Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Love is in the Air

Hey Paper Issues Friends and Fans! 

This is Olivia bringing you my very first blog post! I am so excited (and a bit nervous)
to be sharing my work with you. I've admired the PI Design Team for a very long time and can't believe I get to rub shoulders with these talented ladies!

February is all about love and what better way to show it than with hearts. 

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I took the heart theme and ran with it. I knew I wanted a big heart with lots of little hearts all around the page. So I pulled out Crate Paper's latest Valentine's Day release called Main Squeeze, a few heart dies and punches, any other heart shaped embellies I could find, and got to work. 


I began with a white cardstock base and lightly traced a heart. If you have a die-cutting machine I would definitely recommend using it to either cut or trace a heart; it took me several tries to get a semi-symmetrical shape. Once I was satisfied with the heart, I began placing my photos and large die-cut hearts inside. Then continue to fill it with all the hearts! Big, small, chipboard, glitter, sticker, punched, tasseled (is that a word?), puffy, etc. If you got it, you use it 😄



When I was happy with the hearts I wrote my journaling on the traced outline. *Tip: To make this step easier I would write my journaling first, then place and adhere the hearts. I ended up bumping a lot of them or having eraser flakes stick to the glue as I erased the pencil marks.  


The title is a combination of Main Squeeze chipboard and Thickers, and a 'LOVE' banner from an old CP collection (still one of my all time favs). I trimmed about 1/8th of an inch off each side of the cardstock and adhered it to a deep hot pink paper with some messy sewing. For the finishing touches I added a couple embellishment clusters toward the bottom of the layout and scattered pearls throughout the heart. 

I had so much fun with this theme and I hope you're inspired to play along! There are more Love layouts in the PIFF FB group. You have until March 4th to add your project and have a chance to win a PI gift certificate! Can't wait to see what you make!



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