We're back! My crafty BFF and I are back with another blog series for your enjoyment! This time we're focusing on Valentine's Day (which is coming up fast!) and what you can make just with things you probably already have on hand. Let's get started!
Our first project today doesn't use a Valentine set at all! The Silhouette Scenes set and dies combined with the Brick Wall embossing folder and an oval window give us a vignette that gets the message across even without a holiday-specific stamp set.
If you have some heart-patterned paper, you can do a lot with just an alphabet stamp set or dies. I cut up a saying into individual words to layer onto X's and O's cut from scrap Basic White and glued to a strip of Real Red to match.
I got these simple frames at the Dollar Tree and it was easy to cover the back with 7.5 x 5.5 inch cardstock or paper. This whole project maybe took 15 minutes including die-cutting all those X's and O's! This would make a fantastic kids' craft for the classroom, too. No stamps at all needed for this one!
While I was cutting out the letters, I kept looking at the scrap strips left over. They were really cute, and I didn't want to throw them away, so I turned them into a 12 x 12 Valentine scrapbook page!
This layout is perfect for using up scraps. The large Blushing Bride rectangle is half a sheet of 8.5 x 11 cardstock, and the large Real red mat is a quarter sheet. I haven't used up the circles from the middle of the O's, but I did think they could be used for fun large polka dots, too.
Love using up scraps–I feel so thrifty!
That's it for Day One! Thanks for stopping by our blog series. Join us tomorrow for Day Two, which is alllll about the chocolate!