Valentine Frame with the Silhouette!




I LOVE Valentines! Not only for the chocolate,roses and my hot husband… but for the decorations! They just make me happy! Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a sucker for red. It is such a classic and beautiful color. I may have gone a little over board with the color when I first got married, but luckily spray paint was invented and I have integrated more white, blues and greens into my home.


I found this frame at Michaels for ONE dollar!  Naturally I painted it red…


I wanted to create more dimension… so I grabbed some off white acrylic paint and added random streaks. There really is no art to this, I just kind of went for it. Some times I get a little “paint happy,” but I think this turned out just how I imagined it.


So while the paint dried I got on my computer and made up a little sign I could print out. I just had to make sure the dimensions were the right size to fit on the frame.

Did I mention I didn’t pay a dime to print this out? I used fonts straight from my computer… all of which were downloaded here for free. LOVE it!


When I was ready to print it out, I hooked up my computer to the Silhouette and watched it work it’s magic. IMG_1185

After it printed out I peeled off the back paper leaving the letters stuck to the paper. Then I applied transfer paper on top of the blue paper. You NEED transfer paper when applying words… especially smaller ones. Trust me I’ve tried it, and it always ends up in a mess.


I cut my design in half, because sometimes it gets all stuck together as I’m peeling off the transfer paper and that just makes me mad. It’s a lot easier to handle vinyl in smaller sections. Or maybe I’m just impatient… lol. Just take it slow.


Once I finished applying the vinyl I added a little bow and that was that!


LOVE it!


And I added the cupcake because I just thought it was to cute! :)


Don’t forget to enter to win your very own Silhouette here.  Giveaway ends 1/21/11

Silhouette also has an amazing deal going on right now!

You get all this for $225 ($170savings)!

  • The Silhouette SD Machine
  • 2 rolls of premium vinyl
  • 1 roll of transfer paper
  • The Home Décor CD

** Promotion ends 1/22/11, so hurry fast!*

Make sure to enter the code NAPTIME at check out!

There is also a discount for Silhouette Owners:

They’re having a sale on all of the premium vinyl! Use code NAPTIME at checkout to get 25% off.

Visit the shop here.


Happy Tuesday!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. posted on January 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm (#

    you guys are too cute and the frame is lovely!!


  2. Jill posted on January 30, 2011 at 5:47 pm (#

    That turned out so cute! I'm featuring this over at Women Who Do It All. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!


  3. Emily {WhipperBerry} posted on January 31, 2011 at 9:01 am (#

    Hi there! Just wanted to let you know we featured this on WhipperBerry today! So cute.


  4. Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki posted on February 2, 2011 at 11:45 am (#

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing it! What is the font that you used for "always" on the frame? I have been looking for something similar to that!

  5. Amy {The Idea Room} posted on February 7, 2011 at 8:42 am (#

    Your frame turned out really cute and fun. Perfect for Valentines Day!

  6. Alice posted on April 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm (#

    Would you mind telling me what fonts you used for the Valentine’s frame, especially for the words “love” and “always”?


    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on April 26, 2011 at 8:06 pm (#

      Ya no problem. The love is an accidental kiss and always is digs my heart. Find the fonts on