I can't get enough of heart decor.
I love the decorations for Valentine's Day (even though the holiday is not one of my favorites). There's something about the pink/red/white that speaks to my girly girly heart I guess. I am all about ruffles and frills and hearts and flowers. I grew up in a family with a tomboy mom, dad and brother who all loved sports and the great outdoors. I never fit in. It was dresses, doll babies, make up (my mom didn't wear any for years and years), long hair (my dad doesn't like it so my mom has always had short hair) and all things girly for me. For years I thought I was adopted. It's the running joke that if I didn't look so much like my mom my husband is sure that I was switched at birth. But I digress....
My project today is the epitome of all that girly girl stuff I love: glitter, hearts, ribbons & trims, flowes, pink, red, white, buttons, pearls, butterflies and just a touch of aqua.
FYI: This whole project is based on a layout that you will be seeing from me next week that has a lot of similar elements. I love to be able to use the same ideas on multiple projects!
Here's a run-down of the images I used and what kit they came from:
- XOXO (heart)
- Christmas Countdown (rounded tag)
- December Addtions: The Extras (notched tag)
- This & That: Love (eiffel tower, heart on stem)
- This & That: Spring (leafy branch)
- This & That: Summertime (butterfly)
- This & That: Gratitude (house)
- This & That: Lucky (keys)
- This & That: Family (flower, small tag)
- This & That: Freedom (banner)
- Love: Every Little Thing (damask)
I have had this photo display thing for-evah. I've used it to display Christmas cards/photos (until I got too many to house on it). I've used it to display Valentine's hear decor before. I've use it to display ATC cards from a swap we did through Hero Arts. I don't think I ever used it like it was supposed to be used, for photos. And I'm still not. ;)
I die cut a bunch of tags from Neenah smooth white cardstock using tag designs from Christmas Countdown and December Additions: The Extras and I embossed each with an Impression Plate from Papertrey Ink.
To create the faux chipboard hearts, I cut 4 layers from kraft cardstock for each heart and glued them together with spray adhesive before adding the die cut patterned paper layer. This gives them a more substantial feel.
This heart is actually almost an exact replica of one that you will see on my KBS layout share next week. I loved it so much I had to create one for my stand!
I stamped the "xoxo" definition using a stamp from Stampin' Up's Define Your Life Stamp set. I have had these stamps for years and I still love them as much as I did when I first got them. They truly stand the test of time! I stamped the definition in a light pink that looks much better in real life. Ruffled ribbon, buttons and trinket pins complete this heart.
I die cut the damask for this tag from text paper and layered it on the embossed tag before adding my die cut butterfly sewn in place with a button. Oh so simple. Oh so sweet.
This is actually the first tag I designed for the groupoing. I knew I wanted to incorporate this Eiffel Tower into my tag collage and when I spied the "with love" stamp from Papertrey Ink's Tag-It's #11 Stamp Set I knew what I wanted to do! I printed the "from Paris" on the die cut banner using my printer and finished with the stamped sentiment. Stamped hearts, sewn on trims and some pretty silk ribbon complete the design.
I think this ended up being one of my favorites from the grouping. It was the last piece designed.I knew I wanted to go with a red base but I needed something for the center of this heart. I die cut a flower multiple times (3x from white cardstock and 3x from vellum). I embossed the cardstock flowers before layering them to create this lovely dimensional flower. A red resin flower center brings this floral to life and the stamped tag finishes the design.
Lots of hearts. This one is remniscent of the layout you'll see next week. ;) I sewed some pleated trim to the bottom for a splash of color/texture.
Glitter! Instead of using metal keys that would weight down the tag I created my own faux chipboard keys using Kerri's design die cut just like the hearts above. Instead of finishing with patterned paper I glittered them for some sparkle! Love. A phrase stamped in red finishes this pretty tag.
I created this tag based on the stamp. I used Kerri's house die and completed the tag with a fabric heart and stamped banner.
I used the "inside" pieces from one of the die cut keys for flowers on this heart. I like using up every bit and piece that I can.
I grouped three of these floral hearts together, secured them with twine and a resin flower and added a stamped tag.
SUPPLIES (click on photos for links):
- Martha Stewart Glitter & Glue
- Safety Pin & Jump Rings
- Making Memroies Resin Flowers, Ribbons & Trims
- Trinket Pins
- Define Your Life Stamps (Stampin' Up)
- Pink Pirouette SU Ink
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