How to use crochet hearts in scrapbooking? If you’re an avid scrapbooker you’ve probably come across those cute little yarn hearts that you can use as a colorful embellishment on your pages. Have you ever wondered how you could incorporate them in your designs? Well, read on and discover various ways of how to use these crochet hearts on your scrapbook layouts.
I have a confession… I love to crochet! And combining memory keeping with crochet brings me unspeakable joy. So please indulge me as I dedicate yet another blog post to crochet embellishments. Yet another one? Yes indeed! I’ve already written about the ultimate yarn-related scrapbook embellishment: The crochet flower! Check out THIS BLOG POST to read áll about it!
In this layout, the photos are all angled, coordinating with the striped patterned paper background. The border between the photos and the title (love those big letters!) is made up of lots of patterned paper tags that are stitched to the page and a whole row of gorgeous colorful crochet hearts! You really can’t go wrong with these beauties! Despite the many different colors of the crochet embellishments, there is uniformity because the hearts all have the same shape and size. This uniformity is enhanced by matching the colors of the paper tags to the colors of the underlying crochet hearts.
Another very colorful layout, and even though the crochet hearts are not in a straight row, they are clearly grouped together in a semi-straight angled line. The hearts are clustered with some buttons, adding extra playfulness to the layout. The background is very colorful as well, with both the title ánd the background paper consisting of many different colors. The photo of the beautiful girl still is the star of the show!
This layout shows a more modest use of crochet hearts. One hot pink heart is strategically placed on the photo, immediately drawing the eye there. The crochet heart forms a design triangle with two hot pink flower-shaped buttons that are both placed near the photo, helping to put the focus there. The rest of the page is decorated with many colorful banners and titles, the colors of which are bright, but more pastel than the hot pink of the crochet heart and buttons. This helps to reduce any overwhelm such a busy page could produce.
If you have a whole stack of colorful crochet hearts and you just want to use all of them on one layout: pay attention to this page! The crochet hearts are arranged in a triangle that points to the big title letters (love that polka dot pink!). The photos are black and white, which allows the rest of the page to pop with color. I love the little word circles that are added to some of the crochet hearts. And notice that one orange heart on the bottom of the page!
This layout is rather more subdued in it’s color scheme. The photos are matted on some lovely pastel banners. The added crochet hearts match the banner colors, as do the letters of the title “Love”. Another crochet heart is added to the journaling card, pulling the whole layout together beautifully. I love that this page is colorful but also still quite tranquil. This is possible by grouping all the colored page elements together and leaving a lot of white space.
This layout is filled with hearts! And with little polaroid-sized photos. I love the mix of black and white and color photos and how they are arranged on top of a circle background. Layered paper hearts of all different sizes are mixed in with the crochet hearts in a very playful way.
This layout has a very clear blue, orange and white color scheme and the little crochet hearts fit in perfectly. Notice how the three clusters of hearts contain one heart of each color and how they form a design triangle, both within the three hearts as well as within the three clusters. I love the blue lined background paper and the fresh orange polka dot photo mat. The feathers that are tucked behind the quote card add to the tangibility and cuddliness of the page.
This is a layout filled with color and happiness. And, of course, this would include crochet hearts! On this page, the hearts are used as more random page elements, together with colorful die cut flowers and chevron arrows. I love the vertical patterned paper strips on both sides of the layout. They add so much fun to the page, as well as the colorful stamped “Happiness” title.
Another very colorful layout, but this time the effect is a little more subdued because the photos are printed in black and white. What a great idea to do a “then & now” page, those are always such fun! There is only one crochet heart on this page, but it has pride of place in the title and serves as a colorful replacement for the letter “O”. Another great idea!
I always love a great grid layout and if some of the grids are actually filled with crochet hearts I’m in heaven! This gorgeous grid is very colorful, but not
Love that hot pink crochet heart! It really stands out amongst all the other page elements, because of it’s placement, but mostly because of its color. This is a very happy layout filled with sweet photos and cute page elements. The pink crochet heart helps to ground the layout and to pull the left and right side (where the vertical
This page has a clear color scheme: I love the combination of sand color, green, yellow, orange and blue. The three orange crochet hearts really pop off the page. They hold some very cute colored feathers in place. I love how the photos are arranged on the right side of the page. The photo cluster almost serves as white space against a very colorful background (washi tape anyone?) because of the dominant sand color.
Another grid-type layout with crochet hearts! I’m so happy. This grid reminds me of the Project Life layouts, only on this page, the different grids are stitched together, what a great effect! I love how the little crochet hearts have been assigned two by two to their own little grids. The color scheme in combination with the black and white photo is excellent! And what mother wouldn’t love to see their daugthers love declared on a page like this?
Bright hot pink! This layout is truly poppin’! What a fun and colorful page! I love the star-studded background paper layered with the dark little hearts. And, of course, the three hot pink crochet hearts forming their design triangle amidst all the other bright colors! Love, love, love!
What an incredibly cute photo! No wonder the title is “What a cutie!”, and deservedly so! The whole page breathes fun and cuteness. I think the cute little cloud-filled patterned paper background might have something to do with that too! The vertical line made by the crochet hearts pulls all the different page elements together. The crochet hearts fit the chosen color scheme perfectly. Such a cute layout!
There is no direct link between Christmas and crochet hearts, but this layout has managed to combine the two! The color scheme of the page consists of very bright colors and the red, yellow and blue crochet heart fit that palette perfectly. The photo itself even looks quite dark compared with the layout around it. All in all, it makes for a very happy Christmas page!
