It's the first Monday of the month, which means we have a new monthly project sheet up on the Bella Blvd blog. This month, I was asked to work with the Valentina collection and to make a layout about someone I love. I'm not a huge lovey-dovey person, yet it seemed like the obvious choice to create a layout about Joe.
I picked out a few patterned papers that I wanted to use, and cut four large squares to arrange in the center of the page. I was originally going to use one of the patterned papers as the base of the page, but once I ended up using it in the center of the page, I went with a gray cardstock instead. I rarely use cardstock, other than white, but I really love how it looked in the end.
I layered the white cardstock onto the gray cardstock and machine stitched around the edges. For the four large squares of patterned paper, I did my machine stitching around the edges before adhering them to the page.
I knew I wanted to use the new Chip Scripts chipboard words for my title, and picked out "love you always'. I cut a piece of the ombre patterned paper, focusing on the lighter pink parts of the paper. I sized it to fit my title, machine stitched around the outside edges before adhering the entire piece to the center of the page, slightly over lapping my photo.
I cut a few pieces of borders from the Borders patterned paper to add above and below the title piece, and also cut a few 2x2" and a 3x4" card from the Daily Details patterned paper to add above and below the little border strip pieces. I finished off the page with some white chipboard hearts, stickers, and red enamel dots.
You can download the February project sheet, complete with a full supply list and detailed instructions, RIGHT HERE.