Yesterday at the link party I told you I had a fun Minc foil project to share with you today. This Foiled Conversation Heart Banner was so simple to make with the help of my Cricut Explore and Minc Foil Applicator. I really love the way it turned out, although it was hard to take a picture of it. 🙂
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- Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator
- Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil
- Cricut Explore
- Laser Printer
- Baker’s Twine
I knew I wanted a pastel look on my conversations hearts, since that is how real conversation hearts are, so when I picked my foils, I tried to stick with pastel colors.
I love the print then cut feature on the Cricut Explore. It’s fun to watch the machine work it’s magic. It reads the “L” shaped registration marks and then it knows just where to cut the image. It’s really fun to watch.
Once I had all the hearts cut out, I placed them in the transfer folder. I had cut out small pieces of foil, big enough to cover the hearts.
I placed a piece of foil over each heart.
I closed the transfer folder, then ran it through the Minc Foil Applicator on heat setting 3.
I don’t know why, but I love the way the foil looks after it’s been through the machine. You can see the outline of the hearts. It’s fun to open the transfer folder as well, and see the magic when you pull the extra foil off.
Here are my hearts, all foiled and pretty!
I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes in the top of the hearts. If you want a hole punch (with two sizes) that will last you forever, you need a Crop-a-dile. They are the best!
Once I had all the holes punched, I used my baker’s twine to string the hearts together.
Since moving into our new home, I haven’t figured out a great way to get pictures of projects yet…especially foiled projects. I took a few pictures to try and show you better pictures of the banner. Here are a couple of the hearts.
A couple more.
And the last two.
Isn’t it so pretty?
I love the way it looks on this teal piece that I have. You can really see the foil shining in this picture, but you can’t see the words. 🙂
So are you ready to make yourself a Foiled Conversation Heart Banner? You should, it really is fun!