I love to get maximum mileage out of my craft punches. A few months ago, I turned some heart punches into a fun flower for one of my layouts. I thought I would give it another try and create a new flower from heart punches.
- An assortment of solid cardstock and/or pattern paper cardstock
- Heart punch or hearts cut from a die cut machine
- Small brads
- A paper piercing tool
- Handle of a brush or pencil
This new heart flower is super simple, but perfect for spring. The inspiration for the shape was the hydrangea bush I had once upon a time at my townhouse in Florida.
1. Cut a variety of hearts from cardstock or pattern paper. I used three complimentary shades of purple.
3. Pierce holes in the bottom of three hearts. You can use three hearts in just one color or mix it up using different shades.
4. Insert a brad into one heart and then stack two hearts behind and fan them out so that one heart points to the right, one points straight up and one points to the left.
5. Take the end of your brush or pencil and shape the top of each heart so that the flower petals curl. This gives the flower added dimension.
I found that pattern papers with small scale prints worked well for this flower shape, because the flower punches are so small. Any of your 6×6 paper pads would work great for this embellishment. I also really like the look of using two and three different shades of solid cardstock hearts in one flower. Even though this flower is super simple, there is still a lot of versatility in the looks you can create.
I hope that you try this flower on some of your spring projects! I’ll be back on Thursday showing a layout and card example of how I used these flowers in my own projects.
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