2. Cut 4″ x 5.25″ background panels from a variety of coordinating papers in the Words of Love Collection.
Good morning, Guiseppa here to share with you a fun little gift for those loved ones in your life. I have to say that creating layouts and projects for Valentine’s Day is my favorite. I enjoy crafting for Valentine’s Day more than any other holiday. So, let me show you what I have been up to.
I used Carta Bella’s new Words of Love Collection as well as the Designer Dies and Stamps Because I Love Die/Stamp Set. I cut out this cute box using my Silhouette Cameo and used the Because I Love Die/Stamp Set to embellish it. If you are like me, sometimes I get bored just using plain ink to stamp with. This time around I used embossing powders. I love the affect they create plus that added dimension. I love the raised look!
I love the journaling cards that come with every collection, so here’s an awesome idea for you, how about turning them into little love notes, poems or quotes? I also put some chocolate in a little bag because who doesn’t love chocolate?
I would love to receive something handmade and personalized like this for Valentine’s Day. Carta Bella’s Words of Love and Designer Die/Stamp Set are perfect to help you get started on that crafty Valentine’s Day project. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy crafting your Valentine’s Day projects!
Hello! Tegan here today! Now that the holiday decorations are long forgotten about and the stores are stocking their shelves with Valentine’s Day goodies, I am in the mood for a love inspired layout! I immediately reached for the romantic and lovely Words of Love collection (pun intended)! It has the perfect love inspired color palette of deep red, black, and lovely pink! Swoon!
I also couldn’t resist the Because I Love Designer Die & Stamp Set! I knew right away that I wanted to make a handful of my very own butterfly embellishments! I love the way they turned out and they were so easy to make!
I first stamped a number of butterfly images onto light pink cardstock with Hero Arts Shadow Ink. Here I used Charcoal mid-tone.
I then used some extra washi tape I had on hand to tape my stamped cardstock pieces to the cutting pad to keep it in place. I then placed my butterfly die over the stamped image and ran it through my manual die cut machine. Tip: You can also tape the die into place if you are having trouble keeping the die right above the stamped image.
Once I had my butterflies cut out, I added a pinkish red button to the middle of each butterfly and secured it in place with white embroidery floss. I love that the die and stamp set allows me to custom make my very own embellishments over and over again! I want to put these cute little butterflies on all of my projects! These little butterflies would also be cute on gift tags or spring cards! Oh the possibilities are endless!
Once I had created the page design with the butterflies and adhered them in place, I felt like they needed just a little something extra. Once I applied a little bit of black glitter glue on the wings, I felt that they were finally perfect!
I created the LOVE portion of my titled with the coordinating Designer Die & Stamp Set as well. Here I die cut an extra LOVE background from black patterned paper and adhered it (slightly offset) to the back of the pink LOVE die cut. I wanted the LOVE to stand out a bit. I also adore the red polka dot patterned paper from this collection as well. I used my Silhouette Cameo and the Brush Script MT font to cut my title from this darling paper…And I LOVE it!
Words of Love is such a wonderful collection of beautiful patterned papers and cute stickers! You will definitely want to grab some of this great collection for documenting the people and things that you love too!
Words of Love collection:
Lovely Stripe Patterned Paper
Lovely Damask Patterned Paper
Loving Words Patterned Paper
Lessons in Love Patterned Paper
Stamps Patterned Paper
Valentine Floral Patterned Paper
Because I Love Designer Die & Stamp Set
white embroidery floss
dark gray ink
manual die cut machine
Brush Script MT font
If you pop in to our home at the Silhouette Design Store, you’ll find the “Bundled Up” die-cut shapes available now!
Be sure to check out ALL of our awesome shapes HERE!
We have a really special treat today – a video all about the “Words of Love” collection by the creative talent behind it all – Carina Gardner!
We loved hearing about this beautiful collection kit from the designer herself and we know you will as well! She’s sharing a darling project and lots of tips and tricks too! You can watch the video right here:
Or click over to watch it from Youtube HERE!
You can see the Words of Love Collection Kit and Coordinating Designer Dies and Designer Stamps HERE!
Choose the patterned papers you would like to use. I used Carta Bella’s new Yesterday Collection to make my border. I used two different patterned papers. Cut out about six of the frames from two different patterned papers.
Next you need to decide how you want your border to look and then space it out without gluing it down to get a feel for what you want it to look like.
Once you have it the way you’d like it to look, glue it down, but I suggest you only put a small amount of glue in the middle of the back of the die cuts. This will allow you to slide the other die cut pieces underneath. I also adhered the frame part of the die cuts to make it pop more. I used the opposite side of the patterned paper to define the frame.
If there where any areas that I felt needed more glue, then I added more. When I was done adhering everything and the glue dried, I cut of the excess that hung over the paper. This is what it ended up looking like. I also made a border for the bottom part of my layout.
Here is a look at the whole layout. I left the design team banner off this one so you could see the border on the bottom.
Here are some close ups of some of the details of my layout.
Get creative with your Designer Dies and see what you can create. Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a crafty day!
Carta Bella Supplies:
TRAVEL STORIES COLLECTION KIT
SOAK UP THE SUN COLLECTION KIT
This collection will start shipping in March 2015!