For my first layout, I cut one of the pattern papers into a 9 inch circle using my Cricut machine. I then used my Martha Stewart doily lace border punch to cut strips of paper and make a double border. I really like how this turned out!
I did a lot of fussy cutting in order to use these vines as embellishments here. The little birds were adhered with pop dots and covered in Rock Candy Stickles. I also played a little with paint. To get this effect, simply dilute a small amount of paint and flick your paint brush over the surface you're working on.
The sentiment came from a border strip I cut into pieces and inked. The stitches are made by poking holes with a paper piercer and connecting the dots with a brown marker. I don't know how to sew but I'm determined to learn!
For my second layout, I decided to use two photos, haven't done that in a while! Don't you just love that white and blue ledger paper?! So cute! I combined it with the red patter paper to coordinate with my daughter's dress. As a design accent, I used a doily as a stencil. I cut the small yellow hearts out of one of the borders and used my Cricut to cut the red ones, then I covered everything with Glossy Accents and adhered them with pop dots as well.
Here are a couple of close ups:
For my last project, I altered one of those dollar mailboxes from Target. Using Modge Podge, I adhered a strip of paper around and cut around the hearts to make a border for the sides. The plastic charms included in the cute were darling so I had to use them in this project! I hooked it onto a jump ring and dangled it from the knot under the tulle bow.
Inside the mailbox, I put Valentine's Day socks and treats for my daughter. That's going to be her present on Vday!