Monday, January 11, 2010

Hearts don't grow on trees!

As a wise person once said, "Hearts don't grow on trees. You only get one, so be careful what you do with it". But it would be nice if they were replaceable. This heart tree Valentine's card represents that sentiment. The design is a freebie from Passione Ricamo, one of her beautiful heart designs. I used a cookie cutter to draw the heart shape on card stock and just a plain old scissors to cut the opening. Added a couple of little crocheted hearts and voila! The fabric was a piece of 36 count hand-dyed linen from Sassy's fabbies that I got in a grab bag of ornament cuts a number of years ago. The top of the card is not really skewed.. that's just my camera playing it's usual jokes on me.



I received one final holiday exchange gift, a card from Gina. Beautiful design and I love the sparkly fabric.

18 comments:

Cari said...

What a pretty card - love your creativity.

And what a lovely gift you received.

Have a great week.

Miss 376 said...

LIke the colours of your card. The padded heart looks great
You've managed to capture the sparkle in the fabric Gina has used, looks good

Ranae said...

What a great way to use a freebie. I didn't know about it. Thanks!!
The exchange from Gina looks like it could be cozy in that little house.

Nancy said...

You always seem to have so much fun with your projects! Pretty card you made, and I love the little winter house you received.

Annette said...

What a lovely card, I like the pattern..
Thanks for the link, there are some lovely freebies...

staci said...

A very pretty card! Some lucky recipient will be thrilled :)

Blu said...

What a creative and lovely card!
Your finishes are always so unique.

Mylene said...

A lovely card and perfectly finish with the crocheted hearts. You are very creative, Annie.
Nice card received from the exchange.

Carol said...

I love the little extras that you add to your finished cards, Annie--really cute :)

nima said...

wow...gorgeous card...i love the little crochet heart finishing

Michelle said...

Nice card - what a good idea to use a cookie cutter to get the shape! The card received from Gina is very pretty.

zoomcity said...

Oh, I love the card! It's a beautiful design.

Wendy said...

That card is just too cute!! Very nice work.

You sure did get a lovely gift and the fabric is really nice. I have never seen that before.

Pumpkin said...

Very well done Annie! I can always count on you to come up with some great idea :o)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Your heart card is lovely; you did a great job on it. Lovely winter house, too!

Sandra said...

Annie I admire how you are always in tune with the seasons and holidays.

This is a beautiful card, it really compliments the verse.

Siobhan said...

Wow, beautiful card, Annie! I love the gift from Gina, too.

Tammy said...

What a creative and pretty presentation! Gorgeous card!