Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Week 8 Planner Layout Process

Hi all!!

I'm back today with another project. This time it's a planner layout. As I told you in my last planner post, I am completely obsessed with my new Moment's Inked Planner from Papertrey Ink. IN LOVE!! I just open it and look at it after school when I get home... and embrace all the prettiness :)

So.. I've already decorated all the weeks in January. I really wanted to keep doing stuff in my planner, so I decide to get a jumpstart on February! I don't know what I want to do for the first 2 weeks, but I thought about it and realized that the week with Valentine's Day would be an easy week to decorate. I mean, of course I was going to decorate it for Valentine's Day, so I didn't have to think too hard about what I wanted to do.

I knew I wanted to use my new Papertrey Ink stamps and dies from the December release, including the Be Mine, Valentine and XOXO. I didn't end up using the Be Mine, Valentine stamp very much, but I did use XOXO for most of the layout.

I came up with a little bit of a plan, but wasn't sure what the whole page would look like. I decided to film it in case anyone was interested in seeing how I came up with my layout.

I already had die cut the TV from Polka Dot Parade #3 and write Walking Dead on it because it comes back on Valentine's Day, so that was already part of my layout. The rest of the layout was done on camera.

I knew I wanted to cut out "Be Mine" and "Valentine" from the XOXO die set, and was hoping I could find some kind of heart cluster stamp in my stash, almost like the confetti stamp from PTI, but with hearts. Alas... I could not find one :( But as I was looking through my stash, I came upon my Quilled Elegance stamp set. This stamp was looking a little dusty and unloved! But I saw the heart border stamp set and thought it would be a perfect place to house my die cut words!!! I pulled it out and they fit! Perfect! I inked the big border stamp with Raspberry Fizz and Pure Poppy to get a sort of gradient look, then glued the due cut words inside the borders.

Next I pulled out the XOXO stamp set and played around with the hearts, trying to decide which ones I wanted, which colors, and where. I finally settled on the left side of my planner using Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, and Scarlet Jewel. I used one of the small open heart stamps from the same stamp across the top of the left page in Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, and Pure Poppy.

I used the leftover heart die cuts from this card here to place around the page. I also found some heart washi in my stash from Michael's that looked perfect going across the top of the page. I just love those pattern hearts!

Next I pulled out some different love sentiment stamp sets to see which one would fit and which one I would like. I settled on the I heart you to infinity and beyond from Sending My Love.

Lastly, I wanted my Valentine's Day column to say A heart A because that's what our wedding Save the Dates said. I tried both Wet Paint Alphabet Upper and Lower dies before I settled on the Upper Alphabet. I tried cutting out the small heart from XOXO, but decided it was too big. So I looked all around my room, in all my stamps, and then finally realized that Shakers & Sprinkles Heart Dies had a die set that was meant to make small confetti hearts. I pulled it out and realized it was a perfect size! I cut it out of Pure Poppy and placed it with my A & A. I sprinkled some more hearts throughout the layout and then called it done.

I hope you guys enjoyed this process vide. Let me know if you'd like to see more :)

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