Avery Elle Conversation Hearts

Avery Elle Conversation Hearts

Posted by Tiffany Pryce Russom on

Hi crafty friends, Tiffany here. Today, we're skipping to February with a sweet and simple Valentine's Day project. These tags can be used as valentines for friends and family or used as additions on a gift. They feature a mash up of the Avery Elle Conversation Hearts and the Catherine Pooler Mason Jar Snow Globe. Though I made tags, I think Conversation Hearts would be perfect to decorate packaging like the Honey Bee Stamps Vintage Gift Card Box or the Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box. Decorate and assemble the box, fill it with sweet treats, and you have a perfect little pick-me-up for someone special in your life.

To create these valentines, I started by creating shaped cards by partially die cutting folded panels with the mason jar die. I used tape to hold the die in place so the top cutting edge hung over the fold.

Next, I used Catherine Pooler inks - Grape Crush, Party Dress, and Fiesta Blue - to stamp the mason jar and then die cut them out. I love how crisp solid stamps look after stamping with Catherine Pooler inks.

Using the same inks, I randomly ink blended over a scrap panel of white cardstock. After ink blending, I splattered the panel with water and diluted dye ink. 

After the panel was dry, I stamped the Conversation Hearts 6 times in versamark ink and white heat embossed. I wanted varying colors of hearts so I stamped around in various places.

From scraps of the ink blended panel, I also die cut the snow drift from snow globe die set. I adhered the snow drift and hearts together "inside" of the jar. Note - I added acetate to the pink jar because I thought I wanted to make a shaker, but I changed my mind for the other two jars. I think these favors can be made either way.

The sentiment in Conversation Hearts is on one line, but that did not work for my tag, so I carefully cut my sentiment stamp apart. I stamped the sentiment in the same ink colors inside the jar. It is a good reminder to make your stamps work for you and not to be afraid to snip the words apart if need be. The sentiment can easily fit back together if I need one long line in the future.

To embellish the jar tags, I ink blended and white heat embossed the individual hearts. I stamped a sentiment with VersaFine Clair ink with a stamping block. Finally, I added baker's twine to each jar.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Until next time, happy crafting.


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