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 :) 


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “18 Ladies As My Valentine

  1. Gorgeous. Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you post pictures of the ones you receive. I would love to see!

    Posted on February 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm
  2. Aww how cute is this project?
    Funny how we get nervous about sharing our work and not being good enough-You do such wonderful projects-thought I was the only one that worried! lol
    Have a spectacular Valentine’s Day sweetie

    Posted on February 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm
  3. i just love this!!!! happy valentines day to you and yours!


    Posted on February 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm
  4. This is so cute! I would love to see all of the you received also!

    Posted on February 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm
  5. Beautiful heart. I love it!!

    Posted on February 15, 2012 at 3:07 am