Sweet Valentine!

Sweet Valentine!

Hello again, Emma with you today! I’d like to share with you how I’ve decorated the front of my Blush Sn@p! binder with the beautiful My Valentine Collection by Simple Stories. This collection is so pretty, full of florals and fun retro style images! I adore florals so wanted to use them to decorate the front of my binder. I chose to fussy cut out lots, and I mean lots, of the roses from the ‘my sweetheart’ 12x12 sheet of paper. Dotted through this paper are butterflies which I also cut out. 

Now the fun bit, firstly I covered the front, back and insides of the binder and then I placed out a rough idea of how I wanted the roses to sit. I gradually built up layers of roses in an oval shape. 

Once I’d got the roses all stuck into place I then used gold thread, pearls and little crystals to add more detail, also gluing the butterflies into place. 

You can see on these close up pictures the layering and how I put tiny crystals onto the butterfly’s. As if that wasn’t enough detail, I decided to also add some of the ‘bits & pieces’ .

I’m a sucker for making pockets to fill with tags. Tags are such a simple way to include journaling and additional photos into your binder. I’ll let you into a little secret, I don’t like my handwriting as it’s quite messy, so tags are a great way to hide away my journaling on the reverse!! ;) 

I had such fun adding more detail to my pocket divider, butterflies, gems and glitter glue all added to the interest! 

So there we have it, the start of my project using the My Valentine collection.

I hope you enjoyed hearing a little bit about my valentines binder, you can see more of my projects over on my Instagram, which you can find here https://www.instagram.com/heartsbyemma