Friday, September 27, 2013

Romance Languages

I love languages. Some simple words and phrases sound so beautiful in Spanish, Italian, or French. 

My father used to speak some Spanish to me when I was a little girl. I remember each night he said, Dame un beso (translated: Give me a kiss.). Te amo, meaning, I love you, in Spanish is beautiful written, spoken, and, obviously, translated. 

Te amo became the inspiration for this layout. 

te amo
Digital die cuts like Cricut and Silhouette give you a wide range of opportunities to use different languages for titles and phrases, but don't rule out stamp sets or letters (stickers, die cuts, and stamps) and more. I used my Cricut to cut "te amo" as my title. Because of the strength of the sentiment, I wanted the photo to be the focal point of the layout. (Cricut, Ashlyn's Alphabet)

The background patterned paper is DCWV, The Mademaiselle Stack. 

I added the small journaling block to place a "W" monogram to represent my last name. (Cricut, Tie the Knot)

A small sticker separates the title from the monogram. 

The biggest issue I found with using such a detailed patterned paper is to have the perfect coordinating cardstock. I happened to have just enough of a matching purple to cut my title and monogram. 

Next time you create a card or layout using, "Thank You," try using the French, merci, or the Spanish, gracias. Want something really different? Check out this link for other options.


  1. I love this layout! I have both cartridges and never noticed the Te Amo cut OR the beautiful monogram. I am definitely going to take another look at those handbook! Also, it's so common to use a darker color for shadow layers and I love the use of a light shadow on the Te Amo cut! I am gonna love these challenges. This is going to encourage us all to dig those older cartridges back out and rediscover the gold that is hiding on them!

  2. Thank you. I think it is a fun twist when you use a sentiment in another language!


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