Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Box of Hearts

I'm so excited today because I can finally share my "Box of Hearts" with you!

Last week, I sent my sister one for a Valentine's gift and she just got it yesterday. She's one of my best readers and I wanted her gift to be a total surprise. Saturday morning, my "Breakfast Buddy" friends and I got together and I gave a box to each of them. So here is is......

It's based on THIS post by Ali Edwards. I loved her butterfly box so much I thought it would be neat to try other punches used the same way. Here's a picture of the box she made using the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.

There were so many different and beautiful heart punches out there over the Valentine holiday and I used the EK Success X-Large Heart Punch for my hearts. I liked the size, about 2 1/2 inches, which gave me space to embellish in. The paper is "Mariposa" from DCWV (Die Cuts with a View) and it's SO romantic and beautiful, I knew the hearts would turn out awesome. Each little heart is then embellished with a little extra. This heart is stamped with the word LOVE.

Here are a few more so you can see the detail. The first has a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch in coordinating paper. Next is a sticky back pearl half on a button. Below is a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foliage Flower and brad. Then another cute little Tim Holtz piece, the Trinket pin with a little "X" and "O" bead.

Some had little sticky diamonds on them. Others had flowers with pearl brad centered flowers. There is even a cute little Yo-Yo fabric heart I made using THIS.

The little hugs and kisses pin quickly became my favorite!

I hope all of you had a great Valentine's Day and made many people handy with your crafts.


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