Simply Elegant: The Merits of Fundamental Layouts

Catch up on your memory keeping with simple and gorgeous layouts! With the right papers and a few embellishments, you can quickly fill albums with your beautiful memories. Plus, sticking to the fundamentals is a great way to stay on top of your memory keeping.

Traveling Light
All you need to put this layout together is the Wanderful paper packet and a few embellishments, including the Wanderful assortment and Complements. It takes only a few moments to add these lovely extras that bring a glow that will last for years.Another embellishment to add is journaling! It doesn’t cost a thing and it looks great and authentic. Journaling not only helps you remember the little details, but it also preserves your handwriting—a personal and individualized expression of who you are.

Layout Love Potion
One simple trick to make your layouts feel more cohesive is to match the colors of your paper to that of your pictures. On this layout, the pink and blue vibes emanating from both the pictures and the papers make for a beautiful creation that’s hard to take your eyes off of!

To make your photos look more sophisticated, try mounting them on a soft-colored cardstock like the Whisper we used here, which is included in the Heartstrings paper packet. Add some slight distressing to both the photo mounts and the photos themselves for a finished and comfortable look.

Feeling inspired yet? If you need another jolt of motivation, why not pick up a few albums this month so you’ll feel excited to fill them up? Take advantage of the incredible savings with the Album Allure campaign going on throughout the rest of February. It’s one way to invest in the legacy of your life, which is an investment that’s always worth making.

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Artwork for All Seasons

The release of another great idea book means we have an excuse to share even more artwork! When it comes to memory keeping, we know that each person takes a unique approach. We love to see beautiful, high-level artwork, but we know that it isn’t always realistic to add all the bells and whistles to every layout. After all, soccer practice, piano recitals, family meals, and all those other demands are important, too! Today’s artwork celebrates a style of memory keeping that is less elaborate, but no less lovely.

The beauties below are all done with just a few ingredients: B&T Duos™ papers and selected embellishments—no stamping required!

Heartstrings layout

12″ x 12″ You Had Me at Hello Layout
Magic: Card Trick™, X7193B Heartstrings Paper Packet, X7193C Heartstrings Complements, Z3015 Heartstrings Assortment, Z3024 White Shimmer Trim

The charming papers of the Heartstrings paper packet make beautiful layouts devoted to those you love.

Journaling spot

Did you notice that the journaling spot on this layout is really a Heartstrings Complement in disguise?

Heartstrings layout

12″ x 12″ Love These Moments Layout
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 2, X7193B Heartstrings Paper Packet, X7193C Heartstrings Complements, Z3015 Heartstrings Assortment, Z3024 White Shimmer Trim

This layout is made of White Daisy bases accented by pieces of B&T from the Heartstrings paper packet.

Washi tape Complement

Aren’t these strips of washi tape fitting? Surprise! These aren’t washi tape strips at all—they’re stickers from the Heartstrings Complements. Their coordinating colors make them the perfect fit for this layout.

Hopscotch layout

12″ x 12″ Love This Layout
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1: Pattern 6, X7194B Hopscotch Paper Packet, X7194C Hopscotch Complements, Z3016 Hopscotch Assortment, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment

This layout is a fun combination of the Hopscotch paper packet and the coordinating Complements.

Hexagon Complement

This Hopscotch hexagon sticker is a nice design element that is ready-to-add. It makes a beautiful page border as it is, but can also be trimmed to fit differently-shaped spaces on your layouts.

Hopscotch layout

12″ x 12″ Fun Day Layout
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 10, X7194B Hopscotch Paper Packet, X7194C Hopscotch Complements, Z3016 Hopscotch Assortment, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment

You don’t have to add a lot to a layout to make it complete! The clean and classy look of this layout is very attractive.

Hopscotch title Complement

The size of a title isn’t the only feature that can make it stand out. This sentiment from the Hopscotch Complements captures the right tone of the layout and draws the eye right away. It achieves the same look as a stamped image without getting your fingers inky!

Thanks to our coordinating papers and accessories, you’ve got lots of tools at your disposal for creating quality layouts. Get started with these adorable new products from Seasonal Expressions 1!

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Seasonal Expressions 1 Contest

It’s December 1 and the very first Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book is now available to the world. Hurray for 37 pages of the finest paper, stamps, and goodies in the land!

Seasonal Expressions cover photo

So what will you fall for first? The lovely Heartstrings paper packet? The fresh designs of the spring-inspired Workshops on the Go® Hopscotch scrapbooking kit? Or perhaps the chunky, twisted Pixie extra thick twine? Ah, the possibilities!

Tell us the product from Seasonal Expressions 1 that sets your heart most aflutter for a chance to win a free Heartstrings or Hopscotch paper packet! We’ll randomly select a handful of winners and post their names here on December 8, one week from today.

Happy crafting!

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