Monday, January 26, 2009

Hugs and Kisses Banner

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Look what I made this weekend! I am so thrilled with how it turned out!

It all started when I found this pink toile scrapbook paper. I planned on just putting it on a heart but then I thought it would make a wonderful banner for my hutch so I bought some coordinating scrapbook papers.
I couldn't find any lightweight letters so I bought a thick wood X and O to use as a pattern and a sheet of foam board. (I wanted to spell LOVE but they were out of L's) I traced the letters and the heart on the foam board and cut them out. Had I known that this would take forever to do, I probably wouldn't have started it. Let me tell you...it's really hard to get a clean cut with an X-Acto knife so I had sand the edges to get them straight and smooth...very time consuming!
I really would love to find some lightweight letters so I could make these for my etsy shop! I will be putting some pink toile hearts on my etsy shop soon.
Update: The Toile Hearts are now on my etsy! They are $8.50 each

45 comments:

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

This is darling Cindy- By the way, pink tassels could be a great thing for a lot of girls loving pink, such as myself.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

WOW! That is beautiful, you did such wonderful job.
Ginger

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

So cute. I especially love the toile!

Joyce said...

Cindy you have been so very creative lately! Isn't it fun? Your tassels and banner are just beautiful! Looks like you've got it all!!

Cindy in Albuquerque said...

I LOVE these - and thanks for talking about the process. If I get mired down in something - like having trouble with a knife cutting through foam, I'm all too inclined to think, "that can't be right" and quit...although, I did work with cutting through foam museum board once and I know exactly the problem you were having. At any rate, these look terrific!

Rebecca said...

Those are the cutest Valentines.I can't wait til you put some up on ETSY.

Jeanneoli said...

So pretty and you used lovely papers.

Carolyn said...

That is so pretty! I especially love the toile.
Carolyn

Monkey's Momma said...

Cindy, That is really beautiful!

desiree@lookiloos said...

What a great banner. I think I might try one myself. I know I have seen thin wooden (maybe balsa wood) before. If I can think of it, I'll let you know. Also, a dremel(sp) tool works great for getting a clean edge when cutting.

Julie said...

Cute Cindy!! Even though it was a pain to make - you made it sturdy enough to last for many years!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Great idea too! You picked such pretty scrapbook paper! I love the roses and toile! I really enjoyed the close-up of all your lovelies on the hutch (last photo).

Karin

LindaSonia said...

Boy, I know what you mean about cutting foam core... it's a pain!! but your banner and hearts are adorable!!! LindaSonia

Virginia said...

Cindy, That is really beautiful!
I'm going to visit your Etsy store. I may buy something from you when I get pay this week. You are very creative, I wish you success.
Blessings,
Virginia :)

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Very cute Cindy!

jessica said...

Just gorgeous! Like everything you do!

~ Lindy ~ said...

Hi there.... very cute banner. i make these with fabric instead of scrapbook paper but i use paper letters for patterns. scrapbooking paper has so many great patterns and prints! i found some cute letters at:
http://www.teachingstuff.com

you might want to check it out.

bdmalouf said...

These are so lovely! I cant wait to try and make some lovely ditties like this!

Nantucket Karen said...

I'M SO IN LOVE WITH THAT BANNER CINDY!!! I'm the ultimate "girly girl" and all those colors are my favorites. I'm going to Etsy to buy the pink heart with black bow; love it!!
Also received the "Blue & White Book" and have it proudly displayed on my coffee table :) Thanks again Cindy!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy your banner is so soft and pretty
Alison

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
Love your banner and it looks so pretty on your hutch! Thanks for the idea for the hutch, that's a good one, I don't know why I didn't think of that one myself (;
Hugs~Kelly

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Me again~I just saw your ? about the hutch, it does look like the Ethan Allen but it is Pennsylvania furniture co. (;

Anna Sophia said...

I adore these. I actually have that same paper. I've had it for about 2yrs and never found the right thing to use it on. I have since used it to make scrabble tile pendants. now I'm wondering if I have more left to make these adorable hearts! Great idea, thanks for sharing!!

Joy said...

The garland looks so pretty against the blue and white. :o)

SashaKay said...

Very adorable!
Where is the flea market you go?
Down in campbell?
A little off the subject sorry!
im just dying to know!
Thanks Cindy!
-Sasha K.

SashaKay said...

Thanks Cindy your the best!
oh and PS your the one who got me in to this addictive tassel making!
:)

sarah abeachcottage said...

oh my Cindy, I LOVE it, sigh but I don't think I have the patience or the craftines for that myself...I reckon you should sell them tho, I see your Etsy shop and the new look, very nice

oh and the tassels are good, funny cos today I them in a book and thought hmmm I might try make those

Sarah

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

That is so cute! I want to make one!

LivingTheLife said...

CUTE...with a capital "C"....LOVE the pink toile! I checked out your hearts on etsy...too cute! If I did "pink" here at the casa...I would buy one...but we're (hubby) isn't all that in to pink...but those would even make a cute little gift for a baby girls nursery...hmmm...I'm trying to think if I know of any baby showers I will be attending soon for a little girl????

Blessings...and thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas...

Teresa

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Lovely! G.Luck on your Etsy endeavor :)

RobinfromCA said...

Wonderful! I'm headed to your shop now! And, pssst... I'll bet Vintage & Vogue would sell these in their shop!

Robin

debbie said...

CINDY,
THAT IS VERY PRETTY AND JUST SO PRETTY WHERE YOU HUNG IT.
THE PAPER IS VERY BEAUTIFUL.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS.
debbie

Mary said...

They are beautiful Cindy!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

So pretty Cindy!

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Cindy! Just beautiful!!!! I have those exact papers!!! They are really pretty. What a nice touch for your already beautiful hutch! Have a great day! Sincerely, Jeannette

Cottagecheap said...

Lovely! Sometimes a small pair of scissors works best. (old school LOL) Also you can print L O V E on your computer (one per page) and use those as patterns if you so desire. Be really hokey and do the O as a heart! :D

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Very cute! Like the delicate choice of color. Perfect for your home!

Lee Laurie said...

Your banner is beautiful!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Very nice! You sure are a busy gal.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wow! Congratulations Cindy on your 600th post!!! I agree, I am happy person beacuse of blogging!!! Oh my, please add me to your giveaway!!! Have a wonderful day dear!

Hugs,
Maryjane

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

CUTE! You are the woman!

Judy

Holly said...

Hi Cindy,

Your blog is simply beautiful! I look forward to reading your updates throughout the week. The pink heart you made is so pretty!

My e-mail address is markandholly@tampabay.rr.com

Holly

Denise said...

Oh! I hope I win it! It's LOVELY and . . . pink! I LOVE your blog - so inspirational. Keep enjoying blogging - it shows.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Cindy,
Those are just darling! Getting caught up on past posts here.

Happy weekend,
~Tracie

Kara said...

Gorgeous project! I love how it looks hanging on your hutch!