Happy Hearts from Simple Stories | Jo Boland

Hey, it’s Jo here with some projects for February with the Simple Stories Happy Hearts collection. With tomorrow being Valentine’s Day I’m going to first share a couple of simple Valentine’s cards you can make if you already have the collection.

Valentine’s Day cards

For letters and typewriter card on the left I used the Hello Love paper, both the front and the back of it. The letter is from the die-cut pack and is popped up on foam pads with a chipboard heart sticker in the centre. The typewriter on the bottom of the card is fussy cut from the Hello Love paper and popped up foam pads.

For the Love Bug card I used one of the cut out cards from the 4×6 Elements paper, which I trimmed down slightly to fit an A5 card blank. I distressed the edges of the paper and adhered it to the card. Then I used Glossy Accents to create shiny layer to the headlights, windscreen and the balloons. To stop the glossy accents spreading across all balloons I added it to each balloon separately, letting it harden first before adding it to a neighbouring balloon.

Scrapbook Layout – Valentine’s Day

For this month’s layouts I decided I’d swap from 12 x 12″ layouts to 8.5×11″ layouts, a size I used to do a lot. I cut down a 12×12″ piece of the American Crafts light cardstock, but we have packs of 8.5×11″ kraft paper in the store too. The lovely floral paper is actually the back of the 4×6″ Elements paper and I’ve added vellum behind it to soften the look on the kraft cardstock.

Before adding anything else to the layout I splattered some white acrylic paint and some light pink watercolours over the background. Once that was dry I positioned tags cut from the Tags paper to the layout. I’ve raised the tops of the tags with foam pads and stuck the bottom of the tags flat to the background.

Each tag is threaded with twine which I glued in position with Glossy Accents, including the shaping and holding it in the shape of a heart. The banner tag is from the die-cuts pack.

Around the tags I’ve added in floral and heart die-cut and chipboard pieces.

The die-cut ticket piece is tucked between the layers of the paper and the vellum, which I added the date to. I popped up the chipboard envelope on foam pads to lift it above the end of the twine. Finally I added a splattering of gold ink and some gold puffy letter stickers from my stash.

I’ll be back towards the end of the month with another layout using the Simple Stories Happy Hearts collection.


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