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Grateful Heart wasn't my favourite collection in the current Seasonal Expressions (my favourite will be featured in December) but I enjoy a challenge and ended up enjoying the process of creating with it. I made good use of the Seasons Mix-Ins to soften the autumnal colours (it's Spring here at the moment). For these layouts and a couple of cards, I also used the October Stamp Of the Month.
My first layout using Grateful Heart was put together with a process video and you can go to my previous post HERE.
I had packed the Grateful Heart Workshops Your Way Kit, along with my Cricut and the Seasons Mix Ins in my travel bags to spend a week at my parents beach house and my layouts using this collection were mostly created there - I took over a table in the lounge and created when I had the opportunity. I am going to share two of my favourite pages with you and then add a few of my other projects using Grateful Heart at the end.
I used both Seasons Mix-Ins and Grateful Heart papers on this page, tucking them behind a Cricut cut and then layering the Grateful Heart complements with stamped and fussy cut images from 'Thanks and Giving' and 'Bunches of Love' to create a 'triangle' with the title. The title was cut using one of the Cricut fonts (gypsy), linking them together and cut from our silver glitter paper. Some sparkle gems were added to finish off the 'shine' concept.
Using similar toned papers to that of the 'shine' layout I continued to use the October Stamp of the Month to embellish this layout. Journaling was made simple using the paper with all of the pocket pages cuts on it. I adore the wood veneer look of the complements. I didn't have my sewing machine with me at the beach house and utilised the Stitched Borders stamp set to add the look of stitching. As always, a bit of sparkle by way of gem dots and pearls finishes off the page.
Here are a few other pieces I created using Grateful Heart:
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