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{Early Freebie Friday} Patterned Hearts

I know I know. Freebie Friday on a Tuesday? Well, I’m always at a loss when it comes to Valentine’s Day. It’s right after Christmas and right between both A & my birthdays. It’s so hard to think of so many gift ideas! Do you have this problem? I always end up opting for little sweet homemade gestures. A wakes up before me because he takes much longer to get ready (somehow he’s the girl when it comes to primping). Last year I surprised him with a card and banner posted on his bathroom mirror. I’m thinking of incorporating these patterned hearts this year. Maybe a trail with little reasons why he’s awesome on the back of each heart. I thought you might need a little boost with ideas too so I’m sharing early.

These would be cute strewn across a table any day of the year. Cute for even those un-valentine’s day peeps out there. When I was single, I used to hang out with my girlfriends on Valentine’s Day. It was always just as fun! Bring out those rom-coms!

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Supplies:

  • Template
  • Paper (plain copy or cardstock)
  • Printer
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Click on template to open.
  2. Print on copy or cardstock paper.
  3. Cut around each heart.
  4. Toss them on a table, dot them on the floor leadinging to a room, or write little sweet nothings on them.

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If this V-Day idea doesn’t strike your fancy, check out some others:

What are you going to do with these hearts?

DIY Paper Party Patterns

{Freebie Friday} Heart Flat Paper Bags

I love giving treats on Valentine’s Day because it gives me an excuse to use pink and red sparkly sugars. These little heart treat bags would be perfect for packaging up some sweet goodies to give out.

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Supplies:

  • Template
  • Paper (plain copy or colored)
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Sticker or washi tape to seal the bag

Directions:

  1. Click on desired template to open.
  2. Print on copy or colored paper.
  3. Cut along solid lines.
  4. Fold along dotted lines.
  5. Glue in grayed out area and press side flap together to adhere.
  6. Glue bottom flap and fold up to adhere.
  7. Fill with goodies & use a sticker or washi tape to seal!

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If you are looking for bags, but hearts aren’t your thing? Looking for packaging ideas with these bags? No prob! Here are some others:

What will you fill these goody bags with?

Color Food

{Color Palette} A Cup Of Heart

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Photo by Adrienne Gunde

My morning tea is my ritual. The smell and warm cup in my hands is so calming. I think I may need to work this heart cup into the routine though especially for February.

Are you a coffee or tea drinker?

DIY Paper Party Patterns Printables

{Freebie Friday} Pink Polka Dot Heart Cards

Are you all geared up for Valentine’s Day? I’m definitely not! I thought these cute little polka dot heart cards might be just the thing to get me in the mood to send my friends a few happy vibes.

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Supplies:

  • Template
  • Printer
  • Cardstock Paper
  • Scissors
  • A2 envelope, stamp, and pen to send!

Directions:

  1. Click the template to open.
  2. Print on cardstock.
  3. Cut along the outside edges of the card.
  4. Fold the cards in half.
  5. Write your lovey dovey message, address the envelope & send off!

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Who are you going to send a card to?

Color Fashion Home Decor

Daydream In Blush

Pink Heart Confetti (£4) | Miss Unkon Shorts from Need Supply ($90) | Wedding Dress Photo by Elizabeth Messina via The Bride’s Cafe | Burberry Brit Sheer Perfume ($62) | Pink Heart Wire Hook (£1) | Pink Cake Stand ($65) | Glitter Spike Headband ($28) | Lulu Guinness Perspex Lips Clutch ($426) | Ankle Socks ($3.50) | Pink Grapefruit Candle ($20) | Whistle Espadrille Wedges ($84)

There’s just something about the color blush that evokes images of fairy tales, ballerinas, and all the sweetness that are the ingredients for a girl. I’m loving these light hues and the new life they’re given by being mixed with bold hues like royal blue or red.

Do you like blush?

Design Fashion Food

{Lust List} Enamel Me Happy

I’ve been having quite a bit of creative block as of late. A & my relatively new obsession for collecting has made it really hard to think about anything else! I’ll have to share with you sometime all the fun things we are hoarding collecting. In the meantime, {Freebie Friday} will be be mixed in with {Lust List} posts because that’s what’s on my mind! Enjoy!

 

Enamel Bake Set ($79) | Vintage Enamel Heart Necklace ($35) | Enamel Tumbler ($9 each)

What are you lusting after today?

This week we’ve:

Art Color Design DIY Fashion Food Home Decor Paper Patterns

Daydream In Pixels

I’m a nerd. I admit it! It kind of is a given being an engineer. But, when nerdiness translates into the design world, well that and me are a perfect match. Being both a color and pattern lover, it delighted me to see pixelated art and objects and patterns poppnig up everywhere. I thought it’d be fun to share my finds with you.

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First, indulge my nerdiness and perhaps your inner nerdiness by watching this video about a Japanese invention that uses dried fruit as pixels. The machine reads an image and drops a piece of dried fruit for each pixel to make an image on say a gelatin dessert! I’m sorry, but that’s jsut cool!

