Valentine’s Day Scrapbooking Paper Lines Roundup

The scrapbooking world is emerging from a barrage of Christmas projects just in time to start crafting for the next holiday: Valentine’s Day! Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about what paper line(s) you’re going to use for your Valentine’s Day cards, since the big day of all things pink, hearted, and mushy is a mere six weeks away! Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to shop for your supplies and make your cards without feeling rushed.

After my roundup of Christmas scrapbooking lines went live here on Scrapbook Update, I received many, many requests to do a similar article for each holiday. I can’t promise that I’ll do one for every special day on the calendar (there just aren’t that many paper lines for Talk Like a Pirate Day, you know?), but when there are enough themed lines to warrant a roundup, I’ll be sure to post them to keep you all informed!

As with the Christmas roundup, I’m listing all the Valentine’s Day paper lines that were released either at or after CHA Summer 2011 and have scoured the vastness of the interwebs to bring you representative photos of each. They’re listed in alphabetical order, and, since there aren’t nearly so many of them as there were Christmas lines, I’ll also give a little commentary on each.

Ready to start seeing pink? Let’s get going!

Basic GreyKissing Booth

Kissing Booth is a mix of basic patterns (I spy doilies and herringbone in the mix) and sweet watercolor images. This line uses brown as a contrast color and is one of the few cream-based collections in the roundup.


Bazzill Basics PaperLove Story

Bazzill, long known for its quality cardstock, has only recently entered the patterned paper market. The Love Story line continues the graphic style displayed in other lines that have already been released by the company, and they’ve chosen grey to offset the sweet pinks and bright reds of the designs.


Bo BunnySmoochable

Bo Bunny’s signature style is readily apparent in their Valentine’s Day offering, Smoochable. Light distressing and the use of light purple and hints of green are the signature elements in this line.


Crate PaperPaper Heart

Crate has knocked Valentine’s style out of the park with their Paper Heart collection. It’s at once vintage and trendy with its pops of turquoise and use of popular elements such as chevrons and doilies. I predict that Crate will have a major hit on their hands with this collection!


Doodlebug DesignSweet Cakes

Sweet Cakes is everything we’ve come to expect from Doodlebug – whimsical graphic designs in their signature color palette make it easy to identify. Doodlebug has gone all out for this release, producing a wide variety of coordinating embellishments including a special Doodle Twine card and a Doodle Twine spool featuring a red, pink, and white twist. Be still my baker’s twine loving heart!



Echo ParkYours Truly

Following in the footsteps of their Be Mine collection from last year, Echo Park continues to produce Valentine’s Day papers in a traditional color palette. This year they’ve thrown red and grey into the mix of Yours Truly (last year’s collection was almost all pink and black), but if you’ve got any Be Mine still hanging around your stash, this new collection should coordinate with it wonderfully.


Fancy PantsLove Story

Fancy Pants has amped up the pink to nearly hot proportions and added lots of turquoise to their Love Story collection. This is one of those lines that would work well for everyday pages, especially with some of the strong, non-themed B-side patterns that the line sports.


Jillibean SoupHearty Barley Soup

Hearty Barley Soup shows Jillibean returning to their krafty roots. I’m completely in love with the woodgrain print – it has tiny little hearts worked oh-so-subtly into the pattern!


K & CompanyCircus Valentine

K & Company “themed the theme” with their Valentine’s release Circus Valentine – it’s filled with circus motifs!! The pops of blue add unexpected contrast and interest.

KaiserCraftSweet Nothings

This line from the Australian powerhouse is pure vintage elegance. Filled with Victorian-style cupids and flowers, Sweet Nothings is perfect for those who want a softer feel for their Valentine’s projects.

Karen Foster DesignsValentine’s

Karen Foster Designs’ Valentine’s collection puts a comic book style spin on the holiday.


KI MemoriesHot Date

While not specifically advertised as a Valentine’s line, the Hot Date collection has all the motifs (including plenty of XOXOs and hearts!) associated with the holiday, wrapped up in a completely nontraditional color palette.


Lily Bee DesignHead Over Heels

Head Over Heels is another line that isn’t specifically for Valentine’s, but in my opinion it’s a stronger collection for that very reason. There are plenty of pinks, creams, and floral motifs to make it suitable for the holiday, but the addition of orange and turquoise and the lack of a huge amount of Valentine’s specific motifs make it a very versatile line sure to keep you scrapping long after 2/14 has passed.



Martha Stewart CraftsValentine’s

Martha Stewart brings her simple, graphic styling to her newest Valentine’s Day collection. The real news here, though, is the punches! Perenially a highly sought-after crafting item, her newest border and shape punches are sure to be a hit!


My Mind’s EyeLove Me

My Mind’s Eye chose a decidedly cream base for their Valentine’s line Love Me, then loaded it up with several shades of pink, plenty of grey, and just a hint of baby blue. The collection is filled with the doily and banner designs that we’ve all come to know and love from My Mind’s Eye’s more recent offerings.


PebblesWith Love

Long known for having a simple graphic style, Pebbles has kicked it up a notch with the With Love collection by including a kraft-based sheet in the mix. The speech bubble pattern is printed right onto heavy-duty kraft paper, providing a great contrast to the pinks and reds in the rest of the collection.


SEIPromise Me

The Promise Me line from SEI is all softness and beauty, with just a hint of gold to set it apart from the rest of the field.



