DIY Tutorial: White ‘Leather’ Heart Placemats

When it comes to Valentine’s decorations, there’s little that’s less subtle than hearts, right? Honestly, I’m an unabashed lover of hearts, so today we’re embracing them with a set of easy heart placemats. I would argue, however, that the addition of a rich leathery texture and the elegant pop of simple white makes these guys a standout addition to a Valentine’s get-together. – Mandy of Fabric Paper Glue

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Materials

1/2 yard white leather-look vinyl
2 sheets paper
tape
pen/pencil
scissors

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Step One: Tape the two sheets of paper together long edge to long edge.

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Step Two: Sketch a half heart onto the paper.

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Step Three: Cut out your half heart template.

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Step Four: Trace the half heart onto the back of the vinyl. Flip and trace again to create a full heart outline.

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Step Five: Carefully cut out the hearts. They’re great placemats, but I discovered that they also look pretty amazing as a table runner!

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Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Seasonal Stationery: Valentine’s Day, Part 4

I don’t know if there’s something in the air, but my favorite stationers are doing such an amazing job with love and Valentine’s Day cards this year! I came across a few more cards that I just had to share – and as always, you can check out the full round up right here, and previous highlight posts here!

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1. E. Frances Paper; 2. Betsy Ann Paper; 3. Richie Design; 4. One Canoe Two; 5. Macon York; 6. Pistachio Press

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7. 12fifteen; 8. Brown Parcel Press; 9. Cardtorial; 10. Banquet Workshop; 11. Lilco Letterpress; 12.Avie Designs

Lots more love cards in the full round up right here!

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Seasonal Stationery: Valentine’s Day, Part 3

I’m making my final preparations to head out to Alt Summit bright and early tomorrow morning, but I couldn’t resist sharing a few more Valentine’s Day cards before I leave! And as always, you can check out the full round up right here, and previous highlight posts here!

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1. Dahlia Press; 2. Studio SloMo; 3. Fat Bunny Press; 4. Power + Light Press; 5. Tabletop Made; 6. Lark Press

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7. The Hungry Workshop; 8. Smock; 9. Farewell Paperie; 10. Happy Cactus; 11. 9th Letter Press; 12. Yellow Owl Workshop

Lots more love cards in the full round up right here!

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DIY Tutorial: Love Letter Dinner Party Placecards

If you’re anything like I am, you enjoy an excuse to throw a party with a theme. So I say embrace Valentine’s Day for what it is… a reason to get your friends together for good food and drinks, a great time, and a little awesome decor thrown in. Of course, if a heart explosion isn’t your thing, today’s tutorial is perfect. These little mini love letter place cards read Valentine’s Day without throwing it in your face. And you’re going to die over these scrapbook papers – velvet and ostrich and roses, oh my!  –Mandy of Fabric Paper Glue

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Materials

Pretty Paper*
Mini Envelope Template
Pen/Pencil
Scissors
Craft Glue
Cardstock

*Confession: I don’t venture down the scrapbook supply aisles very often, so I was surprised to find such luxe textures on a recent perusal of the paper section at my local big box craft store. Check them out.  You’ll want to make mini envelopes until you’re blue in the face.

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Step One: Trace the mini envelope template onto the back of the pretty paper.

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Step Two: Cut out each mini envelope.

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Step Three: Fold each of the envelopes’ flaps in. To get a crisp fold, gently score the fold lines with the back of a craft knife first.

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Step Four: Add a few small beads of craft glue to secure each envelope.

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Step Five: Cut pieces of cardstock to just smaller than each of the envelopes.

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Step Six:  Write your guests’ names at the top of each of the pieces of cardstock. I added “Dear” to the beginning just to drive the idea home. You could even leave each guest a little note if you’re feeling particularly ambitious.

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Step Seven: Tuck each note into an envelope just far enough so that the names are still visible.

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Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Seasonal Stationery: Valentine’s Day, Part 2

Are you guys ready for another little Valentine’s Day card round up? There are some seriously sweet cards this year – and plenty that you can use to send your love all year long!

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1. Wednesday; 2. Paperfelt; 3. The Paper Cub; 4. Kate & Birdie; 5. Meant to Be Sent; 6. Bespoke Letterpress

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7. Golden Pines; 8. Minted; 9. Hennel Paper Co.; 10. Fig. 2 Design Studio in collaboration with Feast Calligraphy; 11. Moglea; 12. Belle & Union

More love + Valentine’s Day cards right here!

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