Loving the Bee Mine Collection

Hi everyone. I am back with another layout featuring the Bee Mine collection. For those of you who do not know me, I LOVE patterned paper. Often at times, I have a difficult time throwing my scraps away for this reason. For this layout, I decided to play with all of the patterns in the Bee Mine collection.

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How to Create the Bee Mine Arrow Border Layout

Scrapbook papers and embellishments have personalities, and Bee Mine is energizing! If you’ve been feeling a little rundown after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, get your hands on the Bee Mine collection and you’ll feel ready to create an entire album. When Melissa designed this fun Arrow Border Layout, I had to give it a try. I loved the way that she used three different colours of cardstock behind each arrow in the border design.

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Getting a scrappy head-start on Valentine’s Day!

fullsizeoutput_ac5Have you had a chance to check out Mi Amor yet? It’s an absolutely beautiful product collection that will be so much fun to play with come Valentine’s Day with all the fun photos that can be used to create a layout.

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Mi Amor 2 For 1 Borders- Part 2

Welcome to Part 2, Mi Amor 2 for 1 Borders.

Did you like the border ideas, which get cut up into two pieces–using one portion for 8×8 pages?  In this post, you will see how to add the rest of those pieces to create beautiful cards.

Using the pictures as your guide, make 12 Valentine cards with your remaining border pieces. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please refer back to Part 1.)

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Project Idea: Be My Valentine Page Layout

Oh, so sweet and cute to boot! This brother & sister duo are inseparable, and destined to be each other’s perfect valentine.

Designer Melissa Ullmann put a fun spin on the border she punched using the Heart Chain Border Maker Cartridge – after she punched a “chain” of heart circles, she then snipped between each heart to make them “bendable” to fit around the outside of a flower! How fun & cute are they?

To create these pages, you’ll need:

Step 1: Cut a piece of 12” x 12” pink patterned paper into two pieces, one measuring 4” wide, and the other 8” wide. Adhere the piece that is 4 inches wide to the left page of the spread, and the piece that is 8 inches wide to the right page of the spread as shown.

Step 2: Cut four pieces from plaid patterned paper to measure 4-1/2” x 6-1/2”. Adhere to the spread as shown. Adhere photos to 3 of these mats as shown.

Step 3: Cut out the title block from the paper saying “Will You Be My Valentine?”. Adhere to the plaid mat on the left page.

Step 4: Cut two of the ribbon/banner die cuts in half. Adhere to the upper right and left sides of the spread, on the edges of the paper mats as shown.

To create flowers:

FlowerCloseUpStep 1: Using the Custom Cutting System withmat, cut out a circle using the inside of the large circle pattern with the green blade from cardstock.

Step 2: Using the heart border maker cartridge, punch a strip from the desired patterned paper.  Cut slits in between each heart with a scissors. Adhere around the outer edge of the circle with a mini tape runner.

Step 3: Cut the inside smaller circle from patterned paper using the inside of the medium circle with the green blade.  Adhere to the center of the flower using foam squares.

Step 4: Cut a strip from brown cardstock to measure ¾” wide, by the height desired.  Create the leaves by using the inside of the large CCS-circle with the red blade, cutting one side, then moving the circle to cross over the previous cut so that when your next cut is made, it creates a leaf shape.  Adhere leaves to the stems using foam squares.

Step 5: Add heart die cut shapes and gems to the centers of the flowers.

Step 6: Adhere flowers to the spread.

New Valentine products you’ll love!

‘Tis the season for love, and we’re pretty sure you’re going to be head-over-heels for these new goodies just in time for Valentine’s Day! (All products featured in this post will be available for sale starting Monday, January 25 at 3pm CT.) Featuring a beautiful foiled 12×12 Fuchsia Watercolor Love Album Cover (yes, it’s available as just an album cover without pages!), coordinating papers and embellishments with bling, the Watercolor Love collection is one you’ll fall in love with fast. Click to read full post