February 11, 2014


My daughter, Sarah, who is in the Army and stationed in Washington, asked me if I could make her seasonal garlands to hang.

So, with Valentine's Day coming up, I decided to make her a what ended up being a fairly simple <<but cute>> heart garland.

To create each of the "flags" for the banner, I used some retired red and white woodgrain-patterned DSP. I thought the woodgrain would make a darling backdrop for the red and white hearts I added. I folded each flag in half, and inserted the length of red and white ribbon along the creases of each flag.

Hearts A Flutter Framelits enabled me to create the cute nested hearts on each flag. I inserted small (non-Stampin' Up!) jeweled brads in the center of each white heart.

Sarah and I happened to be on the phone when she opened the package containing her garland. She was delighted, and hung it up while we were still talking. I'm so happy she liked it!



  1. That is so cute! I even recognize the paper for the banners.

  2. this is so cute. i love the back ground pattern. . thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party

  3. OMG! I am so in love with this garland! I love the bark patterned paper.

  4. Garlands are so popular, and yours is just as pretty and creative as it can be! Lucky daughter! Thank you for sharing this at Treasure Box Tuesday! :)

  5. sweet garland. Thank you for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop so much fun. Big Hugs ♥

  6. This is great, I bet you daughter loved it.

  7. Oh my gosh! This looks fabulous for Valentine's or any time! I'm pinning for sure. Thanks for sharing at Share It Sunday.

  8. This is lovely, featuring your post this week at Creative Mondays, thanks for sharing...