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Aleene’s Valentine Paper Hearts by EcoHeidi Borchers

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Valentine Gift Hearts by EcoHeidi Borchers

Your favorite Valentine will love these paper hearts created by Heidi Borchers. Tuck in some yummy chocolates or a special gift and you have the perfect way to say I Love You anytime! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch EcoHeidi’s Valentine Paper Hearts YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Tacky Line Runner
Scrapbook cardstock paper
Pencil
Ruler
Craft foam (for embossing)
Scissors
Stylus (or embossing tool)
Valentine Gift Hearts Patterns

1. Trace patterns onto back of scrapbook paper.

2. Cut along pattern lines.

3. Place cut pieces on craft foam, use ruler to create straight line to score along fold lines. Fold along score lines.

4. Apply Tacky Line Runner to right side (inside) of paper along folded edges.

5. Fold edges and overlap ends at point. The glue will hold this in place.

6. Align flat heart over folded edge heart and press into glue.

7. Cut strip of scrapbook paper approximately 1/2″ x 12″.

8. Apply glue to ends of paper strip (on right side) and glue to the inside of heart.

9. Decorate outside of heart with ribbon bow and tuck special treats or gifts inside.

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Valentine Chalkpaint Cubes and Candles by Tiffany Windsor

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Valentine Chalkboard Cubes by Tiffany Windsor

Wood cubes are easy to personalize with chalkboard paint and chalkpaint markers for any occasion or holiday. When you are ready to change your word, just use a wet wipe and re-write. Created by Tiffany Windsor, these cubes look super cool stacked up or side-by-side. Don’t forget to also buy a roll of Con-Tact Chalkboard paper to use on glass and curved surfaces such as these votive candles. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Valentine Chalkpaint Cubes and Candles YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Wood cubes
Sandpaper
Chalkboard paint (brush on or spray on)
Chalk paint markers
Con-Tact Chalkboard Self-Adhesive Paper
Votive candles (glass)
SRM Stickers

1. If needed, sand any rough edges or sides of wood cubes.

2. Paint all sides of cubes with chalkboard paint. Let dry completely and re-apply according to package directions. Let dry completely.

3. Draw lettering with chalk paint markers. Remember to let each color dry completely before applying accent color.

4. Cut Con-Tact paper to desired length and width and apply to glass votive.

5. Draw lettering on Con-Tact paper.

6. Apply stickers to glass votive.

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LOVE Applique Tea Towel by Heather Valentine

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Love Applique Tea Towel by Heather Valentine

In this video, Heather Valentine stitches up a love-ly tea towel applique perfect for a Valentines or anytime gift.  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Heather’s super cool Love Tea Towel YouTube video tutorial.

Visit Heather’s blog for print tutorial for this super cute Love Tea Towel!


Valentines Bread Dough Rose Under Glass by Savannah Starr

Valentines Bread Dough Rose Under Glass by Savannah Starr

Valentines Bread Dough Rose Under Glass by Savannah Starr

Savannah Starr shows how to make a bread dough rose featuring her great-grandmother Aleene’s vintage recipe with a slice of bread and Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue. Arranged under glassware, these roses make an elegant Valentines table centerpiece. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Savannah’s super cool Valentines Bread Dough Rose Under Glass YouTube video tutorial!

Then watch how Savannah arranged her centerpiece

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
1 slice white bread (day old with crust removed)
Zip top bag
Cold cream
Measuring spoon – tablespoon
Acrylic paint (color of your choice for your decor – I used red)
Plastic cup
Craft stick
Toothpick
Foam tray (to hold roses while they are drying)
Scissors

Tabletop supplies:

Aleene’s Tacky Dot Singles
Gold paper doiles (heart shape)
Glass stemware
Ribbon (I used red picot edged)
Silk flowers and leaves (red rose)
Black fine line permanent marker
Votive candles
Rhinestones

 Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 1 Remove crust from one slice of bread. Tear bread into pieces into plastic cup. Add one tablespoon of Aleene’s Original Tacky glue to cup along with a dab of cold cream. Mix all ingredients together in cup with craft stick until dough starts to form a ball. Add a dab of cold cream to your hands and scoop out the dough mixture. Knead for several minutes.
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 2 When the dough is ready, all of the color should be mixed and the dough should be smooth. Place dough into a zip top bag to protect it from the air.
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 3 Tear off a small piece of dough the size of a large pea (and return the rest of the dough to the bag).
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 4 Press the ball into a flat circle. The dough should be very thin. To form the flower center, begin rolling from one side.
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 5 When the flower center is rolled, use your finger tip to gently roll back the edge to give shape to the center.
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 6 Press toothpick up through the bottom of the flower center and press it into the foam tray to hold in place while preparing next petal.
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 7 Prepare next petal in same manner as flower center and press in place around center.
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 8 Continue to add flower petals until you have created flower of desired size. Hint: be sure to keep each petal in line at top with the flower center. This will give you a nice, open flower. If you keep placing the petals too low, it can look like a pinecone. If you place them too high, you create a closed bud.) Use finger tip to gently roll the petal edges down to give shape to your rose. Let rose air dry overnight. Remove toothpick and cut off any extra dough at bottom of flower. Note that because this is a large, thick flower, it may take several more days for it to dry completely but it can now be used for your table decor.
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 9 To create the table decor, place a gold doily on table cloth. Lay bread dough flower in center of doily. Surround it with silk leaves and silk flower petals.
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 10 Decorate the stemware with a ribbon tied in a bow. Set stemware face down over bread dough rose.
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 11 I used Aleene’s Tacky Dot Singles (in the small size) to decorate the votive candles with rhinestones and then set it on the bottom of the stemware.
Aleene's Bread Dough Rose by Savannah Starr - 12 Each year, my girlfriends and I get together for a Valentines breakfast. I thought this would be a fun way to make conversation starters! I wrote questions on the silk flower petals and scattered them around the table. “Who was your first Valentine?” “Flowers or Chocolate?” “What is your favorite romantic meal?” “Do you believe in love at first sight?”
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Jewelry Organizer LOVE Shadow Box by Tiffany Windsor

