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Little Bits of Love: Part One


[ supplies : Little Yellow Bicycle Patterned Paper, Ali Edwards Love Circle Embellishments, Foam Squares, Marvy Uchida Mega Scallop Punch, Bazzill Cardstock ]

A super simple Valentine card using a sheet of cardstock (folded + then corner-rounded), a punched piece of patterned paper (using a scalloped punch - see below for more info), foam squares, and a printed out circle from my new set of Love Circle embellishments for Designer Digitals.

One of the cool things about this product is that it includes digital files (.png in the color scheme shown + files that can be colored and layered) and a pdf file that is all set up and ready for you to print onto cardstock or canvas and punch. It's just right for those of you who have not dabbled in digital scrapbooking yet but may be interested in doing a little bit of hybrid-scrapbooking (using digital products in paper scrapbooking by simply printing them out at home).

Edited: Regarding a question in the comments you can definitely still download these elements without Photoshop. You can open the PDF in any program that opens pdf's and the .png files can be opened and printed in word.

Think about using them for cards or gift tags or for a little minibook. Here's a look at how I punched out the circles from the downloadable pdf file:

The circles measure 2 inches across and can be punched with anything larger. For the scalloped edges I used the Marvy Uchida Mega Scallop Punch (pink body). I also used a McGill 2 1/8 inch circle punch which gave me the white circles around the outside. TIP: turn the punch upside down to be able to see exactly what you are punching out.

Look for a little minibook coming later this week using these circles as well.

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46 thoughts

  1. Suzanne says…
    01/19/2009

    I love your collection of photos across the love.

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  2. sue says…
    01/19/2009

    Love all the 'love' projects Ali! Thanks.
    Sue

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  3. Jujudo says…
    01/19/2009

    omg, this is soooooo gorgeous! Thanks for posting your brilliant ideas.
    Best of luck and good thoughts for the exciting upcoming weeks for you and your family!
    Jujudo

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  4. Hannah says…
    01/19/2009

    Fun new product Ali!!! How cute! I can't wait to start playing with them!!! :)

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  5. Andi Sexton (rrlscrapgal) says…
    01/19/2009

    Gorgeous goodies!
    Also, I clicked on your Love Album but it went to another album - Simon's 2007 album!

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  6. Nicky from Canada says…
    01/19/2009

    Cute and simple - doens't get much better than that!!
    They will be fun to play with

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  7. janaina says…
    01/19/2009

    I saw yesterday on designers digital
    On my wish list already !

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  8. Lisa says…
    01/19/2009

    I just wanted to thank you for shareing your life, your family and being so honest with us. I just discovered your website and can't wait to get to work so I can see what's new every day. I feel like you are such a close friend, yet I've never met you. I flip to your articles as soon as I get my new magazines. I love them. My son (family)is dealing with a few learning disabilities and I truly understand some of the things that you go through with Simon. I spent a entire day crying and lughing and awwwww-ing reading through your blog. I have been just wanting to say thank you. I'm looking forward to see her face.... I'm sure she will be beautiful. God Bless Love Lisa

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  9. Linn says…
    01/19/2009

    I love these circles that can be punched! I think my favorite is still the red felt book!

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  10. dr berry says…
    01/19/2009

    These are fantastic!! Wonder if my kiddos wanna make their own Valentines for school?? That'd be a great indoor fun project to keep'm busy & having fun.

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  11. Jus says…
    01/19/2009

    these are adorable!! i was hoping to see something from you for valentine's

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  12. Angela W says…
    01/19/2009

    Love it all, so cute! Thanks for sharing! I haven't done anything digital, wouldn't know where to start! I don't have Photoshop or any of those.

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  13. Grace says…
    01/19/2009

    Ali,
    Since we're talking about V Day and Love. I want to let you know how much I love going to your website. You've become a part of my everyday life. You continued to inspire me whether it is scrap related things or just about life. Something about your site makes me feel really good. Btw, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your new space. You amazed me at how you make old things not only look GREAT but functional. Thank You also for the December Daily album. My kids still look at them and even showed them to their friends yesterday. They're 7 and 11. Have a nice day.

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  14. Joy Buss says…
    01/19/2009

    Great projects Ali! I made the red felt book last year for my husband and gave it to him while we were away on vacation. He loved it. It is one of my favorite projects because it definitely focuses on the words. Can I download the Love Circles if I don't have a photo editing software? I haven't done any digital scrapbooking because I don't have a program yet...but I enjoy all the digital elements.

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  15. Ali says…
    01/19/2009

    Hey Joy - yes, you can still download these elements without Photoshop. You can open the PDF in any program that opens pdf's and the .png files can be opened and printed in word.

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  16. mom2h says…
    01/19/2009

    You're even nesting to the point of using NESTING PUNCHES!!!LOL! It's amazing what those natural instincts have us do!
    Have a great day in your nest!

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  17. Julie Howard says…
    01/19/2009

    Beautiful albums, Ali!!

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  18. Vicky says…
    01/19/2009

    Ali:
    Love the digital designs. Can't wait to make something with them. By the way, if you haven't read Cathy Zielske's blog today, please do. She mentions you today. She will having you LOL as she always does.

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  19. Jaime Benavides says…
    01/19/2009

    Lovely projects, Ali. I love the simplicity and clean look...less is definitely more! Thanks for the inspiration and best wishes to you and your family with the arrival of your new baby.

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  20. Lori Renn says…
    01/19/2009

    I love those circles! I'm off to download them! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Cinnibonbon says…
    01/19/2009

    Stunning!!
    Ali- every time I come to your blog I'm reminded why I come to your blog!!!
    You've been inspiring me for a long time!!!!!!! Way to go.
    PS. I'm loving all the "Little Yellow Bicycle" paper..ummm yummy!! I manage to pick some up the other day at my local scrapstore.

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  22. dmatthews says…
    01/19/2009

    Ali, if you purchase the circle love design digitals do the circles already have the words printed on them?

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  23. Ali says…
    01/19/2009

    Dmatthews - yes, the circle already have the words on them :).

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  24. Yvonne Stehle says…
    01/19/2009

    very sweet new ideas! You always inspire me. Seeing you creating is such a pleasure.
    BTW: of course the round scallopped punch is already sold out!!!
    Yvonne

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  25. Jennifer says…
    01/19/2009

    Ali, what are you doing for the inauguration tomorrow??

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