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Valentine's Decor Wrap-Up

Happy belated Valentine's Day! Today I have the rest of my Valentine's Decor to share. First up is a banner that I added to my mantle. It's pretty simple using Kraft Cardstock, washi tape and two die cut hearts colored in with Blendabilities.

Happy Valentine's Day 2015


I covered the plain clothespins with washi tape too, and clipped all the elements to some 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon. I used the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities to color in the black and white patterend paper.

Happy Valentine's Day 2015


I found this idea on Pinterest, for simple letters made from washi tape.

Happy Valentine's Day 2015


Here is a view of the whole mantle, including the other pieces I made.



And, here is a closer look at the banner.



I made one last card, using the same watercolor background technique as yesterday. I think this is my new favorite technique!

Happy Valentine's Day 2015


And a little closer view.

Valentine's Day2nd 

Here are the two cards displayed together.


And now, for the rest of the tags and banners that I made to decorate my bannister. I cut the largest scalloped heart from Chalkboard Paper, stamped these images in Craft White Ink and colored them in with colored pencils.







The next batch of tags and banners were made with several black and white pictures of couples in my family, attached to Smoky Slate cardstock with Baker's Twine to finish them.



The last batch I made from the January 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit. First, I made some small treat bags for my co-workers. I used all red or red-wrapped candies.



Next, I had to make some lemonade out of lemons. I made a mistake in stamping, and stamped the red heart before realizing the larger sentiments didn't fit inside it. So, I made one more piece of the watercolor background, and cut it into hearts that would fit inside the pretty gold printed border of the hearts.



I hand cut the larger white hearts out of Whisper White Cardstock, stamped Encore Gold ink with the medium splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Set and then dangled the heart clusters from the rest of the pink and gold baker's twine using the gold clips. I really love how these turned out!


Here's a closer look at one with the watercolor heart.



So, here are some pictures of how the bannister turned out with all the Valentine's Decorations. I'm happy with how it all looks, and look forward to using these decorations again in the years to come.







Whew, that was a long post! If you stuck with me this long, thank you. And thank you to all who visit here, leave nice comments and are a part of this creative community. Love to you all!

*I'm not going to link up all the supplies in the interest of time, but if you have questions please leave me a comment and I'll be happy to answer.