This layout celebrates another popular holiday: Halloween! Those crochet hearts really look good on ány kind of page, don’t they? This time, traditional green and orange Halloween colors were chosen for the crochet hearts and, as such, they provide a cute color pop to the layout. The green color is echoed in the green-lettered name above the main photo and the orange color is repeated in the zig-zagged stripe of patterned paper on the bottom of the page. This pulls all the page elements beautifully together.
This layout documents a fun and sunny summer swim night! And again, the brightly colored crochet hearts provide a fun addition to the page. Most of the page elements are clustered together in a horizontal bar, leaving lots of wonderful white space on the rest of the page. The little green and blue paint splatters anchor this bar to the rest of the page. Such a fun and bright layout!
This layout features a bigger number of brightly colored crochet hearts. I love the combination of the hot pink and red hearts so closely together. Those crochet pieces are almost like flowers in that they never seem to color clash together. The colors of the crochet hearts are repeated in the zig-zag stripes of patterned paper in the background and in the assorted star, square and flower buttons that were added to the cluster of hearts. The exposed threads with which those buttons were fastened add some extra playfulness to the layout. Notice that the added main photo is slightly overexposed, making its
I love scrapbook layouts about books. And apparently, the little girl that is deeply engrossed in her own book does too. Reason enough, therefore, to add lots and lots of hearts to this page to emphasize that love! The crochet hearts are lined up in a horizontal way. It almost looks like the chair that the girl sits on is leaning against this “wall of hearts”. I love the glitter letters that were used for the big title. Let’s all document our love of books with lots of crochet hearts!
This layout has a completely different vibe. The color scheme mainly consists of pastel pinks and beige/browns. These colors are emphasized by the three clusters (hello design triangle!) of crochet hearts. The crochet pieces are groups with softly tinted paper hearts that have been stitched to the page. Both the crochet and the stitching give such a cosy feeling to this layout. The pink photo mat with the teeny tiny little hearts provides a welcome color pop. This is a very sophisticated layout!
Another horizontal row of crochet hearts! This time, the hearts are arranged in the rainbow colors. This theme is continued on the page by the addition of little rainbows to the very cute cloud patterned paper. The photo is very cute and fits the color scheme and the theme of the page perfectly. I love the hodgepodge of lettering with the title and the hand lettering of the journaling. They add a very personal touch to this layout.
Such a cute photo! I love the strong color scheme for this layout with the yellow, blue and orange. All the page elements adhere to this color palette, including the little crochet hearts. Special circles have been cut out for them in the brightly colored background patterned paper to make them pop a little bit more. What a great idea! Notice several design triangles on this page: the three hearts form a triangle, as do the stars. And if you look closely, you’ll see that the green striped washi paper clusters (love that staple!) form a design triangle as well. No wonder this page looks so great!
Another layout with a strong color scheme. This time the colors green, pink and teal blue (and black!) are dominant. And for each of these colors, a cute little crochet heart is added. The differently colors chevron patterned papers all fit together beautifully, giving an immediate harmony to the page. I love all the added arrows coordinating with the color scheme, including those black dominant arrows pointing at the two most important page elements: the photo and the title!
On this layout the hot pink (just lóve that color) crochet hearts provide the color pop, together with some title cut-outs. The photo is just adorable: those girls look very cute and very tough at the same time. And this “double look” theme is continued on the rest of the page. The busy light blue patterned paper represents the “tough” side and the sweet sentiments, together with the crochet hearts and that added feather (that I absolutely adore…) represent the “cute” side. It is quite difficult to pull this dual look off, but the creator of this scrapbook layout managed it perfectly!
All the little crochet hearts in this layout seem to have “sunk” to the bottom of the big heart! And the cute photo rests on top of all those colorful hearts! And even
The crochet hearts on this page have been “dreamily” distributed in a cloud-like vertical column. Again, they provide the bright color pop against a mostly pastel colored background. I love the use of white crochet hearts in this layout, there is something very serene about that color. All the page elements are put on a slight angle, adding to the “dreamy” feeling of the page. I love both the
Another very cozy layout! The coziness is provided by the feather and the crochet hearts. Both these elements are so tactile and soft! I love that big paper flower with the button heart too! Notice how this flower forms a design triangle with the hot pink crochet heart and the cluster of date and word art in the upper right corner.
Another very colorful layout about a girl that is very much loved! The crochet hearts beautifully color coordinate with the chosen star patterned paper strips. The photos are kept in black and white and are arranged as a horizontal photo strip. I love the addition of the black patterned paper with the little colorful hearts. It gives the layout some gravitas. And the repetition of the word “love”, arranged in a neat vertical stack, it very adorable!
If you are the proud owner of a rainbow selection of washi tapes, pay attention: this layout is for you! I just love everything about this page: the bright multitude of colors, the vertical strips of color-coordinated washi tapes, the addition of the cozy crochet hearts in their right color-coordinated places and the feather-type “star-bursts” that back up those crochet hearts! What a fun and whimsical feel they lend to an already very happy layout! Notice the little color-coordinated enamel dots that reside
Want Even More Crochet?
As I mentioned in the introduction: I lóve crochet! And so I have also written a blog post about using crochet flowers on your scrapbook pages. So, if you’re not already sick of all that crochet, head over THERE to get inspired even more!