Pebbles Inc. released one fabulous Valentine's themed range with their Yours Truly collection. It is filled with sweet words of love and devotion, delightful icons of hearts and lovebirds and a vivid color palette of red and pink accented by robin’s egg blue. I have loved creating with it! One of my first projects, was a set of Mini Valentines Cards. I also shared a scrapbook page using this collection yesterday. Today, I have a scrapbook page I created with a photo of me helping my nieces decorate their Valentines boxes last year. I really enjoyed helping them and watching them have fun as they each personalized their own box.
INSPIRED BY | YOURS TRULY HEART STRINGS PAPER
As I created the design, I was inspired by one of the sheets of paper in the Yours Truly collection called Heart Strings. All those little hearts stitched together were calling my name.
I was inspired to create my own "heart strings" by stitching on some heart stickers from the Yours Truly! Once I adhered the stickers to the paper, I used a pencil to draw a line to help guide me as I stitched with my sewing machine. After I was finished with the stitching, I simply erased the pencil line.
TUTORIAL | GLITTER FRAME
1. Cut four 0.25" x 12" strips from the Silver Glitter Paper.
2. Place one of the glitter strips along the left side of the paper and draw a 45 degree angle on the top edge of the strip with a pencil or marker.
3. Cut the angle with your scissors.
4. Adhere this strip to your layout.
5. Take another strip and position it on the top side of the paper. Overlap the strip with the one you just cut and draw another 45 degree angle on the edge of the strip.
6. Cut the angle with your scissors.
7. Line up the edges and trim again if needed to help them line up closely.
8. Repeat this process all the way around the paper until your frame is complete.
SUPPLIES | LOVE LETTERS LAYOUT
Patterned Paper, Stickers, Chipboard: Pebbles Inc. | Yours Truly
Glitter Cardstock: American Crafts
Pen: Pilot Uniball Vision Fine in Black
Punch: Martha Stewart
Sewing Machine: Kenmore
Of course, I realize it would be easier and faster to just mat the entire piece with a piece of the Silver Glitter paper, but this technique will help you "stretch" your stash and allow you to create more projects with just one piece of paper. So how do you save money and stretch your stash? Do you have any fun tips like this you can share? I'd love to hear them!