I know, I’m late to the game. And these were made for New Year’s. But I think they could easily be adapted for Valentine’s, Easter, birthdays and other holidays.
oops. I sort of goofed that picture. I took it with my cell phone. Sorry.
These are easy to make:
skewer sticks (?? I don’t know what they’re called. I got them at the grocery store, you use them to make kebobs).
1. I just did a search for photo props and I found a ton of printable free ones. I traced them into MTC.
2. Cut the shape out in chipboard first. I forgot to write down my settings, but I did two passes and they cut out cleanly. I was using thin chipboard so I just kept my red blade in and it did fine.
3. Cut the shape out again in decorative card stock. I used those DCWV 12×12 paper pads and found some of the more glittery, shiny pieces to use. My settings for that were 10/10 and 125, with one pass.
4. Glue the decorative card stock onto the chipboard. I piled about 3 of my son’s junior high text books on top of each one so it would dry flat.
5. Hot glue the skewer sticks on the back. Notice that the sticks are sideways and not straight. It makes it easier to hold them for pictures.
6. Glitter it up. It made everything shiny, but messy 🙂
7. Set up a back drop of some sort (I just use a huge piece of white upholstery vinyl I bought at Joann’s many years ago.) I hang it up on a curtain rod when I want to use it.
8. Take pictures and have fun.