3D love art……2 tutorials

Add some love to your decor for Valentine’s day quickly, easily and very inexpensively. I have come up with these 2 different ideas to get your creativity kick started! 
(Share the ones you create in the Brassy Apple Projects Flickr group! )
1. Heart Speciman Art
8×10 frame
scrapbook paper (background)
scrapbook paper (hearts)
Hot glue
ruler (optional)
Step 1. Trace and cut a piece of scrapbook paper for the background using the glass from your frame as a guide. 
Step 2. Divide up the background into 3 even sections using a ruler and lightly drawing a pencil line. Or you can just eyeball it
Step 3. Fold one edge of the paper over and create one heart. Cut out and use it as a template to cut out 15 total. 
Step 4. Place a line of glue down the center folded outside seam and then place onto 1 of the lines of the paper. Put them as close together as your liking. Repeat across the entire paper. 

Step 5. Erase lines if necessary. Put the paper into the frame with the glass removed and display! 
think of all the fun possibilities for different holidays through out the year! 🙂 
2. Framed Hearts
5×7 Frame (remove glass)
Scrapbook paper – background
1 pk of heart picks ($1 store)
Step 1. Trace and cut a piece of scrapbook paper for the background using the glass from your frame as a guide.
Step 2. Use Scissors to cut of the stick off the bottom of 2-3 Heart picks
Step 3. Cut the heart in half with a sharp craft knife creating 2 flat pieces. 

Step 4. Arrange the hearts in any pattern – lining them up by 3’s, staggered, in 2 rows, etc. 
(or create an “I love you” piece of artwork by using just one heart – pictured lower right)
Step 5. Glue them into place, let dry and place into the frame and display!
Share the ones you create in the Brassy Apple Projects Flickr group
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  1. Love it! And I love the black and white and red combo!

    I shared it on my TT&J facebook page 🙂


  2. thanks… very pretty!! i love it!

  3. Love, love, love this! I am definitely going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing this cute idea! :0)

  4. These are really cute! I really need to do more valentine’s decorations around the house. This may just be it.

  5. SUPER CUTE!! And these would match my Valentine decorations PERFECTLY! Sooo….you wanna just ship those to me or what? {tee hee}

    No seriously. They’re so cute!

  6. they are just soo darn cute! Will definitely be trying at least one of these for <3 Day decor…..thanks for sharing

  7. Oh, I LOVE that! The b&w combo is classic. I think I’ll use this for my mantel!

  8. great brandy! 🙂 have fun!

  9. Loooove the glitter heart one! Now you’ve got me planning a run to the dollar store – this would be a perfect craft for me and the kiddo!

  10. I featured this tutorial on my Mel’s Sassy Scrap business page on facebook! How fun! LOVE IT!

  11. These are awesome!! I love that you cut those picks in two and can use both sides. 🙂

  12. LOVE this idea! I just got some of those heart picks for decoration but I’m totally using them for this project now! 🙂

  13. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  14. Oh, I want to try this! I found those heart sticks last year at the $1 store and used them as “wands” for my little girls. I hope they have them again this year!

    I’d love for you to join my giveaway for a vintage trinket tray going on now! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-with-cotton-breeze.html

  15. These are soo awesome! I love the black, white and red.. so sophisticated and sassy!

  16. I’ve awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award…recieve award at


    Thanks you…your’e amazing!!

    🙂 Tiffani

  17. I LOVE the first one SO much
    such a cute Idea


  18. i’m totally doing this on saturday! fantastic!

  19. I love crafts like this, simple but so very cute! Thanks for sharing!



  20. Oh i love it. Thanks for sharing.. A new follower from Thrifty Thursday bloghop. Hope to see you in my place.

  21. Wow-these are adorable-I made one similar and love it-I’m your newest follower from a blog hop-Stop by and visit-Claire

  22. these are so sweet!

  23. These are super cute. Love em!

  24. Those are awesome! I especially love the damask one. Thanks for sharing :).

  25. Aww, those are so pretty! I love them in the black frame! Thanks so much for the how-to, I’ll be linking.

  26. I linked to this in my Weekend Links post today – love it!

  27. Love these, very sophisticated Valentine decor.

  28. Oh my goodness! I just found your blog & I am so excited! I have EVERYTHING needed to do this little diy..including the EXACT scrapbook paper! I bought it last week…not knowing WHAT I was going to use it for…got my heart picks from the dollar store yesterday! Love your blog & so excited for the cute idea!

  29. I love it!! Super cute!

    Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!

  30. These are so super cute! And I have everything I need to make them already. I guess I found my project for tomorrow. 🙂

  31. I love the scrapbook paper you used!!! Too stinking cute! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking to Fancy This Fridays and for adding us to your linky list on your sidebar!!! Hope to see you again this week!!

  32. love this! i’m a new follower!

  33. Awesome use of the dollar store heart picks, and I love the stitched hearts!! You are always the queen of fabulous ideas! 🙂

  34. Hello! I was stopping by from Making the World cuter and would love for you to enter my linky contest! The winner each month is showered with prizes and featured on my blog!


  35. Thanks for linking up! Love this! I will be featuring it on my blog on Saturday! All credit and pictures linked back to you!



  36. Just wanted to let you know that I finished up my 3D hearts as part of my Valentine’s Vignette and have posted the results here: http://adayinmylife-my365.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentines-vignette.html
    Thank you so much for such a great idea.

  37. We featured you today! Thanks for the “hip” Valentine project.


  38. I saw this and fell in love! I made 3 for friends but kept one for myself 🙂

  39. so fun!! I’m in process of making some of these for Vday gifts for family 🙂 I’ll post when they’re done!

  40. Love this & just wanted to let you know I included it in my Ultimate Valentine’s Guide! http://danimariedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/101-valentines-day-ideas-2012-ultimate.html

  41. So cute and creative! I had to pin it on the CraftBliss Red Valentine Bliss Board on Pinterest and link back to you. ~Dee

  42. I bought the styrofoam hearts last year and made a frame for my son, and this year I was thinking to use the left over hearts for something else. I ended up making these very cute cards for the kids in my class. They look good enough to eat.

  43. Great job. I really appreciate your work. It is very helpful for 3d art. Keep it up.

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