Thursday, September 1, 2011

Paper Crafties

I finally had the energy to work on my brother's girlfriends birthday present last night and one other project.. (A Week Late..)This was quite the accomplishment considering my favorite activity the last few weeks was staring at a tv and only moving if I absolutely had to. Thankfully I'm feeling a ton better and actually got something done!

I saw this adorable idea on pinterest.

I thought It was adorable! So I decided to make my own version.

I started with a small shadow box from Michaels.  I will say if you want a Big heart make sure your shadow box is deeper than the one I purchased.

This one allows for you to just pin your items into place.  I cut a piece of scrapbooking paper to the size I wanted and wrote in the line "Every heart has a story"  I changed it from the original..  I would love to claim it was because it was clever....  but it's just pregnancy brain...

I then took a newspaper ( you can use a book but i didn't have any I was willing to chop up)  and folded it in half.   I then cut out a half heart shape and then stacked and taped all of the pieces together.

I taped the heart in place and that finishes it.   Make sure your pieces splay open so that you can see each one individually.

 Hope she likes it!


  1. This is SO sweet! What a beautiful piece to have! Thank you so much for linking up @ Show & Share!

  2. This is SO cute! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again today with more great projects!

  3. That's such a cute gift! I love birthdays and frames...I might have to steal this idea! :)