Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial for Jam Paper and Envelope.
January is almost half over, which means it is time for me to start thinking about Valentine's day! (Yes.. Already!)
I wanted to make a new style of garland for my mantle this year. I've used the paint chip one for two years, and so it was time to upgrade.
Instead of paint chips, I instead asked Jam Paper and Envelope to send me some samples of their translucent red, white and pink vellum paper.
I used my scalloped heart hole punch to make dozens of hearts (you could also use a cutting machine to do this, vellum cuts beautifully.) The red, white and pink colors were perfect, and with prices starting at $17 for 100 sheets, it is really affordable.
Then flip it over and fold the bottom heart in a similar way. You don't want to do anything to the center heart. It should stay unfolded. You will end up with a "star" shape if you have done it correctly.
Repeat for all the hearts (yes, this is monotonous but it goes fast.. I folded all 15 feet of garland in less than 15 minutes, while enjoying an episode of House Hunters!)
Now you are ready to swag it on the mantle:
I love how it came out. Even more than the paint chip version because it is pretty from every angle:
And that isn't the only project I have up my sleeve using Jam Paper products. I also have some fantastic vellum envelopes that I plan on using for this years' school Valentines. Stay tuned!
Disclosure: I did not receive any monetary compensation to write this post. I did receive a free sample of the Jam Vellum Paper (valued at under $10) via Tomoson.com. I was not told what to say or how to use the product. All opinions expressed are my own.
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