Would you like to be creative and save a little money on your gifts for Valentine's Day? If so, here's an idea. I was inspired by a blog post by Studio Crescendoh. The title of the blog post was "Crocheted & Altered Cardboard Panel Tutorial." It was very creative. I was not able to do it exactly like the one they did because of the crocheted edge. I used white lace to mimic the crocheted edge they had.
For the sentiment, I typed up a verse and put it on cream card stock and stained the edges with Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I love that color! It always gives my work an antique vintage feel that always works for me! I got my verse straight out of the Dictionary. All I did was look up the word Love and other words that mean love and wrote down what I found out of the dictionary. This is a great idea if you are needing a saying for a card. Just go to the dictionary and look up the word you want to use and there you will have it!
The board was actually made out of cardboard from a Chicken sandwich box! I cut two equal parts of cardboard and glued them together to create the thickness that I desired. After that I covered it up with scrapbook paper from BoBunny's Etctera Collection. I love that collection, its one of my favorites. Its so antique and vintage looking. They really got it right - from the coffee cup rings to the bingo card tags to the newspaper print...I love it all! When I saw how fuchsia popped against the weathered tan paper. I knew I had to use white lace and white dollie to help tie it together. I needed a neutral color to relax the vibrant fuchsia.
For the back I used twine to create a loop for hanging on the wall. Also on the back, I made a button and string envelope for extra storage for maybe a note or a little card. I am going to do a tutorial on the button and string envelope as soon as I can.
Another thing you can do is alter the color and the embellishments to personalize this gift. For example, you could even use something like this as a cute valentines day gifts for boyfriend or husband. Maybe instead of flowers and lace, you could use buttons and other masculine scrapbook embellishments. I know there are many guys that like to scrapbook and would love a handmade item like this provided that it didn't have lace and flowers.
|Happy Valentine's Day!|
Something like this could also be used for Mother's Day, Easter, Father's Day, Birthdays, Christmas, baby showers, wedding gifts, and anniversary gifts.
Happy Crafting and God bless, Chan