Happy Valentine's Day
and welcome to the
and welcome to the
Scraps of Color Hearts and Roses Blog Hop of 2014!
Help us celebrate "the season of love" by hopping along through each of the blogs below. First, let me get started by saying that each participating blog owner was asked to create Valentine's Day and love-themed projects for the hop. So you will see a fabulously eclectic mix of cards, scrap booking, mixed media/altered art, decor and gift ideas. And some of the contributing participants will be offering blog candy, so don't forget to sign up and follow each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win.
I've prepared lots of different projects for you for this hop. Ummm, yes, I got a little carried away! I was having so much fun, I was like the Energizer Bunny - I just kept going, and going, and going! And this is my first time contributing projects in a hop...... So, I hope you don't get bored ...and stick around to view them all! First up is a quick and easy project of treat bags. They're very simple to make and takes no time to put them together. You'll need some sort of bag; such as sandwich bags or cellophane bags, something to use as a closure; such as ribbon or twine or a stapler, card stock/patterned paper, possibly stamps or stickers, and treats of course. For these, I used patterned card stock, cut into 1 1/2" strips and folded in half and stapled directly to the bag.
These are always fun to make as a sweet little gift for family and friends for any occasion.
The ones made here today will be going to my grandson's daycare.
My second quick and easy project is coasters. These are cork and can be purchased at your local dollar store. These came 5 in each package. I've painted them with black acrylic paint, punched and adhered a 2 1/2" circle of patterned paper to the coaster and sealed them with ModPodge. Easy peasy!
And if you want to give them as a gift, put them into a cellophane bag
and tie with a piece of ribbon and you're done!
I began altering this box last Saturday morning and made quick work of finishing it off and being quite satisfied with how it turned out. I so love the rich, dark, black of it. I'm thinking that it will go very nicely with the tray that I created for another SOC event (That's Alterable 2013) and gave to my daughter for her bedroom. I think she'll love it.
The applique flowers and a lacy pearl heart were ModPodged to the lid of the box, along with several other fabric flowers. I also added several strips of flatback pearl bling to one corner.
The image is an ATC that I made several years ago.
It was stamped onto white canvas and several strips of lace were added to the bottom.
A single layer of black pom-pom trim was then adhered to the top edge of the lid;
as well as a black and white flowered strip of ribbon along the bottom edge.
I then used a coordinating black and white patterned card stock on the inside of the box.
And my last project for this hop is one that I've had for a year or so. I like going to my local Home Depot just to see what they have that I can be crafty with. And I found this plastic mail box. It was $1.50 on clearance! It's approximately 2 feet deep. It could make a fun piece at a Valentine's Day party or maybe in a school classroom for the kids to put their cards to their classmates in. So this was the perfect opportunity to have fun decorating it.
After a coat of gesso, I had to add several layers of black acrylic paint to get a relatively even coverage all over. I then covered the entire mailbox with several different torn loved themed patterned papers in red, white and pink. I then wrapped a 2 1/2" piece of wide lace around the outside of the box and topped that off with two strips of thin, heart decorated ribbon in red and pink. I added large, red,
medium weight card stock hearts also. Everything was then sealed with ModPodge.
I added a couple of bows made of the same ribbon to
the flag and added a white flower to the center to complete
I love that all of the projects that I've done were completed with things already in my stash! And I can count them as projects completed in the 50 Projects Group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/50projects/). Whooo-Hooo, I'm on a roll!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by and participating in the http://scrapsofcolor.ning.com/events/scraps-of-color-hearts-and-roses-blog-hop.
Don't forget to join this site/become a follower here and leave a comment for your chance to win some blog candy. (There's a picture below of some of the goodies that I'll be gifting away).
And if you're already a follower, you can leave a comment, and you'll be entered into the drawing too!
Hearts and Roses Blog Hop Team Order
Cheryl L. (NCPeach)