Hi crafty friends. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday and I am having so much fun designing my projects this month. The Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine bundle is a sweet collection of papers, stickers, chipboard stickers, and Washi tape. It is the perfect starter kit for just about any Valentine’s Day project. Along with the traditional reds and pinks, there is a soft aqua color that makes these papers unique and fun. To add some dimension, I am using a few of these carved wooden shapes by Stamperia.
Since the bundle only comes with 6 papers, I challenged myself to use the patterned paper sparingly. So, I am using mostly the stickers and chipboard to create my Valentine’s Day layout. The focal point of my layout will be the beautiful chipboard frames that come in the bundle. First, I am selecting one large and one small frame for each page. Then, I turned the heart frame into a shaker using Crystal Hearts and Sweethearts Sparkletz. The large border stickers in the collection have a lot detail and I like the touch of blue in them. So, I will choose one for each page.
Creating the Valentine’s Day Layout
To start my layout, I am using two pieces of white 12x12 cardstock. I will be making my own background paper using this cute stamp set from Prima Marketing. I stamped my images with pigment ink and then heat embossed them to add texture to my pages. If you don’t have these products, you can simply stamp the images onto the paper to achieve the same look.
Once the images are stamped, I will add a strip of the aqua heart Washi tape to the bottom of the pages for a border. This border strip will begin to add subtle splashes of aqua to the Valentine’s Day layout. Then, I painted two wooden flourishes with Stamperia baby pink spray and added one to each of the bottom corners. Next, I will decide where to place my chipboard frames and the border sticker strip on the pages. Then, I am going to use small strips of the patterned paper around the frames. I used a scalloped border punch on the edges of some of the papers to add another layer of texture. I want the papers to add just a tiny pop of color to the layout.
In order to complete the pages, I decided to add a few finishing touches to my Valentine’s Day layout. First, I will use a few stickers from the sticker sheet that is included in the bundle. I am also adding cute text stickers from the mini sticker book to the frames. Next, I am using a red distress ink around the edges of the page. Then, I will create faux stitching around the edges of the paper. I really liked the way the faux stitches looked so I added more stitches around each element on the page. The only thing left to do is add my favorite Valentine’s Day photos to the frames!
I hope you enjoyed seeing how this simple layout was made using Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine bundle. Head over to the FotoBella online store today and pick up a bundle to start a beautiful Valentine’s Day project of your own!