Hello stampers, crafters, and friends today is the most romantic day of the year, and my project today will help add a little romance for your big evening.   My project today is a luminary created using the Bloomin’ Love Thinlits.   Here’s a look at today’s project.

I  just love this project.   It does take a little bit of time but it was well worth the effort to complete once I got it done, it was very very nice and so very pretty when it was complete.

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To create the luminary I had to us a piece of 12 x 12 Real Red Cardstock.  I cut the cardstock in half and had to piecemeal it together to make it work.  I first scored each 6 x 12 piece at 3 3 3/4 on the long side and at 2″ on the short side.   This gave me three 3 3/4 x 4 squares with a 1/4″ over hang.   I cut off one of the square with the 1/4″ over hang off the second piece and attached it to the first using tear & tape.   This created a four panel measuring 6 x 16 1/4.   I added Tear & Tape to the 1/4″ over hang and started cutting the Sending Love Glassine Sheets to 5 7/8 x 12 with one being 5 7/8 x 5 7/8, this way I can sat it aside to work on the cut outs.

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I laid the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit centered in each square and ran them through the big shot.  I cut them all out then added the glassine paper behind.  At this point I reattached the heart die cuts using the sponge and glue technique. I let everything dry and attached the box close.   I used fast fuse to close up the box, on the inside I added a 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 square of Real Red (cut from one of the extra pieces) on the inside to complete it, and finish off the inside.   Next I added my battery operated votive candle to the inside and this is the result.

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It just gives the perfect little glow to my project today.  You could make a few of these and sit them around to add a very romantic feel to your plans tonight, or any romantic evening you have planned.

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Thanks for dropping by today for my second post today.  I hope that you have a wonderful romantic day.   If you need any of the products that I used in today’s project you can pick them up in my online store by clicking here, by clicking on the Shop tab above, or by clicking on the product in the product list below.  Here’s a final look at my Bloomin’ Heart Luminary.

I hope that you have a wonderful Valentines Day.

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