Her paper craft is made with a paper quilling technique that is really cool. But when I thought of paper quilling, I could almost hear my high-maintenance children laughing at me, mocking me for daring to believe I had time for such an endeavour. So I modified the project a bit (K.I.S.S., remember?)
So my version is about as simple as it gets.
First I spray painted this thrift store gold frame with Krylon satin spray paint in Ivory.
The background paper is a pink and cream hounds tooth printed paper from the Lush product line by My Mind's Eye that I found at Robert's Crafts.
I decided to incorporate an old book page, and had originally planned to print some Valentine-related sentiment directly onto the book page...and then my printer ran out of ink. So I pulled the laziest crafting move of all time. Folks, instead of intricate paper quilling or a pretty printed font, I scrawled out my message with a Sharpie. Yes, I did. And I'm not sorry.
Valentines are supposed to be heart-felt and really they should be hand-written, so the Sharpie works, right?
I used a glue stick to attach my "hand-crafted" message to my background paper, and to glue a band of black grosgrain ribbon underneath. Then, using hot glue, I attached some flowers made from tights (read how to make them here). I framed the project and that's all she (I) wrote!