Hello Sunshine!

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!


Jennie said…
What a great design!! Great job on the CPS sketch and thanks for playing along with us this week!
Amanda said…
What a cool card! I love how you wove the heart together!!

Thank you very much, Jennie and Amanda. I'm glad you liked the card. I've been following CPS for several years, but just started my blog last summer.