Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy New Year's and Happy Valentine's Day - Design Team Post

"I Resolve" Layout
Do you make New Year's Resolutions?  Do you write them down somewhere and then put it away?  Why not create a layout and hang it up somewhere to remind you of your goals?   
For this layout, I picked up some fun American Crafts products - from the CHAP line.  I normally scrap very girly pages so it was a nice change of pace for me to use these more "boyish" papers.  I used my die cut machine (Cricut) to cut out the letters and numbers.  The coordinating chipboard shapes help add a little interest and dimension behind my numbers. 

"Love" Layout and Quick Bookmarks
I was "lovestruck" by the wonderfully sweet selection of Valentine's Day papers and embellishments available in the store now.  The neat thing about a lot of these papers is that they can be used in all sorts of layouts.  I could see many of these sweet sentiments in baby layouts, general "love" and anniversary layouts, wedding, and in my layout here - just a fun shot of my daughter on the eve of her 3rd birthday.  Try to think outside the box when looking at and picking out holiday-themed papers.  They may be more versatile than you think!
For this layout I used 2 patterned papers from We R Memory Keepers "Love Struck" collection.  Also from this collection you can see one of the super adorable bottlecap embellishments (I think I may have to make a hair bow for Hannah with one of these) and two of the tags or mini cards from the "cupid" 12x12 sheet.  I am also using some ribbon from Pebbles.  I cut the heart with my Cricut and trimmed a bit off the background sheet before giving it a white border.

Check out the sheet of tags in the "Love Struck" line - they are so cute!  
 I used two on my layout and then made two quick bookmarks.  I added a little ribbon and then adhered a triangle pocket on the back of the tag so it sits snuggly on the corner of my bookpage.  (You can see front and back views in these two pics)  I'm thinking I will make a few quick and easy cards with the remaining tags on the sheet.  One of the tags says "Love at first sight" and I think it would be perfect on a baby layout or new baby/baby shower card.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Very cute! Need to do a Resolutions layout, too!