Monday, January 30, 2012

Serendipity Heart Banners

Serendipity Squares have been popular with scrapbookers and cardmakers for many years.  They're beautiful, fun and so easy- all you need are scraps, a base piece of paper, and some sort of adhesive.  You simply choose some scraps that look good together, tear them into small pieces, and glue them randomly on the page.  When you cut the paper into squares, you end up with pretty squares that look great together.  

Steve and Trevor joined me to make our version- Serendipity Hearts!  I started by pulling out pinks (and a few purples) from my HUGE collection of scraps.   

Steve chose an orange/yellow palette.  Trevor chose an eclectic mix.

I won a bottle of gold Shimmer Mod Podge recently and wanted to try it out, so that's what we used for our adhesive.  We used watercolor paper as our base.  Here is my paper after I mod podged my scraps: 


Here is Steve's:

And this is Trevor's:

When our papers were dry, we turned them over and traced hearts all over the paper. 


Then we cut out the hearts.  Here are mine (I added a single dot of gold Stickles to each.)  Aren't they pretty?  Scraps never looked so good! 


We each placed our hearts on different colors of ribbons to decide what we liked best.  Steve ended up choosing the bronze colored ribbon in the center.

We used Glue Lines to attach the hearts to the ribbon to make a banner.  Here is Steve's:


Trevor chose a pink ribbon for his banner.


And I chose gold for mine.


Here's a closeup:


I love how our banners have dressed up the house for Valentine's Day!

5 comments:

  1. love this!! These turned out awesome. I am glad Steve decided to play along.

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  2. I think they turned out beautifully and I love that your husband played along with your project.

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  3. So great! Love that Steve joins in too!

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  4. Goodness! You are one crafting family! These turned out great! :)

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  5. Ohhhhhhhhhh these turned out AMAZING! I loveeeeeeee them! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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