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Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Chain Of Hearts~

Hi, this is Sara from www.sarawandrews.com

With Valentine's Day approaching I thought I would make a cute little heart banner.

My original plan was to cut the hearts, emboss them and then run them through the sewing machine.

Quick, simple and easy.

Of course, nothing ever goes as planned.

My banner~

The hearts cut at 3" and 2.4" high are from Cricut Craft Room Basics.

They ended up being a little bigger than I expected and the reason I changed plans.

I used several of my favorite embossing folders to add texture.

I then decided I would layer several of the hearts by stapling them together using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

If you do not have a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher RUN now to your local craft store and buy one. 
It is that wonderful!

Instead of the sewing machine I used ribbon to string my hearts, and it was around this point that I decided to add pictures to them.

Luckily I had a bunch of pictures from a family photo session that I quickly printed in a contact sheet size in Photoshop.

And if you add photos, you have to add some embellishments. Right?

Hmmm...this sounds an awful lot like a certain mouse and a cookie.

I used~
DCWV Be Mine Stack
Crate Paper Fourteen Chipboard, Celebrate It Ribbon
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Gem Clips
Scarlet Lime Kit Contents: Crate Paper Fourteen Accent Stickers
CCR and Cricut Craft Room Basics for the Hearts and Scalloped Hearts cut at 3" and 2.4" high
Cuttlebug Folders D'vine Swirl, Script and Wood Grain


  1. Sara, this is lovely. I love the soft colors with the pop of red. Yes, the Tiny Attacher is an awesome tool to have.

  2. Super cute. Love the colors and the sweet embelished photos of your little ones. How sweet for sure. GREAT Idea.

  3. Your banner is gorgeous! I love your modern touches-- like with the paper clips and staples. Trendy and beautiful!

  4. Totally cool!! Love the pictures and the banner of course!!

  5. Love how you added the photos to this ad the fun colors and embossing. Just too sweet.

  6. What an awesome banner. Your original plan sounded great but I'm glad you had to change it as this is absolutely wonderful.

  7. I love it!!! Never thought about printing out contact sheets for pictures when I need a bunch of little ones...Thanks for sharing.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous - love the layers of color and texture. The photos are such a great addition!

  9. Sweet! Thank you for showing how to recreate from the unexpected! Love the chain of hearts!

  10. What a great project!Love it!

  11. Yes, yes, yes, this is adorable!! Great job Sara!

  12. Sara your banner is beautiful! I love the addition of the photos. I never would have thought about doing that, but I will definitely try to find a reason to do it sometime soon. Thanks for sharing your process and your gorgeous banner.

  13. So cute, Sara! The photos really makes your project so special and beautiful. I love personal touches like that. Wonderful job!

  14. Super cute!!! Don't ya love it when your idea evokes into something better as you are working on it? Love this!

  15. Great idea! Love the added photos!

  16. I love this! I really love how you added the photos! So adorable! TFS


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