DIY Conversation Pencils

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We’ve already know I don’t love conversation hearts – but conversation pencils, I can get behind those – and they are so easy to do. Now, you will need a Cricut Explore to make these, but if I haven’t already told you, you need to have one.

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  1. Apply vinyl words to pencil with transfer tape and rub firmly with your finger to make sure vinyl is securely in place.
  2. Peel back transfer tape by turning it completely back on itself. This will make it easier to take off the tape smoothly
  3. Done!

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Ombre Glitter Treat Bags

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This time last year I gave you THIS glitter post. It was pretty epic, if I do say so myself. I think we can all agree that Valentine’s Day and glitter were a match made in heaven, which is why I’m back today with another post sponsored by the glitterati. And it’s super easy. And muy adorable. And you should probably make two or ten for your friends.

Ombre Glitter Treat Bags | damask loveJust like last year’s post, Scor-tape is a must have for this project. It adheres to fabric beautifully and securely. Just rub it firmly into place and it’s gonna stay put.

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  1. . Apply a strip of 1/2″ scor tape around the bottom of the muslin bag.
  2. Apply a second strip just above the first (and then a third strip)
  3. Peel off the first strip of scor tape
  4. Sprinkle on glitter
  5. Rub glitter firmly into place with your finger then shake off the excess
  6. With the first strip done, remove the second strip and repeat.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 until all three strips are glittered. You can use any color you want, but I love the look of ombre here.
  8. Stamp your favorite Valentine’s greeting!

Ombre Glitter Treat Bags | damask love

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Easy Ombre Valentine Pencils

Easy Ombre Valentine Pencils | damask loveEasy Ombre Valentine Pencils | damask loveNothing says lovin’ like office supplies. Can I get an amen?!

Okay – so maybe I’m the only one who thinks this way, but I’m sure we can all agree that a day with new office supplies is an awesome day. So why not make them the new “it” V-day gift!

This “tutorial” is really not a tutorial at all – just a look at something I’ve been doing for years to create jazzy pencils to because colorful pencils look way prettier on your desk. It’s a fact. Here’s how I do it:

Easy Ombre Valentine Pencils | damask loveChances are you have most if not all of these supplies lying around the casa. I particulartly love Rustoleum 2x Painter’s Touch spray paint because you only need one coat. It’s quick and easy. It also comes in a ton of colors so creating this ombre collection was easy to do.

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  1. Wrap the metal end and eraser with painter’s tape
  2. With the pointed end, place the pencil into the styrofoam block
  3. With about 1″ of the pencil in the styrofoam, the pencils will now stand on their own making it easy for you to spray paint them and allow them to dry completely. Easy! Almost too easy.

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These pencils are the perfect addition to a simple valentine’s themed stationery set filled with pink and red paper supplies and packaging items.
Easy Ombre Valentine Pencils | damask love

Easy Ombre Valentine Pencils | damask love

Easy Ombre Valentine Pencils | damask love

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Crayon Box Valentines

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Since this is the week of the big Cricut Design Star Finals (which you can vote for HERE), I’ve been using this time to share projects that use my Explore.

I hope you aren’t feeling like these posts are spammy – I hope you find them inspiring. I’m keeping it 100% real friends. I really do love my Explore and with the new baby, it really is the only way I’ve been able to get any crafting done. I use this thing every.damn.day. No lie.  Now, I know it’s a big purchase – but it’s worth saving up for.

Today’s project is a simple spin-off on the coloring cards I shared the other day. I guess I’m just in a Crayola state of mind, these days. These little crayon boxes are really easy to make and the heart cut out on the front makes the a great non-candy option for Valentine’s Day favors.

This crayon box project is available as a Make It Now project in Cricut Design Space, so all you have to do is click “Go.” All the design work is done for you already. Assembly is just as easy too – so easy that I don’t even have a tutorial for you! Just cut it out and glue it all together. It even has the holes already in place for you to add a baker’s twine bow. I do have one quick tip though…

Crayon Box Valentines | Damask LoveThis sticker-paper technique is one that I’ve used on several Cricut projects. It’s a great way to add something extra to any double-sided project.

Crayon Box Valentines | Damask LoveThe writing function of the Explore is one of my favorites. It creates a handmade look, but still with precision. That way you project doesn’t look TOO handmade….you know what I mean? The kind of handmade where the recipient looks at you and says “Bless your little heart.” Ha!

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Crayon Box Valentines | Damask LoveThese boxes are designed to hold 8 crayons and it turns out that Crayola offers this thing called a ClassPack that contains loose crayons in eight different colors. It’s PERFECT for creating a whole bunch of these crayon box favors.

And for all of you stampers, this project would be great with an accompanying handstamped tag. Maybe something like the “You Color My World” stamp from Lawn Fawn’s Starry Backdrop Stamp set

Crayon Box Valentines | Damask Love

You still have until tomorrow, Saturday, February 7th to cast you vote HERE in the Cricut Design Space challenge. The prize is $10,000 smackaroos!! I’d love to get your vote for THIS Playroom in the Sky project that I created on our previously hideous balcony. It was a lot of work but lemme tell you, $10,000 would make it SO worth it!

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Coloring Card Valentines

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Ever since I created the alphabet coloring card for A Playroom in the Sky, I’ve become a little obsessed with the write function of the Cricut Explore. It’s such a great way to create customized coloring pages for kids. With that in mind, I’ve created some really cute coloring card valentines that are available in the Cricut Design Space!  You can purchase the project and cut as many of these as you’d like. Here’s a closer look at this really simple, fun, non-candy valentine idea:

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The Explore does all the cutting and writing for you. It’s pretty cool to watch it go. The project I created has three images included in the design, but if you’d like to get creative, you can customize the project and select any image available in the Cricut Design Library. Just turn the image into a written image, and you’re done!

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Because these are so so easy to assemble, they are perfect for little hands. Your kids will love helping put these together.

Coloring Card Valentines with Cricut Explore | Damask Love

Coloring Card Valentines with Cricut Explore | Damask Love

Coloring Card Valentines with Cricut Explore | Damask Love

Coloring Card Valentines with Cricut Explore | Damask LoveI’d love to hear what you think of this project! Do you already know what you’ll be giving as Valentine’s this year? Head over to Cricut Design Space and take a look at this project!

And when you’re done, since you’re already sitting at your computer…you should probably take a trip over HERE to the Cricut Design Space Voting Page and cast a vote for Damask Love. You can vote once a day and voting is open until Saturday, February 7th…and to all of you who have voted for me…thank you, thank you, thank you!!! For reals. Thank you.SupplyListHEader