Saturday, February 6, 2010

Blog Hop -Valentine Love Bouquet

I'm so excited you've found your way to my blog. Today we're "Blog Hopin" Sponsored by Create it Green.

Create it Green is a creative blog that believes in reducing, reusing and recycling, posting ideas that will inspire everyone to create with the 3 R's in mind as well!

If you have not arrived by means of the "Blog Hop and would like to begin at the beginning of the hop click here.

The theme is "Re-purpose with Love, Valentin Blog Hop".
Scroll to the bottom for KEY word

PRIZE Giveaway: become a follower and comment on this post to be eligible for my blog hop giveaway (If you're already a follower, then just add a comment).

Valentine Love Bouquet
used recycle fruit can, and a cereal box

To view a photo tutorial about this project, keep reading; or to continue on the blog hop route go to Jennifer's Blog here

I used a safe edge can opener to open the can, I did not want any sharp edges. Cereal boxes make a nice thickness for fake chipboard.
I used my Cricut expressions machine to cut the letters "love" using the Storybook cartridge. The cricut deep cuting blade was used with pressure at 5 speed at 3 and my blade at 6. I also used multi-cut.
Using cardstock and patterned paper I cut out the letters and the smaller overlays, I cut the letter out using the flip image, these were adhered to the chipboard.

I used my "Swiss Dots" and "Textile Texture" cuttlebug folders on the scalloped hearts, then gently rubbed an ink pad over the embossed image.

Adhered heart layers and letters to the chipboard. Then straightened large paper clips using wire cutters, then hot glued them to my letters and various shaped hearts. The hearts were cut using the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge page 85.
The heart boarder on the can was the heart border feature (Doodlecharms pg. 85). I used design studio to weld a strip of hearts together.
Then using my cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder, embossed the heart border (the photo shows how I was able to emboss a long strip with the narrow folder) I just moved the border about 3 times to get it all embossed.
I then measured around the can and cut a strip of patterned paper and two white strips one narrow and the other wide. I used a scallop cutting blade with my paper trimmer to get the scallop edge on the white cardstock.
Pop-dots were used on the heart border to adhere to the can.

I place the letters and hearts into green floral foam that was placed inside of the can. Then small paper clips were straightened with wire cutters, then folded in half, these were used to place large and small square pieces of white tissue paper into the floral foam.
Close up.

Now continue the hop and.... hop on over to Jennifer's Blog she has two fabulous projects to share to continue the blog hoppin' fun!
key word - the
collect all the key words in the correct order

Remember: become a follower and comment on this post to be eligible my giveaway.
As crafters we all need tons of adhesives, so I'm offering loads here, plus other goodies. The winner will be randomly draw and will be posted on Monday the 8th.

*Huge Vintage Keepsakes -Scrapbooking Kit
*Sticky Strip Adhesive
*Pop-dot Dimensionals
*Mini Glue Dots
*Alphabet Stickers
*Rinestone Brads

post signature


  1. This is so pretty! I love it!!

  2. Robin this is so beautiful!
    Great Blog!
    Thanks for playing!

  3. this is a gorgeous bouquet of sweetness! I love it!
    and gosh, red line tape and glue dots are crucial to my crafty life! don't know what I would do without them!! :)

  4. how beautiful! i always love valentine decorative projects :)
    thanks for sharing in the hop!


  5. Totally awesome! Gotta love having a Cricut! : )

  6. Love this projects..very pretty and someone will love this for Valentine's Day :)

  7. This is so pretty Robin!!
    TFS the tutorial!

  8. This is so sweet and Awesome!

  9. Awesome project love - and the tutorial looks fab!


  10. Love the bouquet! I am excited to try it!

  11. Great project, I like using textures also.

  12. Beautiful!! Your work is always amazing!!

  13. Robin, that is a beautiful project!

  14. Your bouquet is beautiful!! Way to recycle. I'm already a follower. Shari (cricutrookie)

  15. thank you for the photo tutorial, it helps me as i am a visual learner! your results are over the top beautiful! i have never tried inking over my embossing but you have acheived a stunning effect! i love to learn and i learned not to buy dollar store adhesive as i have 18 "sour cream" containers with herhey kisses spilling out of the seams, now i have to buy good tape so the kids get there treats for valentine's day at school! would love to win!

  16. Love this project Robin!! Thanks for the tutorial too!!!!

  17. Beautiful center piece! I love it. Thanks.

  18. thanks for the tip on the speed and depth of the cutting blade for the 'chipboard' resourceful, I love it. Also like the way you inked your embossing. Very nice.

  19. This is such an adorable centerpiece Robin! I love extra details and inking you used! Love how the boxes are like chipboard and make it so sturdy and perfect for this project! So glad you joined in on the hop! :)

  20. Wow Robin! This is so fabulous! I would have never thought to create something like this using things around the house. Your step by step photos and instructions are great...gotta try this!

  21. That is so awesome! I love it!!! Great gift idea!

  22. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Tutorials category today (look for timestamp: [16 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).


I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog, thank you so much your your kind comments, they make my day!