{framed button heart}




Today I would love to share with you, my friends and dear followers some beautiful gifts I made for my brother-in-law, sister-in-law and my grandparents for Christmas. Last year Monica Coffman and Shannon Bogan both created stunning framed hearts, and I felt so inspired by their creations, so I tried to make one of my own. Well I failed miserably at a couple attempts last year, so I figured that I would put it off till later. And I did...

My scrapping skills just were not up to snuff, and now that I've been scrapping for almost 2 years now... I felt like taking on this beautiful challenge!!! And well I made three of them for for my family members for the holidays.






Products: Cosmo Cricket pp, October Afternoon pp, Sew Easy floss, Bazill Swiss Dot cardstock, Kraft cardstock, White cardstock, corrugated cardboard, Basic Grey bloomer, Basic Grey buttons, American Crafts buttons, Martha Stewart baker's twine, Hemp twine

So here is my take on the button heart... I used a heart template that I found on google. Traced it lightly in pencil, and then I used my Sew Easy tool to create the holes for the floss. I erased the pencil lines, and I sewed for the first time on paper. I know, pretty good for my first time, eh? LOL, just kidding. Well then because I don't own any circular punches, I cut out 2 inch squares of Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon, and put them through my Cricut cutting, two different sizes of circles. Then after inking the edges, I adhered them, added buttons, and well voila!!! I had 3 8x10 masterpieces. Instead of putting family names on the project. I put family inspired quotes...

"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge."
"Other things may change us but we start and end with family."

I hope that this project inspires you as much as the originals did for me!! I would love to see your versions if you decide to make one for yourself, please email me your projects, and I will be happy to share them on my blog if you like! tinyscrapper at yahoo dot com

With love,
Gabi Watson

8 comments:

ScrapinFunatic said...

those are so beautiful, what a great idea.

mommy

*Nikki* said...

Those are great. I failed at them last year too..maybe this year I will try again

Gabi said...

Yeah printing out a simple template from google made it easier, and I wanted to use my new Sew Easy tools on it, and having the stitching like that really help eliminate a margin of error. Because it was my first time using the Sew Easy tool on a project, and it was my first time using a template. There were a couple of mistakes, but you can't tell that there were any blemishes at all because the stitch masked it. Good luck on yours; I know you can do it!!

robindefender said...

Love your button hearts. Very sweet!

The Vintage Chain said...

Those are beautiful and so creative!

mizzbzb/steph said...

Adorable project!

Becky said...

These are amazing! I love them!!!!

Rach H said...

Love these! Super cute home decor piece!