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 page...so 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 surfaces...as 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.

2 comments:

  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!
    Jessica

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    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!

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