Friday, February 12, 2010

{Paper Love Crafts} Love Notes

Valentine's Love Notes

Hang handmade valentines with secret love messages in a doorway for a heart-stopping display of affection.  Here's how to create some of these special notes:

Fortune Hearts
1. Cut out a heart using the template (see above), but don't punch any holes. Start from the heart's top center and measure down 1 inch. With an X-Acto knife, cut a 1-inch vertical slit.
2. Write a message on a 4-inch strip of patterned paper, fold it in half, and notch the ends. Insert folded edge into the slit.
3. Punch a hole in top center of heart and attach a silver cord for hanging.

Pocket Hearts
1. Cut a heart out of a 4x4-inch square of craft paper.
2. Punch holes evenly around sides. Using this template, trace more hearts (you'll need two hearts for each pocket).
3. Place two hearts together; cut a 24-inch length of embroidery thread or baker's twine. Thread twine through the top hole of both hearts with an embroidery needle; make a double knot. Whipstitch hearts closed: Thread twine around edge of hearts and then up through the hole below. Finish with another double knot.
4.Write a message on the back of a square of patterned paper and insert inside heart pocket.
5. To hang, punch one hole in top center of heart in the back panel only. Insert silver cord and double-knot end.

Hearts and Confetti in Envelopes
1. Cut a small heart out of a 1 3/4; x 1 3/4-inch square of craft paper. Use this heart as a template to cut out more hearts. Write messages on the backs.
2. To make confetti, cut small circles out of doilies.>
3. Place heart on its side inside a small glassine envelope so the heart's point fits into one of the envelope's bottom corners. Add confetti.
4. Punch a hole with a screw punch (Martha Stewart Crafts, $25) in one of the top corners of the envelope (so it will hang like a diamond). Insert silver hanging cord. Double-knot end.

Super cute idea and article found in Red Book Mag


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