Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Fill Your Heart with Love

Hello LOVELY Pebbles friends! Heather Leopard is here to share a LOVE filled scrapbooking layout using the My Funny Valentine collection.
LOVE Scrapbooking layout, free cut file and tutorial from @heatherleopard and the #MyFunnyValentine collection by @pebblesinc #pebblesinc #valentines #diy #cutfile #love
This girl of mine fills my heart with all kinds of sweetness so I thought it was only appropriate to express that in a layout.  This layout combines a free cut file, fussy cutting and lots and lots of fun embellishments.  I've included a tutorial on how to re-create this fun page.
LOVE Scrapbooking layout, free cut file and tutorial from @heatherleopard and the #MyFunnyValentine collection by @pebblesinc #pebblesinc #valentines #diy #cutfile #love
Supplies:
  • 2 pieces white cardstock
  • 3 patterned papers
  • Small embellishments
  • Free Love Cut File by Heather Leopard
  • Silhouette CAMEO
  • pencil
  • Sewing machine (optional)
LOVE Scrapbooking layout, free cut file and tutorial from @heatherleopard and the #MyFunnyValentine collection by @pebblesinc #pebblesinc #valentines #diy #cutfile #love
Cut the heart out of white cardstock. This will be your overlay.  Place the overlay over the 2nd piece of white cardstock and lightly trace the inside of the heart so you have a guide for placing your embellishments.
LOVE Scrapbooking layout, free cut file and tutorial from @heatherleopard and the #MyFunnyValentine collection by @pebblesinc #pebblesinc #valentines #diy #cutfile #love
Start filling your heart with embellishments.  You may have to move them around a bit so just lightly add them to the inside of the heart you drew.
LOVE Scrapbooking layout, free cut file and tutorial from @heatherleopard and the #MyFunnyValentine collection by @pebblesinc #pebblesinc #valentines #diy #cutfile #love
Once you've filled your heart, secure everything down and erase any pencil marks you can still see.  These will be covered up but we want to avoid any dark marks from peeking through.
LOVE Scrapbooking layout, free cut file and tutorial from @heatherleopard and the #MyFunnyValentine collection by @pebblesinc #pebblesinc #valentines #diy #cutfile #love
Next, cut the L, V, and E. Adhere them to the page and stitch down the center of them.  Also, stitch around the heart to your liking.
LOVE Scrapbooking layout, free cut file and tutorial from @heatherleopard and the #MyFunnyValentine collection by @pebblesinc #pebblesinc #valentines #diy #cutfile #love
Add a few layers to frame your photo.  I used different sized squares and even cut a frame  to tuck behind the photo.
LOVE Scrapbooking layout, free cut file and tutorial from @heatherleopard and the #MyFunnyValentine collection by @pebblesinc #pebblesinc #valentines #diy #cutfile #love
Lastly, add embellishments and mist splatter to the page.  I used fussy cut flowers, puffy stickers and sequins for my around the page embellishments. So there you have it...a love filled layout, literally and figuratively!
LOVE Scrapbooking layout, free cut file and tutorial from @heatherleopard and the #MyFunnyValentine collection by @pebblesinc #pebblesinc #valentines #diy #cutfile #love

Friday, January 20, 2017

Let it Snow! | Snowflake Garland Cut File

I hope you're staying nice and warm wherever you are!  My family and I just made it back from a winter ski break. It snowed quit a bit while we were skiing and my youngest daughter kept singing "Let it snow". My girls wanted to bring snow home with us but since it will melt here in Texas, I decided to make some DIY snowflake decor with the song we heard sang on repeat.

This project is really fun and easy to create with just a few supplies.  I keep this white frame up in my house year-round and just switch it up throughout the seasons.  It's versatile enough to match almost any decor so it's my go-to when creating something fun for the house.



To create this you'll need the following supplies:
  • white cardstock
  • background patterned paper
  • snowflakes punch or cut file - you can download the one I created HERE
  • garland and faux pom poms - also included in the cut file above
  • alphabet letters
  • glue dots
  • liquid adhesive
  • paper trimmer
Once you've punched or cut everything out. you literally just have to assemble everything. Easy peasy!

I knew this would have to be multi-dimensional since the alphabet wouldn't fit behind the frame. At first, I was going to adhere the garland and the snowflakes to the background paper and place all of that behind the glass but it really flattened everything out a bit too much so the only thing I have behind the glass is the patterned paper. Once the paper was in position I added the garland and snowflakes, moving them around to ensure I had enough space for the sentiment. Once I liked how everything was positioned, I adhered them to the glass using glue dots. The circle "pom-poms" were adhered with liquid adhesive.

Next, it was time to add the alphabet Thickers to fill in the empty spaces!


So there you have it, a reminder of our day on the slopes with my youngest singing at the top of her lungs and a nice reminder that Winter is upon us as we are snuggled warm inside the house.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Snow Wonderful

Hi everyone.  Heather Leopard is here doing what I love most...playing with background cut files! This one in particular is the Nordic Background. I used my Scrapbook Circle Everyday Stories December kit and a few snowflake embellishments from Hip Kit Club I borrowed from my friend, Majken.

I altered this cut file just a tad, removing the x's that are part of the cut file so that I could hand stitch them instead.  Then I enlarged it to cover the entire page, removing the lower portion since that was going to be covered by patterned paper. Let me walk you through how I did this...

First, I separated the cut file elements and removed the x's. leaving only the snowflakes and diamonds.  Then, I traced the outline of one of the snowflakes and offset it just slightly, making it a tad bit larger than the background cut.

Then I cut the outline of the snowflakes out of different patterned papers and....

adhered them randomly behind some of the snowflakes to the back of the large cut file. Then I hand stitched the x's back into place.


I didn't have enough variety of the blue-ish patterned paper so I pieces of packaging for the back of the letters.


That's just my way of using cut files (like Nordic Background) to make unique layouts.