Monday, January 27, 2014

Valentine Specimen Art

Valentine Specimen Art
Valentine Specimen Art

This Valentine specimen art is a version of specimen art I saw on Pinterest.  "Specimen art" is just a collection of similar objects that's displayed as art.  I had originally wanted to make specimen art with butterflies, but hearts are so much easier to cut out!  I really wish I had a silhouette cutter for projects like these, but since I don't have one, I just cut the hearts out the old fashioned way by tracing and cutting.  (If you have a paper punch, that would work too.  The basic idea is to just repeat a shape.)  Even doing it old school, this project is super simple. 

Materials:
 scrapbook paper
scissors
glue
picture frame


 Trace a heart onto cardboard to make a stencil.  
Then trace hearts onto scrapbook paper and cut out.

 Glue the hearts onto a piece of white paper or card stock.
 
Pop it in a frame.
Valentine Specimen Art

That's it!  Super simple, right?  
It looks so pretty, I may have to keep it displayed even when Valentine's Day is over!

 More easy Valentine art ideas here!
how to make valentine subway art with PicMonkey


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Inspired by this pin for specimen art.

72 comments:

  1. So pretty and easy to do! :) Thanks for sharing this, dear!

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  2. This is so super cute, I should totally make one of these for my house!

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  3. This is SO sweet! I love this, not just for Valentine's Day for but for year-round decor in a nursery or kids room! Pinning!

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {www.designertrapped.com}

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  4. What a cute heart project. I am your newest follower, wishing you a great day!

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  5. I love this! It's so cute, and I would totally display this on my wall :o) I just pinned to my crafts board and shared across all of my social networks; thanks for sharing!

    croppedstories@gmail.com

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  6. Aww. This is too cute. It will be perfect in my daughters room. I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)

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  7. Love your choices of paper patterns for the hearts. I love seeing some other colors instead of just pinks and reds. I get a little giddy about all lovely paper beauties over at www.ritewhileucan.com. You might enjoy. Visiting via "TellMeAboutitTuesday" link up.

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  8. Thanks for linking up to Saturday Dishes! I pinned this great idea.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  9. This is a really cute picture. We love the fabric hearts.
    Have a great week and thanks for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly

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    1. You're right! The hearts do look like fabric, don't the they!

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  10. Just love this. Pinned pinned and pinned again!
    Blessings,
    Sinea
    Ducks ‘n a Row

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  11. This is a great idea! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  12. So pretty, and elegant! I love it! I'd love for you to share that at Worthwhile Wednesdays! http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2014/01/2-worthwhile-wednesdays-link-party.html
    Thanks,
    Allie

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  13. Hello, I'm coming over from Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I Love your Valentine's Day Art so, simple and cute!
    Thanks for sharing! I'm pinning it.

    Kim
    http://www.thisolemom.com

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  14. Cute project. Love all the happy colors you used for your hearts.

    Debra

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  15. sweet! I actually made something very similar several years ago and had forgotten all about it.I love yours it is so pretty with all of the pastel papers and sparked a happy memory too. So happy to have you sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Your participation helps to make it so much fun . Big Hugs ♥

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  16. Very cute and fun! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday blog hop!!

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  17. This is such a fun project & it turned out great! Thanks so much for linking up at this weeks Link'n Blogs link party! :)

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  18. So cute and easy. Thanks! I hopped over from Artsy Farty Mama

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  19. So pretty and simple! I might make one for my daughter's room :-) Stopping by from LOBS.

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    1. I think it would look very sweet in a girl's room!

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  20. Love this! Thanks for linking up at LOBS!

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  21. Pretty and simple!! If you have a chance I'd love for you to link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com Have a terrific weekend!

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  22. It may be simple, but it's sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. I love this! So glad I stopped by from LOBS!

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  24. I love this idea. Really simple and cute too! I may be doing this soon :) Thanks for sharing!

