Valentine’s Be Mine Decor

I first saw this idea for making Valentine’s Day cards over at Martha’s place {we’re tight like that}. And I really liked the idea of using paper and making a dimensional word. Then I thought it would be fun to make it into a decoration that I could display. Why go to all that work to have the card just thrown away…? (mom…I don’t throw away your cards *ahem*).

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So, I simply took some really cute scrapbook paper that I found at Robert’s and cut it to fit into a 4 x 6 inch frame. (Look closely to see who designed the paper if you are interested in getting some for yourself…I knew someone would ask, so I was smart enough to include it in the picture…cause I am nice like that).

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Then I got on my word program and typed up the words “Be Mine” in a font and size that fit what I wanted in the frame and printed it out. Place the cut scrapbook paper over the word and center it. Then simply trace in pencil {very lightly} so that the word is now on your paper.

PhotobucketThen taking some black cardstock paper cut into 1/2 inch strips, I rolled and curled the paper so that it fit the outline of the words. I did one strip at a time. Just estimate what segments of the word it will be easiest to connect to one another. Smaller amounts worked better for me. When you have one segment of the letter ready, draw a line of hot glue over the letter and then quickly place your strip into place.

Valentiens-DecorI actually made a little mistake when I made this. I put the word a bit too high in the frame so it was off center. It really bugged me. But then I added the strip of black ribbon below the letters and the three little rosette tissue buds. I actually think those last additions really make it. It would have been a bit boring without something else. Luckily this mistake turned out for the best…not always the case!

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**If you would like to make one using the same “Be Mine” that I used, you can print your copy of it here:

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Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

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  1. 1
    Dear Lillie says:

    Love this, Amy! I especially like the addition of the tissue rosettes.

  2. 2
    Shortcake and Company says:

    Wow, wow, WOW!! Love this!! I'm desperately needing to add a punch to my v-day decor. And this will surely do the trick. Genius!!

  3. 3
    McGriddle Pants says:

    Freaking CUUUTE! Love it. I'm totally doing that :)

  4. 4
    House of Smiths says:

    LOVELY!
    This is so cute, Amy.
    Thanks for being so incredibly creative, girl!
    ~Shelley Smith

  5. 5

    Gorgeous!! I love the colors!

  6. 6
    Attempting Aloha says:

    I agree…the rosettes and black band really make it work! And I was so confused as I was reading your instructions about the construction paper. I kept thinking, "where in the heck is the construction paper??" TOTALLY missed that the "Be Mine" is 3D! I'm so lazy I just assume everyone else is, too, and I just thought for sure that was painted on or drawn with a Sharpie! lol

    Looks great!

    Aloha,
    charlie

  7. 7

    This is very cool Amy, I just might have to try this!

  8. 8
    Clean Mama says:

    Love it! Perfect for a little Valentine's Day pinkness!

  9. 9
    Carrie @ Dittle Dattle says:

    Very cute Amy! I might have to try making one myself :D

  10. 10
    Isabella's Mommy.... says:

    So, so cute!!

  11. 11

    As someone who is not a Valentine decorator, this is one that I LOVE and may possibly do (there is a lot on my plate right now).

    Denise
    http://wwww.extremepersonalmeasures.com

  12. 12
    Swainston Vinyl & Dezign says:

    That is SO adorable! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing! I may have to make myself something similar!

  13. 13
    Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts says:

    I'm with Denise too, I am not a Valentine's decorator. I love this idea though…so cute!! I may just have to start ;)

    TFS xx-Kristyn

  14. 14

    cool! i never really saw how vday decorations could work but this is really snazzy! looks like fun!

  15. 15
    Kristen Duke Photography says:

    adorable! i need a shelf like yours…and love that family pic;)

  16. 16

    Such a cute idea! I've never really been a seasonal decorator, but I'm trying to get into it. I'm doing this one for sure!

  17. 17

    Really, really cute! I love the paper you used, and you are exactly right, the tissue paper flowers totally make the look complete. gorgeous. No wonder you're in print ;)
    xoxo,
    Amy

  18. 18
    Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I love this! The 3-D effect is perfect.

  19. 19

    omg! beautiful!!! I love the depth!

    michelle@everyday celebrating

  20. 20

    This was featured today over at Today's Top 20! Hooray!

    Amanda
    http://www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

  21. 21

    Im so going home to give this a try!

  22. 22

    You are just so clever!! I don't check out many blogs other than family and friends – but I check your blog every single day! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!!
    *Also, thanks for filling my pendant orders! Like I said – being the coolest Aunt around is pretty rewarding:)

  23. 23

    the roses make it! very pretty!

  24. 24

    Absolutely darling! I love your "mistake" too! You should share your spin with Martha. ; ) I think you improved upon her idea.

  25. 25
    Elizabeth says:

    Are the roses made with tissue paper? Do you have tutorial? I like the way yours look.

  26. 26

    I LOVE it! I am so making one for myself and sisters:) Thanks!

  27. 27

    So cute! I love all your ideas!!!

  28. 28

    This is so cute! And I love your little mistake addage! Look FABulous!!

  29. 29

    Wow! I just love this!! you did an awesome job on those letters! Very sweet design…perfect for Hearts Day!

  30. 30
    Amy @ Positively Splendid says:

    This is absolutely stunning! I love the 3D effect of the lettering!

  31. 31
    Maria Gridley says:

    Amy, that is simply gorgeous! I love that its 3d. idk if I would be patient enough to curl and make the paper match the letters! haha
    The rosettes are such a perfect accent. Beautiful!

  32. 32

    Cute!

  33. 33
    Marek's Musings says:

    Love this! Do you directions on how to make either the pink rosebud arrangement or the red felt rose arrangement on the mantle? Those are beautiful, as well!

  34. 34
    by Mama B says:

    Very sweet. I have a frame that I want to use. Thanks for the inspiration. I tweeted a link to this craft.

  35. 35
    Our Seven Dwarfs says:

    How did you make those adorable, tissue paper flowers?

  36. 36
    Amy {The Idea Room} says:

    Thanks for the kind comments!

    @Our Seven Dwarfs–The tutorial for the rosette tissue balls can be found here:

    http://www.theidearoom.net/2011/01/tissue-rosette-kissing-balls.html

  37. 37

    I made these this weekend. SO CUTE. Thanks for sharing.

    See awesomeness at hubbellhaps.blogspot.com

  38. 38

    Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-more-valentine-projects/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

  39. 39
    Mandy Coffey says:

    i <3 it!!! i'm featuring it on my site today

    smallfineprint.com

  40. 40
    Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun says:

    I featured this on my blog today!!!
    http://www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

  41. 41

    Hey, Amy! I saw this on Pinterest today, and went to link to it, and it went to just the photo, not this post. So I searched out the post and went to pin it, and I kept getting an error that said, “No photos or videos on this page”?? Haven’t seen that before.

    But I’m linking to your post in my VDay round-up this week. Just thought I’d let you know again how much I love it. ;)

    Aloha,
    Charlie

  42. 42

    This is super cute Amy! Love!
    ~Whitney

  43. 43

    Neat-o! You did the lettering way better then I probably would of…LOL

  44. 44

    Just saw this over at TT&J. It’s so pretty! Love the colors! I’m pinning!

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