Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Valentine Tutorial & Giveaway

I feel a special kinship to today's featured artist, the wonderfully whimsical Wendy of Bliss Angels. Wendy is one of my very first blogging friends. We met as new bloggers, having started our journeys only days apart last March. She is a creative and versatile talent in addition to being a wonderful and supportive friend.
Today we're fortunate that she shares her heart (tutorial) with all of us.

Well hello and welcome to my Tuesday tutorial... Today I'm going to show you how to make this Valentine heart holder.....


You will need a 12 by 12 sheet of two sided scrapbooking paper, four 10 inch strips of crepe paper. I put pink and a lighter pink.. but you can use any colour that matches your scrapbooking paper. One paper flower~ a strip of ribbon to hang the holder and a small piece to decorate. A needle and cotton~bling ~decorative scissors~ hot glue gun~distressing ink pad and a stamp and lastly some tulle and a photo of a loved one.....






Okay, first fold the scrapbooking paper up, lay the pattern on the top so the tip of the bottom of the heart is over the fold line.







I'm using wavy scissors to cut the shape out...
Then using the sewing machine, sew the edges together.


You now have a pocket.

Now let's decorate the front.



Get the four strips of crepe paper and fold


cut the top into a petal shape,


Using the needle and thread, do a running stitch...

put up and make into a flower ...




now carefully separate the layers... take your time because you don't want to rip the crepe paper...




now you have a flower...



add the paper flower to the middle with some hot glue and add some bling. Put it aside.
Cut two heart shapes from the leftover paper...
I stamped a crown on one with the ink pad .... then rubbed the ink over the edges of the holder and the two hearts to give everything an aged look.



and glue one of the heart shapes to the back of the holder ... you want the back to look as pretty as the front. Turn over and hot glue the other heart to the front of the holder.




Cut the small piece of ribbon with the scissors into a swallow tail


Take a square of tulle and glue that down on the heart, then the ribbon, then add the flower....







Punch a hole at the top of the holder and add a pretty ribbon.....






and lastly tuck a piece of tulle into the pocket and add the photo of your loved one....

and cut the ends for the ribbon in to swallow tails and hang for all to see and enjoy. Thank you to JoAnne for hosting Tutorial Tuesday. Hugs, Wendy
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And thank her for this awesome tutorial while you're there!

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15 comments:

Sherry Edwards said...

I love Wendy's tutorial, simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing x

Sassy Marsha said...

I love this!! I hope you're having a fabulous week!!

xxoo

Terry said...

Beautiful Valentine's project! Fabulous tutorial and I will have to try that flower! Thank you for sharing!

Daniele said...

lovely papers and flowers used for your project great tutorial
hugs

Lynn Stevens said...

Love the tutorial and those papers are just YUMMY!!! Great job Wendy!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love the heart pocket. I wondered how those paper roses were made!
Thanks for showing me! Off to find some crepe paper :)
deb

Netty said...

Terrific tutorial, thank you for sharing. Annette

PeggyR said...

Great project!

Mina said...

Wonderful tutorial! You and Wendy are both such talented ladies.

2amscrapper said...

outstanding tutorial and gorgeous project!

Micupoftea~ said...

This is sweet and the crepe paper rosette flower could be used on SO many things! I may just send you a tutorial one of these days! TFS~

MD said...

WAOUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SUBLIME
BRAVO MD

Terri said...

What a great tutorial and beautiful ornament!

Sandi said...

So happy I followed you over from Bella Creations! Wendy is one of the first "friends" I met as a new blogger also! Love the tutorial and of course she would share this sweet project! I have also signed up to follow you - look forward to it!

Hoopie said...

I love the flower tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hoopie