There was so much love to share this month that we couldn't possibly fit it all in before February 14th so we're going to keep sharing the love all month long! In fact, we have so much love to share that we are literally GIVING it away! (Keep reading!)
This fun stack of faux love letters by Michele Aiello-Zendejas really tickled me this month. I knew that Michele had put out a call for envelopes and lots of them but I had no idea what she was up to.
It’s hard to show in the side view but this stack is actually put together as one piece and it even has feet! I love how it looks sitting on my coffee table, for the moment! (wink!)
Here is a close up of some of the detail of the flower bunch!
Now about the "giving love away" part.....
You could WIN the actual sample shown here simply by following our blog and leaving a comment there! It's THAT easy! The winner will be selected from the blog comments section of this post which you can find at http://pennywisearts.blogspot.com/
Isn't that exciting???
Be sure that your comment is on the "Love Letters" post to be entered for a chance to win these fun love letters by Michele!
And while you're there, there are a couple of things you could do to show me some love back, if you don't mind? Ü
First, be sure to "follow" the blog by clicking the easy link there. Following doesn't actually require you to do a doggone thing, it is simply a statistic used to show that we have fans and followers that love us.
Also, if you wish you could take a moment to click the "subscribe" button to keep up with all the other fun things we're giving away each month!
To learn how Michele made this fun project keep reading!
Love Letters by Michele Aiello-Zendejas
Flower die cuts (Assorted paper punches)
Love die cut (Silhouette SD)
Heart die cuts (Sizzix Paddle Punches)
Vine die cuts (Silhouette SD)
Tag die cuts (Silhouette SD)
Vine/Scroll rubber stamp (Inkadinkado)
"From My Heart to Yours" Stamp (Inkadinkado)
Clear Dew Drops
Red Micro beads (Pennywise Arts)
O'So Sticky Tape (Pennywise Arts)
Small glass vial
Cardstock or paper (red with white dots, black, red, & white)
Scrap paper or newspaper
Thick Liquid Adhesive (any brand you prefer)
Beads for feet (optional)
Acetate sheet (optional)
1. Stuff the envelopes with scrap paper or newspaper, so they look like there is a letter inside.
2. Stamp a design on the top envelope. Stack and arrange the envelopes how you want them. Glue them all together so they don't shift while you are working on them.
3. Tie ribbon around the envelopes and embellish with die cut vines, die cut tags, hearts, and flowers.
4. Use the paddle punch to punch out heart shapes from O'So Sticky Tape. Remove the liner and dip the exposed adhesive into red micro beads. Adhere to the top of the envelopes.
5. Accent the design with Dew Drops and a clear vial filled with micro beads.
6. Use Diamond Glaze to add dimension to some of the die cuts, such as "Love" and the postage die cut.
7. For durability, I glued an acetate sheet under the bottom envelope and used small clear rubber plugs as feet.