Friday, February 2, 2018

Love Letters

Hello and happy Friday!! It's Jennalee here today with a Valentine inspired make. The Flourished Heart Frame made me think of valentines that a couple would have exchanged in the Victorian days. And of course what Valentine's Day is complete without a love letter?







Heat emboss both frame pieces using an embossing dauber and gold embossing powder. 


Create a collage using vintage photos, dictionary pages and postage stamps. Add some detail with mail themed rubber stamps. Adhere collage to back of the  Flourished Heart Frame. Cut out a heart to back your mini collages. This extra backing will help protect against the adhesive used to attach the heart to the envelope from seeping thru. 


For envelope cut a piece of linen, muslin and two-sided interfacing approximately 10 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches. Layer interfacing between the linen and muslin and adhere with iron. 


Cut ribbon and lace to size. Pin the ribbon and layered lace onto linen and top stitch with sewing machine. 


Fold up bottom third of fabric. Place the House Pocket die on top and stabilize with washi. Make sure to put fold above the bottom of the die. If the die does cut thru the fold don't worry it can be stitched together in the next step. 


Top stitch around the edges of the envelope. Make sure to leave the pocket of the envelope unstitched. Adhere heart frame to envelope flap using adhesive of choice. 




This little envelope is the perfect size for gifting a gift card or a love letter to that special someone. I hope you have a month full of love and get showered with lots of chocolate!! Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Creating ~ Jennalee 

2 comments:

  1. These gorgeous little envelopes made me swoon! Oh Jennalee, the heart flourish is the perfect finishing touch, especially filled with wonderful collage and ephemera! I just ADORE these! awesome idea, and gorgeous results! xoxo

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  2. Holy cannolis. I love these so much. Great work.

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