Hello there! It’s Mendi here today with a fun Valentine’s Day layout about my sweet grandparents. They have been married for just a few years shy of 70 years so when I came across this photo of them I knew they would fit this week’s Hugs and Kisses theme perfectly (even if it was taken at Christmas time).
I thought it would be fun to layer the roses and flowers in this collection in a little grouping on the aqua tag. Even though the tag didn’t quite match my theme, I loved the color of it and how it contrasted with my flowers so I was able to strategically hide the picture printed on it.
Just in case the background paper wasn’t enough to reinforce my theme, I die-cut my hugs and kisses title using cut files found HERE and HERE. I cut my words with white vinyl which is perfect for thin, delicate titles that might otherwise shred ordinary cardstock.
To give my flowers extra depth I popped up some with foam tape and cut some extra flowers from the matching patterned paper to layer in the centers.
For the perfect finishing touch to my layout I created a ribbon border using We R Memory Keeper’s Sew Ribbon tool. I love how it adds a Wow factor to my layout!
To create a border just like mine, you will need 3 to 4 feet of ribbon (I used almost an entire AC spool with my bow which comes with 4 feet) and the Sew Ribbon tool of your choice.
I have put together a picture tutorial to share with you how I made mine and lined things up across my page. 🙂
And here’s another look at the finished result. I love how it has the feeling of a fancy wedding dress which is perfect for a layout all about love!
WE GO TOGETHER HUGS & KISSES DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER ROSES ARE RED DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER I LOVE YOU DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER BE MINE DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER CHIPS VELLUM & CHIPBOARD DIE-CUTS
WE GO TOGETHER PAPER PAD 6″X6″
HAPPY DAY EPOXY STICKERS DOTS
SOLID GROSGRAIN PREMIUM RIBBON VALUE PACK
WE R MEMORY KEEPERS SEW RIBBON- ZIG ZAG
Sylvia D says
Hi, thanks for the tutorial on this cool tool. I’ve seen the braiding before but had no idea how it was done. This tool makes it easy. Sylvia