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We Heart Die-namics' Heart Frames

Check out these two adorable projects using Die-namics' Peek-a-Boo Die Heart Frames. How-to in the video below.

Kids Corner: Paper Muffin Flower Pop

Here's a sweet Valentine's Day idea to do with the kiddos.

1) Fold four paper baking cups into half and lay two out flat.

2) Punch a hole 1/4 inch from the edge on the four folded papers. Fold the other two papers in half and punch off the edge to make a hole in the center of the baking cup (see below), unfold the two with center holes.

3) Place four folded papers onto sucker stick, overlapping 1/4 of the baking cup each time a paper is added. Then place two open papers.

4) For the leaves, lay out two pieces of green masking tape about 7 inches long, sticky side facing up. Place a piece of wire in the center of one piece. Put sticky sides together with wire sandwiched in the middle. Cut a leaf shape at each end with 1 inch trimmed in the middle (see below). Twist leaves underneath paper baking cups.

Materials used:

Green masking tape
Regular hole punch
Paper baking cups (6 for each flower)
Wire
Tootsie Roll Pops or Dum Dum Suckers

Mixed Media Monday: Valentine's Chocolate Box

We love this romantic idea from Anita Houston, made from a recycled cigar box.

1. I created a master board I loved that I can use over and over again. Craft Attitude let's me do that. How to create your master board:

2. You can scan or take a photo of your master board. I took the clearest photo I could.

3. I printed my master board digital image out on Craft Attitude using reverse image mode; as many prints as I wanted to use for lots of projects.

4. I lined the inside of the cigar box with the Craft Attitude print and edged with tissue tape.

5. I wanted texture on the outside of the box, so I dry embossed Tim's Swirls Texture Fade from Sizzix. I silver foil peeking through was wonderful. I love that Craft Attitude is embossable. 

6. I adhered the embossed Craft Attitude to the box, and lined it with Tissue Tape.

7. I used more of the Craft Attitude to make roses! I adhered it to Wendy Vecchi's Clearly For Art, and then die cut it with the 3D Flowers Bigz Die. I shaped them with my heat tool. These were so addicting! I made so many roses and rosettes. I LOVE this stuff!

8. I added wooden feet, lace and embellishments!

Materials Used:

Cigar Box
Craft Attitude
Ranger Silver Cardstock
Ranger Gold Paint Dabber
Ranger Gloss Finish Paper
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Ranger Plum Archival Ink
Ranger Rose Madder Archival Ink
Ranger Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool
Love Struck Stamp Set
Idea-ology Tissue Tape in Nostalgic or Symphony pattern
Gold Lace Trim
Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folders in Burlap and Swirls
Sizzix 3D Flower Bigz Die
Prima Green Leaves
Idealogy Ornage Plates
Idealogy Long Fasteners

Kids Corner: Valentine's Paper Heart Wreath

Here's a sweet and super-easy Valentine's Craft to do with the kids:

It's a great Valentine’s Day heart wreath decoration your child can make for home or their classroom. Anything goes, so let the kids get creative!

1) Using a plain white 8.5" x 11" piece of paper (cardstock works great), fold one corner over and trim the excess to make it square.

2) Cut around the edges and round it off along with the inside. Don't worry about being perfect (as you can see in my photo), you will be pasting hearts over it.

3) Use your glue stick to attach your hearts in any way you desire. You can cut out hearts from pretty paper or use pre-cut hearts. Wrap a ribbon around the wreath to hang. It's that easy.

Materials needed:

White cardstock

Assorted papers

Cut-out hearts

Glue stick

Ribbon

Tuesday Tips: Free Valentine's Day Printables Galore!

We know you love to customize your crafts using free printables from around the Interwebs, so we did some of legwork for you! Here is a collection of some of the most adorable, fun and quirky printables ... with links to download. If you make something with them, please post them on our Facebook page so we can share them with the rest of our crafting community!

Find some lovely vintage images, courtesy of Joanna Grant Mixed Media Art.

Here are some super sweet tags that just need a cute ribbon to finish them off, thanks to Good Gravy Designs.

For an alternative to candy Valentine's, try this cute heart cutout from Positively Splended, perfect to slide a brand-new pencil through.

These darling fold-and-send Valentine's from Camille Styles will certainly steal your sweetie's heart.

Don't forget the little gamer in your life with this fun card from Living Locurto.

Mixed Media Monday: Valentine's Inspiration

Looking for some inspiration for your Valentine's cards? Our Anne Grbic created this adorable piece using Craft Attitude, doilies, red paper and gold textured paper, ribbon and some flowers.

She printed the fairy, a free printable from TheGraphicsFairy.com, and all the words including "LOVE" on the plastic heart on Craft Attitude and glued them to the different surfaces. She punched the little hearts from gold and red foil paper and glued them down.  The gold rays are recycled from an old Christmas decoration. 

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