Impactful Memory-Keeping Layouts feat. Mini Delight: Painted Posies | Celebrate Love With Cards and Crafts

by nathalie

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Welcome to Celebrate Love With Cards and Crafts, where we highlight crafty ways to recognize the many faces of love and affection – whether it be for yourself, your family, friends, or the community! Discover endless inspiration and spread love and appreciation this season!

Hi there, it's Nathalie with another technique for creating impactful memory-keeping layouts, featuring the new Mini Delight: Painted Posies in this second episode of Celebrate Love With Cards and Crafts!

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Mini Delight: Painted Posies

Inspired by watercolor, the charming painted look of the flower cluster in the 3″ x 4″ Mini Delight: Painted Posies Stamp & Die Set adds a touch of artistic flair to your crafts, while the compact size of the set makes it perfect for wreath-making.

Impactful Memory-Keeping Layouts feat. Painted Posies

This week, we are celebrating LOVE and all things lovely, and for me, there is no purer and more honest love than that of a pet. Maybe I am biased, as my youngest baby has 4 legs, and fur, and will lick our faces to death if we let him. 

Since the day he came home 13 years ago, he has completely stolen our hearts, and we love him just as much as he loves us and his food! So, it is only fitting that I dedicate some of my memory-keeping layouts to documenting our relationship.

Let's take a look at what I have created.

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I love the design of the new Mini Delight: Painted Posies.  The layered florals the stamp creates are delicate and detailed which contrast beautifully with the texture of the die-cut leaves. 

This combination was the perfect embellishment to document this sweet picture of my baby and me. 

Let's take a closer look at how this impactful memory-keeping layout all comes together:

@altenew_ Impactful Memory-Keeping feat. Mini Delight: Painted Posies | Celebrate Love With Cards and Crafts

Creating the Background

One of the keys to creating impactful memory-keeping layouts is to balance all the elements. 

I started with a delicate and simple background using the new Zero Waste: Hearts Aplenty die, adding texture and detail to my page. 

Then, I created a strip of die-cut hearts for the center of the page.  I was careful not to pop the hearts, gluing them all to a copy paper sheet.

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Adding the Focal Point

Color is another important key to impactful memory-keeping layouts. 

I chose to restrain my color palette to white for all the background work, then a black and white photo, and pops of color in the florals.

However, to make it all cohesive, I also made the choice to use frames to bring the focal point forward. 

Here, I used the Picture Frame die set to create two frames from white cardstock.  These are glued onto the background, and the bit of texture on the frames creates the perfect placement for the photo and flowers.

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Time to Maximize the Impact

I used the Dried Petals Fresh Dye Ink and Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock to color the Mini Delight: Painted Posies floral die cuts for my layout.

I also took advantage of the corners of the frame to add my florals, which will help bring the viewer's eye to the picture at the center of the page.

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Don't Forget to Add the Finishing Touches!

To keep the picture and florals as the focal point of the layout, I used the Mini Delight: Painted Posies to create the title of the spread. 

I, however, went for something subtle and small.  For this, I used the stamp set to add the word “Love” to one of the little die-cut hearts and combined it with the “You” die-cut word (Brushed Rose Metallic Cardstock). 

Here, you can see them placed in the bottom left corner of the picture.

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To wrap up the project, I cut a label using the Labels and Tags 2 die set and adhered it to the bottom of the page for my journaling. Finally, I completed the page with a few Gem Sparkles scattered all over the page

I've created a video showcasing how the page comes together.  You can watch it here or on the Altenew YouTube channel in HD:

I hope this technique of creating impactful memory-keeping layouts inspired you to use the new Mini Delight: Painted Posies in your next crafty project. You are going to love all the possibilities!

It’s the season of love, so let’s spread the warm fuzzy feels! Tell us about your most loved fur baby down in the comments. We’d love to hear your story!

XO

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4 comments

Cindy C. February 16, 2024 - 3:20 PM

Beautiful memory keeping layout!

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Keesha Soldevilla February 19, 2024 - 11:19 PM

Thank you so much! We’re so glad you find it beautiful.

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mfergu01 February 16, 2024 - 4:35 PM

You made your layout so maximally beautiful with these minis, Nathalie!
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Keesha Soldevilla February 19, 2024 - 11:21 PM

Thank you! Which minis do you find most impactful in creating the beauty of the layout?

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