Top to bottom and left to right:

Do you like pixels?

Fashion Patterns

{Lust List} Hearts Hearts Hearts!

Noodle & Boo All Of My Heart Soap ($15) | Ban.do Signature Scarf ($95) | Moschino Chenille Heart Flat ($395)

What are you lusting after today? What are you Valentine’s Day plans?

DIY Fashion

{Freebie Friday} Glitter Leather Heart Ring Tutorial

Glitter glitter everywhere! I’m totally loving glitter on everything. That extra shine just brightens my day. With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought a glitter leather heart ring would be the perfect addition to your date outfit or the perfect project to gather your single girlfriends and a few bottles of wine & wedges of cheese to craft together!

Supplies:

  • Leather (scrap is fine)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or pen, optional
  • Mod podge
  • Brush or Q-tip
  • Glitter
  • Paper plate or tupperware to catch your glitter
  • Sandpaper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Blank ring with a flat top (You can find a variety on Etsy

Directions:

  1. With your scissors, cut out a heart shape from your scrap leather. You can draw it out with a pencil or pen if you’d like, but I just free handed it and trimmed it until I liked the shape. If you’re making more than one of the same size, use your first one as a guide.
  2. Once you’re done cutting, apply mod podge to the surface you want to glitter. (If you want to make stripes, just cut a piece of painter’s or washi tape to size and tape off the parts what you want the leather to show.)
  3. Pour glitter over your mod podged surface over your paper plate or tupperware to contain the sparkle!
  4. Press the glitter in a little with your finger and apply more mod podge and glitter to any edge or parts you may have missed.
  5. Allow a few minutes to dry before applying a top coat of mod podge to seal in the glitter. Don’t worry! It dries clear! Allow the heart to dry at least 15 minutes before handling.
  6. Sand the gluing surface of your blank ring. This will help the glue have something to stick onto.
  7. Plug in your hot glue gun to heat up. Apply hot glue on your blank ring’s surface and press your leather heart to stick.
  8. Allow time for the glue to cool down before wearing

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{Freebie Friday} You Are Loved Mini Valentines

It’s finally time to prepare for the next holiday! Valentine’s Day is approaching in a quick 4 weeks. Whether your single or not, I love Valentine’s Day simply because I love telling my friends, family, and coworkers how much they are loved (usually with cards and baked treats). I never turn down an opportunity to make someone feel special!

I thought I’d dedicate a whooping three {Freebie Friday} posts to get your creative juices flowing on how you want to tell the wonderful people in your life that you love them. Don’t worry. There will also be fun things you’ll want to make for yourself!

Today, it’s all about getting a short and simple message across! Join me in making some adorable mini valentines.

Supplies:

  • Printer
  • Paper (copy, colored, cardstock, and/or patterned)
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive

Directions:

  1. Make the heart accordion.
    1. Click the “Heart Accordion” template to open. This template is enough for 4 cards.
    2. Print the template onto colored copy paper.
    3. Cut along the solid lines.
    4. Fold or use your scoring tool and ruler to crease the dotted lines and fold so the heart half is on the top. Fan fold is probably the easiest.
    5. Cut along the inside of the heart. Make sure the folded edges are not cut off or else it won’t form an accordion!
    6. Unfold your little hearts!
  2. Make the card.
    1. Click either the “You Are Loved” or “I Love You” card template to open. (If you want to right your own message, use the ”Blank Card“ template. This template is enough for 8 cards.
    2. Print the template onto copy paper.
    3. Click the “Blank Card” template to open. This template is enough for 8 cards.
    4. Print the template onto colored or patterned cardstock. (For my sample pictures, I used August Empress‘ beautiful and free seamless geometric watercolor patterns to print my own patterned paper.)
    5. Cut along the solid lines.
    6. Apply adhesive to the back of your front card (either “YOU” or “I” or your blank card) and the back of your blank card (your colored or patterned cardstock card).
    7. Attach the first heart of your accordion on the first card’s adhesive. and place the blank card on top to seal the heart inside.
    8. Trim the excess of the blank card.
    9. Fold the heart back and forth into the card.
    10. Do the same with the back card (either “ED” or “YOU” or your blank card) and your 2nd blank card.
  3. Make the envelopes.
    1. Click the “Mini Envelopes” template to open. This template is enough for 4 cards.
    2. Print the template onto colored copy paper.
    3. Cut along the solid lines.
    4. Following the numbers on the flaps, fold the side flaps in along the dotted line and then fold the bottom flap up.
    5. Apply adhesive to the meeting inside flaps to secure the envelope.
  4. Add finishing touches.
    1. Slip your mini valentine inside and seal with some washi tape or a small seal.
    2. Address your mini valentine to a loved one.
    3. Spread the love by slipping it on their desk, lunch, door, or pass them out in class!

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This DIY was linked to other fun Valentine’s Day crafts on Lala Land.

 Do you tell your friends and family that you care for them on Valentines Day?