A couple of weeks ago I bought a heart punch on a whim and have since been trying to come up with a project to use it for. Last night inspiration struck and I created a frame full of pretty hearts.
This project could not be simpler or more inexpensive to make. I chose a piece of scrapbooking paper to be my background and then punched 11 hearts out of a piece of polka dot paper. I punched the remaining heart from a scrap of striped paper to contrast with the dots. Then I inked around the edges of all of my hearts to make them stand out a little more against my background. You can do this with an inkpad but since I didn't have one I just dragged the side of a brown paper along my edges to get ink effect. Every once in a while I purposely inked onto the front of the hearts to give it a shabby feel. The last step was to stick my hearts to my background using two-sided tape and then pop the whole thing into a frame.
The whole thing took less than 15 minutes and, since I already had the frame and paper, it cost me nothing to make. I made it for Valentine's Day but it's so pretty that I think I might leave it out all year!
On a different note, I'm excited to announce the winner of my CSN giveaway. The winner of the $20 gift certificate, selected by Random.org, is Liz!