Love Makes a Family Banner

Create a sweet Home Décor Banner with Rose Appliques and letters.

To make the Love Makes a Family Banner you’ll need:             (*affiliate links)

  1. Create a banner by folding the white felt in half lengthways.  Cut diagonally across the bottom from the center fold to a point approx. 3″ from the bottom corner on the outer edges.
  2. Set iron to cotton setting, or follow garment care label.  Position Rose Appliques and letters with shiny side down on felt.
  3. Cover with a fine cloth.  With firm pressure, iron over cloth for 30 seconds.  Turn banner over and iron the back of the letters for 30 seconds.
  4. Cut down 1″ longer than the banner.
  5. Glue or sew the top of the banner over the wood dowel.
  6. Glue gold trim to top of the banner.

You can find Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters, floral appliques at your local craft stores.

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How to make a Love Coaster with Easel

A Quick and Easy, DIY, Valentine’s Decoration or Gift.

The “Love Coaster with Easel” is one the projects that I made at the Tape Technologies

booth while at Creativation last week.  (Make sure to watch the Bonus video at the end.)

To make the Love Coaster…                                (*affiliate link)

    • You can use pre-made white coasters* or…I made my scalloped coaster using a steel rule die and white chipboard.
    • Cut a heart out of Translucent Red Glittered Vinyl from Tape Technologies using a thin metal die.  Apply the glitter heart to the coaster using a transfer paper made for vinyl.
    • Using my Silhouette CAMEO 3 Wireless Cutting Machine*, I cut the word “love” out of Black Glittered Translucent Vinyl and applied it directly over my heart using transfer paper.
    • I edged the sides of my coaster in silver, using a Silver DecoColor Premium paint pen*.

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To make the Easel…

  • Glue a clothespin on the back of the coaster with craft glue.
  • Pull the clothespin open just enough so that the round metal spring comes slightly out of it’s groove.  (Some clothespins work better than others so you might need a little luck.)
  • To keep the clothespin from snapping shut…glue the top ends of the clothespin together.

A couple of guys at the show made theirs into a Valentine’s card.

I told them all they had to do was add a sweet note inside and they were set.

Maybe I should of told them including  flowers and chocolates is also a good idea.

BONUS… Here is a video that Linda Israel made in the Tape Technologies booth which

includes me showing Linda how to make the Love Coaster.  Mistakes and all…”Craft Happens”.

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Graphic 45…”A Place in Time” Valentine Frame


A little throw back Thursday…

to one of my favorite Valentine projects.  (made 4 years ago)

On the frame, I used Graphic 45’s “Place in Time” collection and a little cut and paste .

Which is now available as a Deluxe Collector Edition. 

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Graphic 45 4501470 Deluxe Collectors Edition Place In Time
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a little Valentine Love


When I flipped over the calendar this morning it hit me.

Less than 2 weeks until Valentine’s Day.

After all these years…

it’s still fun to throw a few hearts around to make sure he doesn’t forget.

I created this cute little Valentine’s decoration using a clear 4″ x 6″

acrylic craft frame from Deflecto Craft Solutions, scrapbook paper and stickers.

The sticker in the middle says “I belong with you & you belong with me”.

I think he’ll get the hint.


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Making Mini Resin Frames

Resin Frame and Magnet 2788

I had this idea that I’d been wanting to try…

to create little dimensional framed artwork using miniature frames filled with resin.

It really is pretty easy to do.  The only hard part for me was waiting for the resin to cure.

They would be great for weddings or parties.

Customize the frames to use for table numbers, centerpieces, desert tables and more.

There’s a lot of possibilities.

Resin Magnet Supplies 916

To Create a Mini Frame…



  1. Remove the backing and glass from frame.
  2. Apply Rose Gold Metallic Lustre or paint of choice onto frame.
  3. Adhere decorative paper onto mat-board.   Cut mat-board to fit frame back and adhere.
  4. Embellish the inside of the frame with computer generated words or small embellishments. Make sure embellishments inside the frame is lower than frame top.
  5. Measure and mix resin following manufacturer’s instructions. Pour mix into frame to cover embellishments. Blow air onto the resin using a thin straw to help remove bubbles. Let dry completely.

