Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine's Decor

Today I have a fun project to share with you and it's part of the Valentine's Day Blog Hop!
If you've happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop: Bella Scrapbook Designs. If you've come here from Mommy's Crafty Creations you're on track. Here is the line up if you get lost:

Sandy S. -
Pam L.

And here is my project:

I started with an inexpensive frame from Walmart. I used the glass as a template and cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside and a piece of patterned paper to cover the cardboard. Then I went to Wordle. If you've never been to Wordle, you've got to go try it out as it is loads of fun. You type in lots of words in the subject of your choice and it randomly scrambles the words. You can change the colors, the font and the way it is scrambled. If you want a word larger than the others you simply type it more times. I typed Valentine's Day 3 times and love, heart and kiss twice. If you want two words together you type it with ~ in the middle and no spaces. For example: Valentine's~Day.

When I had my wordle ready I wanted to print it on fabric, so I followed the tutorial at instructables, it was so easy and worked perfectly!!!! Then I sewed the fabric to my sheet of patterned paper and frayed the edges just a bit by pulling out some threads. I added a few hearts and a cute button with twine and it was ready to place in the frame!

Supplies used: frame - Walmart; patterned paper - Sweetheart in With love by Pebbles; fabric - JoAnn's; hearts - Je t'adore by Making Memories; button, twine - my stash; sewing machine.

Hope you enjoyed my project! Now what's a blog hop without a little candy? I put together a scrapbookers version of a box of chocolates, with some fun little Valentine's Day embellishments. For a chance to win you simply must be a follower and make a comment on this post. I'll pick a winner on Monday. Good Luck!

Now you're off to see what Chris has to show you at Scrappin' With Chris & Lou!!

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Eva said...

wow, how cute!!! I will surely be checking out Wordle. Super cute good box you made up too...Love it!!!
Eva :0)

CREATIVE M said...

absolutely lovely!!Thanks for sharing! Did not know about Wordle.New Follower.

sdelong1228 said...

very cute project!! Thanks for explaining Wordle, I will have to give it a try!!! New follower

Pat N. said...

What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing Wordle. Very nice decoration. Your other projects look great too. I'm a new follower.--Pat N.

Cori said...

I love this! So cute!

Cori @

I am now following you, I hope you will follow back!

Mom said...

How cute ! I love both of your creations. They are so perfect for this special day. Excellent Job !

Sugarlips said...

This is soo cool. I will definitely be checking out wordle. I am a new follower. Can't wait to see what else you create.

Rhonda Emery said...

this is really cute.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Hi Esther,

Wow your project looks amazing...TFS oh and the chocolate treat box is so adorable!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

What a fun V-Day decoration! I love Wordle! :)

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Sandy S. said...

Wow, I just love your frame! Love how cute it is..... I really need to make one of these. I have never heard of Wordle. Thanks for sharing that info with us and thanks for a chance to win!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the framed artwork & the giveaway is a clever wonderful giveaway. I stopped by earlier this morn when my dog woke me up early and glad I checked back since I did not find your hop post then. I;m a new follower. Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute frame!! Love this idea:)
Sherrie K

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Esther! What an adorable frame! I love it!

Your blog hop buddy,


Creative Diva said...

cute cute cute idea! I love the image. Glad to be on the hop with you.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Donna said...

Not doing the blog hop, Esther, but love coming by to visit with you!

Of course I'm a follower and love your cute box, and card.

Have a wonderful hop, and a Happy Valentine's Day!


Creative Kuts said...

Adorable project and creative. Thanks for sharing.

LinnsScrapShack said...

What an awesome Idea. I can see doing the same thing with a babies name with other words like adorable precious and so on and it would make a great gift.... that is awesome. Thank you for sharing your ideas and tricks!!

Laura said...

Very cute card!!!!! said...

This is one cool project Esther! Great find (Wordle) and I cannot get over how cute is the giveaway!!

Rosalee said...

Love you valentines day project. Beautiful work. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

ScrappinFabPam said...

Love how you framed this. Something you can save and share year after year . I'm a new follower.

MzLavr2 said...

Love your project, I had never heard of wordle... so THANKS so much for that! New follower. said...

I am now a follower.
TFS your project.


lmkindell1 said...

What a cute idea it came out so good. I am a follower and I really love your box of candy, it won't go straight to my hips.


Marji said...

Very cute and what an adorable blog candy idea!!
followed your blog and you on pinterest

Anonymous said...

I love your project. I bet it looks real lovely up on your wall. Also love your yummy candy idea. That sure is sweet. I am a follower.

VanessaB said...

i love this card with the canvas and stitching: so cute! the little box of goodies: CUTENESS!! and so fun!

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic home decor idea! thanks for the wordle tip. Your candy is sooooo adorable! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

The Crafty Dream said...

wonderful, really cute!

I am your new follower, follow me
Thank you
Gaby B

Betty Anne said...

Very creative project, I have never heard of Wordle but will be checking it out. Love how you printed it on fabric and all the sewing you did.
I am a new follower.

marg0006 said...

Great framed portrait.

Monica said...

Amazing Ester!

C90designs GL said...


ShersL84bed said...

What's better than a box of chocolates? You made a super cute scrappers box of chocolates. Great idea.
Love you wall art project too.

Smiles Sher

Happyscrapin said...

Beautiful frame!!! I have never heard of Wordle and am going to check it out.

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

Daisylove Creations said...

Wow, what a super fantastic project!! I am definitely going to check out that website, I had never heard of Wordle?! Glad to have been a part of this hop with you, because now I am your newest follower :0)

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

I love your frame, what a great idea. I really love your scrapbookers box of candy . Thanks for joining me in the hop

JustYolie said...

GORGEOUS Valentine's Day frame!! And love that blog "candy"!! :)
Stopping by to invite you to visit Link Up for Pink's new website
We are celebrating with several giveaways! :)

(I also have a giveaway on my blog)

CathyK said...

Very cute project!

Anonymous said...

oh wow this is sooo pretty
Stopping by to invite to visit Link Up for Pink's new website:
We are celebrating with several giveaways! :)