Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Celebrate Love and Life with this Frame & Valentine Coupons

Do you love Valentine's Day?  I do!  When I was a kid I loved putting Valentines together for our annual grade school party. I would look through the conversation hearts to put just the right message in with my Valentine. We usually had a box decorated with colored paper and crepe paper with a hole cut in the top to drop in the Valentine's.  Our moms would provide cupcakes and cookies.  We drank red Kool-Aid back then.  Mom could make the cupcakes and cookies at home and bring them to school.  And we all survived! Imagine that!  Fun memories!

I am using a Deflecto acrylic craft frame with a pink border for my project.  The black portion is a wet erase Sign Tag.  The pen is a Chalkpen to write on the black tag with.  The writing is removable with a damp rag and you can change the message if you want to.  I used papers from Close To My Heart. www.marilyngossettdesigns.ctmh.com I enjoy the fact that all the collections are put together with matching embellishments and I can get them all together.

I cut the papers with a turquoise background and a Valentine paper layered on top leaving a 1//2" border.  The picture was cut and attached to the Valentine's paper as was the wet erase sign tag.
I wrote the message on the wet erase sign using the wet erase chalk pen.
I attached a suction hook to the top of the frame as shown in the photo above and camouflaged it with some embellishments (Complements) that match the papers I used.  Now you can hang the Love Coupon booklet to the frame.  I printed some free love coupons that I found online and adhered them to papers cut to fit in the clear pouches as shown in the photo below.  The pear clip is binding the pages together and was finished off with a pretty shoestring bow.  I cut a V in each ribbon tail and adhered more embellishments to the front page of the coupon album. 

Following are some more photographs  that might help.  My designer friend, Sue and I were talking about how difficult it is to photograph acrylic frames.  I gave a perfect example of "why" that is so in the photograph below.  Hands and camera in the picture!  Lol.

This is the month of Love.  I dedicate these projects to all of the humans and critters in our lives that we can share our love with.  I am very thankful for the special ones who are in my life.

Hope you got some inspiration today!  Now go out and enjoy the small blessings you find along the way,

and Live Life with a Flourish!


1 comment:

  1. What beautiful colors and those flowers! Gorgeous!!! Great job!