Monday, January 14, 2013

Valentine's Day gift for my Sweetie {Pinterest}

I made this for JJ last year. I didn't want to show it off until he got it so I saved the post to give inspiration this year. :)

My friend Leslie, alerted me to a pin she found on Pinterest. Of course! I immediately pinned it to my "Crafy Creations & Ideas" board. This is where I keep a stash of all the things that catch my eye for ideas, inspiration, how-tos, etc.

The original idea came from PaperVine. Lowri wrote a great tutorial. I followed most of it, I just decorated mine differently.

Here's hers:

I really recommend going and reading her tutorial. It's very straightforward.

Without further ado, here's my finished product!
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I cut the letters off some patterned paper I had in my stash.

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I covered the front and back of each you really can't see that the base is a deck of cards. When I began, it really wasn't my intention to cover all I had sanded (ruined a cutting board and breathed in who-knows-what from the plastic coating) both sides off all the cards.

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This is somewhat of a side view. Mine really doesn't stand up or anything. And I had to use 2" (I think) rings because I added too many layers to use the ones recommended in the tutorial.

Overall, I LOVED this project.

-First I made my list of reasons.
-Then I chose a paper pack and some papers.
-I cut all the pieces with George cartridge on my Cricut...messing with the size until I had a relationship that looked good.
-I hand wrote all the reasons...because I like the idea of my handwriting being on there. And because I am straight up terrible at printing labels. :)

What projects are you making for your Sweetie for Valentine's Day? I'd love to know.


  1. Laura, I havent heard from you in a while. Came to visit your siteand found this super cute idea! Love it!! Tons of titles came to mind. I think even my girls would love doing something like this for their daddy. Father's day is coming. Many blessings and hope to hear from you soon. Blessings!

    1. Hey Jessica!

      Thanks for stopping by. I've been enjoying reading your blog. I have been busy studying for a very big certification for my career so my creative stuff has been limited. But! I take the exam on Monday morning at 9:30am. I would appreciate prayers for calm nerves and clear thinking.

      I'm hoping to get back to crafting, DIY and blogging when that's over. The other railroad I ran into is my photobucket app for my iphone stopped transferring files to my web account...which limits my ability to load them onto my blog. Grrr!

      I hope your week is awesome!