Create a perfect heart shape from buttons by using a My Stickease® image as a template.
Pattern: Imagine: Monologue™
Kit: Wings
Have you ever used a My Stickease® image as a template in Studio J®? It’s an easy way to get perfectly shaped clusters of embellishments! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to create this gorgeous layout from start to finish, including that adorable heart made from buttons and ribbon knots using a My Stickease image as a template.

12" x 12" Mr. & Mrs. Layout

PREPARATION

  1. Select Wings kit.
  2. Select Monologue pattern.
  3. Select kit mix 3.

PUTTING THE LAYOUT TOGETHER

  1. Drop photos in wells.
  2. Change color of dot Background and Texture (B&T) paper to Grey Wool.
  3. Change color of damask B&T paper to Pansy Purple.
  4. Change color of base pages to White Daisy.
  5. Add 1/8" White Daisy mat to horizontal and vertical photos. Add 1/16" Grey Wool mat to square photos.
  6. Delete journaling box.

FINISHING TOUCHES

  1. Turn off toggle accents.
  2. Add four My Stickease scroll borders (Borders) at 100%, cropping and rotated as desired to create border and photo tabs.
  3. Add My Stickease heart (Large Accents) at 100%, rotating as desired (will be used as template for buttons).
  4. Beginning at left side of left page, create pleated ribbon by placing two ribbon tabs overlapping each other above scroll border. Copy and paste, then position to extend pleated ribbon. Copy all four tabs and paste again to extend. Repeat to desired length. Change color to Pansy Purple. Note: To make all pleats uniform, select all the ribbon tabs and align and distribute horizontally. For a more varied, handmade look, place each tab individually.
  5. Add two 5/16" Black buttons with Grey Wool thread to left page.
  6. Place one 5/16" Black button and Grey Wool thread on edge of heart image. Holding down shift key, select button and thread. Copy and paste, then position along edge of heart. Paste again and position along edge of heart. Repeat, placing buttons in regular intervals along entire perimeter of heart. Note: Turn snapping off for easier button placement.
  7. Delete My Stickease heart image.
  8. Delete one button and thread pair and replace with two ribbon flat knots at 100% in Pansy Purple, rotating as desired.
  9. Create title as follows:
    • “Mr.” in 83 pt. Times New Roman font, no background, Black text
    • “&” in 48 pt. Times New Roman font, no background, Black text
    • “Mrs.” in 83 pt. Times New Roman font, no background, Black text
    • “Herman” in 81 pt. Fountain Pen font, no background, Pansy Purple text
    • “from here... to eternity” in 21 pt. Times New Roman font, no background, Black text
  10. Create journaling in 19 pt. Aristocrat font, no background, Black text.
  11. Create date on photo in 20 pt. Fountain Pen font, no background, text color as desired.
  12. Distress Grey Wool cardstock and both B&T papers with sponge in Black, adjusting intensity to 100%. Distress White Daisy cardstock with sponge in Grey Wool, leaving intensity at default 50%.