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 inside...one 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.**