All posts tagged: xoxo

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Happy Valentine’s Day! This year, I decided to keep the tradition alive and host Hearts and Crafts 2017 at work. Thanks to Studio DIY for the inspiration, my co-workers got to craft in style. Conversation heart piñatas for all! These make the cutest Valentine’s decor; and they’re perfect for gifting! Materials and tools: paper mache heart boxes, crepe paper streamers, glue stick, scissors, alphabet stickers. Optional materials and tools: awl, darning needle, ribbon/string. Step one: Cut hella fringe Glue one side at a time from the bottom up. Start by glueing a piece of non-fringed crepe paper to the bottom of heart box lid. Overlap with fringe until you reach the top. Trim excess crepe paper. Repeat for the sides of the lid and the back of the base. For the sides of the base, wrap with non-fringed crepe paper. Add alphabet stickers with your phrase of choice. Optional: Poke a hole at the top of the heart with the awl. Use the needle to string the ribbon through the hole. Tie a knot. All the …

sweetheart cards.

Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a quick card DIY for you last minute crafters in the house! Spreading love couldn’t be easier… All you need is: decorative card stock for outer layer a light colored card stock for inner layer card stock for heart letter stamps & ink (or markers) string adhesive scissors paper cutter (or ruler & pencil) My favorite place to purchase double sided scrapbook paper is from Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley. It’s a paper wonderland! And if you are a frequent buyer you end up getting percent off of every purchase. If you’re going for a really last minute card, get creative with whatever you have around the house. Cereal boxes, magazine covers, and old folders are good options. For plain papers (e.g. for the inner card layer and the heart) I shop at Michaels. I’m a fan of their Recollections brand papers. Again, you can replace card stock with what you already have, e.g. printer paper. Cut your paper to whatever size you want your card to be. My Valentines are …