When I saw the new Paw Print Border Maker Cartridge and Fur Buddies Paper and Stickers, I immediately envisioned the page that I wanted to make for this blog post. Lately, I’ve been a little obsessed with using jumbo hearts in a variety of ways. And today I’m going to share with you a technique that I enjoyed teaching to the attendees at my recent weekend retreat.
To make this page, you’ll need:
Fur Buddies Paper Pack
Fur Buddies Stickers
Gray Solid 12×12 Cardstock
Mint ABC/123 Stickers
Original Border Maker System with Paw Print Border Maker Cartridge
Repositionable Tape Runner Refill
Black Dual-Tip Pen
1. The first step is to create a jumbo heart template. I used the paper insert from one of our paper packs. It’s slightly more sturdy than cardstock and is great for this purpose. Fold the 12″ x 12″ sheet in half and draw and cut out a half of a heart shape.
2. Position your heart template on a sheet of the peach heart paper at approximately the same angle that you’ll ultimately use on your page. Trace around the template with a pencil and cut out.
3. Use the border maker with paw print cartridge, to punch several borders from the gray print paper. Cut each border off of your paper at 1-1/8″ wide.
4. Line up your borders on top of your heart piece alternating the direction of your paw prints and leaving about 1/8″ in-between each border strip. Include the sticker strip as shown. (I cut the sticker strip off of the sticker sheet, so I could position its placement before sticking it down.) I like to lay out and line up all of the pieces first before I start adhering. Our repositionable tape is perfect for this.
5. After adhering all of the strips, turn over your heart and cut off the excess.
6. Adhere your heart to the second sheet of peach heart paper and assemble the rest of the page as shown. (I matted my entire page on a sheet of solid gray cardstock by cutting a hollow frame from the gray cardstock and trimming the peach heart paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″.)
Now that you have a jumbo heart template, you can use this technique with many of our border maker cartridges to make a variety of pages. An important tip is to use the same paper or cardstock for your heart and your background, so you create the illusion that the heart is assembled directly onto your background sheet.
Have fun with this!