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Strip Plaid Heart Layout

Staying true to the theme of Love this month, I’d like to share with you one of my favourite design techniques. It’s like plaid effect but with strips instead. Using a Heart shape for the base, makes this a perfect self-love or couples layout. 

Type of Project: Scrapbook Layout
Occasion: Love
Style: Simple with Plaid Strips
Techniques used: Layering, Distressing, Inking, Stenciling
Decoration: Fussy Cuts from pattern paper
Main Colour: Pink, White, Green
Media used: Modelling Paste, Ink
Equipment used: Stencil and Spatula tool, Trimmer, Scissors, Double Sided Tape, Foam Tape, Liquid Glue

  1. Starting with a solid colour base, cut out a 1.5” frame. Keep the inside offcut. 
  2. Then using a white / lighter coloured pattern paper, cut .5” from one side edge and one top edge. Distress and Ink edges. 
  3. Cut out a Heart from drawing or template.
  4. Choose which papers to cut out four 12” strips from at .75” each. 
  5. Distress and Ink edges of all strips.
  6. Add adhesive to the heart shape. 
  7. Begin the plaid strip design on top of heart. 
  8. When you have used all of the strips, simply flip over the heart to cut off the excess hanging over the edge. Use these to continue the plaid design for the remainder.
  9. Use foam tape behind the heart to adhere to base paper. This is a great dimensional element. 
  10. Use the inside solid scrap piece to cut out a smaller heart and matt the larger photo. 
  11. Photo size recommender for this project are 4×6” and 3×4”
  12. For a unique eye catching texture, add Modelling Paste onto your layout with a stencil design.
  13. Finish off your layout with fussy cut pieces from leftover papers in the collection. 


For more inspirations using this same layout with different collections, please feel free to check out my FB page – Scrap Crazy with Toni