Valentine Specimen Art

{{if you’re already thinking about Valentine’s Day crafts, this is for you!}}

heart craft

i whipped up this little “heart specimen” wall hanging yesterday…. and i will admit, after making it, i might be ready to start bustin out the cupids and conversation hearts :)

to make this: i used the a couple dies from Lifestyle Crafts new Sweetheart line and cut the shapes out with my Epic 6. i then used a tape runner to adhere the paper hearts to a white sheet of cardstock. then i used a Xyron to attach the arrow. {Xyron makes paper into stickers}. then popped it into a frame. super easy!

heart with arrow

i’m sure many of you recognize the paper line….don’t we all just love Amy Butler?!! {swoon} i’ve had this paper pack for awhile and decided this was the perfect project for it. the colors and prints are a bit non-traditional for V-day, but i think they totally work!

heart decoration

i like how its sophisticated and modern. very trendy and cool!

this is the new Sweetheart line from Lifestyle Crafts:

die cuts

i used the Nesting Hearts and Arrows dies.

*Lifestyle Crafts dies are compatible with other die cutting machines*

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    now what did you use to cut those??? super cute! if that were a printable that would make a cute t!! do i need to start trying to win this cutter you used? xo!

  2. 2

    LOVE IT!! I don’t have an Epic 6, but I have a Cricut that cuts hearts! Just got to find some fabulous paper (and a sticker arrow!) I’ll be checking out Dollar Tree for a cute frame too!

    So excited to try this!!!

  3. 3

    I loved and pinned this idea! So great! Everyday I am excited to discover your crafts! Thanks for sharing.

  4. 4

    I adore this! Thanks for the great idea. Great paper choices!

  5. 5

    So pretty Linda! I am going to have to check out this Lifestyle crafts stuff. Sounds cool! Have a great week:)

  6. 6

    I love this – love the hanger too. Where did you get the hanger if you don’t mind me asking?

    Oh – and Happy New Year!

  7. 8
    Donna C

    HELLO!!! I love this idea and I’ve seen it done with butterflies quite often, but the hearts are perfect! I am actually going to get some Valentine decor done this year (and displayed!) if it kills me!! Thanks for the inspiration Lynda! I have a ton of shapes to cut on my Cameo and some frames lying around already! It’s like a free project! LOL!

  8. 9

    So cute! LOVE the paper!

  9. 10

    Love the papers! I need to find some cute papers to use…. Where did you get the frame?

  10. 11


    I was wondering how big the hearts are and what size is the frame. You come up with the best ideas.


    P.S. Any new milk glass plates? When out thrifting, I keep an eye out but no luck so far.

    1. 11.1

      Hi Maureen,
      Thanks!! The hearts are about 1.33″ and the frame is 12×12″ made to frame a 9″x9″ picture. Does that make sense? I can’t believe you haven’t found any milk glass! That’s crazy! I run into milk glass vases and bowls all the time. The plates are a bit trickier to find here at least. You can also find milk glass on etsy. {but shipping can be a bit expensive}
      thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,

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