitched on the poem, too!

Liz Michaud said...

What a great idea... you did a really good job!! Love the puffy hearts!!

Lindsey said...

Look at those puffy hearts! :) What a perfect altered frame. Happy=looking couple in the frame, too!

Gwen said...

Great project! Love the puffy hearts as part of the quote!

Meg said...

This is just fantastic!!! You betcha Andrew really liked it--how could he not?!? Love the puffy hearts, the parentheses, the stitched letters, the fabric paper, the lesson about the capitalization of E.E.Cummings, and of course the always adorable Mr & Mrs Paper Cupboard.