iLoveToCreate I Heart U Valentine’s Day Pin Card
Margot Potter for iLoveToCreate Teen Crafts
“Mom crafted, kid approved.”
Moms and Grandmoms really love getting handcrafted gifts and what better way to say, “I heart u” than these retrofabulous foam heart pins. These are quick and easy to make and you can opt to use photos instead of vintage images if you prefer. Attach them to a card and it’s a two for one combo that will make them smile every time they wear these adorable pins. Yup, I’ve got you covered...so let’s get crafty!
Romantic Vintage Post Card Images (or photos)
3 Open Center Foam Hearts and Smaller Foam Accent Hearts (I each of pink, red and white) (I got mine at WalMart)
3 Small Vintage or New Buttons (1 each of pink, red and white)
Coordinating Scrapbook Paper (I used K&Company Carolyn Gavin Designer Paper)
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Stampendous Foliage Quad Cube TC51
Hero Arts Italian Poetry Background Stamp S1832
Aleene’s Foamtastic Glue
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Pen or Pencil for tracing and marking
(Optional Collage Pauge Matte to seal images before framing)
Crop-A-Dile Big Bite
1. Select images to use inside of your foam heart frames. Here is a sheet of permission free images you may print for use with this project, these are not intended for resale. I am sharing cards from my personal ephemera collection.
2. Print image sheet.
3. Stamp heart frames with writing stamp and archival ink. Stamp small hearts with foliage stamp and archival ink. Allow ink to dry.
4. Mark the window placement. Trace around edges of heart, cut a straight edge heart using scissors inside of the scalloped edge you just traced. (If you want, you can seal the images with Collage Pauge at this step before cutting them out so they’re water resistant.)
5. Stick images inside of frames and use a plain scalloped edge heart to sandwich the image, take time to make sure the scallop edges line up.
6. Adhere small heart and buttons to edge of each frame with Foamtastic Glue. Allow to dry.
7. Fold a sheet of patterned scrapbook paper over to make a wide card. The sheet I used was 7.5”x8.5”.
Use a bone folder to make a sharp creased edge.
8. Cut a coordinating decorative strip and adhere it to the bottom edge of the card with Aleene’s Fast Grab Glue, add a thin dotted ribbon accent to top edge of strip using Fast Grab Glue. Allow to dry.
9. Mark placement of pins on card, one in the center and one on either side towards the edge.
10. Use Crop-A-Dile Big Bite to punch small holes at marked spots on card.
11. Attach the pins to the holes.