I was asked to create a project for the American Crafts blog with a theme of "relationships". I thought it would be fun to create a shadow box with 2 love birds perched on a 3D tree. I created this to hang in my daughter's room, which has a playful woodland creatures theme but it would be a great gift for anyone in love.
Step 1: Using an electronic cutting machine, cut the bits to form your shadow box.
Step 2: Cut a tree limb and individual leaves and birds. Adhere them to the tree limbs, folding up the leaves so you get a 3D look. Determine where you will adhere the birds and then make holes to stitch a heart directly above them.
Step 3: Stitch your heart and then adhere your tree limb with birds to the background paper.
Step 4: Assemble the shadow box and add additional embellishments as you wish.