I’ve been having fun mixing textures lately. I love the look of painted and stained corrugated cardboard because it reminds me of tin. This February project could be enjoyed all year long.
I kept my hearts pretty simple but please feel free to adorn.
• Garden Party Stamp Set
• Patterned Paper (any will do) I used Graphic45 Cafe Parisian
• Corrugated Cardboard (can use colored & skip paint)
• Craft or Chalk Paint
• Mini Paper Roses (or use rose from stamp set)
• 3 Small Roses
• Pastel Markers or Ink pads (I used alcohol markers)
• Embroidery Thread
• A7 Craft Envelope
1.) Paint and cut 3 corrugated hearts. Mine measure Top 3-1/2” x 3”, Middle 4-1/2” x 4-1/2”, 4-1/2” x 4-1/2”. Hallow center heart leaving a 1/4” border. Glue patterned paper to back and trim edges to fit. Glue pasteboard to back of each heart to make sturdier.
2.) Once the paint is completely dry run pastel markers or ink pads down raised ridges.
3.) Punch small holes on tops and bottoms of each heart. On back side start by tying and securing a loop in the top hole and run thread through each hole tying each one to secure. Leave a 2” allowance between each heart so you can overlap and fit hearts into an A7 envelope.
4.) Stamp and fussy cut 6 leaves, 1 swag, and sentiment from garden party set. Attach using foam tape over and next to each top hole. Please see photos for reference.
5.) Glue mini roses over each hole.
Rose from the stamp set back with foam tape can be used.
6.) Tie Tassel to bottom heart hole
(tassels can be made wrapping thread around a playing card). Tie one side 3x and cut bottom loose (leave these ends to tie on). Then tie top with thread to make the head and trim bottom.
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