Monday, 3 February 2014

Heart to Heart

Today's project turned out to be a mini collection of heart shaped notelets.  I wanted to create some little notecards that could secretly slip into a lunch bag or coat pocket of someone special, so that it might be found later as a little surprise on a long day!  :0)

I love the shape of this heart, it's a lovely chubby heart, and creates quite a bit of space inside, perhaps enough for a mini poem!  I cut one heart "on the fold" so that it was a tent-fold heart card, and then folded the top in half again to create an easel.  I then cut another single heart in the same pink card and stuck it to the top to finish the easel shape.

I made a couple and decorated each one differently for a little variety.  A few of you will remember that I recently purchased the Nottingham Border die, and have been overusing loving it.  Well, the flowers on the first notelet are actually the bits that it cuts out (I didn't discard them) and so I'm getting even more value for money out of the die as it doubles up as a gorgeous flower die too, which I've layered up with a pearl in the middle.  :0)

They were so quick to make, and can then be stood up on the recipient's desk as a little reminder of your note!

Next, I used another heart, again cut on the fold at the top, and created a little tag that could be tied on a little valentines gift.  The image was actually part of a much larger image, but I cut off the big heart that the bear was carrying, and replaced it with a smaller die-cut heart instead.  I punched a hole in the corner, and threaded some pretty vintage pink ribbon to create the tag tie.

I've inked around all of my hearts, on all the projects with darker pink ink pad to define the edge.

Card Recipe, featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Sarah said...

What a really lovely idea Annette, I'm going to "borrow" that idea and make one for Martin's lunch bag!! xx

Christine L said...

You really do have such clever ideas Annette... and how fabulous would it be to find a little note like this in a lunchbox or whatever... GORGEOUS! Love the waste not, want not flower too.. and oooh that little ted tag is perfect!

Hope it's not too wet down there... I just saw Looe on the news (I know that's in a different county).. but I did think of you.

Christine x

Sharon said...

Hi honey, what a stunning little heart notelet this is. When Kendall was you junior school, I used to write little notes for her and pop them into her lunch box. She loved them! This is such a sweet idea. Love the little bear too. Wishing you a fab day. hugs Sharon xx

Debs said...

Totally adorable and such a fabulous idea.
Debs xx

Larissa said...

These are all so adorable! Love the cute bear and how you changed the image.


Anonymous said...

Super cute hunny xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh they're so sweet Annette, lovely idea :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Ribbon Girl said...

what a lovely idea - how nice to find one of your lovely hearts i a pocket - I usually find 'poo' bags f(unused !!) in my coat pockets ready for our little Westie Haggis when we go out! or a sticky sweet covered in fluff - haha - thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl Card Challenge, Mary x

Anonymous said...

Morning Annette, this is beautiful and love the sweet image how gorgeous, thank you for mentioning your Hobby House product and for entering our challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful, love the delicate colour palette and design. Great shape. Adorable image too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Wedgie said...

Sooooo cute Annette!
Thank you for sharing the love at Sweet Stampin this week! Wedgie xxx

mixamatoasties said...

So cute!

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

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