This past weekend I participated in a heart swap with 18 other women at an event hosted by Andrea Villarreal of Freckled Star — so much fun!! This group is known for their over-the-top gorgeous swap items and I knew I had to make something awesome. I was a bit intimidated to be honest, but I was so glad when everyone said they liked my “heart”! And so impressed by the lovely jar of altered hearts I brought home that the ladies lovingly created to share :)
Here is my heart:
I diecut two red felt hearts using a Sizzix die and then sewed them together with my brand new baby Lock sewing machine (I love this baby!!). Then Xaver dicut banners from wool felt with another Sizzix die and I hot glued those to the hearts. Next I stitched a button to a starburst circle punched from American Crafts foil paper and tied a bow with gorgeous red and white twine from The Twinery. I cut pennants from the “Legend” pattern of the brand new “Story Teller” line from Crate Paper and stamped the word “charming” with ColorBox Due Ink in Wicked Black and a Stampin' Up! Stamp. I threaded the pennant onto a triple pearl stick pin and stuck it into the heart. Then I coated the entire heart with Smooch Spritz in Ginger Ale (my new fave color) to give it a vintage glow. Ruby Walker suggested I make them into pins and I think I just might do that with mine!
I hope you have a wonderful day doing things you love with people you love :)