Monday, February 14, 2011

Looking for a last minute Valentine idea? :o)

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! If you're looking for a last minute gift idea, this post is for YOU!!! It can house a gift card for that special someone...or just a sweet message from your heart to theirs.

Before I begin, I want to say that this was an idea I found years ago through my online travels. I can't remember who the originator is of this clever booklet, but if it's you, please let me know as I would love to give you credit!

On to today's project...

First, you will need one piece of 12x12 cardstock cut into (2) 6 x 12 strips. This will be the base of your booklet.

For the sleeve that goes around it, cut (2) 4 x 12 strips of cardstock.

Score all four pieces at the 5 1/2" mark and also the 6" mark.

What you have so far should look like this...

Overlap the two longer pieces of the blue cardstock and adhere them together.  Do the same for your sleeve strips.
If you'd like to add patterned paper to the sleeve portion, you may do so at this point.  The patterned paper will measure (2) 3 3/4 x 12".
For the inside center, I used one A2 size envelope.  I tucked the flap inside, decorated the front with patterned paper, and then tucked a little note inside.  This would be so cute with love coupons as well!  Or how adorable would this be for a teacher?!  You could put several envelopes containing a picture of your child with the teacher and another pocket could hold a handwritten note (or colored picture) made by your child.


Decorate the rest of your your booklet and use a brad to attach the sleeve around it.  I used a heart punch and then a nailhead brad to give it a masculine feel. (since this was for my husband). 

The stamped sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments set

and can be found at any of these online retailers.

That's it!  Super simple & quick!  Hope you enjoyed this little project.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow where I'll show you another super cute idea using this same technique.. I think you're really going to like the next one even better. ;o)

**A few have mentioned wanting to purchase some of the nail brads I used for  my house card (and also this project).  If you are interested, you can find them here.**

Thanks for stopping by! :-)


Maria said...

I LOVE this idea! What a perfect "man" card/gift :) I'm sure he will love it! Happy Valentines Day!
Maria :)

Scraps and Stitches MadeByAnne said...

Cute little booklet. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Ginger Sanches said...

I think it's even better that a simple present bought in the shop. It's a part of the soul. customessay-s can help you in writing the best speech for the Valentine's day!

joanna4cs said...

In my life I gave a lot of presents and a lot of people gifted me nice things, but the best gift I got from myself. I just absolutely suddenly found black teens webcam, fell in love with this and now really enjoy that.

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