Inside: how to make an easy and quick Valentine’s mini album   Time is flying so fast it’s almost Valentine’s Day. So today I want to share a Love Notes Mini Album with Graphic 45. It’s a fast project you can make for someone special as a card and a gift!       You don’t have to buy expensive gift for Valentine’s day. A handmade gift definitely expresses much more than something commercial from the store. You can easily make a Valentine’s mini album with pockets and fill it with cards, coupons or other small gifts. Here’s how to make it!   VALENTINE’S MINI ALBUM   1. Use six ATC envelopes to create the pages of the mini album. I used Graphic 45 envelopes but any size or design of envelopes will work.     2. Punch a hole on the closed side of each envelope and bind with a ring. Make sure not to punch the opening …


  Inside: a fast and easy DIY Valentine’s coupon mini album gift tutorial you can make in minutes!   WHAT TYPE OF VALENTINE ARE YOU? There are two types of “Valentine’s People” those who go more commercial and buy he chocolate, flowers and gifts from the store. And then there are those who want a more personal touch, something that is custom made and is aimed directly at the heart. You can probably guess which type I am…     DIY VALENTINE’S GIFT IDEAS   I believe that a Valentine’s gift should be personal because you give it to someone you love and know and your gift should reflect that. You are in the best position to know exactly what to give that someone special and you can make it yourself to customize it! Here are a few ideas for handmade gifts: Photo album with your photos DIY paper box filled with their favorite chocolates. Here’s a tutorialon how to …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Follow your Heart

Art journal pages are a form of personal expression and I think they have the power to encourage us, lift us up and inspire us when we need it. I always try to add positive messages or sentences to my pages. today I want you to follow your hearts! It can be in a little thing or a large thing, just listen to it… This page also fits Valentine’s Day although it’s primarily about you and not someone else, but I think loving yourself is just as important! I started the background for this double spread with a tissue paper. Then I added some heart cards from patterned paper that I had in my stash. I wanted the page to have vibrant colors especially red. So I added Inka Gold in esd color all around the page creating a frame. I used a homemade stencil I created from white cardstock to create the hearts pattern with color sprays. To sharpen …

Valentine's Day Coupons Mini Album – Ann Butler's Designs

Wow! I can’t believe January is almost over. I don’t know about you but it has flew by for me. Before we’ll have a chance to blink Valentine’s Day will be here. Here’s a little fast, easy and romantic idea for a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart or a friend…a coupons mini album! This is a DT project for Ann Butler’s Designs.A coupons mini album is aa album in which each page has a pocket with a coupon inside. What will be written on the coupon is up to you. You can be romantic, like me, and have coupons for a massage, dinner or xxx if you’re doing it for a friend the coupons can be for a movie, baby sitting for their kids or any other gift you know they’ll enjoy. It can also be a great idea for kids to give to their friends. To create the mini album I used an old LYB decorative edged papers …

DCC – Handmade with LOVE

Hi crafters! It’s the first Monday of the month and we are hopping again with all my Designer Craft Connection friends! This time I created a mini album that is not only created with love but is all about love.   This cute little mini is all about pockets and hidden treasures. Each page is actually a pocket that hides a tag inside. A tag for secret loving messages or any other message you want to write.   For more amazing projects, just click on the DCC button on the right hand side of my blog.   Have fun creating! Einat

101 Flower Tutorial #12: mix and match

Flowers and Valentine’s Day definitely go together! So this flower tutorial is all about upgrading your Valentine’s Day flowers. The principal for upgrading any flower is mix and match different materials and adding layers and dimension. I found that using different materials to create one flower is a good way to make sure it comes out special and unique. This flower is made from metal, tulle, paper and felt. Here is how it’s done: 1.       Create a 6 petals flower shape from a piece of metal wire. 2.       Give it a little dimension by folding back the petals. Add a decorative button in the center. 3.       Add a few layers of tulle. 9i didn’t like the button in the center with the pink tulle so I changed it. 4.       Adhere the flower to a white felt flower. 5.       Add a dark pink paper flower as the final bottom layer. You can create this type of flower from any combination of …

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