Valentine’s Day Card

Heart Challenge Candy SpiegelThis month’s challenge at Scrap It Girl is to use hearts on your project.

I wanted to create a card that was as masculine as possible, given that I was working with pink hearts!

I started with a kraft card as a background.

Then I cut up pieces of Authentique paper and layered them. For the top one, I added a bit of Distress Ink to the edges and used dimensional foam to pop the ticket.

I added a canvas heart from Linnie Blooms that I stamped with a Wendy Vecchi background stamp and Archival Ink. I hung the heart from a 7 Gypsies clip with a bit of wire and added a little more wire on the card as an accent.

Simple, but fun to make. What do you think?

Now, visit Scrap It Girl’s site and add your own heart creation. You could win some amazing prizes!

A Lovely Banner

Love by Candy SpiegelI created this banner with inexpensive coasters, Authentique paper and designs made with my Cricut and QuicKutz dies.

Want to make one just like it? I’m offering it as a class in Brighton at the Green Door Studio on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Call 810.225.9190 to register.

 

Share the Love

Love Charm Candy SpiegelValentine’s Day is just a few days away so I decided to show you how easy it is to make a “Love” charm. This one takes just a few minutes and is so easy.

I started with a bookboard charm from Globecraft & Piccolo and enameled it with Vintage Silver Embossing Powder. Because this could be a piece of jewelry, you want to do both sides. I do the front side, then use tweezers to do the back and then do a second layer on the front.

Love Charm Candy SpiegelThen I add a thick layer of Glastique Gloss and let it dry it overnight.

 

Love Charm Candy SpiegelFinally, I added a Silver Bail and it is ready to be attached to a necklace, bracelet, card or whatever you wish. See, super simple!

Love Necklace by Candy SpiegelI made another necklace using Globecraft & Piccolo charms for their blog today. Click here to see how to do it …

Sparkly Valentines

Everybody loves to receive valentines.

The best ones have a little sparkle and come with a little treat.

I created this one to be simple enough that you could easily make enough for an entire class (or let the kids make them) — but interactive enough to make it stand out.

I started with a little white bag that I’ve been carrying around for years. I don’t remember where I got it from originally.

I added a piece of Bo Bunny paper to the front and then used my Big Shot to cut out a heart and foldable strip from QuicKutz/Lifestyle Crafts.

I used Close To My Heart alphabet stamps to stamp the sentiment on the inside and another stamp from CTMH to stamp the Happy. (It was part of a Happy Birthday stamp, but I only inked the happy portion).

For the heart, I spread a bit of Designer Dries Clear Adhesive with my finger and then covered it in Pink Azalea Ultrafine Transparent Glitter 147. When dry, I adhered it to the front of the folded strip. Then, using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive again, I attached the strip and the string (from My Mind’s Eye) to the bag. Tying the string into a small bow keeps the strip closed and invites people to untie it and read the sentiment inside.

I tucked three Smarties into the bag, but you could put in a sucker, a few Hershey’s Kisses, or any wrapped candy.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Love Monster

Yes, I realize we haven’t even had Christmas yet and that you are not ready for Valentine’s Day, but I had so much fun making this little guy, I couldn’t wait to share him.

Meet The Love Monster!

The Love Monster began life as a Color Blank from Rose Art. Technically, it is a new “toy” that comes with markers and stickers to decorate as you please. They cost about $4.99 and are available in a variety of shapes at most major retailers. Visit http://www.colorblanks.com/ for details.

So, I turned this little guy into the Love Monster by painting him with a Ranger Paint Dabber and then adding stickers for the eyes and drawing on the mouth.

Then, I used the brand new Bo Bunny Crush line to accent him.

Using a QuicKutz butterfly die, I cut out the wings. I chopped off the butterfly head and used a Micro Glue Dot to attach it to the top of the Love Monster. Then, I used the Continuous Line Glue Dots, cut to size, to attach the wings on the back of the monster. The heart was cut out of the paper and attached with another Micro Glue Dot.

For the nose, I used Micro Glue Dots and covered them in Sparkly Fluff by Our Craft Lounge.

Finally, I rolled a bit of paper (you could write a message on it) and used a Removeable Glue Dot to hold it in place. Then, I tied a bit of fiber by May Arts around it and tucked it in the monster’s hand.

Cute and simple. Just my style!

This post was written while serving on the Glue Dots Design Team.