Saturday, 11 February 2012

PinAddicts Pinterest Challenge

I decided that I would join in on this as I had the perfect reason to make something this month and also have only recently discovered Pinterest (seriously don't know what I did with my life before that)!

I decided to make something along these lines, which I pinned here.

I have liked these type of things for a while now, but never really had the reason to make one. James' cousin is getting married next week so thought this would make a nice keepsake gift. 

I got the medium sized box frame and paper materials from Hobbycraft, which all came to about a tenner. 
I set up, cut the backing paper (after much deliberation as to which colour paper to use from my selection) to size. Then messed about cutting hearts in different ways, my blunt scalpel had seen better days and left a rubbish cut so decided I'd just use scissors instead. This bit would be loads easier if you had a heart cutter but they were £10 each so couldn't afford that just for one project!
I settled on a layout with rough paper first-because knowing me I would have done it completely wrong if I had used the nice stuff first time round!

I stuck them down so that alternate halves of heart were stuck. With the heart that holds the wedding date on I chose the purple card to stand out (I have a feeling the wedding colour is purple too but don't actually know for certain), just wrote the date on with a marker pen, unfortunately my silver marker was too fat!


Here's what it ended up like...not the best photo as it was a nightmare to not get glare or reflections in the glass! The paper's have a pearl/shimmery effect on them which the photo doesn't do justice too either! Here's hoping the happy couple like their keepsake next week.

This is my entry on the PinAddicts Pinterest Challenge, why not see the other entries too...


14 comments:

  1. That looks fab!! Love it. Have to put that on my to do list. x

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    1. Thank you. Apart from faffing about with getting the shapes aligned its really easy too :) x

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  2. Im SO pinning this!! All for under a tenner - its gorgeous!!

    thanks so much for joining in - see you next month, our challenge will be hosted by @MelkshamMum ! xx

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    1. Thank you, yeah bargain! Looking forward to it! Be good to get me making stuff rather than adding more to my 'I could do that' list! x

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  3. Heya sweet my mum has some shaped paper cutters, next time u need something let me know and I'll see if she has anything that would work :) I can always pop it round to yours on the way home from work :) the gift is gorgeous by the way, really beautiful :) xx

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    1. Heya, thanks, I only have teeny tiny ones that wouldn't have worked for this. Thank you hoping James' cousin and partner like it too :) xx

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  4. I love this idea and am going to do one for my hubby, when I find a vintage map I can cut up and do the hearts on areas that mean a lot to us

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    1. Thank you. That sounds great, love meaningful gifts.

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  5. I love your picture! I am thinking of doing something similar with a butterfly shaped punch I have. Great to read about the challenge too - I am joining in!

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    1. Thank you. Have seen some great butterfly ones too! Look forward to seeing yours :)

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  6. thats such a lovely idea! I'd be honoured to receive it as a gift!

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