January 15, 2014

Love Letters Layout and Glitter Frame Tutorial

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.

Love Letters Layout for Pebbles Inc by Juliana Michaels

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.

Pebbles Inc Your Truly Heart Strings Paper

Love Letters Layout for Pebbles Inc by Juliana Michaels

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.

Love Letters Layout for Pebbles Inc by Juliana Michaels

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. 

Glitter Frame Tutorial by Juliana Michaels

Glitter Frame Tutorial by Juliana Michaels

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!

7 comments:

  1. Adorable! That's one of my favorite patterned papers in the collection so I love that you took inspiration for it with your stitched heart borders! :)

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  2. Love your glitter frame!! Such a pretty page Juliana!!!

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  3. Such a cute layout!! I love this collection so much! You did a fabulous job (like always!)

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  4. This is gorgeous! I love love love the stitched hearts and loving the postal stamps and the glittered frame!!!!

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  5. That frame is awesome...love this layout!

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  6. So, so cute Juliana! Love that arrow paper for your background and the glitter frame adds such a great sparkle to your page!

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA