I was talking to my mom the other day and she reminded me that my cousin in Holland was going to be getting married in a week and that I needed to send a card. They are getting married in Alkmaar which is known for their outdoor cheese market. Love that place! Anyways, I didn't have any wedding cards on hand and it can take so long for anything to get mailed over there. I didn't want to wait a day and go to the store and pick up a card, so I thought I would go and make one with some of the stuff I had on hand. I remembered that there was a card challenge on the paper lovers blog, so I thought I would use that as a layout. I used my favorite wedding stamp that I used on this card I made a few years ago and once again replaced the bouquet with a heart brad. This photo makes the colors look way more crazy then they are in person, but I had to get this in the mail fast, so this is the only photo I have.
Now that the Christmas decorations are down, it is time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! I have seen some in the store, but it is much more fun to make your own. So here is how I made my sweet heart wreath. First you need a hoop (the one I used had about a 7 in diameter), 7 big wooden hearts, 8 small wooden hearts, paint, glitter, ribbon, and some hot glue. I took all my hearts and painted them a solid color and then went back over them and made some patterns or outlined them. I thought they were looking a little boring so I went back and put some glitter on random ones. Then I went around and hot glued the big ones and tried to make them as evenly spaced as possible. Then I hot glued the smaller ones on top of the bigger hearts, tied some ribbon, and then hung on my door!