A little Valentine Tutorial…

Jan 19, 2009

I guess you can tell I LOVE Maya Road. Seri­ously love every­thing Deb and Car­o­line make and the great thing about their prod­ucts are they mix and match per­fectly. I always look at their coaster albums and think they would make won­der­ful fab­ric pat­terns. Well need­ing a break from book projects yes­ter­day I decided to use the bird pat­tern to cre­ate my own fab­ric embell­ish­ment. Talk about super EASY to make. Seri­ously easy. This is the first piece of fab­ric any­thing I have ever sewn. Yes I got the sewing machine to sew on paper. Any­way, I thought I would cre­ate a lit­tle tuto­r­ial think­ing you might like to give this a try.

Ticket to Love

Sup­plies Needed:


  • Trace page from 2-Ring Heart Binder onto red felt, cut out using dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors (pinking)
  • Adhere ledger paper to top of 2-Ring Heart Binder page, sand edges
  • Stamp top of ledger paper using Jour­ney East Wild­flower Stamp Set inked with Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk Ink, out­line edge of heart using a black pen
  • Using a paint brush, apply Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage onto Sheer Heart Scal­lop page, while still wet sprin­kle coarse glit­ter on top of album page, tap off excess, let dry
  • Stamp one Bingo Card image and one Love Ticket image using Emboss­ing Ink and Tim Holtz Dis­tress Pow­der (fol­low­ing instruc­tions on bot­tle), cut out
  • Attach glit­tered Sheer Heart Scal­lop page to top cen­ter of stamped ledger 2-Ring Heart Binder page
  • Attach stamped Bingo Card and Love Ticket embell­ish­ments on top of glit­tered Sheer Heart Scal­lop page

Ticket to Love

  • Trace Heart Coaster Book page, cut out using dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors (pink­ing) sew around inside edge of heart, stamp heart using Jour­ney East Wild­flower Stamp Set, adhere to Heart Coaster Book page
  • Attach to top of Bingo and Love Ticket embellishments
  • Trace Bird Chip­board Book page twice onto fab­ric, cut out, place­bat­ting to mid­dle, sew together
  • Draw a wing onto fab­ric, fold fab­ric over, cut out (you should have 2 wings) place bat­ting in between wings, sew together
  • Using Fabri Tac glue bird body and wings to red felt, cut out using dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors (pink­ing), sew but­ton onto wing
  • Using Fabri Tac attach wing to body and body to top of small Heart Coaster
  • Cre­ate a small bow using white seam bind­ing, attach to bird, accent bow with Beaded Felt Blos­som and Jewel, Leaf and Vin­tage Pins

Ticket to Love

  • Cre­ate bow using red & white Baker’s Twine, attach to birds beak
  • Cut Scal­lop Ric Rac (Royal Red and Creamy Beige) to aprox. 12″ attach top of felt using Fabri Tac
  • Using Fabri Tac attach altered 2-Ring Heart Binder page to red felt

I hope you give this pat­tern tech­nique a try. It is really fun.

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@ 11:57 am
  • Ter­riK

    Lisa– this is SO cute!!! I would never have guessed it was your first sewing attempt. Can’t wait to get my hands on that new MR bingo stamp– I can tell that will be one well-used stamp in my col­lec­tion.
    Have fun at CHA (she says with much jealousy!!!!)

  • http://www.herebygrace.typepad.com Robyn Weath­er­spoon

    Absolutely AMAZING! Hope to see you at CHA! :grin:

  • Anabelle

    This is brili­iant, Lisa! I just love the mix of every­thing on it!!

  • http://studio490art.blogspot.com wendy vec­chi

    This is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ivy

    I absolutely love this project…Thank you so much for the tuto­r­ial.
    Question-where do I get that awe­some bingo stamp???

  • http://ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com Deb­bie

    Oh my gosh, I am going to make this and give it to.…..
    ME! My hubby would never enjoy all this cute good­ness! I have to have it! what adorable sweet­ness this is…can’t wait to get home and get goin!

  • http://scrappergirl.typepad.com Shel­ley Haganman

    You are SO smart.…and inspi­ra­tional Lisa!!!

  • http://tiedupinribbons.blogspot.com sherri

    Absolutely beau­ti­ful. Love it. :grin:

  • Deb­bie O’Neal

    a feast for the eyes ! I am inspired to make my own now. And even ven­ture into sewing … my good­ness! thanks for the tuto­r­ial. Have fun at CHA, I have to sit this one out.

  • Karey

    Be safe trav­el­ing.
    Thanks for shar­ing every­thing you do.
    This is my first visit and am enjoy­ing what I see.