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Inspiration: {A cloudy Valentine’s day}


I’m designing some decorations for Valentine’s day! The soft color pink above along with clouds and hearts inspired me to design a “cloudy” garland with “showering” hearts. Are you throwing a Valentine’s party this year? This garland was very easy to make. Please take a look at instructions and materials below ;)


I used two shades of dusty pink card stock from Ben Franklins craft store in Redmond WA. Once I purchased the paper I could use their die cut center for free! I love the variety of dies they have and for this garland I used a “cloud” and “hearts” die. The first one comes with 2 sizes of clouds. The second has 4 hearts per die and this allows the cutting process to be pretty speedy! Once I had both shapes cut and ready to go, I used fishing line to assemble the garland. First I cut 60 inches long of fishing line. Then I cut 5 more strands of fishing line, each strand measuring 6 inches long. I “sandwiched” the fishing line with two “clouds” and glued them together. Then I “sandwiched” the short strands with 2 “hearts” and used a total of 6 hearts per strand. Finally, I used 1 more cloud to “sandwich” the short strands to the long garland with clouds. What do  you think? This craft took a total of 90 minutes. 1 hour at Ben Franklins die cutting area and 30 minutes to put the garland together.


For “styling” the garland I used a glass milk bottle from Paper Source. Then I added a soft pink tissue paper inside the bottle. The cloud topper inside the bottle is made of 1 paper straw and 1 white chipboard cloud I also cut at Ben Franklins. Finally the notebook above is a from a previous craft you can view here. Thank you for reading and visiting my blog! As always I love your comments and they make my day!


  • Pink cardstock: blush pink* and dusty pink*
  • Invisible fishing line sold at any craft store
  • Milk bottles from the Paper-Source
  • Paper straws found at Amazon
  • Mini-notebook from Ben Franklins $1 section
  • Dusty pink tissue paper found at World Market

I’m linking this post to the following blogs:

Sugarbee crafts



Dream a little bigger

Making Monday Better 

Made from Pinterest

Inspire me please

Stringtown Home

Craft Frenzy Friday

The DIY Dreamer

Sugarbee Crafts


Get your DIY on February

Krystal’s Kitsch



Design Dining Diapers

I gotta create

Play, Party, Pin

The Creative Connection

*I couldn’t find a direct link to the paper I used but I put together a brief list of materials very similar to what I used so you can craft the same garland I made ;)


12 thoughts on “Inspiration: {A cloudy Valentine’s day}

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