Friday, February 12, 2010

Hearts Aflutter. . .

I got the idea for this project this week after seeing it on Ali Edwards blog.  It's such a cute, easy project and practically free!
Here's what you need:
- Frame (mine came from Target a few years ago for $2.50; I just knew I'd use it at some point!)
- Heart punch
- Scrapbook paper
- Adhesive dots (The ones I used are 1/4" x 1/16" thick)
Punch out hearts using a variety of patterned paper and line up on a sheet of background paper.
Attach hearts with adhesive dots and frame.  That's it!
The adhesive dots add a nice amount of depth, so make sure you use a frame with a double mat so that there is enough room for the hearts.
Isn't this the cutest little project?  I like how it works for Valentine's Day but doesn't scream Valentine's Day.  I also think this would look lovely in a little girls room or a nursery.  It would also be fun to make using other punches - maybe butterflies, leaves, or flowers.  I haven't hung this yet, but I think it might find a permanent home in my craft room.
I was having so much fun punching out hearts that I kept on punching and made Valentine's Day cards using the same technique.
I am linking up here:
Remodelaholic's Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Finished for Friday @ Lit for Laundry
SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello
We Did it Wednesday @ Sew Much Ado
Make it Yours Day @ My Backyard Eden


Traci said...

Very cute!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Love it! It would just make a great piece of art anytime of the year. I really like the scrapbook paper you chose!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I LOVE it!!! Yours turned out great.

Rustique Gallery said...

They are adorable! Who doesn't love hearts any time of the year? I love that you continued and made cards to match...Have a great weekend! Sherry
PS. Thanks for visiting Rustique Gallery!

Threeundertwo said...

I love this! So cute and cheerful, I'd leave it up all year. Cute cards too. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday! Have a great weekend.

concretenprimroses said...

Great papers and design.

Wendy said...

Ive thought about making this in the past, but never know what shape I should do. I love the hearts though, it turned out really cute!

2sisters said...

That turned out darling! I love all the different colors.

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

Really cute idea!

Heather said...

great idea. The dots to raise the hearts from the background paper are perfect.

myletterstoemily said...

adorable and genius!

bec4 said...

That is cute! said...

cute, it's really sweet.

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I love it. I want to get a heart punch now!

Magic Brush said...

What an adorable idea! I think I even have a heart punch!

Wendy said...

Oh, and thank you for visiting my blog & your comment on my garland!

Wendy said...

These are so sweet! I like how you used the dots on the hearts! Very Cute :)

Teri said...

So cute, and I love how you turned it into cards, as well!

jenjen said...

That is just so cute! I love how clean and pretty it is. The patterns on the hearts is so pretty!

Thanks so much for linking it up!!!


Anna said...

so cute! I've made the butterfly one, but the hearts are adorable and the card idea is awesome!

Anna said...

Hey Alissa! You should definitely try the heart wreath (you could probably make a cute spring themed one using the same concept!). Anyway, you should add your email address to your blogger profile! :)

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

That is just darling. I can't imagine a better combination of patterns. One could do all creams and blues and have a whimsical beacy piece of art too. Great project.

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

Uh....that's supposed to say "beachy".

The Cooking Photographer said...

So cute! I bet your house is adorable. You are always creating something neat.

Sew Much Ado said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining in We Did It! Wednesday at Sew Much Ado, I need to go make one now!

ERIN said...

I loves these! So cute.

Brandi said...

such a cute project! I love the V-day cards too! Your creativity amazes me!


I love this heart art! My favorite by far. So colorful and full of joy!

Blessings to you and Happy Valentine's Day,


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