Love is in the Air: Valentine Scrapbooking
Our beautiful February 2023 collection, My Valentine by Echo Park, offers you the chance to showcase your cherished memories and share uplifting messages with friends. Featuring stunning hearts and bouquets. Our Design Team's scrapbook crafts are the perfect addition to your paper crafting projects.
Sending Love Scrapbooking Layout by Samantha Taylor
When Sam travels, she makes it a point to send her mom a postcard from each destination, a tradition that she picked up from her own mom. On her most recent trip, Sam's husband snapped a photo of her mailing off a postcard, and she knew that the fun postage stamps in February's kit would be the perfect addition to the photo.
The vibrant pinks and reds in the kit's papers really make the photo pop, creating a visually striking layout that Sam is proud to display. For the design, Sam opted for a simple yet effective approach, cutting the plaid paper from the top right corner to the bottom left corner and layering it on top of the floral paper.
To further enhance the layout, Sam matted her photo in red floral paper and her journaling tag in black floral paper. She then added a pop of color to the bottom with a long strip sticker from the included sticker sheet. To finish off the layout, Sam used several mail-themed stickers from the kit to add a touch of whimsy and fun.
Overall, Sam is thrilled with how this layout turned out. The combination of the beautiful papers, the simple yet effective design, and the playful stickers come together to create a truly memorable layout that perfectly captures her love for travel and her commitment to keeping in touch with loved ones, even while on the road.
Better Together Scrapbooking Layout by Samantha Taylor
Sam had so much fun putting together this layout with February's love-themed kit. She knew she had to use this gorgeous aqua gingham paper as her base, and it turned out to be the perfect choice to complement her photo of Tower Bridge in London. To add some color and interest to the layout, Sam layered on a 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" piece of multicolor heart paper and a strip of coral dot paper.
Get to see more valentine scrapbooking layouts & crafts on Sam's blog now!
You and Me Scrapbooking Layout by Meggy Blethen
Greetings, fellow scrapbookers! Crafty Meggy has arrived, a little later than usual, but she is eager to share her latest layout with you. Below are the step-by-step instructions to recreate this beautiful project:
To start, choose a background paper that you love and cut the photo mat to fit your preferred photo size. For Meggy's layout, she cut her photo mat to approximately 5x6 inches. Then, select different patterned papers for each photo and cut them with a quarter-inch border. Don't forget to ink the edges of both the small and larger mats to add some depth and dimension to your layout.
Next, create clusters of embellishments in the bottom left-hand corner, on the photo mat with some journaling, and in the top left corner of your layout. These clusters can be made up of various items, such as stickers, die cuts, or even small pieces of ephemera, that complement the theme or color scheme of your project.
Finally, it's time to add the finishing touches to your layout. Add a title that reflects the mood or message of your layout, and don't forget to include some meaningful journaling to capture the essence of your memories. And voila! You now have a stunning layout that you can cherish for years to come. Make sure to watch Meggy on her Youtube channel and get to watch more celebrate scrapbook layouts.
You are the sweetest Scrapbooking Layout by Emiley Steinbruegge
The colors and patterns in Carta Bella's latest collection are absolutely stunning, and Emiley can't get enough of them! It's no secret that Carta Bella's paper is always top-notch, and this collection is no exception. The luxurious feel of the paper is just as lovely as the designs themselves, making it a dream to work with.
For her latest layout, Emiley decided to create a visually striking design by using strips of various papers on the left page, paired with a collection of stickers from the sticker sheet across the top, featuring the title of her layout. She also added a little bit of flair from her stash to give it that extra touch of personality.
On the right page, Emiley opted for a grid design, using smaller photos and several of the journaling cards from the collection. This approach allowed her to showcase more of her memories in a cohesive and visually appealing way. The result is a truly sweet and charming layout that Emiley is incredibly proud of.
Overall, Emiley had a blast working with this beautiful collection, and she hopes that fellow scrapbookers enjoyed playing with it as much as she did. With its gorgeous colors, patterns, and luxurious feel, Carta Bella's latest release is sure to be a favorite among crafting enthusiasts. See more of Emiley's valentine scrapbooking projects on her Instagram!
