Hearts Scrapbook Layout
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Hearts Scrapbook Layout

Today I’m sharing with you a layout that I created for my daughter and me.  I love this girl so much!!  And over the summer she grew and is now taller than me!! (which really isn’t that difficult seeing as I’m not the tallest person ever!) It definitely has put a grin on her face!

Here’s the layout that I created.

mygirlLO|Cari Locken for Silhouette copy


I used a fun heart-shaped cut-out patterned background and cut it out of white Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock. I adhered that to a dark grey card stock. Love how it pops.

I knew I wanted to fill in the hearts with some patterned papers so here’s what I did.

In my Silhouette program, I then ungrouped that entire background image. I removed the outside frame and all of the circles. (yes, that part took a bit of time).  Then I selected all of the hearts & clicked on the Nesting window along the top right side menu and clicked the button “Nest”.  This feature groups everything together in a compact manner on the mat which saves so much space if you’re wanting to cut a lot of different shapes. Once they were all grouped I then dragged a bunch of the hearts to the far right corner of the mat and another bunch to the bottom right.  I was then able to place three 6″ x 6″ pieces of patterned paper on my cutting mat and cut out the designs.

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I used foam dots to adhere the hearts to the cut out spaces on the white card stock.  I didn’t use all of them because I liked how the grey was showing through. I also used the Silhouette Rhinestone Setter to adhere some clear rhinestones in various circles.

hearts & rhinestones|Cari Locken for Silhouette



I cut out the journal card from some Silhouette Kraft Paper and then I printed my journaling on it.

journaling|Cari Locken for Silhouette



I used some Silhouette Corrugated Paper for the title and cut out an offset image of the title from some turquoise coloured card stock to give the title a little pop of colour.

title|Cari Locken for Silhouette



I hope I’ve inspired you to use some different products by Silhouette America and try some overlay backgrounds.

mygirlangle|Cari Locken for Silhouette

Cari Locken

HI there! I’m Cari Locken from Langley, BC, Canada. I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing kids! I have been crafting since I was a child and love the creative outlet that this hobby brings to me. My formal training is in the area of music as I have a Masters degree in Music and I am currently teaching Band (to Grades 5, 6 & &) as well as private piano lessons. However I always find time to dig out my scrappy supplies and work on a few projects here & there. I love creating scrapbook layouts, preserving the everyday moments and special memories of our family life as well as creating cards & home decor items . Other than scrapbooking I enjoy spending time watching my children play sports, reading, knitting, photography and cooking. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Team!

Designs Used:

Products Used:


adhesive cardstock


essentials 12 in. x 12 in. adhesive cardstock 16-pack

Adhesive Corrugated Paper

Assorted Rhinestones - clear, metallic, black

Kraft Paper


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  1. What a beautiful layout! Your journaling is very sweet! Thank you for sharing!

  2. this is probably a stupid question – but how did you print your journaling on the card?

  3. Wow! What a labor of love. The layout is beautiful – I like the added rhinestones!

  4. Great layout, Cari! I love all the layers and dimension. My oldest just turned 15 and surpassed me in height, too. 🙂

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