I was able to finish another Valentine's craft yesterday while baby was sleeping. I actually had time to create this piece of framed art, clean a bathroom, change the sheets on the bed, make a phone call to a friend, and eat lunch while he was asleep! Of course I paid for it last night when he was wide awake about 2:00am. Oh well--he is so cute I don't care! This easy framed heart Valentine project is reminiscent of the easy Valentine cards and embroidery hoop Valentine art I showed you how to make last year, and it's just as quick and easy. Enjoy!
Framed Hearts Valentine Decor Tutorial
* 5x7 frame
* Used book page or sheet music to fit in your frame
* Various patterned papers and card stock
* Heart punch (mine is from Stampin' Up!) or die cut, or heart template to trace and cut out
* Glue stick (I love the Anywhere Glue Stick from Stampin' Up!)
* Sewing machine and thread (I used red to coordinate with my papers)
* Ruler and pencil
1. Punch hearts out of patterned paper and card stock. I did 12 hearts total--8 in plain red and 4 in patterned papers. Punch the number of hearts that fit best if your frame.
2. Cut your book page to fit your frame. Arrange hearts on the paper, using a ruler if necessary, to line them up.
3. Use a glue stick in the center only of each heart to adhere them to the page. You mostly want to just keep them in place while you sew them on the page.
4. Use a ruler and a pencil to draw a straight line through the center of the hearts. I extended the line about 1/2" above and below the top and bottom hearts.
5. Sew down the center of your lines with your sewing machine and coordinating thread.
6. To add a little dimension, I popped up just the patterned hearts by folding them toward the center.
This easy project works perfectly with my Valentine's mantel, which is coming along slowly but surely!
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