Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Puffy Paper Hearts by Monique

Hi everyone,
Today it's my turn (Monique) to show you a project of mine made with the gorgeous "Sweet Cakes" line!
As soon as I laid my eyes on this happy & romantic line ideas started popping in. Apart from making layouts (what I usually do) there are so many home decor items you can use this line for! Here's one I really love:

Here in The Netherlands the winter has been very grey and rainy and a bouquet like this always manages to cheer me up!
If you want to give it a try too, here's what you do:
* Gather your supplies: Doodlebug's Sweet Cakes 6x6 Paper Pad, Doodle twine (Valentines and Valentines assortment), Doodlebug buttons and some tools: paper piecer, push pad, scissors, needle, some batting material, pencil & eraser and something to draw hearts (I used an "empty" chipboard frame).
* Place your heart frame on the paper and draw a few hearts:

* Cut out the hearts, place them on top of each other and piece holes along the edge. Take care you don't piece too close to the edge otherwise your paper will tear once you pull the twine through it. Then cut a length of twine and sew around the edge of the heart. Start almost a the bottom, leaving a gap to fill the heart later on and sew your way up, like this:
* Once you reach the top of the heart adhere 2 buttons; one on either side of the heart and make a loop before you start sewing again:
* When you're 3/4 done fill the heart with some filling material:
* I used my scissors to make sure the filling reached all the little corners:
* Continue to sew the heart together and it will look like this:
* Here's what all the hearts looked like together. As there are so many different designs in the paper pad almost all the hearts look different!
And here's how the bouquet looks on my table:
and a close-up:

This is it! I hope you like it and if you decide to give it a try, please link your photo to Doodlebug's blog so we can see yours!

Thanks for visiting Doodlebug's blog today!


  1. What a great idea! And too cute to boot. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh how sweet! Very creative idea...
    - April W

  3. Monique, these are awesome! Way to go! :-)

  4. Cute! Since yesterday, i've been looking for where i can find your 6x6 paper pack, but no luck. they are all sold out :-( Hope i can find it somewhere soon. They are so cute! :-)

  5. You go girl! What an amazing tutorial! Love the hearts, think they make a wonderful easter decoration later on this year. Thanks!! xx

  6. This is such a sweet project! I might just try this! :)

  7. Monique these are adorable!!!!!!! What a great tutorial too!

  8. These are absolutely darling, Monique!!!

  9. Wow your hearts look great Monique! Surely the papers fit your design perfectly! Thanks,

  10. Monique these are adorable and so easy to do too! great tutorial!

  11. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!! You all make my day :)

  12. Such a cute idea! I think I have to make that. Thank you so much for the idea!!

  13. How cute! Really brightens a cold and grey day! TFS!

  14. These are ADORABLE! I've been thinking of making paper hearts with stuffing inside! Great minds think alike! :)

  15. Oh, these are adorable Monique! Great tutorial, too!

  16. Those are so so cute! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  17. What a fab idea! Cant wait to get these papers and have a go myself!! Rachael xx

  18. Hi Monique! Love these lovely hearts. I just couldn't believe that they are made from paper!

  19. O, you are so creative! Jealous, but luckly I have you! Nice present for someone too!!


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