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Monday, December 31, 2012

Valentine Love Notes Mini Album

This sweet little Mini Love Notes Album is for writing your love notes.  Each 3x6 inch page has a different stamped image on each side of the 15 pages with plenty of room for your thoughts.

Cover designer papers are Pebbles "Floral Lane" topped with a piece of My Mind's Eye "A Happy Heart."  The post card on the cover measures 2¼ by 4½ inches and is stamped  with Stampin' Up "Winter Post" and "Postage Due" and  Inkadinkado "Special Thoughts."  The Scott's Roses seed packet was downloaded from the internet and sized to 1¾x2½"  the heart is a Sizzix die cut from lightweight chipboard and sprinkled with glitter.  A tiny little button was sewn to a ⅜"pink circle and glued to the heart.  Inside cover was also covered with My Mind's Eye paper.

Valentine Tag Mini Album

Valentine Tag Mini Album

This sweet little mini album was made with paper scraps collected over the years, so I'm sorry that I don't have the names for the designer papers used.

Cover is made by cutting two  3¼ by 6¼ cereal box chipboard pieces and covering them with red card stock.  A 12 inch piece of ribbon was added between the card stock cover and designer paper, closure is a Velcro dot glued to the ribbon and a brad with the prongs removed is attached to the top of the ribbon closure with glue.

The inside of of the accordion fold base is a 12 x 12 piece of gray card stock folded in half then in quarters, the fold goes toward the bottom with the openings at the top and sides for the tags.  I cut out slots for the tags and use a heart punch for the tag pulls.

This is a quick, easy and fun project.  Make one today and share your love notes with your sweetheart by Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Warm Winter Wishes - 2 Ways

I decided to try this card two ways, one as an oval and the other as a round.  The poinsettia is from Clear Dollar Stamps - Flower of the Month (5887).  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up set Winter Memories (127937)

After stamping the image on Stampin' Up Very Vanilla card stock, I cut it out using a Spellbinders oval die cut.  Leaving the image on the die I sponged around the edges with Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  I then colored with Copic Markers BG000, G40 and E42, highlighting areas with glue pen and sprinkling with fine glitter.  The image was sewn onto a Spellbinders scalloped oval.  I also sewed the background card stock from My Mind's Eye Stomp to a piece of Stampin' Up Marina Mist.  The card base and ribbon are also Stampin' Up. 

For my second version I changed up the background paper to  a K& Company mat pad called "Botanical".  I used the same technique as for the blue card but used Copic Markers R30, E42 and G40.  The ribbon is Martha Stewart.

Thanks for looking.