This is a quick project that cost ZERO dollars, made completely from materials I had on-hand, basic office supplies, a corner punch and recycled magazines!
I took index cards and used a corner punch to decorate the edges. TIP: when using a corner punch, use it upside down so you can see exactly what you are doing!
Next, I used a red felt-tipped pen to outline the edges. I didn't try to do it perfectly, my vision was that they would look more home-spun and charming. I followed the lines of the punched corner, then drew a straight line down each side.
Next, I leafed through my stack of magazines that I use for my business. I love the "ransomed" look and have even used it to make a few of my Fender Washer Necklaces:
but I digress!
After I had selected all the letters and my lovely assistant, Jordan had cut them out - I grabbed some scrapbooking papers left over from a previous project (I don't throw anything out, much to my husband's dismay!)
I trimmed the scrapbook paper into roughly 1 1/2 inch squares (again, NOT perfect!) then applied the ransom-cut letters. Next, I grabbed my corner punch and gave them a trim too.
Then Starburst (our cat) came to investigate. She's always ready to be a part of a project!
Last, we attached the scrapbook square to the punched index cards with a glue stick. I finished them off with a heart sticker in the lower right corner for visual balance.
Violia! Valentine's themed placecards!
(The silver heart with wings? The heart was a pendant and the "wings" are a pair of vintage shoe clips. I'm planning to make a [ReDeemed] necklace out of these soon, but I couldn't wait to share them!)
I'm using these for my BUNKO group - it's my turn to host so I asked each lady to bring a dish that started with one letter from VALENTINES. These will be placed in front of each dish with the title/description.
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Very unique. Love them. And the necklaces are adorable. Thanks for sharing and linking up over at Trendy Treehouse!!!ReplyDelete
I love all your artwork pieces. Funny. I have some very similar ones I have done with old piano rolls. I will have to post them and share someday. You are a fantastic artist!!! ;-)ReplyDelete
Tara @ Trendy Treehouse
Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing! :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day!
That looks fun. I love starburst!!! And the fender washer necklaces are crazy cute!!!ReplyDelete
I like your Valentine header.
I love those Fender Washer Necklaces.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the idea!
Great idea! I Love the randsome look too!ReplyDelete
would love a tutorial for the necklaces!ReplyDelete