As we prepare for the new and exciting paper collections to premier in the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book, we must say good-bye to one of my favorite paper collections from the Seasonal Expressions 1 Book: Heartstrings. I have enjoyed the romantic and patterns and the playful hearts in this collection! This is a layout that I created with the Heartstrings papers, our exclusive Cricut Collections and our Glitter collection. Note: to see an enlarged picture of the layout, click the photo and it will open in a new window.
You will see that there are hearts randomly stamped with Lagoon Ink on the Lagoon paper - this created a bold secondary patterned paper. The heart stamps were from the C1604 Forever in My Heart stamp set. The arrow is also stamped with this stamp set and then cut out. This stamp set is also Cricut Compatible with our exclusive Art Philosophy which adds to the fun!
The "Forever" is cut at 10" and the Me & You is a Picture My Life card cut at 4": both are cut from our new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge. Behind the Me and You cut is a piece of the Teal Glitter Paper--although a trick I must share - Mini-glue dots are the best way to adhere the two and make sure to add a few dots in the intricate area of the "&" sign. To add additional shimmer, two strips of White Shimmer Trim are used as a border and multi-sized teal hearts finish off the glitter!
The sparkles are actually clear sparkles that were colored with the ShinHan markers to coordinate with the paper collection -- instant color matching!! Love it!
The focal point on both layouts is the large scalloped circle - this is cut with the exclusive Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. I love the way it cuts and the way it adds just enough design and dimension to the layout.
Once the layout is completed, it is set up to add three 4" x 6" flip flaps as well as a 4" x 4" flip flap if desired/needed--a great way to showcase many pictures on a single layout.