Even with Valentine’s Day being a few days away, I am still working on a few last minute decorations for my home, although, I feel that this Valentine Star Wreath is one that could be displayed all year long. That is why I am offering this project as a ♥Free Cricut Design Space™ file♥ with any purchase from my website during the month of February. If you would like to recreate this project, you can find a list of products I used at the very bottom of this post. My home is being decorated with Americana decor, so the Heart Happy papers were a perfect choice for this project. The combination of Sapphire, Candy Apple, and Ballerina complement my ♥rustic decorations♥ and the vellum flower with the White Pearl added a simple embellishment to the banner.
Once you have downloaded the Free Cricut Design Space™ file, you can cut out all the images from various Close to My Heart cardstock & papers that match your personal decor. You will ♥need to own both♥ the Flower Market and the Artbooking Cricut™ collections to cut out the images I used. The star is my own personal creation and can only be acquired through this Design Space™ fie.
After assembling the three-dimensional star and banner, ♥you can personalize it♥ before attaching to a grapevine wreath. I chose to use my sewing machine to add stitching to the banner and heart. It’s hard to see, but I also added some Glitter Paper and brushed the bows and flowers with a Shimmer Brush for a little shine.
This Valentine Star Wreath Design Space™ is ♥only available for FREE♥ during the month of February with a purchase from my website. Once you have placed your online order, I will send the link to the file to the email attached to your order. This file will not be available for sale, cannot be shared, and it is only available for a limited time, so please make sure to place your order before midnight February 28th for your link to these images.
♥I can’t wait to see what you create!
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This month’s Love Letter’s Kit is a wonderfully designed kit that includes a sturdy chipboard letter base, rose gold accents, die-cut floral embellishments, and letter stickers for customizing. For this week’s Tuesday Tutorial, I wanted to show you a few ideas for displaying your Love Letter, as well as a few tips and tricks for creating.
I simply adore it the Welcome Sign I designed for my craft room door. I was able to attach the chipboard letter to a frame my husband created and added few of the paper flowers from the kit that would match the decor in my craft room. The “established” wedding gift uses a shadow box, Love Letter Kit, and some vinyl for a simple, yet elegant home decoration. Since I was unsure of the couples future decor, I choose to use the grey flowers and the succulents from the kit to decorate the sign.
Both of these projects were simple to create and are a great way to display the Love Letter kit. You can choose to hang your Love Letter kit as is or add it to a frame or shadow box. There is an awesome Facebook page that you can visit full of display ideas.
I am excited by the fact that this kit comes with more flowers, succulents, and letters than you could possibly need. I used the leftovers to create these cute little pots of flowers. You can use those leftovers on cards, scrapbook pages and more. Close to My Heart posted some great ideas for those leftovers this past week.
These amazing Love Letter kits can also be used together to spell out a whole name or word, which is why if you buy five letter kits, you can choose a sixth kit FREE! When your Love Letter Kit(s) arrives, here are a few tips and tricks that will help you as you assemble your artwork:
- Each kit comes with a simple set of instructions to follow. You can also view the amazing video Close to My Heart has created showing how to assemble the kit.
- The paper is best adhered down to the chipboard with a tape runner or a thin layer of glue that covers the entire chipboard letter. This will prevent any “glue-lines” from showing through the decorative paper.
- You can choose to add stamped images or additional patterned paper to your letter design. On my Welcome Sign, I chose to randomly stamp grey dragonflies onto the white portion of the letter to give it a more individualized look.
- If you want to change the color of the flowers, you can sponge them with ink, paint them with watercolors, or add glitter like I did with our Shimmer Brushes.
- Use a sponge dauber to ink the edges of each petal and add even more dimension. You can use a matching ink or use a grey or brown ink for a rustic/vintage feel.
- To make the flowers even more three dimensional, use a 3D Foam Dot between every other layer of petals/leaves.
- Our quilling tool is a must have for this project. This will help to create the bent flower petals, rolled succulent centers, and curled leaf tips.
- Use some of your left-over embellishments for the flower centers. I used Black and White Dots on the centers of my flowers. (I glued on my embellishments.) The heart on the wedding gift came from some of my left-over Chelsea Gardens Complements.
- Make sure to use a good adhesive so that your creation does not come apart while on display. I used both liquid adhesive and hot glue on my projects.
- This kit comes with three banners and plenty of letters for you to use. I found it best to begin in the center of the word(s), and using our tweezers (extremely helpful), add the letters to slowly working my way out from the middle. I used foam tape under my banners to give them more dimension.
You are only limited by your imagination on this project. Our Love Letters kits are worth purchasing for yourself or to give as a gift, but they are only available while supplies last until January 31st. You can also receive your choice of letter kit free by hosting a qualifying party in January or by signing up to be a Consultant!
Make sure to visit the promotions tab on my website to order your Love Letters kits before the are gone. I can’t wait to see what you create!