Resin Frame 0957

The Mr. & Mrs. and LOVE table frames were featured in Craft Ideas Spring Issue. (page 36)

Make sure to check out Craft Ideas Magazine for Craft Ideas for Every Occasion, Every Skill Level.

Craft Ideas Magazine Spring 2016

This project was created for and sponsored by Craft Ideas Magazine.

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Love You?

True story…

I occasionally submit cards and projects to various magazines for publication.

In return I sometimes get a small check.

Usually the check comes several months later after I’ve completely forgotten all about it.

Love You Check Stub 3997

So…when I opened this check and saw the handwritten note on the stub,

I thought (gee) that’s kind of a personal message.

It had me scratching my head…

That was until I remembered the name of the card.  (silly me)

Craft Ideas Winter 2015-2016

My “Love Ya” Card was featured in Crafts Ideas Winter Edition.

Art Play Paintables Love You Card

“Love Ya” Card…

A sweet card for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to spread a little love.

Materials List:

  • Waterbrush
  • AdornIt Art Play Paintables: 22646 Love You Paintable
  • AdornIt Blender Basics: 22480 Blue Chevron 12 x 12
  • AdornIt Blender Basics: 22504 Red Chevron 12 x 12
  • Denim Fabric (Canvas Corp Brands)
  • Red and White Gingham Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Victorian Velvet, Stormy Sky
  • Tombow Markers: #969 Chocolate, #553 Mist Purple, #850 Flesh, #800 Baby Pink
  • 1/8” Score Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Piece of Acetate

On the card, I used a simple watercolor technique that uses ink from markers and ink-pads and uses a small piece of acetate as the palette. By scribbling directly onto the piece of acetate with the marker or by applying the ink directly from the pad, I have a variety of rich color to watercolor with. I simply color in the image using the water-brush.


  1. Cut “love you” image from the Art Play Paintable Sheet leaving a thin white border.          (approx. 2 3/4” x 3 3/4”)
  2. Give the background of the image a light watercolor wash using ink from the Stonewashed Adirondack inkpad and the #553 Mist Purple marker.
  3. Watercolor the girls hair using the #969 Chocolate marker. Color in the face with #850 Flesh marker. Highlight the cheeks with #800 Baby Pink marker. Watercolor the leaves with Peeled Paint ink and color the center of the flower with #993 Chrome Orange.
  4. Watercolor the skirt with Victorian Velvet inkpad and the top and hearts with Fired Brick ink.
  5. Adhere image onto a 3 1/4” x 4 1/4” piece of the Red Chevron plain side.
  6. Adhere those layers onto a 3 1/2” x 4 1/2” Blue Chevron layer.
  7. Cut a piece of denim fabric 4” x 5 1/4”, adhere onto a 4 1/2” x 5 3/4” card using scoretape. Adhere layers onto denim using score-tape.
  8. Add four heart buttons to each side of the layers using mini glue dots.
  9. Tie a red gingham bow around the front of the card.


DIY Wedding Projects Day 2: Love Frame

Offray Wedding Frame 2056

 Make a special frame for a wedding day gift or another special event.

This DIY frame has a soft, shabby chic feel that is perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

Supplies Needed

Wedding Love Frame Directions:

  1. Paint the Plain Wooden Frame with Antique White acrylic paint. Once the frame is dry, lightly sand the edges of the frame to give a distressed look.
  2. Spray paint chipboard letters with Cream Spray paint.
  3. Adhere chipboard letters to the frame with Fabri Tac Glue.
  4. Cut approx. 18” of Gazette Raw Silk Ribbon. With the needle and thread with long tail, make a simple running stitch down one side of the ribbon. Ribbon Flower Assembly 2123
  5. Gather ribbon together with thread and tie in the center to form the ribbon rosette.
  6. Create a second ribbon rosette using 12” of 7/8” Antique White Double Faced Satin Ribbon.
  7. Glue Antique White rosette onto the center of the Raw Silk rosette.
  8. Glue Dazzle Radiance Pin onto the center of both flowers.
  9. Wrap 25” piece of Gazette Raw Silk Ribbon around the frame, meeting the two ends near the top of the frame. Glue ends to the frame.
  10. Glue Flower onto ribbon cover the two ends of the wrapped ribbon.
  11. Adhere Design Chain Tracy-Silver down center of the ribbon and underneath the flower.  Glue Gleaming Leaves Dazzle onto frame.

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