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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Crafting — Heart Art

In an effort to live by the mantra "less is more" and rid myself of any possible borderline hoarding tendencies, I realized that something must be done with all of the greeting cards I've saved throughout the years. As someone who loves selecting greeting cards and spending good money on them, it was really difficult to think of simply just throwing away all of the ones I have personally received. However, there are several unorganized boxes that have accumulated and they are just sitting in the closet gathering dust. That's definitely not the type of feng shui I'm trying to achieve here.

I decided to make our wedding cards into the craft art that you see above. Using a 1" heart punch, a glue stick, linen paper, and a frame from Michaels, I took a little piece from all of our sweet cards and made them into something that I can appreciate every day.

What do you do with greeting cards? Pitch them or keep them? Have you made any creative projects with your cards? 

8 comments:

Hannah said...

What a great idea! And how sweet to have displayed. Adorable!

Kelli Long said...

I love this idea! I will probably need to borrow it :)I have a stash of cards that take up several drawers.

JRomero said...

Obsessed with this! Stealing :)

Allison said...

You could make one for so many different things! On Pinterest, I saw someone who punched a heart through a map of all of the cities they have traveled to. Today I talked about it with some friends who might do one with baby shower cards for their nurseries.

Allison said...

Go for it!

Allison said...

Steal away, friend. One of your hearts is on mine!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this idea!! I'm going to attempt to copy this but by using baby cards. Knowing my crafty ability, I'm sure I'll be contacting you for step by step instructions :) You have so much talent!

Allison said...

That's a great idea! I wish I was better at writing tutorials to help you, but honestly, it's just so easy that you can get creative with it. It definitely depends on how many hearts (or whatever other shape) you use. I can't wait to see your finished product!