Designer Inspiration with Kim Watson!

Designer Inspiration with Kim Watson!

Good morning and happy ​Wednesday SCT friends! We are pleased to welcome designer Kim Watson who resides in beautiful South Africa to the SCT today.  Kim shares a darling layout she created with a Valentine's Day theme along with a free cut file she designed just for you!  

"With Valentine's Day this weekend…I thought I'd share a page I created about my honey & I. The theme of the page is Valentine's Day, but it could be interpreted to suit any theme about love!

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Be My Valentine by Kim Watson

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; Patterned paper: Pebbles; Gold foil & Vellum paper: Fancy Pants Designs; Ephemera, Chipboard, Buttons: My Minds Eye; Wood Veneer: Freckled Fawn; Flair: American Crafts; Resin flower & Alpha Stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; Sticker labels: Simple Stories; Colorcopia Watercolor Paints & Pen: American Crafts; Black India Ink: Ranger; Adhesives: Thermoweb, Eleene's; Tools: Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart; Cutting Mat, Craft Knife, Metal Dies: We R Memory Keepers; Hello Sentiment die: Technique Tuesday; Manual die-cutting machine: Spellbinders; Electronic die-cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cutting file: Own. 

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After adding a water color wash to the edges of my patterned paper, I created a 'mat' of vellum hearts. Stitching them in rows adds structure to the background. Notice how cute the splatters look showing through the vellum?  

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Using a bright pink water color paint, I made a patterned paper of rough circles, doodled in black pen; the perfect accompaniment to the water washed background paper. I pulled out my dies to make the gold speech bubble 😀 First I die-cut the 'hello' title sentiment & then cut the talk bubble, sticking white paper behind, for emphasis.

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Layering black die-cuts onto a white mat, really makes them pop!

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A little pink ink & date stamp is a super way to add subtle interest to any accent cluster.

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Have you tried layering white label stickers together as a journal spot? 

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Using some gorgeous gold foil paper, cut a gold bow to add some glam to your page, using this FREE ​bow ​cutfile ​ I created! ​ 

FREE Bow cutfile from Kim Watsonto download, click HERE

Hope this page has inspired you! Have a wonderful week preparing for the day of love!

~Kim Watson

Find Kim on Facebook, Instagram @kjstarre or visit her blog!


2015-02-11T08:53:24+00:00February 11th, 2015|Projects & Tutorials|


  1. VBreingan February 11, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Simply gorgeous layout .

  2. Glenda February 11, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Beautiful layout and love the splashed look . Some great ideas to add to my next layouts. Thanks for all the inspirational ideas.

  3. Kelly A. Crowl February 11, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful page!!!

  4. Margaret Roberts February 11, 2015 at 11:43 am

    This is a wonderful page! I love what you did with the vellum hearts and the layered labels. Your love really shines through.

  5. Sajida February 11, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    superb idea

  6. Helen Gullett February 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Super amazing layout and inspirations. I love the hearts and the gold bow! Thanks for the free cutting file 😀

  7. Cynthia B. February 11, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Gorgeous page, Kim! Thanks so much for the cut file.

  8. Kimberly February 12, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    LOVING all those cool, great layers!

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