Love Banner

I love making banners and I love that I finally have a stairwell railing to hang them on.  This wasn’t a quick project but it was definitely worth the time it took to make it.  I love looking at it (pun intended) and enjoy having it as part of my Valentine’s Day decorations.

Love Banner

I first used the sponge daubers to put the ink on the banner for the dots and lines.  Once that dried, I went back and added the l, o, v and e.  In between the two times of putting the ink on the banner, I worked on making the lollies and flags for the two end pieces of the banner.  Once everything was put together and dry, I added the finishing touches; hearts and ribbon!

Love Banner 1   Love Banner_L   Love Banner_O   Love Banner_V   Love Banner_E   Love Banner 1

To make this project you will need: build a banner simply created kit (item 133507), sponge daubers (item 133773), real red stampin’ pad (item 126949), calypso coral stampin’ pad (item 126983), crisp cantaloupe stampin’ pad (item 131176), 1/4″ real red cotton ribbon (item 134563), calypso coral ribbon (from the best year ever accessory pack, item 138634, free sale-a-bration item when you spend $50), 5/8″ organza ribbon (item 114319), stacked with love designer series paper stack (item 137779), crisp cantaloupe card stock (item 131176), calypso coral card stock (item 126983), happy heart embossing folder, (item 137364), big shot (item 113439 or texture boutique machine, item 132657), and vintage faceted designer buttons (item 127555).

oxox Rachel

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Valentine’s Candle

I love decorating and I love having candles so I combined them for this project.  After taking down my Christmas decorations I was excited to decorate for Valentine’s Day.  It turns out that I didn’t have much from past years so I decided to use some of my Stampin’ Up things and a candle to make something fun for the living room.  I love candles that have something on them so I used some paper and ribbon to make this candle festive.  First I took Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and using the Happy Heart embossing folder (item 137364) put it through the big shot and then wrap it around the candle.  Then I choose some paper from the Stacked with Love designer series paper stack (item 137779) and wrapped it around the candle on top of the piece of Crisp Cantaloupe.  I adhered both pieces of paper using glue dots.  Lastly, I used some 1/4″ Real Red Cotton Ribbon (item 134563) to wrap around the candle and tie a bow.  I really like how it came out and have enjoyed having it in my living room.

Valentines Candle

oxox Rachel

Hello, Lovely

Hello, Lovely

Hello, Lovely

This is my fourth (and sadly last) make and take from Convention.  The exciting thing about this card is it uses one of my favorite stamp sets – Hello, Lovely!  This card is so much fun and so easy because it doesn’t have to be perfect.  Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set is what makes the splatters on the card and that is something you can’t mess up!  This card has a nice mixture of masculine and feminine touches with the splatters and the vintage button.  For this card I used Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set; Hello, Lovely Stamp Set; Whisper White Cardstock; Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock; Coastal Cabana Core-dinations Cardstock; Silver Glimmer Paper; Bermuda Bay Ink Pad; Crisp Cantaloupe Ink Pad; Coastal Cabana Ink Pad; Old Olive Ink Pad; Summer Starfruit Ink Pad; Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker; Whisper White Baker’s Twine; Very Vintage Designer Button; 1-3/4″ Circle Punch; Designer Sanding Block; and Stamp-a-ma-jig.

oxox Rachel