Friday, February 10, 2012

Welcome TSF Blog Hoppers!

Welcome to the first stop on the Two Scrapbook Friends Valentine Blog Hop! If you are looking for some inspiration for your Valentine's Day projects, you have come to the right place. You should have arrived here from the Two Scrapbook Friends blog. If you didn't, click here for all the details for the hop.

I can't wait to spread some love with the Valentine tree that I created using papers from We R Memory Keepers - Love Struck collection. I found this sweet tin pot at a local dollar store and the rest of the materials were from my stash.

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I wrapped some satin ribbon around the pot and tied it into a bow. This ribbon is available in our store and is super easy to work with. I am not a bow making expert and I find that this ribbon just falls into place. I added a matching button with some floss tied through the center holes.

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In the bulk section of our store, I found some chipboard hearts and covered them with papers from the Love Struck collection. I place the largest one along the bottom of my tree and embellished it with a button and floss to match the one on the bow.

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The paper is cut into 6 inch lengths and vary in widths from 6-inches to 3 inches. I scored each piece every 1/2 inch and folded it like an accordion. I attached it to a wooden dowel and fastened it with floral wire. On one of the strips I used a rub-on to tie in the Valentine's Day theme.

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I added 2 smaller chipboard hearts to the top of my tree and wrapped them with some of the floral wire to match the stem.

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I hope this little project inspires you to get crafty for Valentine's Day. I plan to bring this out every year to make my home feel a little more festive. You could also take this same idea and use it for other themes too......St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Canada Day, Christmas (an obvious one) or maybe even a birthday.

So from here, your next stop will be Christa's blog. She has something very lovely to share with you......but before you go, just remember.........

In order to be entered to win:

1. Leave a comment on all the blogs as you go and then go back to the Two Scrapbook Friends blog and leave a final comment there.
2. To have a second chance to win, keep track of the HIGHLIGHTED WORD(S) that appears in red from each blog and email the phrase to 2friends@execulink.com. Put "Blog Contest" in your subject line.
3. Check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends blog on February 14th to see if you are the winner. (Winners will not be contacted personally.)

Have fun hopping!


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46 comments:

  1. What a cool project! I love those hearts.

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  2. Carolyn, You are super creative! I love this little tree. You sure are rocking the 3D elements! WOW!

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  3. Awesome project. I especially love the wire-wrapped hearts.

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  4. Wecome back! You have been super busy! This is so cute! I alraedy have one of these little bucket: a weeding we went to and all the candies it contained are long-time gone... time to re-purpose the little bucket I'd say!

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  5. Awesome...the California sunshine must have been inspiring! Great project.

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  6. Love this idea. You always have great ideas that I never would have thought off. Thanks for Sharing

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  7. Fabulous project! I love everything about it!
    Joanne xo

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  8. WOW! So many little details! Love it!

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  9. This bucket is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the instructions to try it for another year.

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  10. What an adorable little valentine project!!

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  11. I'm swooning over that satin ribbon! Love the wire work you did--very cool!

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  12. Love your tree! Hope you find lots of love under it on Valentine's Day :)

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  13. what a super sweet decor item for Valentine's Day!

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  14. Lovely Valentine decor you created! Love the floral wire wrapping some of your creations up! WAY TO GO!

    Happy (early) Valentine Day!

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  15. gorgeous project. Happy Valentines' Day!

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  16. adorable! I hope someone puts a Valentine Treat in the bucket for you

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  17. that is just darling!! so cute

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  18. Stunning Valentine tree... It's so beautiful. I would love to have it for me. Happy Valentine!

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  19. Great idea! And love the addition of the wire.

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  20. Very creative Carolyn! love the idea.

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  21. Lovely decoration for Valentine's Day

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  22. What a sweet decor idea. I never remember to bring out my wire. You have inspired me. Better yet, can I just have yours??? Hahaha thanks for sharing!

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  23. Very cute. Great way to use up all the valentines day paper that I am hoarding.

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  24. Very creative. I love the idea of a Valentine Tree.

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  25. Super cute! You have great ideas!
    Pam

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  26. So cute - the details are awesome!

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  27. I love this idea! The co ours are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love this! And I really like the floral wire - what a neat idea!

    A :)

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  29. I love it!! I am looking forward to seeing your Christmas, Birthday, Canada Day and St. Patrick's Day ones!!!!

    Cheryl

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  30. Super cute idea... A future make n take?

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  31. what a great project Carolyn...so creative.

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  32. Love your Heart Tree! Such a great idea!

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  33. love the Valentine tree Carolyn, pretty creative and cute!

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  34. That's way-way off the page! Really creative!

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  35. Very cute, love what you did with the wire over the hearts

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  36. Awesome project! I love that huge button and all the paper. Thanks.

    - Emily K
    http://emily.kincke.com

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