Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Be Still My Heart(s)

So my two undeniable facts are being proven more and more with each post.
Copying this heart punch Valentine's Day art has been on my to-do list since the day I saw it.

Like any good book, there is also a lesson in this post. Learn from my mistakes my babies (channeling Conan O'Brien here)

Things I assumed incorrectly in this project:
1) I had an 11x14 white frame. Wrong! I have an 8x12 and a ginormous IKEA frame.
2) It would be possible to use the ginormous IKEA frame. Wrong! One piece of scrapbook paper won’t cover the opening of the mat, so you’ll end up with a pieced together backing which is downright sad.
So after all of my incorrect assumptions, I finally got the right cast of characters (the right size frame, mat and scrapbook paper) which was TERRIFIC!
Sarah at Cozy Cottage Cute was nice enough to offer her grid to save time on this project. You should definitely head on over to her blog and so kindly ask her for the grid as well, you won’t regret it!

To get the hearts to line up just perfectly you can use her grid to make faint pencil marks on your scrapbook paper, that you can later cover with you foam dots and hearts. SO HANDY
In true Copy Cat form I used a white 11x14 frame and double mat from Michaels. I too found an old tattered copy of Charlotte’s Web from my mom.
I randomly chose words and phrases in the book and made sure to get “Some Pig” and “Radiant”.  I just kept thinking how much I miss reading books that have pictures J

Instead of a scrapbook heart, I Mod-Podged and glittered one heart red.

All in all I’m completely smitten with the final result and can’t thank Sarah enough for the inspiration!

Copy Cat Rundown:
Total Time: For me about 3 hours. Hopefully for you, this would only take about an hour to prep the hearts, mark the grid and adhere the hearts.
Total Cost: $17 for 11x14 frame, $3 for 11x14 double mat, $2 for foam sticky dots, book was free. Total of $22 but worth every penny!

Would we do this again? For sure. Sarah has another awesome version with brown paper hearts and stamped names. This is next on my to do list!
Credit: Props to Sarah at Cozy Cottage Cute. YOU ROCK!


  1. Natalie,

    It turned out perfect!!!!!

    So glad I could help... :)


  2. I am actually doing something similar right now. I also blogged about a butterfly one I made. Did you put the glass back on the frame when you were done?

  3. Yep, the glass is on my frame, but I'm sure it would look cute both ways. I'd love to see yours when you're done!

  4. Wow, what a neat idea! I think this would take me all day to complete, I am just not that creative. :( This would be a nice gift for someone getting married or for their anniversary. Thanks for the idea!