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Authentique Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album

Authentique Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album : Valentine’s Day Week on the Authentique Blog

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love Valentine’s Day?  I’m helping my Authentique Paper teammates celebrate this sweet holiday with this Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album.  It’s my inspiration piece for Valentine’s Day Week over on the Authentique Blog.  You’ll want to be sure to check the blog out today, Wednesday and Friday as we will have special Valentine’s Day treats for you!

Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album

Authentique Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album Reneabouquets Lacy Heart Shaker Frame by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

While cleaning out the Closet of Shame, I ran across this adorable 5″ x 4 1/4″ chipboard and canvas album from Maya Road.  I have no idea when or where I purchased it…or perhaps it was a gift.  But as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to pair it up with the Authentique Love Notes Collection.    First, I  wrapped the canvas cover with Pink Zebra Ribbon to serve as the closure. Next, I layered designer paper onto the canvas cover, leaving a 1/4″ margin all the way around the perimeter.  Then, I created a layered panel for my fussy cut focal image, added some velvet heart brads and a few teeny tiny embellishments.  Finally,  I heat embossed the Reneabouquets heart frame with Wow Vintage Pink Embossing Glitter and created the shaker element.

TIP:  When you can’t spread out, go up.  This small cover didn’t give me a lot of room for extra layers and images.  But I still created a sense of depth and dimension by adding chipboard and foam tape to the back of the elements.  Also, try fussy cutting the elements when you are creating a focal image for a small space.  The 3″ x 4″ image card looked awkward on this cover.  But once it was fussy cut, it fit perfectly.

Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album: The Spine Treatment

You wouldn’t think that this wide, bold ribbon would work with this itty bitty album, but it does!  I love the way it looks wrapped around the spine.  Tie a simple square knot at the top.  Then attach bangles with a looped safety pin.  Top with a cluster of flowers, and you are good to go!

Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album:  A Peek Inside

Because I have prepared a video tour for you, I won’t share a lot of details about the album here.  You can just look at the pictures and then go watch the video for tips and tricks.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use to help make your Valentine’s Day extra special!  If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

Wishing you all a sweet day filled with love…and maybe some chocolate!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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I’m in Love…I’m All Shook Up Love Notes Shaker Box

Authentique Love Notes Shaker Box Reneabouquets Romance and Roses Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I’m in Love…I’m All Shook Up Love Notes Shaker Box for Valentine’s Day

Hello, Friends?  Got Chocolate?  Well, we might find some tucked in side this Love Notes Shaker Box project!  I’ve used Authentique Paper’s darling Love Notes Collection with a Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Chipboard Frame to create this shabby chic beauty.  It’s a match made in heaven!

Love Notes Shaker Box: The Shaker Frame

The box folio measures just 5″ x 5″ with 1″ spines.  So the Reneabouquets Romance and Roses Printed Beautiful Board Frame was the perfect size to turn into a shaker top.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, trace around the outside of the beautiful board frame onto a piece of clear cardstock.
  • Next, cut the traced image out, cutting inside the traced line so that it will fit perfectly behind the frame.
  • Now repeat this step, tracing onto the Love Notes Two pattern.
  • Adhere the clear cardstock to the back of the frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Use a baby wipe or damp paper towel to clean up any spillover.
  • Now die cut a doily to fit behind the heart frame.  I used the middle doily from the Heartfelt Creations Rounded Window Frame Die.
  • Place the Love Notes heart on the box card cover.  Fill the center with the shaker mix.
  • Back the heart frame with 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips.  Then align over the sequin mix and press in place.

Add a  little sparkle to the ribbons on the heart with Diamond Stickles. Then add pink flowers, Garden Rose Ribbon, a vintage button and White Iridescent Metallic String to finish off the cover.

Love Notes Shaker Box: A Peek Inside

The inside of a card is just as much fun to create as the outside.  Add a box pocket, fill it with goodies and decorate it with a sticker from the Love Notes Collection.  Then create a sweet little folio on the top half of the card and tie it shut with a bit of pretty pink ribbon.

Look how cute it is!

And you’ll be voted “Best Valentine Ever” when you present this array of Valentine treats!  Dress a tea bag up inside a cute little wallet.  Wrap a cookie pack with designer paper and add a sticker.  Make a mini card, add a honey stick and a vintage silver plate spoon for extra fun.  And it just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a bit of chocolate!  Yum!

Learn how to create a box style pocket HERE.  You’ll find a linked supply list below, too.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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