Hello everyone! Welcome to Jenna Loves Martha! I've always been interested in crafts, and I had an idea that I should blog about it to give me something to do. So here we are!
I have a few objectives for this blog:
- Post crafts I've created based on Martha's ideas. They may not all originate from Martha, but she's always my inspiration.
- Follow re-decorating or re-design projects in my home. We're always doing something or getting something new, so maybe it will be helpful or interesting to some of you out there.
- Post anything Martha-related.
So onto my first JLM project!
My best friend got me a letter punch set for my birthday recently. I set out to play around with the punches and I ended up with this Valentine's Day card! My February issue of Living came today, with its cutesy Valentine's cover so I got inspired. I was also inspired by the "Quilling" section of Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts: An A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration. I wanted to try out quilling, but of course I didn't have a quilling tool lying around (does anyone?), so I used a pair of tweezers instead. They didn't work quite as well as I suspect a quilling tool would, but they worked for my purposes. Maybe I will invest in a quilling tool soon because the possibilities are endless, not to mention beautiful!
The Materials: Paper (lightweight paper works best for quilling, heavy cardstock for the actual card), paper cutter (Encyclopedia of Crafts suggest you can get pre-cut quilling strips at a craft store, but I don't see the point in that), decorative scissors, glue stick, tweezers (or quilling tool), paper punches in letter shapes (or you could use stamps, or just write the message).