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Paper Heart Tree – Easy Canvas Wall Art with your Cricut!

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This paper heart tree canvas is a perfect addition to the two other canvas art pieces I have made: the butterfly and flower girl. It’s really fun to play around with different shapes and designs and this time I wanted to embrace love, kindness, and family. This vinyl tree with hearts SVG is lovely and it is surprisingly easy to make and decorate with paper hearts, too!

Topics Covered in this Tutorial:

0:00 What is the Paper Heart Tree Canvas?
1:30 Materials & Tools
4:11 Step 1: Get the Design
5:00 Step 2: Prepare Your Canvas
5:40 Step 3: Cut Out Your Pieces
6:46 How to Resize the Design
7:22 Material Settings for this project
7:55 How to change your material settings during a cut
8:31 How to weed your vinyl
9:38 Step 4: Put it All Together on your canvas
10:56 How to apply the paper hearts
12:28 Tips and tricks for this project
12:54 What is the best paper to use?
13:13 Should you seal your canvas before applying vinyl?
15:10 Things to do with extra paper hearts!

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MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):

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* Two (2) sheets of permanent adhesive vinyl (I used one 12×12 sheet of green vinyl for the tree & black vinyl for the text) – https://amzn.to/39whcqw
* Four (4) sheets of 65-80 lb. cardstock in whatever colors you want (I used shades of red) – https://amzn.to/3im6cQU
* A way to transfer vinyl onto your canvas (such as standard grip transfer tape) – https://amzn.to/3e8HiBs
* Something to put your tree with hearts on — I used a 16″ x 20″ Frame Stretched Canvas – https://amzn.to/2XpCfqG
* A way to glue your hearts onto your canvas, such as tacky glue
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* A way to seal your canvas so it’s easier to get the vinyl to stick (like spray adhesive) – https://amzn.to/2yOIbPB
* Weeding Tool
* Scraper
* Tweezers
* Measuring Tape
* Cricut blue Light Grip or green StandardGrip Cutting Mat
* Cricut Fine Point Blade
* A way to cut your cardstock and vinyl (I used the Cricut Maker cutting machine at http://shrsl.com/1dq4w but this project can also be cut on a Cricut Explore or Cricut Joy)
* Font Used: Kite Script from Font Bundles
* Design #278 (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

See my Butterfly Heart Canvas Tutorial at https://jennifermaker.com/paper-butterfly-canvas-wall-art-heart/

See my Flower Girl Canvas Tutorial at https://jennifermaker.com/paper-flower-dress-canvas/

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I love projects that look very complicated to make, but are actually quite simple. This is one of those projects. It is so much easier than it looks. I am frequently asked if a project is good for beginners, and without a doubt, this tree with hearts SVG is a wonderful place to start for any level of crafter. If you haven’t used vinyl, this is a great project to begin with because you don’t need a lot of supplies! What makes it even better is that you can customize it to fit your decor or your mood.

All you need is one or two sheets of permanent vinyl for the tree with hearts SVG design, along with a way to transfer it (like a sheet of transfer tape). I designed the tree with hearts SVG so it can be cut on a cutting machine like a Cricut Maker or Explore … I even made a special version that is sized to be cut on the Cricut Joy!

In addition to that, you’ll want about four sheets of cardstock in various shades of red and pink — I’m using several sheets of paper from a solid core pack I had on hand. Solid core cardstock means the paper is the same color throughout the paper — front, back, and inside — and is not white on the edges. Cricut, Michaels, and Amazon all have packs of solid core cardstock that you can use for this project, or even better, you can use what you already own! This is a great way to use some of your supplies. I cut out the paper hearts using my Cricut cutting machine, but you could also use scissors of course (though it might take a while).


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Videography: Greg Reese on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A JenniferMaker original!

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