Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Countdown to Valentine's Day

I was able to fit in a small amount of crafting time and worked on this Countdown for Valentine's Day for Kaylee.  I think she will enjoy the countdown and since her birthday is only two days after, she can be sort of counting down till then also.
I had these mini clothespins with red hearts on them that I purchased at Michaels a couple of years ago and have never used them.  I used a black sharpie marker to add the numbers onto the hearts.
Next, I took an Artist Panel that was a size 6x12 and hot glued the clothes pins for the countdown onto the board.
After they were attached, I measured the space left and used the Cricut to cut the saying out of red vinyl.  I used the Batman Cartridge for the font and the Create a Critter for the heart.
I then put a coat of Mod Podge over the vinyl to make sure it would stay down and not be peeling up off of the panel.
Finally, I took Sixlets Candy in Valentine colors and attached them to each day of the countdown using the clothespins.  Because of the clothespins, it will be easy to reuse this countdown each year.  
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Docerela Creations: Valentine's Day using Cricut Cuts: http://blog.docerelashop.com/
Whimsical Wednesday: Anything goes: http://www.whimsical-designs.com/

17 comments:

GiGi said...

What a super fun project! I love all the hearts and the pretty candy sleeves! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wendesdays!

Docerela said...

I agree with Gigi. What a fun project.

Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations.

Catarina aka docerela

shelly said...

gigi took the words right out of my mouth :) great project,thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

Cricut Couple said...

So Clever! I just don't know how else to describe it! Love it!

Val said...

This is the tastiest countdown calender!! Sweet:)

Karen H said...

Jean, this is such a fantastic project! I love that you used clothespins, thus making it reusable. :o) I love the bold font and all of the hearts fluttering along for each day. Wonderful idea and beautifully executed! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Angi said...

This countdown is a fabulous idea.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so super fun Jean! My girls would love it!

Thanks for joining us at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri

Nitasha said...

Supercute and fun countdown calendar! Thanks so much for joining us at Docerela Creations!

Rhonda Emery said...

so cute and yes I already told you this but wanted to see if it would let me leave a comment yeah! it did. hugs

Georgiana said...

Great idea. I have mini clothespins and haven't used them. Thanks for sharing! I can some uses for them now. : )

Running Turtle said...

SWEET!!! So creative!!
TinaB

Jens Craft Corner said...

Hi Jean! I haven't been blog hopping in a while and just had to stop in and get caught up on all your projects. I love the Valentine count down. So cute! Looks like you have been busy sewing too. I have yet to get into sewing. I have to put that on my list of things to do! Hope you are having a wonderful new year!

- - Sheryl - - said...

this is too cute

Amy's Designs said...

Very cute idea. Nice job.

Lisa said...

Those candies look really good.

Irene @ PaintedSouvenirs said...

This a super sweet calendar! The children will definitely look forward to Valentine's Day.