Hearts, hearts, and more hearts! I say you can never have too many hearts on your layout or project! There are so many ways you can use them… big or little, die cut or fussy cut, a lot or a few… just to name some of the ways. I love using die cut hearts on my layouts so I used a large design to fill my background paper which I then backed with different patterned papers from the Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans.
I wanted to go all out hearts on this layout and use heart shapes (which I did), a title with the word heart (which I did) and heart-shaped photos (which, as you can see, I did not). The composition of the photos didn’t work well for being cut into heart shapes, so I did what any good scrapbooker would do… I improvised! Circles were the next best thing. I knew I didn’t want my photos in rectangle or square shapes because I didn’t want those angles in the design of the layout.
Once I had the background completed I chose the best spots for my photos. I wanted multiple photos on this layout to show our daughter’s personality, so I placed them in a visual triangle over my die cut heart background. And I did get to include the word “heart” in the title of my layout, so two out of three ain’t bad! I mixed in some of the embellishments from the Take Me Away collection and I thought the Wild Heart foam Thickers would be a perfect title placed in the center of the layout.
I added all of my embellishing around the photos. I like the look of the clusters around each one of them and this allowed me to add just what the layout needed without covering my die cut heart design in the background. And the embellishments from the Fancy Free collection and the Take Me Away collection mix perfectly together!
This definitely won’t be the last time you see one or two hearts on my layout! It’s such a fun, versatile shape and you can’t go wrong when you’re combining them with the gorgeous collections from Pink Paislee!