Crafting from the Heart!

Hi bloggers & Happy Wednesday to you! This week over at Simon Says Stamp & Show, we’re talking about Projects with Heart. Anytime we sit down and make something, we always want to put a little heart into it, it just just makes the project so much better!!

Check out some awesome inspiration from a few select designers from the team:

First up is an awesome project by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, below she’ll tell you in her words her inspiration for the piece and what she used to make it;
I love mixing different types of metal and this wooden heart was a perfect surface to play on. I covered it with metal foil tape that had been dry embossed, painted, inked and heat embossed. From the heart hangs a little inchie book made from a Vintaj blank embossed with a lovely tree and coloured with patina inks. I hid tiny pages inside the book, and another embossed piece of metal. The heart is embellished with different Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces, a stamped sentiment, a die cut heart covered with Distress Stickles Rock Candy dry glitter, a Vintaj star and other bits and pieces.

Suzanne Czosek made a mini pocket book, with pretty soft colors, and a lot of heart! Below is a summary from Suzz in how she made these fabulous tags!

I had the sweetest set of tags with pockets  Melissa Frances Bags & Tags which had me thinking how fun it would be to put heart tabs at the end of the tags.  The thought of heart shaped tags had me searching for paper that fit and I found the perfect match with My Minds Eye Honey – The Sweetest Thing.   I added images from the Stampendous Queen Bee to the pockets to float along with the bees on the hearts.  A whimsical mini book with tags to pull out and explore.

I just love this tissue tape heart, by Sarah Engles-Greer! It’s gorgeous & perfectly distressed. To make your own, read below to find out the creative process direct from the artist.
I wanted to make a hanging heart and was wondering how to create an interesting but randomly patterned background. I also thought it would be good to recycle some of the cardboard that is collecting under my craft table! I drew and cut out three hearts and then bound them in Tissue Tape. I wanted a more white washed effect so I gave it a coat of Gesso before adding a few faded, stamped flourishes. and edging my heart in Distress Ink. I wanted to keep the design simple so as not to hide the background and thought two Papillion butterflies, a few Tim words and a rusty key were just enough

Be sure to to view the entire post to see the rest of the fabulous inspiration from our designers, and to join in the fun! You COULD win a $50 voucher to spend in our store on whatever your heart desires!




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