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Friday, January 20, 2012

Stained Glass Window Valentines

Our Valentine's Day crafting has begun! Lizzie has been begging me for a few days now to make Valentines, so out came all the red and pink paper. Our first project was to make stained glass window Valentines. 

Supplies needed:
Card stock or other stiff paper
Scrapbook paper or other decorative paper
Contact paper
Tissue paper torn into small pieces
Glue stick

I did a bit of prep for this project by cutting heart shapes out of the card stock and scrapbook paper and also cutting the contact paper into small squares (large enough to cover the heart shape you cut out). When cutting out the heart shapes I cut a piece of card stock and a piece of scrapbook paper together. I wanted the heart shapes to be the same size since we would be gluing them together later.

I taped the contact paper down, sticky side up and had the girls start layering the tissue paper bits. Taping down the contact paper is not necessary, but it is a big help! Once they were finished with the tissue paper, we layered a second piece of contact paper over the top and trimmed the excess tissue paper around the edges.

Using the glue stick, cover the piece of card stock with glue, paying close attention to the edges. Put your contact paper collage over the heart shape then layer the decorative paper over the top, lining up your heart shapes.

Now you have a lovely flat note card with room to add your own message. Make sure to hold it up to the light and see how pretty it is when the light shines through!

Have you started making Valentines yet?

This project is one of over 100 appearing in The Heart Project e-book, a fundraiser for The American Heart Association!

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Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

These are really beautiful! I pinned this on my Valentine board! We made paint chip valentines and plan to make more kinds of valentines in the coming weeks!

Latina Country said...

Oh I love this Idea! Am gonna have to try and make them! Super cute

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

they came out great! I have something similar planned to make with the girls! :)

Marissa@landofonceuponatime said...

Pretty! This one will be on our list of to dos!

Jenny K said...

I love how these look! Definitely including this in my Valentine crafts with my little guy.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

Thanks for sharing on The Sunday Showcase! :) These really did come out great!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

These came out really neat! Might have to try these with our new roll of contact paper! :) Visiting from the Sunday Showcase!

Brooke @ Let Kids Create said...

I love these Valentines. Such a pretty look. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

Tanya said...

Ooooh, very nice. I love the stained glass effect. They look great, thanks for sharing.

Jeanine H said...

YES, I am so glad to have found this post! I JUST got my Contact Paper in the mail TODAY!!! LO is already 4 years old, I hope she'll still get good creative use out of the roll! We'll start here...thank you

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