Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Valentine Ornament Anyone?....

That's right...I said Valentine ornament!
I know it's crazy that we just took down the Christmas tree decorations, but over at The Cutting Cafe, the hits keep coming and the holiday festivities never stop!
So let's go see what I've made using the following cut files...

By enlarging this heart to desired size and duplicating it twice, I was able to join the sides together and paint it black, crackle it and then paint it red. The weathered wood appearance makes this faux wooden ornament look so pretty with die cut flourishes, ribbon, berries and wire hanger.  
About 6 of these would look fabulous scattered around the Valentine tree.
Using the Heart Trio Card again, I made three different smaller ornaments and continued with the rustic, primitive look.
These hearts were different shapes and cut out from an old BINGO card for stability.
Some hearts got twine, others received moss, but each has a cute vintage sentiment, berries and bow.
For a larger table display or inside of a cabinet, I chose to use A-Z Letter Set and create my own X and O sign that I've covered with decorative cork sheets.
What's really fun about this set is that I turned the O into a shaker! 
 And finally, here are some little tags that could substitute as ornaments as well.  With the twine loop on them, the possibilities are endless.
For these I used the following:
Regina designed this file to be a tri-fold card, but by cutting down the perforated lines, I was able to make three tags/ornaments.  
Here you can see that I've lightly secured the envelope fold under a gently glued heart.  This allows for you to open the envelope and write a tiny message inside for the recipient.
Side view....
And there you have it.  
Four different and unique ideas to gift or decorate with and all of them from the fabulous files of 
Biggest of hugs to you and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx
 All DT projects are posted at The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month. We'd love for you to visit and be sure to leave a comment for Regina. She selects one lucky person to receive 3 FREE files of their choice!

24 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love the heart shape and I love your heart ornament Lisa
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Chrissy said...

Oh! My..ornaments filled with love...what could be lovelier.Fabulous unique ideas Lisa.The little tags with envelopes are so cute,love your X & shaker O..and your little wrapped hearts are gorgeous, then the big red wood effect heart, that is my favourite..AWEsome.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lynn Price said...

Wow, girl, you ROCK!! What a fabulous collection of inspiration for Valentine's Day..... superb!! Loving that weather wood look, and can't wait to get back to my craft table when I get home next week! xxx Lynn

Lisa S. said...

Wow L2, amazing projects! Couldn't pick a fave if I tried. <3 <3 <3

Lisa S. said...

Wow L2, amazing projects! Couldn't pick a fave if I tried. <3 <3 <3

McCrafty's Cards said...

I will be yours Lisa if you are going to give me these as gifts, they are fabulous!!
Kevin xx

Sandy said...

Your ornaments are fabulous and I have always loved rustic. Those tags with the little envelopes are really smashing - now who wouldn't love those!!
Now that you and your Mom have a "This and That" shop, you have to keep it decorated according to the month. People love that kind of thing and are always on the lookout for something they have not seen before. Your creativity is off the charts - Everything looks gorgeous Lisa!!!!!
Sandy xx

butterfly said...

Yes, of course - next stop the Valentine tree! I love your rustic take on the hearts - stops it all being too twee. So clever with the twine binding, and the curly twiggy one is adorable. The weathered wood effect on the red heart is a complete triumph - I'd've sworn it was actul wood - brilliant!
Alison xx

Tracy said...

Wowza Twang you've got a great jump start on the Valentine decos. These are all really cute. This country girl is totally into the rustic look and you nailed it. Hope your new year is the bestest! Hugs!

Mitra Pratt said...

I really really dig that first one! I have been eye ball it and trying to figure out exactly how you made it...You are great at these sneaky painting techniques turning things into wood from paper! Lots of fun with these ornaments! SUPER COOL!

Divya Deepak said...

They are so rustic and pretty... I loved all of them :)

Pia S said...

Say what?!? The red heart isn't made of wood? You could've fooled me! Love your rustic little hearts too. Valentine is but a good month away, you're not too early at all, but ahead of the most of us...

Regina Easter said...

okay so i have a LOVE HATE relationship when you do so many darn projects...you gotta stop making me choose...hahahahahaha...no don't stop, never stop...goodness love it all my friend...hugs

Maria said...

Oh, wow! Such amazing Valentine projects! Love all the texture! Wrapping the hearts with twine and moss...ha...never would of thought of doing that, but glad you did! Amazing and such awesome projects...love them all!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, so many great projects Lisa!! I think it's a great time to start Valentine's. I like to skip directly from one theme to the next whenever possible, otherwise I end up with a shelf full of cards that say things like "dream to inspire" and "enjoy the journey"! Bwahahaha! hugs my friend :)

RicaLarena said...

Wow, absolutely love all these projects. They would look very cute on my red tree i have, off too making Valentine ornaments. Love the rustic look.

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Karon said...

Oh my - you have been really busy and I love all of these fabulous creations! TFS and a belated Happy New Yeat and early Happy Valentines ;-)

Buttons said...

From festive holidays to Valentines in one short hop - LOVE them all Lisa!!! Wishing you a Happy New Year. Jenny xxx

Team Clark said...

What absolutely gorgeous creations, Lisa! You are a crafty guru my friend!

Margaret said...

Wow! Have you been busy!!Every single Valentines creation looks fabulous and one of these days I am going to leave the tree up and do the same!! The weathered wood technique looks great and I love the little bingo card hearts!! Hugs!

SIB

Tina Goodwin said...

Wow! That red heart totally looks like wood! Gorgeous projects as always.

Doris Molina Mora said...

You really did a great job!!!! DT Doris

Team Clark said...

Woah how very gorgeous. Valentines is my absolute favorite, so I know we are kindred spirits. I love every single thing you've made here and would enjoy making it myself. Such great details, love the vintage flair. Your style is AMAZING and so very inspiring. <3