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Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Valentine Blog Hop

Hello Scrappy Crafty Blog Hoppers!
Welcome to Create It-Green's Re-Purpose with Love Valentine Blog Hop!

If you have been following along you will have arrived here by way of CYNDiLou's Graphic Craft's Blog.

If not head on back to Create It-Green to start from the beginning.

You will not want to miss out on the Word Search Game and wonderful projects that will be showcased, not to mention some great RAK Prizes that will be available to you.

My Re-purposed Project I have to share with you is created from an Infant formula container.

First removing the top with a pair of nippers and soaking in hot soapy water to remove the labels.
Next apply a coat of Gesso for some tooth.

With a handful of Scrapbook paper scraps and some help from tutorials on Origami found on the web, I created my flowers.

The end result ... a Valentine Floral Display.
For my container I used Mod Podge and Vintage images that are generously offered free, for all to use in your favorite Projects.

Finishing off with Twine glued along the bottom and top rims for a more finished look.
Using Styrofoam salvaged from packaging that came in boxes delivered to my home .

Inserted into my container to hold my flowers.

Here is a close up of the flowers .

Not having on hand origami paper.

I used Scrapbook paper scraps, a bone folder and ink to make up for the difference.

Wanting my Display to resemble a bouquet one might find delivered on Valentine's Day I found this great tutorial for a heart pocket.

Inserting a Vintage Valentine Image I found on the web as my gift card.

I would like to share with you the tutorial I used for my Heart Pocket.

First you must begin with an Origami Square Base fold.

This first video will help you begin with your square base fold.

Now let's move onto creating the heart pocket.

Links may be found at the end of this post for helping you to create your own Origami Flowers and Vintage Images that I found useful in helping this Floral Display come together.

As a thank you for joining us at Create It- Green's Valentine Blog Hop I have a Crop-A-Dile Big Bite that I will be giving away.

To be eligible for this RAK leave a comment in this post sharing your favorite Valentine Project, recipe, song or just about anything that you like, to celebrate the day.

One winner will be drawn from the comments and posted on Monday.

Origami Links

Vintage Images


Before I send you on your way to the next stop on our Blog Hop.

I would like to make you aware of some fun going on at Create-It Green.

Create-It- Green Yahoo Group is hosting an "Art Lottery"!

To find out more stop by and sign up today !

Create It-Green is also on Facebook and hosting a well worthy project the

Stop on by and read all about it.

There is still time to help out with this cause!

Also a Big Congratulations go out to Holly Doyle!! Winner of Create It-Green's Coffee Cup Lid Challenge! WTG Holly!!

Now on to the next stop of the Blog Hop!

Ali MacDonald has a Recycled Flower project she would like to share, using a mystery item!

Wonder what it is ??? !

Well, you'll just have to hop on over and find out !! :)

Hope you are enjoying the hop so far and coming away with some inspiration for those Holiday Projects you have in mind.

As always Thanks for stopping by My Crafty World :)

If you have made it this far down the post, you have just found the next key word for the Word Game

Good Luck!


Joan said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous!! I'd rather have this for Valentine's Day than real flowers anytime! Thanks for all the links for the vintage images and the tutorials.

Jacqueline said...

Jean, that is gorgeous! I'm totally out of the scrappin loop right now so don't count me for the prize but I had to tell you how much I love that bouquet! Great job!

grandmalee said...

What an awesome project! You guys have such wonderful ideas...I need to start using lots of these ideas to help downsize my stashes & to save money on purchases containers to work with.
My favorite Valentine activity. For the past ten or more years, I've made Valentine's Day cards to give out to the veterans in local nursing homes. I just called the activity director & asked how many vets they had that were residents after I told them about the project. This started when my daughter was in JROTC & needed a community service project. My daughter is now a MP in the Nat. Guard & I still make cards for the vets as well as soldiers serving overseas. I send the the soldiers as often as possible through Operation Write Home.

Sue Stampin Daly said...

This project is amazing!!

Ruthie said...

this is a fab project - thanks for sharing! love the various flowers!


Ruthie said...

this is a fab project - thanks for sharing! love the various flowers!


Jennifer Scull said...

what a beautiful container! I love the paper you have chosen!
for Valentine's Day, I like to make all kinds of heart shaped foods - pancakes, cookies, biscuits, etc. My family has come to expect a basket of some sort of treat every holiday! it is really fun! :)

Anonymous said...

what a brilliant idea! i could even make a couple as center pieces for a small party-thanks so much for sharing this in the hop!!!! i love it :)


SarahA said...

So very beautiful!!!

Jan said...

Love everything about this recycle/reuse mixed media projevt! I'm working on mixed media projects this morning :)

Mindy said...

All I can say is STUNGING!

Lesley F said...

Wow...this is gorgeous! I love it.

artzellie said...

What talent, your arrangement is just beautiful. My favorite treat to make & share on Valentine's Day are chocolate covered strawberries...so easy & good.

Carla said...

What a gorgeous flower bouquet!! Absolutely LOVE it!

Carla said...

Oh, and thanks for the origami links!

Melissa said...

wow, that is just amazing!

shari said...

Wow, your project is awesome!! Great job. I'd love to win you crop a dile, I don't have one. Thanks for the chance. Shari (cricutrookie)

silvia said...

Your floral arrangement is AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing the origami an image links. I am currently working omn a mini album for my DH for Valentines day :)

Mrs. So and So said...

I always wondered what I could do with these containers!

Loretta said...

cute project indeed

paperscissors said...

omg! wow! amazing! incredible talent, skills and a generous heart sharing the web sites, tutorial and candy!!! on valentine's day we each, in turn, hold a glass heart my son gave me when he was 3 yrs old and we each share what we love about each other! it just gives a forum to express ourselves!

Lynn Marsh said...

Wow, that seriously is gorgeous! We don't really celebrate valentines anymore, but I do enjoy listening to everyones valentines adventures!

Stephanie said...

What a neat project! I love helping my kids make their Valentine's boxes and cards for school. Thanks for the chance to win!

Tanya said...

Wow!!! This is amazing! Whata great way to recycle!! Thanks for all of the links- your flowers are incredible!!

Barb's Boys said...

Your flower arrangement and container are great! Thanks for all of the wonderful links. My DH and I don't do much for Valentine's Day but he likes to give suggestions on my card swap creations so I was surprised to learn that he had a very strong opinion on the colors I had used on my first try - looks too much like spring...use the softer colors! Ok, if you say so! I love chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day instead of flowers.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is an amazing project! Thanks for sharing the videos on how you made those gorgeous flowers!

ScrapinShana said...

Now I have another idea of what to do with the left over formula containers! These would be perfect for a baby shower we have coming up for a friend. My favorite Valentine's Day song is an OLD one and pretty corny, but it is the first one that comes to mind when I think of Valentine's Day...I just called to say I love you by Stevie Wonder =)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Jean, smack me with AMAZING!!! I would rather have this bouquet for Valentine's Day, it'll last FOREVER! Your flowers, the pot, the pocket, everything is just unbelievable! Wowee!!! What a great way to use those scraps too, which appear to have worked just fine. My daughter had an oragami book and the paper is really just about the same as scrapbook paper so why not save a dime and use scraps - very resourceful!!

Deanne Burton said...

That is a gorgeous project! Jean ,you always amaze me!!! Great going girl!!!

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