Hello Lovelies! Theresa here with a layout using the Love Stories kit once again, and also this amazing cut file available in the shop, You & Me. I was so inspired by this file and I just had to go create with it! Here is my layout.
Don't you just love when you see a product (or a photo, or an embellishment) and you just HAVE to go make something with it?!? For my layout I decided to gesso the light pink paper so the cut file would pop against the background. Gesso is this amazing fun medium that allows bits of the background to show through in the most magical way! I just apply it with a dry brush to give it a bit of texture.
The cut file itself I cut using a blue patterned paper from the kit, from Crate Paper La La Love. Once I had it cut out, I backed some of the negative space in the cut file with a light floral patterned paper, and then I colored in the flowers in the cut file using Jane Davenport glitter pens in Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean.
I also added these fun dots around the cut file in the same color as the cut file, to add movement and fun to the layout. There is so much happy color on this layout, which makes it so fun to look at!
Once the background was all set, it was time to add photo, journaling, and fun embellishments to the page. I had a cute photo of my husband and myself on Valentine's Day of this year, and I pulled in all the heart shaped embellishments to tuck in and around the photo. I also used the heart glitter shaker stickers from the kit, they are so fun and cute!
For my journaling I simply added a few sentences directly to the background paper and underlined. This was so much fun to create and I hope you are inspired to use this cut file! We would love to see what you create, so be sure to share online and tag us so we can see!
Hello Lovelies! Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Clique Kits! Theresa here to share a really fun layering page I made, using the Love Stories kit! I was inspired to use the tags included in the ephemera pack and on one of the cut apart sheets, which are from Crate Paper La La Love. Have a look at the layout I created.
I have been seeing so many layouts using cascading elements, it is quite the trend these days! And when I saw all the tags in the kit, I knew I wanted to use them all on my layout. Tags + cascading elements is an excellent combination!
I started at the bottom when creating the layers, and added one on top of the other. I recommend removable adhesive so you can move things around. I tried to alternate colors and type with patterned cards so the page was balanced.
Some of the tags are adhered directly to the card stock, and others are adhered using different dimensional pop dots. Not only are there so many amazing layers, but even among the layers there are different heights that show the fun elements peeking out!
My favorite tag might be the glitter tag, because every layout needs a bit of black and glitter. I tied the glitter tag to the red tag beneath it, and then angled the glitter on purpose so it stands out a bit from the norm. That definitely ties in with our photo!
The photo is of me and our daughter Natalie, and in it we are being so silly. I wrote in my journaling about how I feel about her these days, as she is coming into greater awareness about the world around her. I love making these layouts special love letters to our children that they will one day look back on and treasure.
For my title I chose to use some of the scalloped word strips, because they are a unique shape and stand out against the rigid edges of the tags. This layout was so much fun to create! Thank you for following along with me today, I hope you are inspired to use up your tags in your kits. See you again soon!
Hello Lovelies! Theresa here today and I am so excited to share a layout I did with the Love Stories kit, a special release from the shop for Valentine's Day! Have a look.
This kit came with some fantastic goodies from Crate Paper La La Love and Pebbles Loves Me, and I just wanted to use them all! It also included two sheets of really cool vellum. I love working with translucent elements and adding fun layers, so I punched as many hearts as I could from the vellums. Then I punched just as many from all of the patterned papers in the kit.
My goal was to add as many of those punched hearts as I could, and I figured the best way to do that was via a radiating circle from the center of the layout. So I adhered the paper hearts and then added the vellum on top with my sewing machine to keep everybody in place.
The photo of course is the focal point, and I adhered that slightly to the left of center. This photo was an accidental capture of me and my husband Alan trying to figure out the timer setting on my phone. Our expressions crack me up and that is the inspiration for my title, Are We Doing This Right?!
I added the title in keeping with the circle theme around the photo, and then tied that into my journaling. The journaling is all about how sometimes this is how life feels. Sometimes it feels like we don't know what we are doing, and lots of days we really don't know what we are doing (!!!) but we are figuring it out together and I can't imagine doing this life with anyone except him.
I also really wanted to include this adorable little sloth, so he is tucked in with the heart doily and heart die cuts. Also notice how I cut the photo to fit inside one of the adorable couple photos from the La La Love collection! I am loving the pop of blue! This was so much fun to create!
Thank you so much for joining me today! Have you been playing with your Love Stories kit? We would love to see, so be sure to share and tag us!