Friday, January 6, 2012

My Heart's All Aflutter

Ok, so....I went out to the studio, fully intending on working on some CHA stuff. But. Those wicked Inspiration Emporium people had sent me a box full of temptation. What was I to do??? I have been in love with the Distress Doily die since I first saw it. While I was putting it carefully on the shelf, it called out to me. It said, "Hey, Lady! Make something with!" I'm not one to argue with inanimate objects, so I agreed.

First, I folded some plain white, text weight paper in half and then cut it with the die. After I'd done about 10, I sprayed them with a shimmer mist solution I made by combining Cranberry Adirondack Colorwash, Worn Lipstick Distress Reinker, Pearl Perfect Pearls, and water. I used my heat gun to dry them and then added little hearts inside each fold. The hearts were cut from vintage French book pages using the Mini Hearts Movers and Shapers die from Sizzix..

When everything was dry, I glued the 'backs' of each doily to the next one, creating a....hmmm...what to call it? I created a pretty thing. A little ornament you can use to decorate for Valentine's Day. To hang my paper ornament, I glued a loop of Idea-ology ribbon in the center, before the doilies were all glued together. If I'd had any Idea-ology Baubles, I would have added one to the bottom - I think that would really finish it off!

The supplies I used are listed below and can be purchased at Inspiration Emporium. In celebration of Jay's (one of the owners) and Tim's (Holtz) birthdays, they are running a Birthday Special! When you use the coupon code, birthdayboyz, you'll receive 17% off your order! Happy Birthday to all of us!

Sizzix Distress Doily Die
Sizzix Mini Hearts Set
Idea-ology Lavish Trimmings
Adirondack Colorwash - Cranberry
Ranger Distress Reinker - Worn Lipstick
Ranger Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl

I'm linking up with this week's Simon Says Show Something Old (vintage hearts)...Something New (my new die!). Make sure you check out all the wonderful submissions!


  1. Oh pretty!!! I love your delicate creation! I guess a box of goodies from Imagination Emporium would cause a girl to "stray" a little from her intentions! haha Beautiful job! <3 Candy

  2. That's a fabulous idea to use the doily die (which happens to be one of my new favs too!!) Love it!

  3. This is gorgeous Shelly!!
    And clever and creative :-)

    greetings, Alie

  4. Gorgeous ornament! Can imagine that you were distracted with a box full of goodies!

  5. ****superbeeeeeeeeee

  6. I used to make the same sort of ornament with circles cut from the fronts of christmas cards when I was a young girl. This is so pretty using the doily die and what a nice little valentine decoration for your home!

  7. What a lovely decoration! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  8. What a fabulous little "thing"...quite delicate and lovely.
    I can''t wait to try that die..I could have so much fun with it. As always very creative.

  9. Every time I come here I get some kind of fresh inspiration! You are one of the MOST creative paper crafters I have ever run across. What an unbelievable piece of work you have produced here. It is so clever and totally gorgeous! I'm glad you let your creative spirit off the leash and produced this fabulous decoration! And thanks for sharing it with us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  10. Gorgeous! I'm glad you listened to that punch! :-)

  11. That is such a lovely romantic and delicate colour and I'm falling for that die too. A great little 'just for you' creation indeed. Wishing you oodles on inspiration and Mojo for all the CHA projects - GO Shelly! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Sarah.

  12. It's a beautiful thing, Shelly!!!!!

  13. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You are so creative!


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