The inspiration for my layout came from this 3×4 card from the Love This Journaling Card Pack. I loved the title work on the journaling card and wanted to repeat that on my layout!
To mimic the journaling card, I used the Little Letters Cut File from The Cut Shoppe and backed the “I” & “U” with a patterned paper from the 4×6 Paper Pack. I also cut a heart, using my Cricut, to use in place of the “O” using the same 4×6 patterned paper. I added a splash of color using Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio & Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks to the white cardstock background before I adhered the cut file.
I then moved onto my photo layers. I trimmed down one of the 4×6 teal patterned papers and also used vellum from my stash to back the photo. I used a couple floral clusters from the Blooming Love Die Cut Pack, a maroon label from the Always Labels Cut Apart, and a couple tabs from the Love You Die Cuts Pack to embellish the photo. This photo was taken on Valentine’s Day at my kiddo’s school. I was using an Instagram filter that had lip prints on the screen so Aidan was making a kissy face to the camera to go along with the lips, but I happened to snap the photo when there were not any lip prints showing. I thought the photo was just too cute! It was the perfect Valentine’s photo!!
I needed to balance the design, so I created a cluster to the bottom left of the cut file. I used the same color scheme as my photo cluster. I used 2 small florals from the Blooming Love Die Cut Pack, a couple tiny phrase stickers from the Teal Romantic Words Sticker Sheet, and a few die cuts from the Love You Die Cuts Pack, and a circle from the Darling Journaling Die Cut Pack.
Now you can take a look at my YouTube Process Video that includes a Cricut tutorial.
The colors in this collection are just so dreamy and I absolute love working with them!!