I Love You a Bushel and a Peck…

A DIY Sign for Valentine’s Day or for everyday..

using Styletech Craft Vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo.

My mom loved to sing this song.

She sang it to us when we were kids and then she sang it again to our kids.

This song and sign brings back all the warm fuzzies and good memories.

A Perfect Love Song for Valentine’s Day and everyday.

To make the “I Love you a Bushel and a Peck” sign I used:

Directions:

  1. Using the “Bushel and a Peck” SVG cut file and the Silhouette Cameo re-size the image to fit inside your frame.
  2. To keep it simple, I cut the image out twice using both the black and magenta glitter vinyl.
  3. Remove the excess vinyl (the negative pieces) using a Craft Vinyl Weeding Tool* or pick.
  4. Remove all the hearts and flourishes from the black vinyl.
  5. Remove the words from the magenta vinyl.
  6. Use Vinyl Transfer Tape* to pick up and apply the words directly onto the piece of scrapbook paper.  Gently rub over paper.  Remove transfer tape.
  7. You can re-use the transfer tape to pick up the hearts and flourishes.
  8. Carefully line up the hearts and flourish over the words.  Remove transfer tape.
  9. Add finished sign into frame and enjoy.

Tip:  If you’re good, you can carefully pick up the words from the magenta glitter vinyl and use it on a separate project.  Like the “Hug” cup down below.

From the 1950’s Musical “Guys and Dolls”…Sang by Doris Day

I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I’m talkin’ in my sleep

About you, about you
‘Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your purdy neck I do
A doodle oodle ooh doo
A doodle oodle oodle ooh doo

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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

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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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a little Valentine Love

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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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How to Make a Mini Rose Topiary

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Maybe it has something to do with my short stature, but, I have always had a thing for

miniatures.  My momma always told me “Good things come in small packages”.

(which I whole-heartily believed)

The Mini Rose Topiary is a project that can be easily adapted to make larger topiaries.

I just happen to like mine mini.

How to make a Mini Rose Topiary

How to make a Mini Rose Topiary

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Directions:

  1. Spray Roses and small wood heart with the Mistable Paint.   Allow plenty of time to dry.
  2. Paint the 2″ Smoothfoam Ball  and the wood dowel with the green acrylic paint.
  3. Poke hole into the end of the 2″ ball.  Squirt a little glue in the hole and insert the painted dowel.
  4. Starting at the top of the ball.  Glue roses, one by one, onto the ball with a fast drying glue until covered.  After the rose ball is formed, you may want to go back and re-mist the flowers for additional coverage.
  5. Cover the wood spool with the ticking material and glue the end in place.  Tie a small piece of crinkle ribbon around the ticking and glue the wood heart on top.
  6. Insert rose topiary into the small wood spool.

TIP:  Try making a topiary using larger Smoothfoam balls and silk flowers inserted into a pail, vase or containers.

The Mini Rose Topiary was created for and sponsored by Smoothfoam™ The Crafter’s Foam.

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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.

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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.

Directions:

  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.