Jewelry Organizer LOVE Shadow Box by Tiffany Windsor

Jewelry Organizer LOVE Shadow Box by Tiffany Windsor

Tiffany Windsor transforms a jewelry organizer into a heart-filled Valentines shadow box. Teaching a drybrush technique, Tiffany filled this shadow box with wood hearts, stickers and Cool2Cast treasures and spells out L-O-V-E.  Featured on Cool2Craft TV. Featured in SkiptoMyLou Made by you Monday. Featured in Anything Goes Linky Party.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool LOVE Shadow Box YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Tacky Dot Singles
Jewelry organizer (fabric covered)
Alphabet stickers (I used glossy black plastic alphabet letters with rhinestones)
Wood hearts, heart stickers and heart knicknacks
Acrylic paint
Paintbrush
Paper towels
Wet wipes

Jewelry Organizer LOVE Shadow Box by Tiffany Windsor - 1 Pour paint onto palette. Load brush with paint and then
Jewelry Organizer LOVE Shadow Box by Tiffany Windsor - 2 Brush onto paper towel to remove excess paint. You want the brush to feel almost dry of paint.
Jewelry Organizer LOVE Shadow Box by Tiffany Windsor - 3 Brush over surface of alphabet letters. With the dry brush technique, you will leave areas of the surface of the letter unpainted. This will give you a “peeling paint” aged effect. Let the paint dry. If you like, you can pull more paint color off by using a wet wipe and gently wiping over the letter.
Jewelry Organizer LOVE Shadow Box by Tiffany Windsor - 4 After cutting the scrapbook paper to the desired size, I dry brushed over the paper to give it a vintage effect.
Jewelry Organizer LOVE Shadow Box by Tiffany Windsor - 5 To keep with the design scheme, I also dry brushed the stickers.
Jewelry Organizer LOVE Shadow Box by Tiffany Windsor - 6 Attach the scrapbook paper into each of the compartments with Aleene’s Tacky Dot Singles. You’ll just need a couple to hold in place. Use the Tacky Dots to secure your other knicknacks in place on the paper. To learn more about the Cool2Cast pieces, check out the Wax Resist tutorial here!
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Photo Fun Personalized Valentine Cards by Tiffany Windsor

Photo Fun Personalized Valentine Cards by Tiffany Windsor

Photo Fun Personalized Valentine Cards by Tiffany Windsor

Tiffany Windsor up~crafts with leftovers from her Valentines Shadow Box project to create scrapbook paper layouts to photo and print for Valentine cards. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cute Photo Fun Personalized Valentine Card YouTube video tutorial!

Craft supply left-overs
Scrapbook cardstock
Camera
Cardstock (white)
Photo editing software
Printer
Paper trimmer

Photo Fun Personalized Valentine Cards by Tiffany Windsor - 1 When I crafted my L-O-V-E Shadowbox, I painted on these slick black letters with a dry-brush technique.
 Photo Fun Personalized Valentine Cards by Tiffany Windsor - 2 When I pulled off the letters, I was left with the cool plastic liner sheets that spelled out the word L-O-V-E. I saw a perfect opportunity to up~craft!
Photo Fun Personalized Valentine Cards by Tiffany Windsor - 4 I grabbed my scrapbook paper and started laying out the letters and some leftover supplies including a sticker that I had dry-brush painted with ivory colored acrylic paint.
Photo Fun Personalized Valentine Cards by Tiffany Windsor - 3 I finally decided on this layout with the wooden heart and grabbed my camera to take a picture of this layout.
Photo Fun Personalized Valentine Cards by Tiffany Windsor - 5 Next, I mixed it up with the sticker and the lettering on some pink striped and patterned scrapbook paper and also photographed this layout in vertical and horizontal.I used Photoshop to layout my Valentine cards and added some favorite “love” quotes and printed my personalized photo fun Valentine cards on cardstock.
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