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Tiny Tin of Love Notes

Hello Again!   Today I have a little "mini art" project for you where I made three ready to go card focal points.  They are just a touch bigger than an ATC and are perfect for adhering to cardstock for a last minute card.  It could be for your Valentine, a birthday card or even a get well soon note.  I have also made a matching tin to keep them in. 
I began with the vintage flower seed packs collage sheet printed on heavy weight white card stock.  I then added a bit of white tissue using matte medium to knock the bright colors back just a bit. 

Next, I cut out several hearts from red cardstock.  I gave them a coat of crackle finish, let that dry for the cracks to form and then I added a bit of blue, green and white pearl acrylic paint.   These are the colors I wanted to basically pull from the seed packet images.  I left a little of the red showing as well.  I then stamped a few heart images on red tissue and white tissue.   I tore the stamped images out and glued to my cards ag…
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Sooooo many Valentines! What will YOU make?

Here is a look at some Valentines past--SOOOOOOO many Valentines, and, hopefully, lots of inspiration for your own Valentine making.  If you scroll to the end, you'll find a list of my favorite Altered Pages Valentine making goodies:

And here it is, the promised list!
THESE Valentine appropriate flowers
Vintage Valentines collage page
Angelic Hearts collage page
Dresden Foil Hearts
Heart Pearl Hat Pins
Steampunk Chipboard Hearts
Hearts and Arrows stencil
ALL these paper flowers!
Dew Drop Hearts
Ruby Red GLITTER!!!!

Don't want to have to choose?  Pick a kit, full of great papers and pages and embellishments, along with instructions.
A Small Token of My Love, a tiny book kit
A Valentine School Days art kit--love the glassine envelopes with this one!
All You Need for Valentines--another kit full of Valentine creative goodies
Valentine Bunting kit
Valentine Day Tag kit

Off you go, have a look, and get ready for the best Valentines ever!

To My Valentine!

Homemade Valentines are the best Valentines.  I love getting them, they show the love and care a person took to make them!

Altered Pages Collage Sheets:
Jar Fairies Wings
Victorian Children
Vintage Valentines
Printed manila tag
Dew Drops
Tacky Glue
Doilies - Pink and White

On Printed manila tag spray Mist and let dry. Attach Doilies (Pink & White) with Tacky Glue.
Fussy cut images from Altered Pages Collage Sheets: Jar Fairies Wings (wings), Victorian Children (little girl) and Vintage Valentines (the word Valentine).  Attach images with Tacky Glue.
Attach the Flowers withTacky Glue.

Add Dew Drops with Tacky Glue and let dry.

Be sure to visit each day for more inspiration!

Love to Travel

"Love Makes the World go Round" with travel.  Traveling is one of my favorites things to do... I dream of the places I would love to visit next!

Manila Tag
Brown mist
Metallic Rub
Gilding Foil
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Vintage Travel
Bazzill Mini Edges
Chipboard gears
Tacky Glue
Ink brown & gold
Black ink pen
Glue Stick
Dimensional Foam

On Manila Tag apply Paints using Punchinella, let dry.  Mist dry tag with Brown mist, then let dry.

Apply Metallic Rub randomly on the tag.
Adhere Gilding Foil with DUO to the tag.  Add a Bazzill Mini Edge to the bottom of the tag with Tacky Glue.
Type the words " LOVE to Travel" on the computer.  Draw lines around with black ink.  Use Metallic Rub to age.
Ink Chipboard gears with Inks - brown & gold. Cut image from Altered Pages Collage Shee

Little Box of Love

This month for 'Love makes the World go Round'  I wanted to make a tiny box for a Valentine or other gift. I wanted it to Shout LOVE , so here is what I did...
I began with a small oval shaped box and painted it with pinks and oranges for a mixed painted metallic look.  I stamped a heart image on to a patterned piece of pretty paper and then fussy cut it out. Next, I glued around the heart edges and added pink sparkly glitter for a cute outline
Finally, I added some pink/beige flat back pearls all around the edges using larger ones at the bottom and smaller on the top. I made them more secure by using a strong glue for this. Items needed: Pigment Ink
Pretty paper -There are some lovely ones here
Flatback pearls
Strong Tacky glue

Fill the World with LOVE

Let us warm things up with LOVE. 

We can all use a hug or a kind word.   Mailing an Old Fashioned Valentine card is a great way to make someone feel good.  Even if you buy a box of Barbie or Hot Wheels cards at the the drug store, send them off with a kiss and hug!  Make a postcard to save on stamp costs but send it to make someone's day.

My project today is scissors paper, glue and love!
I cut a heart from chipboard and applied music and tissue paper with ppa glue and a brush. PPA is amazing and works so great on many surfaces.
Wrap the lace around the heart after applying text/music/tissue papers. Do a temporary layout of where you want embellishments and then  glue any trims into place.    I used our wonderful flowers and touched them with soft red to echo the red paper.  You can see the flowers without red above.   Using our new RED SATIN SHIMMER PAPER and more chipboard I cut another larger heart.  I used DUO glue to apply gilding randomly.    The top heart does not need a ba…