Chocolate Bar Card by Leslie Turner
Leslie says February is the ‘month of love’ so she made another one of her favorite cards - a chocolate bar card! Who doesn't love chocolate?! She likes all the coordinating papers, stickers and upgrades in this month’s kit and created this super cute mini slimline card to commemorate Valentine’s Day! She’s sharing the link to a tutorial she saw in a Split coast Stampers newsletter a while back HERE for anyone interested.
She cut a 3-1/2" x 6" mini slimline card base from brown cardstock along with layering panels from coordinating patterned papers in the kit and some torn gold foil cardstock. She added a sentiment from the sticker sheet and a large red heart gemstone from the upgrades with some looped gold sewing thread behind it, which completed the card front.
She cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with strips of the floral-patterned paper used on the front and red cardstock. The finishing touch was adding a sentiment from the sticker sheet.
See more of Leslie’s valentine scrapbooking projects on her blog!
Triple Cube Valentine Card by Leslie Turner
Leslie loves all the double-sided papers in this month’s collection and says that the best part about kits is that the stickers and upgrades coordinate so well with the papers… all the matchy-matchy work is done for you! She created a triple cube Valentine with lots of romantic innuendos and says this is one of her favorite fun folds!
She cut the card base from red cardstock along with square panels from silver foil cardstock and page of small journal cards in the kit. She added stickers from the sticker sheet and clear stickers from the upgrades. The back of the card has plenty of room for a custom message and signature, and it folds flat for mailing
Gate Fold Card by Leslie Turner
Leslie loves the pages of journaling cards in this collection (with a variety of sizes) and created another fun fold featuring a larger one with some coordinating papers. She’s a certified fun fold fanatic so we’re not surprised!
She cut the gate fold card base from white cardstock along with layering panels from dark pink cardstock and a patterned paper in the kit. She dies cut the journaling card from the kit with a mini scallop rectangle die and layered it on a rectangle panel cut from dark green cardstock and a slightly larger mini scallop rectangle die cut from the dark pink cardstock. She added a sentiment sticker from the sticker sheet which completed the card front.
She cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with strips of the patterned paper from the kit and dark green cardstock used on the front. She layered the panel on dark green cardstock and again on the dark pink cardstock and added another sticker from the sticker sheet.
Valentine Corner Tuck Card by Leslie Turner
Leslie loves all the hearts and romantic papers and stickers in this month's collection, along with the ribbon and gemstones in the upgrades. She went all-out 'hearts'' on this Valentine and created a corner tuck fun fold. She’s sharing the link for the tutorial she used HERE for those who might be interested!
She cut the card base and front flap from white cardstock along with layering panels and the corner pocket from coordinating patterned papers in the kit. She layered one of the small journaling cards on silver foil cardstock, added a flower sticker, and adhered it to the front flap. She added a strip of ribbon and a large red gemstone from the upgrades which complete the card front.
She covered the inside of the card with a patterned paper from the kit, and added a panel cut from white cardstock and embellished with a strip of a coordinating patterned paper from the kit. The finishing touch was adding a sticker from the sticker sheet.
Simple Mini Slimline Valentine by Leslie Turner
Leslie has thoroughly enjoyed playing with all the papers, stickers and upgrades in this month's collection and created a simple mini slimline Valentine, saving the easiest for last! Her go-to mini slimline size is 3-1/2” x 6” as this size can be mailed at the post office without having to be placed in a second envelope.
She cut a mini slimline card base from white cardstock along with a layering panel for the focal image from black cardstock. Using a mini slimline quilted background die in her stash, she die cut the front panel from a pretty red floral paper in the kit. She layered one of the larger journaling cards from the kit on the black panel and adhered the piece at an angle to the card front. The finishing touch was adding two red epoxy hearts from her stash.
She cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with strips of the red floral paper from the kit and the black cardstock used on the front. She added a smaller journaling card from the kit for the sentiment which completed the card.
See more of Leslie’s valentine scrapbooking projects on her blog!
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