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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Big Conversations

My cute friend Season wanted to take Valentine photos of her cute little guy.  I just so happened to need a reason to stop doing all the crazy orders and busy stuff and make a craft for me :0)

I used the photos as the fabulous excuse I needed and finally made these HUGE conversation hearts I have been wanting to make for a couple years now.

Last year, my band saw broke right when I tried to make them, but this year I have my FABULOUS Grizzly Band Saw and couldn't be happier with it.  As I was contemplating my Valentine crafts this year, the hearts were at the top of my list.  I wasn't quite sure what to do for the lettering, when suddenly, I got an email from one of my favorite digital scrapbooking sites.

  Peppermint Creative had candy heart pgn files already to go :0)

I blew them up to about 5 1/2" {so they would fit on a 2x6"}, printed and cut them out.
The wood was so simple each heart took less than a minute to cut.

Season came over and we painted the wood, then modge podged on the designs.  Super easy.
LOve ThEM!

Doesn't Brecken look adorable!  
I think he was a big fan of the HUGE Conversation hearts too :0)
For those that requested the files, I made my own and have them available at the following links:

4 comments:

  1. O.k... what do you mean you 'printed and cut them out'? You printed the sayings on paper and then modge poged them onto the wood cut out? Or did you have them on color paper and cut them out and modge podged them on the wood? And what size are the wood cut-outs? They are so CUTE!! I absolutely adore them!! I'm thinking they are from a 2x6 or 2x8? I have no idea... I'm just looking at the baby's hands. Make a pdf! Make a pdf! Just like you did for the cupcake and present one that you did. Please, please, pretty please! Thank you!!!

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    1. I bought those pgn files, loaded them into my digital scrapbooking program, made them as big as I wanted, then printed the whole colored candy image, with words, out on cardstock {I had Office Max print mine-emailed it over and they printed it up-but you could totally print this file out on your home color printer}.

      I used a 2x6, but the hearts were just a tad bigger, or rather the board was just smaller than I thought. I think I made the hearts 5.5" and they were a smidge too big. I trimmed the hearts down a bit and they worked just fine. I can't really give you the files I purchased, but if I get the chance tomorrow I will see about making my own image still so that I can share with you again.

      Thank you so much for your interest!!! I LOVE the feedback :0)

      Vanessa

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  3. He is so cute! :). I love the hearts, such a good idea. And you are an amazing photographer!

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