How to Make a Mommy and Me Valentine Page Scrapbook paper Online Scrapbook Store Crafting 12 x12 3 min read

Today I will show you how to make a Valentine "Mommy and Me" scrapbook page. The supplies for this cute layout came from the Fotobella Online Scrapbook Store. They are a great source for all of your scrapbooking and crafting needs.

Mommy and Me /FotoBella
My Heart Mommy and Me Layout

To start my layout off I chose paper from Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine Simple Basics Kit. A wonderful assortment of basic colors of double sided pattern papers. These papers also have a nice thick feel to them so you don't have worry about your glue bleeding through them, or them tearing easily.

My Valentine Basics Simple Stories/ FotoBella
Double sided and a great thickness!

To start off I cut my pattern paper down an inch on two sides. Next I mounted the pattern paper onto a sheet of 12 x 12 white cardstock, and then next I glued down the red lace doily.

Simple Stories Basics/ FotoBella
The colors in the combo are great!

In step two I added my matted photo, and my embellishments on the left of the photo. If you look at the layout embellishments you will see they are placed in groups of three's. Using odd numbers of design elements are always more pleasing to the eye than even numbers are. So when you think about placing your embellishments, think about groupings of 1, 3, 5, etc., on your layouts for the most eye appeal.

My Valentine Simple Stories / FotoBella
This layout was a blast to make.

For most of the embellishments on this page I used the Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine Bits and Pieces. I loved that they came already cut out and ready to use.

My Valentine Simple Stories Bits, and Pieces/FotoBella
Lot's of fun items in this package.

The next photo shows the embellishment grouping made for the right hand side of the photo. Under some of my embellishments I have used pop dots to raise them off of the page. This gives your layout movement, and depth.

Sequita and Matthew in their Mommy and Me pose.

To make my page title I used paper from Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine Collectors Essential Kit. This kit includes pattern paper, chipboard, a sticker sheet, and washi tape, all in matching colors and double sided paper. This title also includes flowers from the Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine Bits and Pieces package.

My Valentine Collectors Kit / FotoBella
This kit is sold at a great price considering everything that is included in it.

This title cutout fits my layout's theme perfectly since they each love each other so much.

My Valentine Bits and Pieces Simple Stories/ FotoBella
This title card was cut from a sheet of project life style sheets in the kit.

Here is a close up of what my embellishment grouping looked likes on the top right of my layout. I used the opposite side of the background paper and more of the "Bits and Pieces" cutouts. I also sewed a button on top in place of just a photo of a button.

My Valentine Bits and Pieces Simple Stories/ FotoBella
Buttons are super easy to sew on your layouts, be sure and give it a try.

In the photo below you can see the embellishment grouping on the bottom left hand side. Here again you can see some of the embellishments are lifted using the pop dots. I love the look that it gives your layouts.

My Valentine Simple Stories / FotoBella
This is a page anyone can make so don't be afraid to try these techniques.

Using the needle and thread I sewed on some sequins to finish off the this Valentine page.

My Valentine Simpl eStories FotoBella
My Heart Mommy and Me Valentine Layout

I hope you had a good time following along and you stop by the FotoBella Blog , and the Fotobella Online Scrapbook Store for all of your crafting needs. We have a very talented group of designers that will help inspire you all month long so stop by often. Penny

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