Thursday, February 11, 2010

Teacher Valentine's Gifts

Hello! Just a few more days until Valentine's Day, and I think I'm going to need them.. Sabrina has a couple of school parties this week, so I made a few of these heart photo frames for her to give to her teachers and para aides for Valentine's Day this year. I took an unfinished wood frame, painted the back and sides, and covered the front with paper from Jen Allyson's So Sweet Mini Kit. I printed my paper and adhered it to each frame with Zip Dry paper glue. I finished off the frame very simply, just adding ribbon and a Winnie the Pooh quote from Verve's Hundred Hearts. It reads, "Keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." I stamped the quote, die cut with Labels Five Nestabilities and sponged the edges I added a mini Prima rose on the label and a few Robin's Nest Dew Drops in the center of a few candies {in the upper left} as a final touch.

The project was very quick and easy to do and very economical! The frames were just $1 at Michael's and the digital page kit is part of Design House Digital's $1 Days in February. The rest of the supplies came from my stash. I left the original cardboard heart inside the frame so that each recipient can use it as a template to cut out and add their favorite photo.

Of course, I had to make a matching card as well. I used CPS Sketch #153 for my layout. The XOXO is from Papertrey Ink's Heart Prints. The background paper is glitter paper and the chipboard heart is one that I added some fine glitter to for some additional bling.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Frame Supplies ~
Stamps: Hundred Hearts (Verve)
Paper: So Sweet Mini Kit by Jen Allyson (Design House Digital)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Labels Five Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ribbon, Roses (Prima), Rose Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), Foam tape, Acrylic paint, Zip Dry glue, Unfinished wood frame (Michael's).

Card Supplies ~
Stamps: Heart Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: So Sweet Mini Kit by Jen Allyson (Design House Digital), Glitter paper (Marcella by K)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Ribbon, Roses (Prima), Rose Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), Glitter (Martha Stewart), Chipboard Heart, Thread, Sewing machine.