    I'm visiting from #LOBS. Great weekend to you!
    REAlity Bites

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  25. Looks great. I think this is something even I could do! :O)

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  26. TPJ - I love this idea, not only super cute but easy to make. You can adapt this for anything, really! Thank you so much for linking up to the Peace, Love, and Chocolate Party and supporting such a great cause. Hugs, Holly

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    1. Yes, you can adapt this to almost anything. I've seen specimen art done with a variety of shapes and themes. I'm looking forward to doing another one since it's so easy to do!

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  27. Love this, Pinning it to my Valentine Board right now.

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  28. Your cute picture is my kind of project. Cute, simple, inexpensive. I love it. Thanks for sharing it at our Making Monday link party. Have a great week.

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  29. Very cute:) Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  30. Cute! That would be a great handmade card, too! Pinning!

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    1. Great idea Jillian! I'll have to try that!

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  31. So pretty! I love that it's something anyone can do. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell. You've been featured today! http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/01/valentine-specimen-art.html

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  32. This would be a great craft for my 7 year old! She loves things like that. I'd love for you to visit my Tips and Tricks Linky party today. We are having a Valentine's Day themed link-up. :)
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

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  33. So pretty...Love the colors and patterns you chose! Thanks for sharing at Hit Me With Your Best Shot...Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

    ~Ariean http://onekriegerchick.com/

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  34. This is gorgeous!!

    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again this week. (Sorry for the late comment!)

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  35. Love this framed heart idea!! So simple but yet makes an impact!! :)

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  36. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing it with us! Pinned!

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  37. This is so adorable. Love it. Pinning to my Love board www.mylifeabundant.com

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  38. as always simple but beautiful. i love all your projects. keep up the good worfk. thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party.

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  39. Easy, fun and has hearts! What's not to love about this diy.Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party. Hope your having a great week. I'll be giving this a shout out. Theresa

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  40. So cute and so easy!

    I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/02/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-4.html

    Sara
    sweetsillysara@gmail.com
    http://www.sweetsillysara.com

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  41. Really pretty I think it would be beautiful in a girls room year round.

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  42. You're featured on the Foodies & Crafties Soiree today! http://thetiptoefairy.com/blog/2014/02/foodies-crafties-soiree-12.html

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  43. OK, I can't tell if my comments are going or not... :) ...but I just wanted to tell you that I adore your lovely hearts AND the link to the subway art how-to! :) Thanks for sharing this at Treasure Box Tuesday! PINNED!

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    1. Thanks Joy! I appreciate your comments. It takes a while for comments to show up because they have to be approved before being published to prevent spam.

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  44. so so cute! Thanks so much for linking up at Creativity Unleashed last week. Featuring you tomorrow and hope to see you back. :)

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  45. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)


    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-heart_8.html

    Claire x

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  46. Pinning this! Thanks for sharing on The Jenny Evolution's weekly Friday Flash Blog linky party. Have a terrific weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

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  47. I love this. such a simple Idea...but so creative! Thank you for sharing with Twirl and Take a Bow! ~Tammy

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  48. So cute! I love both of these. What a great idea for Valentine's Day!
    Thank you for sharing on Brag About It Link Party Mondays at Midnight on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  49. This is fantastic!

    You ROCK for linking up this week to Tip Me Tuesday. {high fives}

    Just a heads up, Tip Junkie can help you index your blog more effectively if you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room!

    Simply login and click "add a project" on your profile page to get started. {yep I've got your back!}
    ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}
    Link ~ http://www.tipjunkie.com/how-to-add-a-craft-room-project-on-tip-junkie

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    1. Thanks Laurie! I'll be sure to stop by and check it out!

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  50. Girl, you had me at simple! Love this cute little piece of art! Thanks so much for linking up at Hit Me with Your Best Shot! Have a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

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  51. So sweet & simple! This was one of my "knockouts" from last week's Hit Me With Your Best Shot party! Thanks SO much for linking up!

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