Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentines Décor and Gifts Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Valentine's Décor and Gifts Blog Hop.

You should have arrived here from the lovely Sylvia Solorio: , however if you happened here by chance you're in luck! There will be 20 stops full of great ideas, so grab a beverage and head over to the hostess' blog. Staci's blog is at The sponsor for this hop is Designs on Cloud 9 at and she has offered us a $20 gift voucher for the GRAND prize. Head over to her Facebook page at and show her some love. One lucky person who comments on this hop will be the winner of this generous prize. (One person from each stop will be chosen at random and we will then hold a random draw with those 20 people and one lucky person will win the grand prize).

For my project today I am sharing a bottle cap pendant I made (yes you read that right.. bottle cap). I used the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge for the roses and am slowly discovering a love of quilling as well so thought I'd do some quilled leaves on it.

I am also sharing the packaging I made for it which was also cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge and the ribbon is from May Art. I am gifting a few of these for Valentine's day this year as well as making them with one of my cricut classes I teach.

Hope you enjoy and if you like what you see please come back and join me next week as I will be posting to my blog as well as the Creating with Art Philosophy facebook group (for my guest designer spot this month... yay!!) some cricut tutorials and projects!
Instructions are below.

Art Philosophy cut     Page Number        Special Key        Keypad (row-column)       Size
flower                          70                                 font                    5-10                              1"
favour box                    22                                font layeer         1-2                                 6.5"
You will also need (3) 1/8" strips 3 1/2" long of green cardstock.

Close To My Heart items used
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge z1686
Liquid Glass z679
Tweezers z1382

Other materials used:
bottle cap
hand drill or nail
jump ring found in jewellery supplies OR magnet
black paint (optional)
sealer (optional)

Assemble roses (follow this video if you need help assembling)
Roll green strips into coils and glue finishing end onto the coil to hold closed.
Pinch edges of each green coil to form into leaves.

Use pliers to turn edge of bottle cap backwards.
Use either a hand drill or a small nail to put a hole in the edge if using as a pendant.
Paint blottle cap black.

Fill cap with liquid glass.
Place roses and leaves how you'd like them on top of the liquid glass.
Let dry
Attach jumpring and hand on jewellery cord or chain for pendant or magnet to the back

Now head on over to Kimberly Pate: and see her wonderful project.

Also, I am a guest designer for INSIDE THE CRAFTERS STUDIO this month over at the facebook group Creating with Art Philosophy. I will be posting at least one project a week on Fridays there, and then will post it to my blog at a later date. Next month I will post it to my yahoo group as well but if you want to be first to see it you need to join us on facebook here at CreatingwithArtPhilosophy

In case you get lost along the way here's the hop line up:

Ashley Glamourous:
Lisa Peters:
Audrey Dickinson:
Karin Adamczyk :
Anita Meadows Cannon:~
Lucy Kelleher:
Michele Eickholt:
Kari Sanchez:

Sylvia Solorio: <---- YOU CAME FROM HERE
Darla Haverstock: <---- YOU ARE HERE
Kimberly Pate:  <------ GO HERE NEXT

Liz Mullen:
Lisa Marie Lam:
Janet Nagai:
Dena Jones:
Daisy Collins:
Amanda Youlkis:
Nancie Brungard:
Tricia Colon :


  1. Love it, I have those little bottle caps on my to-do list, the only problem is, there is so many to-do's on that list and soooo little time! LOL
    Great projects Darla!
    Thanks for joining me for my very first time hosting a hop.

  2. Great idea. It turned out pretty.

  3. I have a stash of bottle caps that I bought a while I have something to do with them! ~ LOL
    Great project miss Darla!

  4. I am loving that bottle cap necklace, this is one of those projects that inspire me to think out of the box! :)

  5. Love this, what a beautiful necklace...


  6. Love the bottle cap necklace!

  7. I am jealous of this necklace! Love the roses. I have a stash of bottle caps stored up and now I know what to do with them!

  8. I love the necklace, it's really unique. Nice being in the hop with you.

  9. Wow! Your work is absolutely amazing!!! So glad to have joined your site!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Thank you for sharing this GREAT technique, Darla! They are a work of art!


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