Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Blog Hop


Welcome to my blog - your 4th stop on the Valentine Blog Hop with Two Scrapbook Friends! You should have arrived here from Jayne's Blog.

I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful Valentine ideas that you are seeing along the way and that you are remembering to comment on each blog to qualify for a great prize from Two Scrapbook Friends! Also, don't forget to keep track of the red highlighted word on each blog and to email the phrase that they make to 2friends@execulink.com. If you do, you will qualify for a second chance to win the prize!

For our Blog Hop I decided to make a heart banner. I saw a similar idea on the internet and thought I would give it a try. The unique thing about this banner is that it has photo strips on it! What a great way to personalize a project!


What you need to start with are 4 x 6 photos that have six 2 x 2-inch photos on each.


Cut the strips apart so you have two strips with three photos on each one.


Then you need to cut pattern paper strips that measure 2 x 6 inches. I decided to go with a red/white/black color scheme for this project. Attach one pattern paper strip to the back of each photo strip.



Then with the photo strips facing each other, place a piece of Terrifically Tacky Tape, or other strong adhesive, across the top of one strip. Adhere the photo strips together so the photos are facing each other.


Then with the two strips adhered together, punch a hole about 3/4-inch down from the top. Add another adhesive strip across the bottom of the pattern paper, then bend the strips with the photos to the outside and adhere the strips together. This will crate the heart shape.


I did 4 hearts with photos (one for each of us in our family) and then I made 5 with just pattern paper and alternated them on my banner. You can then add a decorative edge to the bottom of your hearts. When your hearts are all done, thread a long piece of ribbon through the holes in each heart to create your banner!


I hope you liked this project idea! I think it would be perfect not only for Valentines Day, but possibly for a bridal shower, a baby shower, an anniversary, or any other special celebration!

So remember, in order to be entered to win:
1. Leave a comment on all the blogs as you go and then go back to the Two Scrapbook Friends blog and leave a final comment there.
2. To have a second chance to win, keep track of the HIGHLIGHTED WORDS from each blog and email the phrase to 2friends@execulink.com. Put "Blog Contest" in your subject line.
3. Check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends blog on February 14th to see if you are the winner. (Winners will not be contacted personally.)

Here are the featured blogs in our Valentine's Blog Hop:


So your next blog will be Sharlene's! I know she has something special waiting to show you! Thanks for hopping by :)

45 comments:

  1. Oh my, this is brilliant! (I was so enthralled with the banner I didn't even catch what the "word" was.) I love it. What an incredible way to personalize the banner. Wow!

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  2. Joanne, your banner turned out perfect. I love that you used photos too. Great idea.

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  3. WOw Joanne, you made this banner come to life! Love it!

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  4. I love that you included photos in this project. Now I just have to figure out how to create photo strips! Gorgeous project - love the little details you added like border strips at the bottom of the hearts.

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  5. Gorgeous Joanne! But how do you create the photo strips? did you use one of those photo machine in the mall? or a program like Picasa or Photoshop?
    Anyway it is really beautiful.

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  6. Perfection Joanne! So beautiful, I'm inspired to try it.

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  7. I believe I used Picasa for the photos. I have a couple of different programs that I use, but I am pretty sure it was Picasa for this project :)
    Joanne xo

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  8. Holy moley! You gals are blowing me away with these projects! This is SO clever!! Love it!

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  9. Beautiful banner - love the photo additions. Did a similar banner last year but might need to do another with photos! Thanks Joanne :)

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  10. i absolutely love this idea, will have to give it a try!

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  11. I know you love banners and now a tutorial on putting photos on them is great. Thanks for all your inspiration. (love the photo strips)

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  12. NO WAY!!! SO LOVELY! I love love love them! I will for sure try this. I need to figure out the photostrips first!

    You NAILED my heart!

    Happy (early) Valentine's Day!

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  13. nice way to personalize

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  14. nice way tp personalize.
    kim b

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  15. that is a cool idea. came out really well

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  16. Love it Love it Love it.. Beyond Amazing.. I want to SCRAPLIFT!!! Happy Valentine!

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  17. Neat idea Joanne! I love banners and the idea of using photo strips too is perfect.

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  18. Love your heart shaped banner!

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  19. Beautiful ! What a great idea for a bridal shower too ! Thanks for sharing !!

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  20. Love the banner. The photo strips make it so personal and special.

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  21. LOVE it! What a great idea... Love how you personalized with your pictures.

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  22. cute banner, thanks for sharing

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  23. Love it - and it seems so doable.

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  24. This is beautiful Joanne! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. What a great idea and i just love the way you put the pictures on the side of the hearts
    Deb B

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  26. I just love this!

    A :)

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  27. Super duper cute idea with the photos... XOXO

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  28. wow Joanne...what a great idea..turned out just great...

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  29. Very cool banner! I love how the photos are incorporated!

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  30. Joanne,
    your heart banner is great. Nice personal touch with the photo strips

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  31. How cool. You always have creative ways of using pictures. I love this.

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  32. Joanne, that is so cute!

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  33. How lovely is that! I love that you included photos.

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  34. That is really neat!

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  35. Beautiful banner love the photos in it

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  36. What a neat idea to use your photos in this fantastic creation!

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  37. What a great idea. The photos on the hearts are a wonderful personal touch!!

    Cheryl

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  38. Such a great idea and executed it excellently.

    - Emily K
    http://emily.kincke.com

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