Monday, January 23, 2012

Keeping It Clean and Simple

Over at Practical Scrappers, they are starting a new monthly post featuring Clean and Simple projects. For January, the designers came up with a whole bunch of great cards and layouts that you can view here. This page was my contribution.


What could be more clean and simple than bypassing the patterned paper and just using cardstock? Here's what I did to keep it colorful and interesting:

  • selected a color palette I love
  • die cut heart shapes with my Slice Elite
  • inked, dry embossed, and sewed the hearts to white cardstock in a grid design
  • created a patchwork border and covered it with vellum to mute it
  • used black and white for the photos, title, and journaling


Just like the proverbial little black dress, Clean and Simple is always in style! Practical Scrappers would love to have you submit a project for the February edition. You can email your entry to practicalscrapperslayouts@gmail.com, and put Clean and Simple Project in the subject line.











22 comments:

  1. I like that. It's given me some ideas for my Feb DT submission. (I may have to change tack at the last minute - my stash order hasn't arrived and I am moving towards mild panic mode!)

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  2. I love to look at clean and simple layouts, but I do find them hard to achieve myself. You have pulled this off perfectly!

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  3. Wow, this rocks!!! Love the grid of hearts. Such a pretty clean layout yet all the embossing adds some great texture!

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  4. Very creative. Love the hearts and sewing.

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  5. Fabulous layout, Sue!
    I am a huge fan of clean and simple most days :)

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  6. I'm an admirer of clean and simple layouts but am never able to achieve them myself. Yours is fantastic--love it!

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  7. Great page! That is a lot of little hearts to cut, emboss, and sew, but you rocked it!

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  8. How can I not {heart} this layout!

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  9. Very clever idea sewing through the hearts and I love, love the color palette. Just gorgeous!

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  10. Oh what a lovely layout, simply stunning

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  11. Oh my goodness Sue, I love this idea!!!

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  12. I just got some heart dies this week end and I feel like I am going to try this! LOVE IT!

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  13. Hi there! Just found your blog today through TwoPeas. I just love how you've used the hearts so creatively, and to honor and commemmorate this beautiful journey of love. Great job!
    I hope you will visit my blog, and if you like - we could follow one another's blogs. I just always like to ask first. Hope to have you visit!
    Blessings,
    Karen
    karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  14. This is absolutely lovely Sue. Those hearts & so happy & perfect with the black & white photos.

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  15. This is fabulous, Sue! May be clean and simple but embossing all those hearts = WOW!

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  16. Love this page! I absolutely love the look of the embossed cardstock. I need to do more pages with embossed die cuts! I agree that clean and simple is always in style! :)

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  17. This page is simply stunning..love everything about it!

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  18. Great layout! Love the photos. All those hearts and stitches really make this page.

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  19. Indeed!!! Beautiful... simple and clean... hugs..xoxo

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  20. Just lovely. What a great idea. The hearts are fantastic!

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  21. this is lovely! Love the colours of the hearts and wonderful hand stitching!... beautiful LO!

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  22. Wow, that slice got a workout (now I see why you were looking for a punch!). The effect is just stunning, and the photos are great, too :)

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