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.
Card stock or other stiff paper
Scrapbook paper or other decorative paper
Tissue paper torn into small pieces
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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