Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I love heart chains!

This craft project that I recently enjoyed with my children was so fun and easy! It is one of my favorite simple crafts to do with my kids this time of year. This year I decided to create the hearts a little differently.

Instead of using just plain strips of paper, I use Erin's Scalloped Trims from SVG Attic to create our hearts for the chain.

I used the Double Scalloped Trim and the Double Eyelet Scalloped Trim.

I cut them at 3/4 in. by 10 in. I also created a plain rectangle using simple shapes in SCAL. I cut out two sets of each shape for each color, giving me a total of 18 hearts. FYI... I could have used at least three more hearts.

In SCAL I welded two of the same SVG files together and resized.

Cut them out and decorated with twine from The Twinery. Here I used the Pink Sorbet twine.

Here I used their Blossom Twine

For the red hearts I used the Maraschino Twine.

All cardstock used was Co'redinations. Red is Fire Brick Distressed, the darker pink is Lutus Flower and the light pink is Sugar N Spice all purchased at JoAnn's.

I looped four strands of Maraschino and Pink Sorbet twine through each end and tied off to hang from my mantel. As I look at the photos I am regreting not thinking of embossing and inking some of the strips for added character.

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