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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Be Mine, Conversation Heart Picture

When I saw Living With Lindsay's post about this, it inspired me to spread the sugary love. I didn't use buttons, oh no, in honor of Valentine's Day, I used conversation hearts.

I went to the Dollar Store and bought a few bags of "be mine, I'm yours, marry me, and text me". I also picked up a picture frame.


I used a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper as the background, so I traced and then cut out the insert from the picture frame.


I used my Cricut to cut out the shape of the heart that I would then use to trace onto the scrapbook paper. You could freehand this or use tracing paper as well (I just look for any excuse to use my Cricut. :o)


Get that glue gun ready and start to glue...


...and glue, Sweet Pea...


...and glue, Puppy Love!

I followed one heart that said "dream big," and put a second layer of convo hearts on top.


I used clear nair polish to shine up the little love messages! And then put it in the frame. FYI: I put mine in without the glass in front because it wouldn't fit!


Here it is before I put the red bow on it. I can't decide which way I like it better.


And here it is after, with a cute little red bow.




This would make a wonderful craft to do with children. It is easy, simple and fun! For this little project and me, it is "True Love"!
I love a great party at:

44 comments:

  1. Sweet! I am also from Michigan...picture me holding up my hand and pointing to where! I now live in Virginia but am always pleased to find a Michigander. Cute heart!

    Molly

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  2. Hello Michigander Molly! Are there any "body part maps" for Virginia?? Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great day!

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  3. I was going to do a heart with buttons for Valentines, but I like your idea better. I'll feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com in the next couple of days!

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  4. This is just adorable! What a great idea and the red ribbon really adds to it :)

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  5. This gives me a great idea for getting blank candy hearts (or covering up the printed messages) and replacing them with words of a story or poem for the ultimate candy heart valentine! (Maybe on a smaller scale though!)

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  6. This is adorable...I would probably eat more than than the project required!!

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  7. Too Cute! There are so many ways to use these little sweets. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Nice: a heart in heart in a heart in a heart.

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  9. I love this- so cute! I'm also from Michigan (still here). I grew up in GR, but transplanted first to Mt. Pleasant, and now, over by Lansing.

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  10. we will be doing this, just you wait. I mean it only to flatter. Thanks for the idea, your the best.
    ChaCha

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  11. I love this! I have conversation hearts in jars on my mantle. This would be so cute with them!

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  12. Jenny, I have convo hearts in a jar on my mantle too! Can't get enough of them this time of year!

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  13. What a cute idea! Oh how I wish I had some grandchildren to do this with...oh heck, I just need to do one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. So cute! My kids would love this. Thanks for linking up!

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  15. I like the bow :) Can't wait for my daughter to get a little bit older so we can do fun things like this. Glad you played along with Toot Your Horn Tuesday this week!!

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  16. for what it's worth, i like it with the little red bow.

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  17. From one red head to another -- I love the little red bow! Great job!!

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  18. Super cute, I'm totally doing this! I like the addition of the bow (everything is better with ribbon, right?), but I'm not sure I like the red, but that's just my opinion.
    Love the idea, especially doing two layers!

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  19. So clever! I'm pretty sure I'd find my kids licking it...even with the nail polish! They'd sure give it a try!

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  20. That is SO great -- how very adorable. A darling piece of valentine artwork that didn't cost most than a bag of candy! ...and aren't those sayings a blast? Thank you for sharing this idea and linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest. I love it!

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  21. This is a cute project - something to do with those candies that aren't that great to eat.

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  22. Really cute and festive! Thanks for posting to Made it Monday! Jules

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  23. I think this is darling - I don't really like the taste of these hearts, but they sure are cute.

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  24. that would be a very fun valentines craft and i just might have to copy you!!

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  25. I love the finishing touch, the ribbon♥

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  26. Thanks everyone for the thoughts on the ribbon. If I hadn't been so *lazy* I would have tried other colors too! Wanna know a secret? I didn't glue it on yet! I guess I can be very crafty-noncommittal! :o)

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  27. VERY CUTE! I love those hearts! What a fun way to add a little love around the house. I like the ribbon too!

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  28. Great job, I really like this!

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  29. So cute! I love the ribbon too.

    I am from MI but live in AZ now :)

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  30. incredibly fun. My 3 year old will LOVE this.

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  31. That is so sweet! My kids will love to do this with me!

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  32. How cute! I could never get thru that without eating all of them though. Valentines has a special place in my heart because of conversation hearts...the original kind, not the funky flavored ones. YUM....I might have to stop at the store on the way to pick up the kids and grab a bag!

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  33. Redhead....
    clever and yummy!
    Sorry I am so late. As it ended up, we did have a (6 hour) 2AM-8Am stint in the ER with my son. Praise God, all is ok. But,it's taken me some time to recover from being up all night. Alas, I am late in getting around to everyone this week. My apologies.
    Sincere thanks for linking up to Tales from Bloggeritville Thrifty Thursday!

    HUGS,
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  34. I just wanted you to know that I featured this at: http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/01/spotlight-sunday-favorites-from-show_17.html

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  35. One girl had candy with a candle and I thought this (hot glue gunned) is another way to keep from eating any candy.

    Cheri

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  36. love this! thanks for sharing with the world!

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  37. i just linked this amazing project from my blog to yours at http://thethriftyba.blogspot.com/2010/01/freeze-frame.html
    yours just rocks!

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  38. This is darling! I am going to feature it!

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  39. Great tutorial. If I had that anywhere near my preschoolers, they'd try to eat it :)!

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  40. The kids I work with would love making it. I'd only worry about how many of the candies would actually make it onto the page and not into their mouths. I think low-temp glue would be the order of the day. The ribbon and the nail polish glaze were great finishing touches.

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