This was such a tough layout to do and the journalling was the hardest, I really need to redo it to make it neater but I get so teary that I keep putting it off. She was so heart broken and as a parent it was one of the hardest things I have ever dealt with (there is no making it better).
Doing the layout and journalling really helped her and I am glad I did it. Looking at the pictures its hard not to feel a bit sorry for the cat but they were very close. He always slept with her in her bed and tolerated her "love" when she was younger. It was months before she stopped missing him at bed time, he was always there when she woke up. He was such a patient cat and he is missed very much by everyone but especially by my daughter.
Here is a tutorial for the pleated heart
Step 1. Cut a piece of paper 1 3/4" x 6" and draw a shape similar to the picture (just free hand it), this will be your template
Step 2. Cut out the shape
Step 3. Take a 1 3/4" x 12" piece of paper and fold in half, trace the template on to this paper, make sure the fold is lined up on the dip part (see picture)
Step 4. Cut out the shape and unfold
Step 5: Take the paper and score it every 1/4"
Step 6. Attach the ends together then push the shape together and glue it to a heart shape as the base
Step 7. Embellish as desired
- EP Love Story
- Black Soot Distress Ink
- Fired Brick Distress Ink
- Spellbinders Scallop hearts
- Charcol Twine
- Red Cardstock
- Scotch Quick Dry Glue
- Washi Tape