Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Grow Love

Happy February Everyone. 
How many more months until spring? Mmmm. Maybe a countdown to Spring calendar with the days going from winter designs to spring ones?  I think I will leave that for next year.

Well, this will be a quick post as I have been under the weather for the better part of last week. As a member of the CropChocolate.com design team, our February Challenge was a love theme. This is what I produced.

I had wanted to glitter and stickle the hearts and just bling it up. Most of the prep was done before I got ill. It was assembling the entire thing that proved most daunting.

The paper line is from one of my favorites: Fancy Pants.
I cut a number of hearts from various Cricut Cartridges. Some were stamped on and some left blank. Glimmer Mist was spritzed for a bit of sparkle and shine.

 I used the Spellbinder Scalloped hearts die and cut them on white paper. They were inked with Distress Inks and hole punched on each scallop with a 1/16th inch punch. On the back of some of the white ones, I wrote love notes to my son. 

I cut and tied miniature bows for the hearts and the branches.

The hearts below were backed with one of the chocolate pieces and the hanging ribbon enclosed on the inside.
Next step was to decorate the bucket. I used a Recollections border punch. Adhered the bottom paper layer and then added a layer of lacey ribbon.

 Two love pieces were cut and used to hide the seams where the sides joined.

The final step was to decorate the tree. I printed out my own Vee-sim for one side of the topper and 1 Corinthians 13:12.

Thanks for stopping by. Sorry that I was unable to go into more detail. It took a lot of energy for me to post this, but I wanted to share my project.

Trying to get myself well. 
Until then.


  1. Oh my, how pretty! I love it. Take it easy, get yourself well and then come give us more detail. And yes, to the count down to spring calendar!! I need and so want spring to be here now..take care of yourself.

  2. Hi Vee, yes we all want to see Spring. Love your grow love tree. vswaddy620@yahoo.com

  3. Vee, what a wonderful project!! Love this idea!