Valentine Pins, Magnets and Hearts ofcourse!



It’s Valentine’s Day- and my most favorite day for making crafts!  The red hearts are little lapel pins that were super fun to make- just glued my favorite art angel face onto a paper scrap for the body, onto a little wood heart.  Gave it a coating of Glossy Accents and added a Swarovski crystal for the bling.  After gluing on a pin back, these little ladies were ready to be worn on the town.

The bird and nest ladies were my designs, glued onto larger heart wood blanks.  Added some strong magnets to the back and they were fun to hand out.

I also included some of my paper ladies that I used for Valentine cards.  I made them the same way that I did my Christmas tree labels.  Sticker paper is the best for making unique sticker visuals.  I like to seal my with spray acrylic to shine them up and give them some depth.

Handmade Mini Art Books

I have been on a mini art book binge lately!  I am obsessed with little journals with embellished spines.  However I am not patient enough to learn how to weave and sew these books- coptic stitch is so tricky!  So I took the cheaters way out and purchased The Cinch.  It’s a great tool and a fun way to make a spiral bound notebook.  For the Bird Book and the three heart books, I created the covers using my art and applied it all to a wood cover.  For the tie, I used sari silk ribbon.  The spiral bind makes it go together so quickly!  For the Crow book and the Red and Green books, I used a paint chip sample to cover the spine and used the binding holes to tie on some embellishments.  These books don’t open very wide which makes it more difficult to write in but they look nicer than the spiral binding.  I’ve posted some pics of my other handmade books here.