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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Altering a round wreath die into a heart for valentines day

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Hi all, first thank you for all you lovely emails and comments as we celebrated our houseboat Christmas and our marriage re-commitment its was all a very special time for us.
So my first post for 2012 is a valentine card. I bought a grapevine wreath die from memory box and it came too late to play with for Christmas, I got to thinking how to use this for other occasions and came up with this heart idea. Very easy to alter just by making 2 cuts at opposite sides and gluing then back together at different angles. To finish the card I added a rolled rose covered with glitter and a heart leaf, I also coloured with a permanent marker some diamonds and placed then around the wreath...... the video shows all the details...enjoy!

Blessings to you

and a last thought

I have written to you who are God's children because you know the Father. I have written to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I have written to you who are young in the faith because you are strong. God's word lives in your hearts, and you have won your battle with the evil one.
1 John 1:14


17 comments:

Charlotte said...

This is just fabulous. What a great idea to make the wreath into a heart. The addition of the rose is perfect!!!
Charlotte

Priyadarshini Deshpande said...

Wow..this is awesome!!

Donna said...

Wonderful flower, love that wreath, have just ordered it, I can't get over how many wonderful dies that Memory box has come out with recently, also got a few good ones from Poppystamps, they have a wonderful window die, also trying to get another window die from OurDailyBread's web site, it has been b/o for over a month. Anyway, love your work and check your blog daily!!
Thanks for everything and Happy New Year.
hugs
Donna

Viv said...

Beautiful card Valita and just a little brilliant the way you thought about altering that wreath. xxx!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! I love how you take something and turn it into another use.

Ter

Marjorie said...

Where do you order the MemoryBox Dies? I checked their www site and they said I had to order from a store. The store that they list near us does not carry their line even though MemoryBox lists them.

Marjorie from TX
marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

paddie said...

Valita I think your one of the most creative artists I've watched in a long time.
You always come up with such unique projects and the results are out of the box. Just great. So original and beautiful to look at.
You are really blessed with a gift of creativity.
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas with all of us. You do all the work and then we learn from you. How wonderful is that.
Your off to a great start with this card. Those hands of yours work wonder's.
Thank you for sharing..Bless You.

pat

BeverlyBL said...

This is so very pretty and sweet. But you always have such great ideas. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Becky said...

What an awesome idea, and beautiful too. :)

Renée M-B. said...

That is gorgeous!

Holly M said...

great way to extend the use of this fun die. thanks for sharing your creative ideas. Holly M.

Archana said...

Beautiful, love the idea.
Thanks for Sharing!

Karan said...

Valita,
this is beautiful! That's a Valentine's Day card...the ultimate love!!!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Hi Valita,
This is wonderful! I have this die and bought it actually to use it for a bird's next. I made the most gorgeous cards with a nest...just snip the wreath once and fold it around itself...one fold at 1", then continue folding it around itself and it makes the BEST birds' next you could ever imagine!! If you come up with more ideas, I would LOVE to see them!

valita said...

Denise, i was just having a play yesterday with a birds nest idea! cool idea hey :)

Lulu/cy aka Lou said...

Gosh You always come-up w/such phenomenal idea, It's easy to see Your Creative Spirit Is Alive and
Soaring. The beauty U allow Ur
spirit to Absorb,gets All of us who R perhaps running low, to be-come inspired. I believe this must be how God see it, all of this beauty, I'm not able to do this type of art, how i wish I could, but i live through all of you. Thanks<(^o^)>

MariLynn said...

This is awesome. You are so creative!!!