Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Valentine Gift for the Mister

After years of marriage, sometimes trying to think of something special to get the Mister is tough. Yes, you could get the latest and greatest gadget, but in reality, that is like the Mister getting us a blender! NO! You want to do something "special".  The Mister can buy his own gadget, just as easy as we can buy our own blender! A few years ago, I made something for my Mister for Valentine's day that he says is his favorite Valentine gift of all time. I wanted to share the idea with you. It is super easy, and super fast and best of all, super economical!
I took an 8x8 shadow frame, along with supplies that I had in my stash. Let's face it, all of us Crafty Girls have a stash! Everything in the frame are leftovers from other projects.  I started the project on an 8x8 piece of cream card stock.
The swirl at the top is a stamp with a little button glued on with a glue dot. The "I" is nothing more than a rub on letter on a square cut out, with inked edges. The word "will" is also done using rub on letters. The circle of dots is an ink stamp. 
The tag is hand cut, with an eyelet put in the top of it, running a ribbon through it. The word "Love" are rub on letters. The skeleton key was just in my stash.
The "U" is from Making Memories alphabet from years ago. The word "until" are rub on letters, with a metal frame around it, probably from Making Memories. The second tag is is made the same way as the first tag with the words "the end of" rubbed on. The plastic clock face is from Heidi Swapp from years ago. "Time" are rub on letters. The swirl is a stamp, with a button glued on with a glue dot. 
The picture and two tags are elevated using pop dots.  
So check out your stash and make something special for your Mister!

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  1. This is such a sweet idea! I would love for you to link up to my Sew Crafty Party & Giveaway!

  2. Loving this idea. Very very sweet indeed. Thank you for sharing.


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