Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making an SVGCuts Conversation Heart Garland from their Valentines SVG Collection.

Above is a screen shot of Cricut Design Space. The hearts with the text on them came in an svg file that I uploaded into CDS. However, I wanted a layer underneath to make it more readable (personal preference). So . . . I duplicated (top right tool bar) one of the hearts, used the contour button (bottom right tool bar) and took out the text, leaving just the shape. Then I duplicated the outline shape to make one for each heart – these are on the right side of the work space.

Hmmm, using the contour button on a project like this, I could put my own sayings on the hearts, as well. Oooooo, the possibilities . . .
Here are the cut out conversation heart pieces. I used Close To My Heart cardstock in Lemon, Cotton Candy, White Daisy, Glacier, Sweet Leaf, Tangerine, and Thistle.
This is a close up of one of the assembled hearts. Isn’t it funny how just a little thing, like the curved line, gives a two-dimensional layer of paper a three-dimensional look?

Dimensionality is one of the things I love about paper crafting . . .
I attached the hearts to a long piece of twine with my mini stapler. I staple my pieces on because tape just doesn’t hold them.
Here’s the finished Conversation Heart Garland. I LOVE how cute this is!!

99.9% of my svg files come from SVGCuts – they ARE my favorite. They ALWAYS work, their details are amazing, they have assembly videos, and they are reasonably priced. Try them out, you won’t be disappointed.

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

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