Hello everyone. Heather Leopard is here today celebrating Thanksgiving a few days early with this fun scrapbooking layout, “Grateful Heart”. As an added bonus, I’m sharing the Grateful Heart cut file I designed to create this layout.
This is a relatively quick layout to create and you only need a few supplies. I used the Woodland Forest collection to create this layout.
- 12″x12″ white cardstock
- 12″x12″ pattern paper
- 6″x6″ paper pad
- die cut and wood veneer embellishments
- Download the Grateful Heart cut file HERE (Silhouette only)
- Electronic Die Cut machine
I’ll walk you through how this project came together with a step x step tutorial…
First, download the cut file and cut it out of the white cardstock. Select a pattern paper for the background.
This step is optional but I chose to apply a liberal amount of gesso to the background to give character to the page. Just dab it on a spread it around with whatever you have on hand. I used an old hotel room card and a straw of all things. Set it aside to dry. I also added color using my mists. I used two different techniques – misting / splattering as well as painting some of it on. It may look a bit messy right now but the majority of it is covered up.
Choose different pattern papers for each letter. TIP: try to alternate busy patterns and more solid-like patterns to help balance it out.
Cut the individual letters out of Part 2 of the cut file, using various pattern papers. Adhere them to the back of the “GRATEFUL” word. Note that some letters will overlap each other.
I’d like to share a neat trick for cutting your photo into a heart.
- Keep the heart that you cut out for this cut file. Set it aside.
- Place your photo under the cut file where the heart is.
- Move it around until you have it placed exactly where you want it.
- Once you like the placement, add the scrap heart over it inside the cut file.
- Carefully remove the overlay and cut your photo using the heart as the template. Make sure to leave a small border around the edge so you can adhere it to the back of the heart.
- You could also skip all of that and just add your photo and allow the heart to act as a frame around the key part of the photo.
Add embellishments and journaling to your page and you are done!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and even if you do not celebrate this holiday, this design can be used for so many other things you may be grateful for. If you do create anything, please post it to the comments below or tag me on Instagram (@heatherleopard) so I can ooh and ahh over it.
Woodland Forest Fall Florals pattern paper (733434)
Woodland Forest Wood Veneer Shapes (733439)
Woodland Forest “Ephemera Die Cuts”
Woodland Forest 6×6 Paper Pad
Woodland Forest Rubber Shapes
Woodland Forest Cardstock Stickers
American Crafts White Cardstock