Monday, February 2, 2015

Get Ready for Valentine's Day with a Cute Mini Album!

Don't you love to give something handmade to your sweetie (or even your BFF) on Valentine's Day? It is such a fun holiday that can be prepared and decorated with such an array of adorable and sweet items. From vintage labels to children's Valentine cards to crepe paper banners and balloons, there's sure to be something that will tell your special someone just how you feel about them.

I have a video tutorial to share today of a mini album I made many years ago. It is still one of my favorite projects as it is small and oh-so-cute! There are so many ways you can decorate it to make it personal and use up all of that crafty stuff you have been accumulating throughout the years!

Valentine Mini Album

Let's have a look at the videos and how it is made.

These are some of the supplies and embellishments I have used for my project.  Feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

  • 4 to 6 chipboard coasters* (I have used 4)
  • Two 1-1/2” book rings (find these at office stores or Wal-Mart) or bind your book with ribbon
  • Coordinating cardstock and themed papers
  • Small chipboard frame or slide frame
  • Acrylic paints, gesso
  • Ribbon, rickrack, DMC thread (embroidery)
  • Metal-rimmed tags, jewelry tags, die-cut tags
  • Brads and/or eyelets
  • Paper flowers, silk flowers
  • Letter and number stickers, small chipboard letters
  • Themed stamps or rub-ons
  • Photo corners, swirl clips, buttons, charms confetti
  • Various LOVE phrase stickers and quotes
  • Bling, rhinestones, or jewels
  • Chipboard accents, letter stencil, etc.
  • Glitter, micro beads

Tools: Paper trimmer, scissors, dry and wet adhesive, Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents, corner rounder, sandpaper or sanding block, staples and stapler, hole punch or Crop-A-Dile, decorative scissors, Dymo labeler, inks, paints, small paint brush, foam brush.

Use these templates, below, to create little additions to your mini album!
Click on image and download.

Envelope, Tag, File Folder TemplatesMini Envelope Template


Video Part 1

Video Part 2

Feel free to share on Facebook or Pin on Pinterest!

What are you creating for your sweetheart this Valentin'es Day?

1 comment :

  1. We're glad to be part of your tutorial and are looking forward to seeing more of your efforts.

    Warm regards,

    Dymo Customer Service