Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Card Booklet....

Hi, there!  Today I want to share with you a card/booklet I made for my husband for Valentines Day.  It just started out as a shadow box card my friend Judy wanted to make, but I'm not crazy about those, so I thought I'd make it like a booklet.

The size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"--our regular card size.  I cut 4 pieces of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and scored each on at 1" from the short side (laying the sheets landscape).  I cut 3 different designer sheets 4-1/4" x 4" and glued them on the right side of each of the first 3 cardstock sheets and stacked them in the order I wanted.  the last cardstock sheet became the back sheet and was left blank at this point. 
Starting with the third page from the front, I laid a heart die on it and cut it with the Big Shot.  I laid that cut out sheet over the second sheet from the front and marked that cut out heart.  I put the next larger heart die over that one and cut out a heart on that sheet.  Then finally I put that sheet over the front, marked where the heart on page 2 was, then laid the next larger heart over it and cut it out.  As you read these directions, look at each of the subsequent pictures to see how each heart shows the smaller under it.  Starting with smaller to larger hearts helps you line them up correctly. 

At this point I put the pages in the correct order and tied them together.  Now I was ready to decorate each page.  For the front, I took the red heart cut from page 2 and cut it with a size-smaller heart and used it to decorate the front.  I added "Be my Valentine" stamp from the P.S. I Love You stamp set.

 For the second page (inside page 1--my labels on the photos can be confusing--sorry!), I used the Heart punch to punch out a heart, sponged the edges and stamped the "love you" sentiment from the P.S. I Love You stamp set on it.
 For page 3 (inside page 2), I used another sentiment from the same stamp set and also punched a heart from Pear cardstock with the Heart Punch.
 For the back page, I glued the large heart cut from the front onto the plain Pear cardstock.  I stamped the cupid from the P.S. I Love You set and punched it with the Heart Punch.  I also stamped another sentiment from that set and punched it with the 1-1/4" circle punch.  For the middle, I used the same size heart I had used on page 3 (inside page 2) and cut a heart from Vanilla cardstock.  Onto that I stamped a sentiment from the Precious Butterflies Hostess set and sponged the edges.  I made sure it exactly lined up with the page 3 cut out.
 So that's it!  Here is the book flared out so you can see all 4 pages.
What do you think?  Think hubby will like it?  I want to play more with the Hearts Collection dies.  They will be so much fun to use!!

Thanks for visiting today.
Smiles, Laura


  1. Very pretty love your idea here.

  2. Wow! Look at the work you put into that! Adorable!

  3. This is a beautiful card! I love the colors you used and the idea of all the layers. Very creative.

  4. OH, WOW. . .what a great card and idea! Thank you, for sharing and giving me an idea, if it is okay, it I borrow from your idea. Your hubby is going to love this card, this creation. hugs and Prayers, from WI

    1. Oh my goodness, this must be totally AWESOME up close. Love all your details.

  5. LOVE this! Hubby wasn't home for valentines' Day, so, maybe I'll try to make that for him tomorrow before he gets home! Great idea!! And, thanks for sharing!
    SherryBee in AZ


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