Tim Holtz for Sizzix – Texture Trades, Love Struck Bigz Dies, and Love Struck Movers and Shapers Mini Dies

Tim doesn’t have a paper collection for Valentine’s Day (though I think that a V-Day version of his Kraft Resist paper would be an awesome addition to his line- hint, hint!!), but since this is such a huge cardmaking holiday I just had to include his new Love designs from Alterations for Sizzix – dies (available in both Bigz and Movers and Shapers mini formats) as well as his new Texture Trades embossing folders.

We R Memory KeepersLove Struck

We R Memory Keepers finishes up our roundup with their Love Struck collection. Here light blue offsets the plethora of pink, and the collection has a nice variety of both large and small patterns.

And now, dear readers, I’d like to hear from you. Which of these collections has caught your eye? Any favorites? Sound off in the comments and let us know!

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30 Responses to Valentine’s Day Scrapbooking Paper Lines Roundup

  1. Denise January 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Echo park and jilibean are my favorites. I love the valentine cards in jilibeans line.

  2. April W January 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    I think “Love Me” is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    – April W

  3. Margie Visnick January 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    BG Kissing Booth and MME are my top 2, followed by Crate Paper and Lily Bee!

  4. Debra January 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    MME and Crate Paper!

  5. Cari January 6, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Oh, I oooohed & ahhhhhed all the way down your list today – though I have to say the two that ” stole my heart” are the lines from Crate Paper & Echo Park! wow! 😀

  6. Jersey Girl Anne January 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

    Crate Paper and Doodlebug

  7. Lysa Colonna January 7, 2012 at 5:53 am #

    Wow, that is one long list of crafty goodness. My fav is the Echo Park “Yours Truly”! If only it was available as a digital download I could be playing with it right now. Love the addition of the grey and red. I am noticing many images of vintage typewriters out there as well. I think they are adorable too.

    • Lysa Colonna January 7, 2012 at 6:33 am #

      I just was at the Echo Park Website and Yours Truly is available as a digital download so I am buying it today. How cool is that! Thanks Nancy and team it looks like I am going to have a crafty good week end getting ready for Valentine’s Day. I really should be taking down the Christmas Decoration but I’d rather be crafting.

  8. Gisele January 7, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    Hands down Sweet Nothings by Kaiser is my favorite !!! tks for sharing

  9. Gab January 7, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    Thank you so much for doing this Melissa! I’m not normally a Valentine’s paper/product buyer but there are some really cute things here. I really like the BG Kissing Booth, Fancy Pants Love Story and the KI line

  10. Jean rood January 7, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    Tops for sure is Sweet Nothings – gorgeous – and the Martha Stewart punches are on my list to buy!

  11. Terrie Tipton Carlson January 7, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    I like the Lily Bee! Thanks for doing the article!!

  12. chrisd January 7, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Great article-thanks so much! My favorites are BG Kissing Booth,and Kaisercraft -Sweet Nothings

  13. angela p January 7, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Playing with MME Love Me today!

  14. Candy January 7, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    KaiserCraft so beautiful!

  15. LucieHale January 7, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    I LOVED Basic Grey, Kaisercraft, MME, JilliBean.
    Didn’t see anything from Prima, Websters Pages, or Graphics 45. I bet those are to die for!

    • Melissa Stinson January 7, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      Actually, Prima, Websters Pages, and Graphic 45 didn’t have any Valentine’s releases this time around!

  16. Christine Gabbert Ousley January 7, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Jillibean Soup and Crate Paper are must haves!

  17. Juliana January 7, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    I love that you are doing this again for Valentine’s Day! Thank you!!!

  18. Kaye January 7, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Loving the Basic Grey line.

  19. Ann January 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    Great article. I like the Basic Grey and Crate Paper lines best. Easily used for other projects.

  20. Tracy Lathrop January 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Lilybee!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

  21. Maja January 8, 2012 at 3:06 am #

    BG, MME and Crate are my favorites valentine lines

  22. Judy Webb January 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    I’ve seen the SEI Valentine’s line in person and it is gorgeous!!! I wish the images here were larger so you could see all the detail. It is worth the time to click on the images and go to their website to get a better look! 🙂

  23. Loretta January 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    I love the line by KaiserCraft. Sweet Nothings is beautiful.

  24. Anita Vetter January 8, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    The Crate Paper line is wonderful and fits in with many of my existing album pages. Love those not-quite-crayola colors and soft feel. But I’ve recently discovered Lily Bee and have to say it’s my favorite for Valentine’s. And the collection is out just in time for our Australian summer. I’m visualizing a ladies’ golf layout as well as picnic and vacation pages. Thanks so much for your review and especially the advance pictures!

  25. Kathy K January 10, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    Top 5 – Crate Paper, Kaiser Craft, Lily Bee, Basic Grey and Echo Park. I will definitely be using Lily Bee and Kaiser Craft for more than a Valentine’s layout! Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for pulling all the info together!

  26. Lisa m Zepponi January 10, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    Love them all. Can’t decide. Thanks for doing the round up. I just need a kit w bait of it all!

  27. Peg in CO January 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Fancy Pants, Echo Park and Basic Gray, pretty much in that order but there’s lots in here to love. 🙂 Thanks for the roundup. So great to see them all in one place.

  28. Linda B. January 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Kaisercraft is sooooo beautiful! So many others are very nice also.

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