Mary's Corner - Love You Scrapbook Page

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I just LOVE the way this Valentine's page came out!  I spent time getting the shapes and sizes and colors just right. I was inspired by a gorgeous piece of 12x12 paper by Little Yellow Bicycle called Love Garden.  It's shimmery and glittery and so detailed and gorgeous.  So I had to design a whole layout around it.


Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used!  Unless a height is given, use the Keep Proportions option to keep the shape's proportions while sizing it to the given width.

4x6 Photo Frames SVG Collection
7.svg 5.4"w x 7.35"h Purpley-Gray
Dawn's Doilies SVG Collection
12petaltop.svg 1.8"w Red
12petalbottom.svg 1.8"w Coral Pink
sun.svg 1.6"w Red
primrosetop.svg 1.2"w Red
primrosebot.svg 1.2"w Coral Pink
delilahtop.svg 2.25"w Red
delilahbot.svg 2.25"w Light Pink
marigold.svg 1.75"w Dark Red
marigold.svg 1.75"w (Blackout) Coral Pink
6petaltop.svg 1.3"w Red
6petalbot.svg 1.3"w Coral Pink
Free SVG File 01.01.10 – Curvy Corner Element
corner_element.svg 3.75"w Coral Pink
Jacquelyn's Swirlies SVG Collection
bodmin.svg 11.3"w Light Pink
Note Card Captions SVG Collection
love_you.svg 3"w Red
love_you.svg 3"w (Shadow) Purpley-Gray
Swirlies SVG Collection
sunflowerframe.svg 4.6"w Coral Pink
SCAL Shapes Library*
Circle** 0.85"w x 0.85"h Light Pink

* The SCAL Shapes Library is the basic shapes you can see when pressing Control+3 in SCAL.

** To put behind sun.svg

Design Tips

I chose a nice photo of Leo and me from Fall 2009 at Bengston's Pumpkin Farm and he printed it for me at the standard 4x6 size.  I framed it using a dark purpley gray, picking up a color from the original paper.  This helps the photo fit better since its colors don't quite coordinate.  Then I used a recent corner element freebie in the corner and a long swirly from Jacquelyn's Swirlies with some new flat bling I found at Archivers by Stampendous.  I had to put these on with an Xacto since they're so tiny.

Along the bottom of the page in the "grass" I used double-sided thin scrapbooking tape to affix a strip of "XOXO" ribbon which I got in a package by Martha Stewart Crafts.

The flowers are from Dawn's Doilies and embellished with the cutest brads by Doodlebug Design.  I affixed them with 3D Zots (pop dots) and used red embroidery floss for stems, which I just folded around and taped on the back side of the paper.

Using pink embroidery floss, I stitched around the Sunflower Frame from Swirlies (inspired by Amy's gorgeous Valentine on our forum.  I glittered the "love you" caption from our Notecard Captions collection and made a very subtle shadow background for it to help it be sturdier and stand out more.

Paper Suggestions

  • I used AC Cardstock for almost everything.  This is my fave solid color cardstock because of its texture, its solid-color core (not white-core) and because of how clean it always cuts for me.
  • For the photo frame, I used a random piece of purpley gray cardstock I got at Tuesday Morning (don't know brand).
  • Again, for the background paper, I used a piece of 12x12 by Little Yellow Bicycle called Love Garden from the Sweet Love collection.

14 Responses to “Mary's Corner - Love You Scrapbook Page”

  1. Cheryl1st January 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    This turned out beautifully, Mary! I love that paper you used, as well! So pretty! And you two are so cute! :)

  2. Tammy Criminger January 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    That is so cute. Love it!

  3. Cheryl P January 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    <3 the page! It's GREAT!!!!

  4. Celeste January 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    Awesome page . Just fantastic

  5. corinna January 8, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    This is sooooo beautiful! I am just speechless!

  6. Holly S January 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    Oh, Mary! I love this layout! I have to confess that I pictured Leo as an older man (maybe late 50’s), balding and a little on the plump side. I thought you were an older woman with grey hair! By your picture on this layout, I guess I was totally wrong! You two are a darling couple!

  7. Carmen Lucero January 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Thanks for posting this Mary, I have Dawn’s doilies and was not aware of all the cute little flowers! That picture of you and Leo is a favorite of mine. You two are so cute!

    Happy cutting to me! I’m on my way to the store!


  8. Amy January 8, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the details!

  9. Gabrielle Rogers January 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Well how adorable is this, and how cute are you guys? What a great picture and beatiful layout – beautiful and SIMPLE!!! Love the new feeebie and A2 cards! Thanks so much! Gabrielle :)

  10. Theresa January 9, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    Mary I love how you share this with us. It is one of my favorite elements of your site. You and Leo rock! I will def. be stealing this for a scrap page!

  11. Judy January 10, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    love the page. Mind if I case it?

  12. Debbie Barba January 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    Hi Mary ~ I love hearts…they aren’t just for Valentines Day! I use them all year long! Thanks for sharing!
    Can you tell me where I can get the 3M fine tip glue that you use? Can’t seem to find it anywhere. Thanks!

    • leokowal January 10, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

      Debbie, we get ours at Michaels Craft Stores. Do you have one near you?

  13. Mary Rudakas February 12, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    Thanks so much, everyone! Definitely feel free to case and scrap-lift – that’s the whole reason I share my projects with you! And of course since you are all so creative, you can (and probably will) make little changes to make it all your own. If you make your own version, I would loooove to see a photo of it! Feel free to share in our forum!

    Holly, that’s too funny! Thanks again everyone for all the compliments and kind words! Glad you love this page! I sure do!