Hi there everyone! It’s Ashley, and I’m here today with a new layout showing some love for hearts! I would probably say that hearts are one of the shapes I use the most on my layouts. They are so versatile and can be used for romantic layouts, baby layouts, everyday layouts… I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong using a heart shape on any layout. I used a mix of die cut hearts on a masculine layout, created with the Outfitters collection.
I snapped a cute photo of our son at a local train park and thought it would be fun to incorporate the photo inside the heart shape. I die cut hearts on my Silhouette Cameo that were solid on one half and open on the other half. I printed the photo just a little larger than the big heart I wanted to use at the top of the layout. Then I placed the photo behind the open side of the heart and cut away the excess photo paper. I used a small amount of liquid adhesive to attach the photo behind the heart and then machine stitched around the outside edge of the heart.
When I prepared the hearts for cutting on the Cameo, I actually set them up in Silhouette Studio the way that I wanted them to look on the layout. So once all of the hearts were finished cutting, I arranged them according to the design in Studio. I also adding machine stitching to all of the other hearts on the layout, just for the extra texture and it also let me pop up the sides of the hearts, with the stitching down the middle.
The Thickers in the Outfitters collection were great for my title. I love that they are a bit larger, so I was able to scatter the title throughout the heart shapes, without it getting lost on the page. And I chose a title that included the word “heart” to tie everything together on the layout. I chose a few embellishments from the Outfitters collection that would work for an everyday theme and finished the layout with splatters of black Color Shine.
I hope you’ve found some inspiration today, for using hearts on your next layout or project! I promise you can never run out of ideas for using hearts on your projects!