valentine’s day

crate paper heart day collection

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It may not even be Thanksgiving yet but the new Valentine’s Day collections are already starting to roll in! Up first is the Crate Paper Heart Day collection!!!

It is soooo stinkin’ cute! There are some really great papers and embellishments that can be used all year around and definitely some that are Valentine’s specific.

I tend to not go for collections or products with cutesy imagery …. lovey dovey collections are the exception to that rule.

This collections has the most adorable heart shaped strawberries, I swoon! And can we talk about the cacti … emoji puffy hearts … and sickly sweet cupcakes? Let’s take a look at these too cute for words products.

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Here is an overview of the papers but I wanted to point out a couple of my all time favorites.

My Love: This paper is adorable on both sides (all the more reason to order 2) I just love the irregular dot pattern over the blush hearts. The B side is the most adorable cactus pattern ever.

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Sweethearts: This fringe paper is soo cute. I love that it gives the look of dimension without adding any bulk to your projects.

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Lovely: This has to be my favorite! It is very reminiscent of a Studio Calico paper I received in a kit that I just couldn’t get enough of. I love the fresh take on a stripe by adding the dot pattern.

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And my favorite embellishments have to be the puffy stickers and the 12×12 chipboard.

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So much cuteness!!! Please check out the video below showing the products in much more detail. The product images below are affiliate links and I greatly appreciate the clicks 🙂 Just click on the image and shop away! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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DIY Valentine’s Day Banner

Valentine’s Day is such a fun festive holiday, and one that is full of sweet DIY projects. As a paper crafter I am always looking to use my supplies in different ways. For this banner and the decorative straws I am using some of my steel dies, felt, and twine to create cute projects.

The great thing about these projects is that you most likely have the supplies on hand, and if not you can always trace and image and hand cut it. You can also substitute the felt with pattern paper and that would be really fun as well.

Here is what you will need:

Red Felt

White Felt

Pink Felt

Alphabet Die Set (Quinn’s ABC Lawn Fawn)

Heart Shaped Die (American Crafts Dear Lizzy)

Glue Gun

Bakers Twine

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To create the banner start by die cutting all your shapes and letters.

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I like to use a grid mat to make sure I get the correct spacing between hearts when adding the twine. I have a found a glue gun works best for adhering the hearts to the twine.

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I had a few extra hearts to I thought it would be super cute to add them to some paper straws. I just love how they turned out. I hope you have enjoyed this quick and simple Valentine’s projects and can’t wait to see what you are creating this month.

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