Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sewn Hearts

I love the trend I've been seeing on cards and layouts lately to sew columns of embellies straight down a project. I thought it would be fun to try this with hearts for a Valentine card.

I got out some Echo Park Paper scraps (mostly Victoria Gardens) and a heart punch and made nine hearts. I tacked the hearts lightly in columns on a white cardstock base. I intended to sew a single line down the middle but I got slightly off course on my first row, so I decided to make each row a double.

To make the columns of hearts into a card, I followed a layout design for my inspiration. My friend Karen Tarpley made this adorable layout with sewn butterflies.

I thought her layout would be easiliy adaptable into a card. Following her design, I added a bit of patterned paper above the hearts, then added a bit of pink trim, a doily and a journaling card.

Thanks for the inspiration, Karen. You can find more of her work on her blog. 

PP: Echo Park Paper
Trim and Resin Heart: Webster's Pages
Doily: Martha Stewart
Ink: Ranger
Mist: Tattered Angels
Sewing Machine: Bernina


  1. Her lo and your card are just BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee those sewn hearts!!! I am LOVING the way you topped it with a ribbon!! Soooooooo pinning this! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. You're right its lovely and your pages are amazing!

  3. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the sewn hearts... and the butterflies!

  4. Such an adaptable design, Izzy. I did a LO with a sewn heart border and loved the look too. Your double stitching is awesome!

  5. what a great technique~ love that sewinh all the way through.

  6. OHHH! What a beautiful card--LOVE your inspiration! I also love those papers--FABULOUSLY done!

  7. I think your card turned out adorable! The inspiration layout was gorgeous too. I can see why you liked it so much.

  8. Izzy! I love this trend! Your card looks amazing and beautiful!

  9. These look cool. And I have passed the Liebster Award on to you!

  10. thanks so much for visiting my blog these past couple of days! i truly appreciate your kind comments. i would be honored if u stopped by again sometime or even signed up to follow me and i would do the same! thanks again and also your card rocks! ( i already posted that but wanted to say it again-hehehe)-mp

  11. What gorgeous and pretty projects Izzy!! i love both so much.

  12. Fantastic layout especially love the pinwheel and flags. Great job.