February 5, 2013

Love Birds

I found this fun chevron paper when I was at Archiver's the other day.  I knew I needed to do something with it.  I've been seeing so many cute valentine art pieces with 'love birds' and 'bee mine' in blog land lately, and decided that's what I needed.  This project came together in a matter of minutes, and it just makes me smile!  My only dilemma now is finding the perfect frame for it.  I need something white and swirly.

*Crate Paper  pink and white chevron paper (I got mine at Archiver's)
*Making Memories red glitter chipboard letters (I got mine at Michaels)
*light gray card stock
*Imaginisce polka dot paper (I got mine at Archiver's)
*red glitter hearts (I got mine at Dollar Tree, they were table scatter)
*cut out birds (I used my Ribbons & Rosettes Cricut cartridge)

How To
*Cut out bird images.  I used my Cricut, but you could easily find your own bird image to use.  My polka dot birds are 2" and my light gray birds are 2 1/4". 
*Ink the edges of the polka dot birds. 
*Layer the polka dot bird images on top of the light gray birds.  Adhere.
*Apply adhesive to the back of the birds and glitter letters.  Center on chevron paper, and adhere.
*Hot glue the red glitter hearts to the birds.  I used hot glue because the hearts have glitter on both sides, and regular tape or adhesive didn't hold too well.

I love using scrapbook paper and supplies to make seasonal art.  It's inexpensive and a lot of the items I use I can pop off and reuse for a different project.  Sometimes these kind of projects can be a bit trendy and when I pull them out the next year, I'm not in love with them.  I like having a lot of classic, traditional holiday pieces, mixed with some fun and trendy ones that can be changed from year to year.


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  1. This is a very cute project. I think it would look great hanging up for the holidays!

    1. Thanks, Emily! I need to find a cute frame and it will be up on the wall. So glad you stopped by!

  2. Love this! Chevrons are my new fave. Visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts hop. www.thememorynest.blogspot.com (Believe I stopped by yesterday from another hop - and started to follow). Would love for you to visit my blog!

    1. Hello (again) Leslie! So good to "see" you! You did stop by yesterday and I stopped by your blog and site. LOVE all your scrapbook supplies and projects! Thanks so stopping by again!

  3. Featured your project on Week 2 of Shame Files organization. Hope you'll link up with me again sometime! Love your blog!


  4. Thanks so much Shannon! I love your darling picture of you and your little one! I'll be by to link up again soon! Enjoy your day!

  5. I love this! I have a lot of Valentine decorations going on at my house right now. Stopping by and a new follower from Wow Us Wednesday. Have a great day!

    1. Thanks so much, Emily! I love Valentine's Day decorations! I leave them up all through February. Thanks for visiting and being a follower. I'm on my way over to visit you right now. Thanks again!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I love that it was super easy to make! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment!


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