Monday, January 7, 2013

Crafty Secret's Linky Party and Design Team Challenge!

Today is Crafty Secret's Linky Party!  The challenge?  Create anything using any of Crafty Secret's digital images!  And since the next holiday around the corner is Valentine's Day, I couldn't resist making a 3-D Valentine garland. I even have a little tutorial a little further down.  : )
I incorporated some of the Valentine images in between the 3-D hearts as well as a bit of pink tulle.
I added some tiny pictures and placed them in bottle caps.  They were adhered to the tag.  

Here's my oldest dog, Skippers.  He is such a gentle soul.......
I added Cortney, Kyle's, and Myla's pictures as well.......

I think maybe I am going to add a string of clear lights to my garland.  : )

If you are interested in making your own 3-D hearts, this is how I did it.  
1. Print your own digital papers.  I printed both sides for some of my hearts. 
2. Fold in half.  The part inside is what will actually show.
3. Add some glue to the inside.  
4. And clip it until it dries.  This becomes the top portion of the heart. 
5. Once dry, pull ends down
6. Glue ends and again clip until dry.
7. I used scalloped scissors to cut excess paper off.
I did add a little bit of glitter to the front of each heart.  I threaded my needle with clear thread and "Sewed" my garland together. 
It was a bit of a challenge to get a decent picture! 
Be sure to visit the other designers to see what they have created! They are amazing and are gonna knock your socks off!

Be sure to link your project over at the 

Don't forget to enter HERE for your chance to win Cindy's on-line card class! The winner will be selected on January 9th!!


snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!! Lee-Ann :)

Melissa said...

I love this Michele! So pretty with the 3-d hearts.

Darlene said...

Oh Michele you are so creative! This is just beautiful and your photos are perfect! Thanks for sharing the 'how-to's' ... LOVE IT!
Hugs from OHIO!

Rebekah said...

Oh my goodness.. great minds think alike.. I made a banner too!! I love your banner.. SO beautiful!!

Melissa Bove said...

Absolutely stunning Michele!! I need to make me one of these for my mantle for Valentine's Day!! Love it!!


Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Beautiful garland Michele! Love the way you added your family photos and I think adding some tiny lights would make it so pretty at night. I also like the way you did it in pastels so it isn't screaming Valentines. It would be lovely in a young girls room year round with twinkle lights. Ok, I admit we have twinkle lights intertwined with sheer fabric and curly Arbutus branches over our mstr bedroom windows. I love how pretty they look at night, like fairy lights.

Thanks for the great tutorial, I'm going to add it to our Pintrest boards


Marlene (cards4u) said...

What a sweet garland - love your tags! Thanks for the tutorial!

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful. Love how you added the pictures to the tags.

Karen Letchworth said...

Thank you, Michele, for inviting me to stop by. What a lovely Valentines tutorial and project. I did whip up a project for the Crafty Secrets challenge. I can never resist an opportunity to create with the shabby sweetness of Crafty Secrets - LOVE IT!
Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you are all doing well.

Ann said...

Adorable garland and very creative with the tag added.

Tracey said...

So so how you personalised it with the childrens photos!