Wednesday, January 14, 2009

More Valentine Projects!

Well this will be a LONG post because I have lots of Valentine Projects to show you today. Its been about 20 below zero in Wisconsin all week, so I have been 'hiding out' in my toasty, warm craft room making lots and lots of Valentine Goodies.

For my first project, I made a 'Love Coupon' book using a stamp set I won as blog candy on Melanie's Blog 'Hands, Head, and Heart'. The name of the stamp set is 'Cuddles and Hugs' and is sold at Gina K. Designs. To make this book, I cut two hearts out of chipboard and covered them with 'Berry Bliss' designer paper from Stampin Up!. The inside pages are 'Pretty in Pink' cardstock with more 'Berry Bliss' paper on the bottom for the 'pocket'. The paper is double sided, so I just fold over one half an inch and add a little piece of white cardstock, punched with the Martha Stewart Lace Trim Border Punch for embellishment. I stamped all the Pretty in Pink Cardstock with the heart image from MFT's 'Hearts Galore' with Pretty in Pink ink. It adds a nice subtle background. The title on the front cover is made with Cuttlebug Dies. All the images are colored with Copic markers.

Every page contains a 'Pocket' where I slipped in little 'love coupons' which can be redeemed by the recipient of the book. They say things like 'One free kiss', 'One dinner out', etc.

My next project is a hand-stamped stationary set that I altered. I received some stationary for Xmas. When I was done with it, I kept the box and altered it to look like this.
I covered the bottom of the box with red cardstock. Then I stamped 10 sheets of nice resume copy paper and 10 envelopes, using the Crafty Secrets 'Cherish' stamp set. For the outside, I wrapped a piece of 'Riding Hood Red' designer paper from Stampin Up! around the box. Then I added ribbon, primas and brads for embellishment. I also made a matching tag that says 'Love Forever' on it. It looks so much better than what the original store-bought box looked like! LOL!

Here is what the stationary paper and envelopes look like.

For my last project, I used the 'Origami Box' from this week's Technique Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I used 'Close to Cocoa' and 'Riding Hood Red' designer paper from Stampin Up! for the box. I used chipboard for the top and bottom to make the box more sturdy, covered it with designer paper, and attached it to the box with glue. The scalloped square is a Nestability, the hearts are Cuttlebug, and the sentiment is a one dollar stamp from Michaels. I filled the box with Dove dark chocolates.

Here is a side view of the box. Believe it or not, the center box is made WITHOUT using glue! You just fold, fold, and fold a 12 x 12 piece of paper. Check Mondays Technique Lover Thread on SCS for instructions, or email me for the link.

Here is a view of the inside of the box.
I hope I've inspired some of you to make a home-made gift of love for your loved one.
Have a wonderfully romantic day! Amy


  1. WOW ... clever, clever, clever! LOVE these projects ... they are fantastic!! It's been snowing here all day (again) and is quite cold but instead of crafting, I was out running errands and trying to get my craftroom cleaned up. Maybe I'll be more crafty tomorrow ... send some of your mojo my way PLEASE!!! I'm about a quart low, LOL!!

  2. WOW!!!!!! These are all gorgeous!!!!!

  3. These are all beautiful but I love the heart coupon book. What a creative idea. And those stamp images are too cute. I would never have had the patience to put something like this togehter. Good job!

    It's not quite as cold here in western Maryland as where you are, but it's still only in the single digits and it's snowing. Yuck! When is spring?

  4. that coupon book is ADORABLE!! what a lot of work! thank you for showing me!! that card with the red flowers is GORGEOUS! :)

  5. Wow, what AWESOME projects!! I love them all...but I so want to make one of those heart coupon holders. Oh how incredibly sweet!

  6. Great projects! Love the coupon book. Great shape, colors... love the border punch on the pockets... TFS!


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