Paper Flower Heart

It’s so hard to believe it is September! I’m itching to start working on Fall and Halloween themed layouts, but before I switch gears I have another summer themed layout to share with you.

12x12 scrapbook layout using paper flowers from CTMH and the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans.

I had these CTMH white paper flowers in my stash for YEARS. In fact I had moved them into my garage sale/purge pile when I had an idea come to mind. So I quickly grabbed both tubes of flowers and went to work. I started with Patterned Paper #15 from the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans. I used my Cricut Explore to create a heart template and then used white gesso to create a heart shape on the purple patterned paper. I wanted to use white gesso rather than clear gesso because I wanted to fade out the purple in the center of this heart so the watercolor that I was going to apply would be more visible.

12x12 scrapbook layout using paper flowers from CTMH and the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans.

After the gesso had dried I grabbed the Jane Davenport Brights Watercolors and mixed a couple colors from the palette to create a shade of violet. Using the packaging technique I added color in the center of the heart and also the areas that I intended to place my photos. Once the watercolor was dry I used white thread and machine stitched around the heart 6 or 7 times to give the heart a defined edge. I then used Scotch Tacky Glue Adhesive to adhere the flowers in the center of the heart shape. Once the flowers were adhered I added splatters to the flowers with the same violet watercolor paint.

12x12 scrapbook layout using paper flowers from CTMH and the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans.

I then moved onto my photo clusters. I have two photos from Mother’s Day that I printed twice using my Canon Selphy Printer. I stapled the same photos together using my CTMH Mini Stapler to create a layer and then also used multiple ephemera pieces from the Oh My Heart Ephemera Pack as layers behind the photos. I added the title using the Oh My Heart Alpha Thickers under the photo on the right and to help balance the design I used the tiny alpha stickers from the Oh My Heart Sticker Book to create a subtitle under the left photo.

12x12 scrapbook layout using paper flowers from CTMH and the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans.

For final touches I added a chipboard bird from the Oh My Heart Chipboard Thickers and a few flowers from the Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers. I typed the journaling using the We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter on a scrap piece of white cardstock. I cut the journaling into strips and it wasn’t until I was editing the photos for my blog post that I realized I adhered them out of order! HA!

12x12 scrapbook layout using paper flowers from CTMH and the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans.

I really love the texture of these white paper flowers and it was so satisfying to find a way to use them after all these years!

12x12 scrapbook layout using paper flowers from CTMH and the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans.

I put together a process video so you can see exactly how this layout came together!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

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