I love folk art and paper crafts, so when I discovered Scandinavian woven heart baskets several years ago, I was hooked. They are traditionally made as Christmas decorations, so I've had my elementary school students make them a couple of times. I even devised a single layer template so that my second grade students could make them too. They are easy to make without a pattern, but if you are not familiar with them, there's one at Library Sparks. You can also purchase a template from Hot Off The Press for Scandinavian Hearts (HOTP 7333) at Hobby Lobby.
Anyway, this week's Card Positioning Systems # 252 layout inspired me to incorporate one of these hearts. Of course, I did not use the traditional red and white, because I thought it would make it look too Christmas like. Instead, I used scraps of a botanical and tan print papers for the weaved heart. I embellished it with a Martha Stewart star punch, on which I drew a sunny face. I added some Glossy Accents to make it pop. The base is a kraft note card to which I attached a baby blue mat that I made with my EK Success wrought iron corner punch. On the mat I glued down 3 different patterned strips from Martha Stewart's Travel Mat Pad. I wrapped the mat with a strip of ribbon and attached my heart over it. As a finishing touch, I made a little baby blue chipboard tag and wrote the word "Hello."
I hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed making it. Please join my blog and let me know what you think. Have a blessed week!