Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Julie: Chipboard heart wall art

Hello there.

For the next 6 weeks over on my own blog I'm running Going Postal: a postal-themed blog series and so ... it was only natural that my design team project for today featured something a little bit post-inspired too! And here's what I made ...

How to create a similar simple-but-striking piece of wall art:

  1. Take one of the bare chipboard hearts from the pack of 24 from Collections Elements;
  2. Run a glue stick over the heart;
  3. Cover it with a selection of postage stamps, in the same colour;
  4. Turn the heart over and carefully trim away any excess from around the edge;
  5. Mount the finished postal-heart on to cream cardstock using 3D foam pads;
  6. Spell out a greeting with alphabet stickers beneath the heart [or leave blank if you want the heart to speak for itself!];
  7. Add a pre-cut card mount [eg. Wilkinson's stores sell very affordable card mounts] to add a professional finishing touch and then ...
  8. Frame it and put it on the wall ... or, if you can bear to ... send it to someone you love!
Here's a close-up:
If you don't have any vintage-style stamps or if, like me, you just have a soft-spot for creating with postage-themed items then you might find yourself swooning over these two new additions to the 3DJean shop this month - both of which are part of a larger Art Chix re-stock ...
 And there's a festive version of the 'Faux Postage' with this 'Christmas 'sheet:
If you've already bought these sheets ... and you'd like to take part in my Going Postal series, then simply blog your projects made from these [or indeed any] postal themed supplies.
Then drop by my blog for details on how to link up your post so you can share your project with lots of fellow postal-fans! 
Wishing you a month of Happy Mail!
Julie :-)


  1. This is really effective Julie. Might need to invest in those postage stamp sheets.

  2. This is so cute. I will definitely give this idea a try. It is easy to make and inexpensive. But I think I would have to find a place for it to hang before I make one.



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