I also bought 3 rolls of decorative tape, choosing a couple of pink striped and black striped. This Stencil alphabet by Fancy Pants also caught my eye as did these element stickers by Pink Paislee.
The first LO I have to share is of my 3 boys in their Christmas outfits, I created 3 patterned paper pillars and placed them in the same height order as the boys are in the photo. The stark white of the card was taken away with a light mist of teal, and a few splatters of pink lemonade.
I punched the my dear element from patterned paper using a large scallop punch, and hand cut the speech bubbles to layer up.
On this LO of Drew and I, I created a strip of photos in Picasa choosing a black border. I kept the LO really simple, using just a couple of strips of paper to mat the photo strip, and using tapes to add further detail.
A little bit of torn tape helped to ground the title so it wasn't just floating around at the top of the page.
Knockout Border Punch System. This is a really clever way to have a number of punches that take up very little space
I hope I have inspired you to look at Valentine themed papers with fresh eyes. You don't have to be a hopeless romantic to use them, and they are not just for scrapping photos of girls. Leave us a link to your work in the comments box so we can see how you have used the love themed collections.
Make sure you call back every few days to see what the rest of the team have created.