Easy Valentine Heart Specimen Art

Raid your scrapbook paper stash, grab a heart shaped punch and make this Easy Valentine Heart Specimen Art!

Anyone else feel a little deflated once all the Christmas décor is {mostly} packed away?  It’s a little sad to see the living room back to normal, to pull into the driveway with no twinkly lights to greet me … so during my glorious holiday staycation, I dug into my craft supplies and whipped up a few Valentine projects to stave off those winter blues!! And here is the first of the lovey dovey Valentine craft projects!  {And recipe lovers, I didn’t forget about you … stay tuned!}

Easy Valentine Heart Specimen Art

Raid your scrapbook paper stash, grab a heart shaped punch and make this Easy Valentine Heart Specimen Art!


My long time readers {thanks SO much for sticking around!} may remember my Lovebirds Specimen Art from a few years ago:

Love Birds Specimen Art - sweet Valentine home decor!

It is still one of my favorite projects {and that chunky red frame is still one of my favorites, too}!  This easy Valentine heart specimen art uses the same technique – just make rows of similar objects, shapes, items, add them to a frame and display.

Supplies

Raid your scrapbook paper stash, grab a heart shaped punch and make this Easy Valentine Heart Specimen Art!

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The How-To

Raid your scrapbook paper stash, grab a heart shaped punch and make this Easy Valentine Heart Specimen Art!

  1. Wrap the glass insert of the picture frame with kraft paper. Secure the wrapped insert in the frame with the provided frame back.
  2. Using the heart paper punch, punch out hearts from coordinating paper scraps.  I have always loved the combo of red, white and turquoise, so that was my color palette for this project.
  3. Once your hearts are punched, lay them out and arrange as necessary for a good balance of solids, patterns and color.
  4. Ink the edge of each paper heart by running a small brown ink pad around the edges of the hearts.  This gives them a little definition and a bit of character.
  5. Use adhesive to adhere the hearts to the kraft paper in even rows.

I am sort of obsessed with this heart specimen art!  It was SO easy – just a few minutes to wrap, punch, ink and stick!  And I got to use some of my favorite paper from my paper stash!  I even set up a mini Valentine vignette with all things red, turquoise and white …

Raid your scrapbook paper stash, grab a heart shaped punch and make this Easy Valentine Heart Specimen Art! Perfect to add to your Valentine mantel or vignette!

{{Oh, and here is the tutorial for those Valentine yarn wrapped trees and that adorable mini heart garland tutorial is coming soon!}}

Raid your scrapbook paper stash, grab a heart shaped punch and make this Easy Valentine Heart Specimen Art!

I Heart Valentines’ Day!

Comments

  1. This is super cute! I need to dig out my old paper punches and give it a try-thanks for sharing!

  2. Cutest thing I’ve seen all day!! Love this, Keri!

  3. love love love this keri!!! especially those vday trees!

  4. Love all the different pattern paper you used!

  5. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. So fun and cheerful! I wish I was as organized as you are and doing Valentine’s projects already!

  7. I love this artwork! I’d love to make a huge one for our mantel!

  8. Oh, how cute! I love making things for Valentines day. Maybe even more than Christmas…

  9. love the patchwork quilt like pattern
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  10. What a cute project! Love it!

  11. So super cute! Definitely going to make this for my wall!

  12. Oh my gosh, too cute! I need to find a heart shaped paper punch!

  13. I love simple art pieces like this. It’s a little thing but it adds great character to a home and makes it festive! I would love if you linked this up to my Crafty Chaos Tuesday party! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Very cute. I love the papers that you chose. Your bird version is super cute, too.

  15. This is so cute and so easy! Now I know what to do with all my paper scraps!

  16. those hearts are SOOO cute! Love this project. Pinning and featuring today on Nap-Time Creations with the Create Link Inspire features…

  17. This is ADORABLE! I think I’ll definitely need to make one of these!

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