Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hand Stamped Sentiments #105 - Love Is In The Air

Love is in the Air TODAY at Hand Stamped Sentiments, especially since it's VALENTINE'S DAY!! Happy hearts day to you! I have John Paul Young's "Love Is In The Air" song from 1978 playing in the background as I type up my post! Couldn't get that song out of my head when I read this weeks challenge title...

I've seen many fun felted bobby pin creations on Pinterest and couldn't find a tutorial on heart ones, so I decided to come up with one of my own for a sweet little Valentine. 

What you'll need to create the heart bobby pins:

A sheet of felt (or scraps if your'e a craft-o-holic like me)
Sharp Scissors (I LOVE my SU! ones, all 6 pairs of them)
A couple of bobby pins
A hot glue gun and extra glue sticks

I started off cutting out a few hearts and matched up the ones that were the closest in size. 
Two strips of felt, which will cover the glue and grasp the bobby pin, it doesn't matter how long they are, since you'll trim them at the last step.

I stuck my strips of felt through the bobby pin top, put a dab of glue onto the back of my heart and then pushed the felt with the bobby pin on top of the glue holding it into place for a bit until it set. Be careful NOT to let the glue get on your fingers, OUCH!

Trim off the excess felt from the strips using the hearts as your guide and voila, two adorable felted heart bobby pins...Which I attached to this sweet little heart card with the appropriately worded porcupine stamp "I'm stuck on you".

The heart card is made out of the retired Bigz XL Petal Card Die from SU! I just snipped off two sides to get my heart shape. 

Head on over to see what LOVE-ly creations the Design Team has twitter patted up for you this week and join in on the Lovey fun!

SU! products used:
Paper - Crumb Cake
Die - Card, Petal retired Bigz Die
Other - Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details


Krista said...

Cute idea. I bet they look cute on....I need to see someone modeling these. :) Great choice of stamp, too!!

inkedx2 said...

What a cute idea. That image is perfect for the card.

Just a Thought... said...

This is ADORABLE!! The heartfelt pins are really cute!! Amy L.

stampinbygenny said...

Your project is so unique. This is really cute. Thanks for sharing your idea!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

These are so neat! I want to make a bunch now:-) I LOVE your little holder too!