An Easter Memories Layout

Using Craft with Heart

Last month, I posted a tutorial and video showing you how versatile our Craft with Heart scrapbook kits can be. With each monthly package, I receive two full size themed scrapbook layouts, and, this month’s Celebrate Today layout, has a party theme.  I chose to change the design just a little bit and created a video tutorial showing you how I did just that. You will find the link at the very bottom of the page.  

Simply put, this layout was perfect for my Easter photos. That is one of the reasons I enjoy the Craft with Heart kits so much – they are versatile.  You do not have to create them as shown on the page and you don’t have to use everything in the kit. 

Let’s take a look at what the original layout looks like on the instruction sheet.

Can you spot the differences?  Not only did I turn this into an Easter Layout, I also added a few little embellishments from our Celebrate Today collection that were not in the kit. Reason number two for loving these kits – they match our current paper collections.

I can pull from my leftover scraps and add to the kit knowing it is going to match perfectly.  On my layout, I used some leftover Celebrate Today Vellum Die Cuts, Stickers, and PML Cards embellish my pages. 

I was able to add more photos using a Pocket Plus Page Protector.  So many of us have a stack of holiday photos, and, often, we create additional pages for those memories. On this layout, I decided to take advantage of those partial page protectors and add the photos to my layout – no additional pages needed

   

Are you ready to see how I made this adorable Easter Memories Layout?  This video walks you through the creation process as I “redesigned” this Craft with Heart layout to fit my photos and memories. I also show you how to assemble the layout and how to use the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors. You can watch the video below, or click the YouTube Link to view it full screen and share it with your friends. 

   

I hope that you enjoyed today’s delightful Craft with Heart project and that you were inspired to try something new.  If you are interested in subscribing to the Craft with Heart Scrapbook Kit program, simply visit the “Subscription” tab on my website and view all of your kit and subscription options. There is even one with FREE shipping. 

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Here are a few of the supplies I used on this project

Say it With Flowers

for the H2H Challenge

Each month, at the Heart2Heart Blog, we have a variety of paper crafting challenges for you. With spring right around the corner, we are inviting you to Say it with Flowers and show off your flowery designs.  Our Design Team has created some beautiful floral creations to inspire you this week. We would love for you to stop by the Heart2Heart blog, view each one of our creations, and join the challenge this month.  

If you are a member of my VIP Group, you had a chance to see me create this card first hand during my Fab Friday Find video.  The pattern for this floral creation came from our Make It From Your Heart Volume Four How To Book which features over twenty four card patterns that you can create.  I chose to alter this pattern a little, which I show in my video, but the inspiration for the card came directly from the how to book.

Being able to personalize a pattern is one of the reasons I enjoy our How To Books.  You can be inspired by a single pattern and use it as a launching point to make a beautiful creation. 

On my card, I chose to stamp some images from our Cherishing Her stamp set onto watercolor paper to create the background.  After shading it with watercolor pencils and adhering to the card base, I stitched a strip of vellum in place, added that whimsical bow paper, some black velvet ribbon, and layers of our Celebrate Today vellum die cuts.  I am a sucker for  on all those bright cheerful colors in the midst of winter. 

I hope that this card has inspired you to create a floral creation this week, and share that creation with us at the Heart2Heart blog.  While you are there, make sure to take a look at the other challenges we have for you this month.  

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Create a Vivid Valentine Card

for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge

After almost a month away, I am back in my creative space developing paper crafts for the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team. This week, we are playing with the Celebrate Today papers and asking you to use the colors in this Tic-Tac-Toe color palette to create something for the challenge.  

On my Vivid Valentine Card, I chose to use the colors on the top row – Raspberry, Lagoon, & Ballerina – with an added color that I have NEVER used – Nectarine.  To be honest, I am not  an “orange or yellow” person. That color is not in my wardrobe, in my home, or in my crafts, but, today, I decided to give it a try and I really like it

As you can see, I used the Nectarine color sparingly.  I was extremely nervous when I first pulled the flower off the Celebrate Today sticker sheet.  This is not a color I am comfortable with, and I wasn’t quite sure how well it would fit into my design, but, after the leaves were removed, I was delightfully surprised

The flower wasn’t the only element I altered for this card. The sentiment was a “love it” banner on the sheet Celebrate Today Vellum Die Cuts.  By simply cutting off the word “it”, covering what was left, and adhering it to my paper, you would have never known what the initial design looked like (unless you are looking really closely).

The letter “U” was also modified to match the design of the card. These Foam Alphabet Letters are white and easy to color with inks, markers, and Shimmer Brushes – like I did here.  I will warn you: they need time to dry and it helps to add a clear coat of Liquid Glass over the color if it doesn’t completely set, otherwise, the color will rub off the letter onto your project. (Don’t ask me how I know. It wasn’t pretty.)

Once all the elements were placed onto the card, I took a step back and decided to add even more Nectarine. Can you believe it?  I cut a small floral strip from the Mix-Ins paper pack and found a little piece of ribbon in my stash that matched perfectly.  Close to My Heart knew what they were doing when they designed the Celebrate Today products – all the colors coordinate beautifully. 

I hope that today’s project has inspired you to try something new – like Nectarine – and join us for the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge. You do not have to use the Celebrate Today papers, but if you like them as much as I do, you will want to snag them before they retire at the end of February.  These papers, stickers, and die cuts can be found on my website and are available while supplies last

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