Tuesday, February 14, 2012

All My Love

Remember these?  I purchased them from a flea market in November, but never did get around to transforming them into Christmas ornaments.

Well, I took the heart in the lower right corner and transformed it into a Valentine ornament instead!

Some Details:
  • My Mind's Eye background paper covers the back of the cookie cutter.  Before adhering it to the inside, I stamped a bird cage image in sage pigment ink.  The edge of the background paper is neatly disguised with Old Paper Distress Stickles.

  • I used this beautiful lovey doves image from The Graphics Fairy for the focal point; printing it twice on cardstock and popping up the doves and front red rose with foam tape.  I used Distress Stickles to highlight the birds and flowers.  The little chipboard heart is also popped up with two layers of foam tape...looks like it's floating, doesn't it?

  • Never fear if your metal accent isn't the right color!  These wings started as bright brass, but with the help of Silver Mixative Alcohol Ink, they now match perfectly.  The heart is paper-covered chipboard stamped with the sentiment, accented with Distress Stickles and given a generous coating of Glossy Accents for shine and durability.

  • Both hearts hang / dangle through the creative use of wire and the handle on the back of the cookie cutter.  The whole thing is topped off with a luscious seam binding and fiber bow.

By the way...
Happy St. Valentine's Day!
My Valentine did really well on Sunday despite his protests...card, one dozen red roses, and vintage typewriter magnet (because he remembered I liked the old typewriter at the flea market some weeks ago).  Say it with me, now..."Aww!"  J


Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Naturals Ivory’
Pattern Paper: My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Market Street’
Image: The Graphics Fairy
Stamps: MME Blush ‘Princess’, Breeze ‘Dream’
Inks: StazOn ‘Timber Brown’; SU! craft ‘Sage Shadow’; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; Distress Stain ‘Victorian Velvet’; Alcohol Ink ‘Silver Mixative’, ‘Blending Solution’
Embellishments: Distress Stickles ‘Rock Candy’, ‘Black Soot’, ‘Tattered Rose’, ‘Fired Brick’, ‘Old Paper’, ‘Peeled Paint’; chipboard hearts; wire; A Charming Place wings charm; glass beads

Tools: Wondertape; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi Medium; foam tape; Glossy Accents; jump rings; wire cutters; jewelry pliers; hold punch


  1. This is so gorgeous!!! I guess it's a good thing that you got the cookie cutter instead of me...

  2. How totally sweet =) That's a fabulous idea and perfectly executed. Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Valentine's Challenge!

  3. Such a sweet idea! I have several heart shaped cookie cutters maybe I will decorate a couple of them. Blessings, Debbie

  4. Thanks for joining in the challenge over on "Crafty bloggers network" :o)
    Loverly creation :o)

  5. Absolutely fabulous!!!! This is so pretty and creative. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

  6. What a wonderful idea to make an ornament in this way! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  7. I have a huge collection of these cutters and it never occurred to me to alter 'em!?! WoW, this is one fantastical project ... thanks so much for the inspiration ... you rock!

  8. OMG ... what a fabulous idea! Beautiful job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘VALENTINE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  9. So lovely... and really a brilliant idea!!!

  10. What a beautiful and clever idea! I really like!

  11. This is really beautiful and creative - love all the "glittery" accents - they really make the piece pop along with all the paper piecing!

  12. What a fabulous idea ans so beautifully done!

  13. Love,Love,Love this! It is Beautiful.

  14. I wanted to let you know that you have been choosen as our TOP SISTER at The Sisterhood of Crafters for this beautiful ornament. : )

  15. This is so pretty, something I never would've thought of!!


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