Saturday, January 30, 2010

Feb Wall Decor

Making the wall hanging was fun. I equate it to making three cards that I find enjoyable to look at for a month. I hope you agree.
Panel #1
I used a piece of chipboard-like material (found in the back of all SU DSP)and cut it to the desired size of 6X5. I used Snail adhesive to attach a piece of DSP paper from the "Sending Love Speciality" pack. I distressed the edges with Regal Rose ink. I used the Petal Card die to cut a piece of Rose Red and Whisper White CS. I ran the WW Pedal Card through the "Perfect Polka Dot" embossing folder. I removed two flaps from the WW so that it was heart shaped and fit neatly within the Rose Red Petal Card die cut. I secured the Rose Red Heart Pouch with Snail Adhesive to the DSP. Using the stamp set "I (Heart) Hearts" I stamped varies hearts using Real Red, Pretty In Pink, and Rose Red inks onto CS (PIP,WW,and Rose Red).I punched them out using the "Full Heart," "Small Heart" and the "Heart to Heart" punches. Using the Embosslits Die "Scalloped Heart of Hearts" I cut CS from WW, Real Red, PIP, and Rose Red. Using dimenstionals, I popped up the various hearts. Next I used the "Two-Bird Step" punch and added a red "Epoxy Brad" to finish off the pouch. I added one "Real Red Corduroy Button" to complete the panel.
Panel #2
I used the same size for the chipboard-like material and but used a different paper from the DSP "Sending Love Speciality". I used WW CS, punched it out with the "XL Fancy Flower" punch and then embossed it with the "Perfect Polka Dots" folder and decorated it with hearts using the "Small Hearts" punch and DSP. A pink "Epoxy Brad" was added to the center. I added a "Pretty In Pink Corduroy Button" to the middle of a flower print on the DSP. The decorated "Love Note" was sent to me by Gayle Gibbons (fellow SU demo)and was the focal point for this panel. She used DSP,stamped with "I (Heart) to Hearts" set and scissor cut the large heart and used the "Small Heart" punch for the Real Red "Love" hearts. She finished it off using a red "Epoxy Brad".
Panel #3
I had seen this penguin couple on another blog and decided to CASE them (Sorry I can't find my reference). I used the following punches:
1 1/4 circle: heads
Small oval: bill, arms, and cut up portions for purse and handle
Wide oval : main body
Large oval: center of body (white)
Heart to Heart: face and heart being held
Curly label: corner of punch-out for flap on purse
Round Tab: feet

The eyes were created using the Crop-A-Dile and highlighted with the Singo white gel pen.
I selected another piece of DSP for this panel and trimmed it with a one-half inch piece of Bravo Burgundy CS punched with the "Pinking Hearts Boarder". The "Petal Card" die was used to create the large heart out of Rose Red CS. The heart was stamped using the "I (Heart)Hearts" set and Bravo Burgundy ink and one heart using the "Small Hearts" punch. Items from the "Pretties Kit" were used to pierce the heart. The WW CS heart was punched using the "Full Heart" punch and run through the "Perfect Polka Dot" folder. The other heart uses Bravo Burgundy CS and the Embosslit "Scalloped Heart of Hearts".

The holes in each corner were punched using the "Crop-A-Dile" and held together using "Very Vanilla" taffeta ribbon.

It took longer to write this description than it did to construct the panels.


  1. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for February 1st. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at

  2. This is wonderful!!! The penguins are adorable!

  3. This is such a cute project! Thanks for sharing, and congrats on being featured in Kelly's daily blog finds!