Do you ever pick up a craft book at the store, and even though clear instructions are given, wonder how on earth you could possibly make what your eyes are seeing. This was the case with Delight in the Details held in hand at JoAnn's for more than a year. I absolutely fell in love with the project entitled Candy Box Album Cover. This year I have enough learned skills to give the project a go.
A heart cut from chipboard (a cereal box will do) is traced on the back side of card stock. Scallop cut around drawn line.
Using chipboard heart as a pattern, cut a second heart from cardboard, a third from printed paper. Glue stick all layers together for a nice sturdy base. I call this the "Sandwich Method". Glue Sandwich to chipboard heart.
Backside of album is covered with printed paper cut slightly larger than drawn line. Don't forget to punch hole with each sheet of paper added for jump ring.
Spread thin layer of Tacky Glue with a few drops of water added to thin slightly to outer edge of first one half of heart including scallop, apply glitter, and then other half, apply glitter; set aside to dry.
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PAPER CRAFT TIP: To create a smaller sized pattern of the original heart shape and maintain same shape, trace half of template onto folded paper, create smaller size needed by keeping pencil line same distance from original drawn line.
Project: Cut from cardboard one small heart, cut one printed paper heart. Glue stick together.
Six layers of alternating red and white crepe paper length of circumference of heart is sewn slightly off the center line of width of crepe. (You can sew again a scissors width away from first sewn line to be able to use both halves of crepe) Cut 1/8" slits up to sewn line length of crepe. BEFORE SEPARATING CUT CREPE hot glue sewn edge to edge of small heart. Separate crepe.
Hot glue smaller heart to scalloped base.
Cut (4) 3" strips of white satin ribbon 5/8" wide, 3" strips gold ribbon 1/4" wide, layer gold over white and staple ends together.
Hot glue two ribbon pieces together twice to be placed underneath rosette created. Lightly twist length of 1 1/2" wide wired ribbon.
Hot glue a first turn of the ribbon to create a center. (Back shown) Twisted ribbon is then circled around center, hot glue last turn underneath rosette created. Hot glue to ribbon loops, hot glue to crepe.
Valentine's Day was the very first holiday I celebrated with my husband who gave me a heart shaped box of chocolates such as this. I slept with that box on my nightstand for months to come and kept small mementos of our dates together inside. In the days to follow I will be creating the pages of my album to recall the wonderful crafts I have made to celebrate Valentine's Day this year.