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31 May 2022

Stay Wild Hanging Heart

Earlier this year I downloaded the Copper Tiger digital paper set by Digital Curio (via Creative Fabrica).  

I plan to do a series of tiger-themed crafts throughout the year to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.  I finally sat down a couple of weeks ago to make this hanging heart idea that I had.

I have used the paper set exclusively.  The only extras I used were the gem for the flower centres and the letter dies that I used to make the words.  You could also use a digital cutting machine to cut the letters.  Apart from the slightly wonky lady, I really like how it turned out ☺.


  • Prepare the heart base.  I used 4 layers cut from old cereal boxes and glued together.
  • Choose one of the papers for the background.  Print it out and trace around the heart base, then cut it out and glue onto the heart.
  • Go around the edge of the heart with a sanding block (optional).
  • Print out a couple of the leafy papers and fussy cut a variety of leaves.  I cut nine leaves. 
  • Print out the art deco style black and gold paper and cut 5 of the fan shapes.
  • Print the lady and the sitting tiger clip art making sure to resize them to match the size of the heart base and cut them out.
  • Use the uppercase die set to cut the letters S, T, A, Y from the copper textured paper.
  • Use the lowercase die set to cut the letters w, i, l, d, from one of the tiger skin paper.
  • Position the lady and the tiger towards the centre of the heart.  It doesn't matter if the tiger overhangs the edge a little bit.
  • Position the lettering in the top right of the heart.
  • Add one of the smaller leaves underneath the words as a flourish.
  • In the top left corner use the art deco style elements to create a flower.  Glue them down around a central point leaving the edges free.
  • Add a gem in a coordinating colour to the centre of the flower you created.
  • Arrange a few of the leaves around the flower, slotting them in behind the petals.
  • Add some string or other fixing method to the back of the heart.