Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cute Valentine's Day Heart Banner

I decided our under-construction family room needed some Valentine's Day cheer. So I found this really easy heart banner here.

As I've said in the past, scrapbooking paper is a rip-off and I hate paying a lot for it...I have a SECRET way to find free paper! Check out this post for info.

Anyway, I found some cute patterns and Photoshopped them to pretty pinks and reds for Valentine's Day. I printed out 2 pieces of each of the 5 patterns. If your paper is really thin, I would suggest mounting on cardstock to make them heavier.

Then I cut out my heart template

I traced the hearts on the scrapbook paper

Then I cut out all my hearts
(I saved the small hearts for another small project for the hubby's gift)

I linked the hearts together to create a long chain

Then I taped the slit on the back of each heart

Now I smile every time I walk into our messy family room and see it.



Happy Valentine's Day!

7 comments :

  1. Can you recommend the paper site that you used? I like the papers that you chose, but I'm not finding any I like when I google.

    Thanks for sharing such a cute idea!

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  2. Thanks for the question, Amy. These particular patterns are really old files that I photoshopped to change the colors to pinks and reds.

    Some of the places I have found images in the past include:
    Google image search
    http://www.shabbyprincess.com
    http://www.cottagearts.net
    yahoo group - GoDigitalScrapbooking
    http://www.twoheartstogether.com
    http://www.keepandshare.com
    http://scrapbookideas.wordpress.com

    You may have to join some of these in order to get free patterns. Hope this helps!

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  3. this would be really fun over a dining room table for a vday dinner with friends!

    kelly

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  4. I like the way you've intertwined the hearts. Looks pretty against the color of your wall too!

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  5. Your heart garland is so cute and you can use it again from year to year!

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  6. Love this idea for garland. I'm thinking shamrocks or eggs would be adorable too!

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  7. I Love this I can't wait to make one for our living room

    kristie from http://simplycraftyblog.blogspot.com/

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