Craft Hoarders Anonymous February Challenge: Sweet Sentiments Love Book
It’s time for the February Challenge over at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog! Since February is “love month” the challenge this time around is How I Love Thee!
You may create a Valentine, anniversary, wedding or other love-themed project for this challenge. You may create something that has the word “LOVE” on it. Dig into your hoard and find all those hoarded hearts and pink sequins and doves and wedding paper that you have been saving for just the right project.
Well, I had purchased Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiments last year…and never touched it. So I dug it out of my stash along with the new A Time to Flourish papers and created this Sweet Sentiments Mini Album.
I foolishly cut and designed all the pages before figuring out how to bind this all together, but my idea was always to create a book that flipped up from the bottom as opposed to opening from the side. Let’s peek inside!
My pages measure 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4 inches and the base is Canvas Corp 80# Kraft Cardstock. It’s the perfect weight for mini books like this one. The first page has a double pocket….one on the side with a tag inserted, and I built a mini file folder that holds hugs and kisses tickets, too! All my flowers are from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I used dies, embellies and other goodies from my stash.
I just love the kraft doilies that I cut wit a die from My Favorite Things. They give a project an instant vintage feel, as does this sweet bow made with brown micro gingham.
Another sweet pocket with tags. I actually cut my paper for these pocket pages to 7 3/4″ inches, then scored at 1 1/2″ and glued the edges down to form a quick, easy pocket. Just in case you were wondering…
To bind the album, I used a huge binding ring that I painted with Tattered Rose Distress Paint. The ribbons are all from Really Reasonable Ribbon and if you see one that you want to know the name of, ask me in the comment section and I’ll send you the link.
Now, here are the links for the rest of the team, so you can go and get inspired.
Then, link up your “How I Love Thee” project on the CHACB Blog before midnight PT, Sunday, March 8th. This gives you a whole month to work up a fabulous love themed project…and I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by!