Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Decorate To Celebrate Challenge #17 - Valentine's Day Party

Hi everyone, and happy Wednesday!! It's time for another super-fun challenge at Decorate to Celebrate!! The theme this week is VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY!! Let's celebrate EVERYTHING WONDERFUL ABOUT VALENTINE'S DAY with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!!

For my project, I created a Valentine mobile of 3-D hearts and a birdcage. I had the hardest time taking a picture of this!

All of the paper is from My Mind's Eye. I used Fired Brick and Walnut Distress Inks to ink the edges. I used 6 lb. fishing wire to attach the hearts and birdcage to the top hanger.

The hearts are from Gypsy Wanderings and I added slits so I could fit two together for a 3-D look. "You are loved" is from K Andrew Designs Amazing You stamp set.

The birdcage is a Tim Holtz Die and I cut it first with grungeboard to make it sturdy. I threaded lace through the top, and the lace was white, so I inked it with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I added a strip of crystals and flowers from Flower Shoppe. The pearls and the clear tag are Tim Holtz products. "Sweet" is from K Andrew Designs Winged Things stamp set. Click HERE to purchase your own set!!

Now it's your turn! Head over to Decorate to Celebrate and link up your Valentine Party Decorations! I can't wait to see what you create :)


  1. Your bird cage is so beautiful with the dangling pearls Lisa


  2. This is so pretty! I am sure you did have a hard time taking a picture of it- and I'm sure the picture doesn't do it justice! Love that birdcage on the mobile (the pretty little dangling pearls are just the right touch)! :)Amy

  3. super pretty. I love the projects and the papers and the details.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  4. Thr hearts and birdcage are so gorgeous Lisa.

  5. This is really pretty. I love birds (guess that's why my parents named me Robin hehe...) Love the way you made a mobile out of everything. Great job!!


  6. Wow Lisa, where do I start. You are so fantastic at 3D, it's truly a gift! Fabulous paper choice and excellent elements! The dangling pearls are so pretty! Bravo Lisa!
    Have a super day!!

  7. This is so pretty, love the way you decorated the bird cage with the flowers and the pearls!! Love the 3D hearts

  8. Great Mobile - I love that die of Tim Holtz's too - it has a grat look and a good size

  9. Holy moly Lisa!!! This is amazing! I am so in awe of your creativity right now. I love how you threaded the lace through the birdcage, and the 3D hearts are so cool. What a fun project!


  10. What an amazing project, I just love all of the little details you added to it! Great job!

  11. Another amazing project! I love the 3D effect! The cage is just stunning!!

    I also want to tell you that your project for the cards for kids Valentine blog hop turned out just adorable!! I didn't want to post there because I didn't want to be included in the giveaway-still feeling not so hot yet and don't think I will go thru the whole hop I didn't think that would be fair.
    I just wanted you to know I am lovin' your project!
    Have a great day and hope to be back with more projects soon!

    Sherrie K

  12. What a great idea, Lisa. You always have the most creative posts. Love the birdcage with its ribbon and bling. The papers you used are so pretty.

  13. Like the BirdCage Mobile with 3D hearts. Especially like the lace that you weaved thru the BirdCage and that you dyed the lace.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. Oh, how beautiful! I absolutely love this! I love how it has a vintage feel...such a nice departure from the traditional Valentine's Day colors.

  15. Aloha Lisa,
    OMG! This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! I love every little details you put in this project.
    Big Hugs,
    Karezma Kreations

  16. OMG!! Lisa, the cage with the bird is just gorgeous! Another amazing project to get us inspired!!!

  17. Holy moly i-a-toly!! This is unbelievable!! Well, not TOTALLY unbelievable, cuz seeing is believing, and what I'm seeing is FABULOUS!! But my goodness, girl... Have you slept at all this week??? This is incredible!! There are so many details, I could write a BOOK!! But I won't... Cuz my eyes are droopy and who knows what kinda nutty things I might write... But WOW... I'm gonna dream about this FANTASTIC project of yours... Whoo hoo!! Thanks for being such a WONDERFUL inspiration in the Decorate to Celebrate Challenge!! In case I haven't told you lately... You totally ROCK!! OH, and I'm LOVING the mermaid watermark!! :) Yee-haw!!

    Amy :) at

  18. Wow, Lisa, your decorations are that birdcage...inspiring!!

  19. Lisa, this is absolutely gorgeous! I'm in love with the bird the pearls hanging from it.

  20. Hi Lisa,
    These came out great. I feel guilty I've never decorated our house for Valentines Day. I'll add that to my to do list. My daughter would love it! Very inspiring post!!!!
    Hugs Trish Munro

  21. Hi Lisa,GORGEOUS job with your BEAUTIFUL projects!I just LOVE the bird cage,Have a SUPER day my friend!:)

  22. Another fabulous work of art Lisa!
    This is so beautiful, love all your detail!

  23. Lisa absolutely beautiful you did a great job tfs!!!

  24. My dear Lisa, this is gorgeous! I love the vintagey colors and it was quite genius of you to make slits in those hearts.. they are beautiful! I love the papers you chose and of course that birdcage is STUNNING. The sparkles, woven lace, and pretty pearly drops are so lovely. And of course those sweet little flowers. Amazing job on this beautiful mobile, my friend. You are so talented and creative. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  25. Lisa, I love this mobile! The birdcage isn't something I would have thought to use, thank you for pushing me to think out of the box!

  26. the hanging pearls and the colors.

  27. Now this is a creation to be proud of!!!!! Love love this Lisa!!!!! Spectacular work my friend!!!!!

  28. You are so unbelievable creative and prolific. I love seeing your works of art :)

  29. This is wonderful Lisa.Love the bird cage and what an amzing idea to make a mobile..inspiring.
    Jayne x

  30. This is STUNNING!! I love all the beautiful details.

  31. This is just wonderful Lisa.
    DIANA L.

  32. Very cute little 3d Valentine mobile and the bird cage is so cute. I love the paper you used. Great job.



  33. Gorgeous! Birdcages are so hot right now. The paper is great! I love My Minds Eye!


  34. Lisa, this project is great!! I love the bird cage and how you decorated it!! You are truely amazing!

    Ildi your DT sister

  35. What a lovely project! Thought the hearts were super wonderful and then I saw the birdcage and it
    Blew my mind! Love it! The intertwined, inked up lace is so pretty! And the flowers are just gorgeous!! But my favorite has got to be the dangling pearls!!! You're a genius, Lisa!!


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