Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wedding Song Lyric Tree

I am very excited to be sharing this project with you.  I must admit that I did not create this idea.  I came across it on Pinterest and decided to make one.  Of course, I had to go to my mom's house because I knew she'd have everything I need, except for the frame.   I purchased the frame at Michael's (pre-matted with a shadowbox effect) and then started on the project.  
The first thing I did was find the lyrics for my Wedding Song -- "I Swear" by All 4 One.  I arranged it in Microsoft Word, removing all of the hard returns and then copying and pasting until it filled up the page.  Also, I set the orientation to landscape.   I made the margins as small as the program would allow and then printed it on a nice, heavy card stock.  For the tree, I used the Cricut Zooballoo cartridge.  My mom gave me a quick lesson using the Cricut Craft Room software and I was able to stretch the tree and make it as big as I could, without extending past the printed text margins.  I can't believe I got this to work on my first try!  
For the hearts, I used Grungeboard.  I've never heard of this before and I think the possibilities are endless with this material!  I used an Original Sizzix die.  I don't know the name but it has 3 hearts on it.  I used the largest heart, in the Cuttlebug.  I just used the die and two B plates.  I painted the hearts with red scrapbook paint by Making Memories.  So far, so good!   The textured card stock grabbed my attention and I knew it would make a perfect background.  I'm not sure how well it shows up in the pictures.  I applied foam sticky squares to the back of the tree and placed it on the background.  I let the paint on the hearts dry and then added alpha stickers, representing my husband's and my initials.  Then I tied the bakers twine to the tree limb and added foam squares to the back of the hearts, pulled the string to keep it straight and then stuck the heart down and snipped off the excess twine.  


  1. oh this is a grand project, love the little hearts dangling from the branch. hugs

  2. Hey Chickie! This is gorgeous! Who cares where you got the idea? I just may be nabbing this one from you. Love the all white framing. Really makes it stand out. Fabulous and so good to see you crafting. xxD

  3. Melissa ~ well let me just say I LOVE this! Not only for how CAS, BEAUTIFUL andPERFECTLY it was done but the whole concept behind it! WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL thing to have and cherish along with the memories! I don't think there is enough words for how much I LOVE this concept and idea! I had to crack up about going to your Mom's house ~ I am sure there is a frame soemwhere in her stash! LOL!!! She ALWAYS amazes me with what she owns ~ ALWAYS! BEAUTIFUL project! Can't wait to see more creations!

  4. HEY! WOO HOO and CONGRATS on the Sunday Spotlight over at Fantabulous Cricut! You go girl! This tree is probably my favorite project of yours. Keep 'em coming :)