Friday, January 13, 2012

"100 hearts" valentine minibook by lauren bergold

there are plenty of things you can do besides make valentines using january's LOVE NOTES kit, but if you want to make a few valentine-themed projects, i don't think i've ever seen a better bunch of products for the purpose!

and as a matter of fact, i'm a bit of an expert in this field, since my niece riley happens to have been born on valentine's day!  this year i made this little minibook for her, and i think it's rather adorable!  :)

you can see that, as in all pixie kits, the paper selection is not only beautifully matched, but perfectly balanced with regard to colors, patterns and scale.  since everything works so well together, most of the hard work is already done and you can jump right into the fun part:  actually MAKING your project!

90% of this little book is paper that i've trimmed, inked, outlined, diecut... or all of the above!  but for the cover i grabbed a couple of crate paper's chipboard elements (in this case, the frame and the flower) from the "random" collection.  you get an entire 12x12" sheet in the kit, and i guarantee you'll love them as much as i do!

i chose a short but sweet heart-themed poem for riley's book.  i formatted most of the text on my computer and printed it out on clear inkjet labels from the office supply store, but i used the fabulously bold pink paislee alphabet to highlight a significant word on each page.  

the blonde wooden letters are already gorgeous in their natural state, but for this project i decided to make them even more dramatic by staining them black using a permanent marker.

i used the same marker around the edge of each of my graduated chipboard pages.  the cover is approximately 5 1/2 inches square; whereas the last page measures 5 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches... so it would be big enough to hold a heartfelt greeting to the birthday girl herself!

having been lucky enough to receive a bind-it-all for christmas, i actually constructed and bound this book myself, and i liked the idea of staggering the pages to really show of the gorgeous patterns.  you could do the same thing using rings or ribbons to hold your pages together, or i happen to know there are also some cute mini albums in the pixie shop!  ;)

while this design was created specifically for miss riley's valentine's day birthday... i don't think your own nieces (or daughters or mother or second cousins!) would mind receiving"one hundred hearts worth" of your love... no matter when their birthday happens to occur!!! ♥♥♥

* Supplies *
"Love Notes" I want it all pack
$39 - get yours HERE!!

"Love Notes" paper only pack
$9 - get yours HERE!!

Or you can get the Wood Chip Alphabet on its own without the kit
$5.49 - get yours HERE!!!

Head over the our New Pixie Shop at Etsy to see "Love Notes" and the choice of packages you can choose from this month

Or you may want to shop at The Pixie Shop for all the other kits and embellishment items 

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  1. What a great little book. I love the graduated pages and the papers you used are gorgeous. TFS.

  2. oh man, whatta fab project...such a keepsake!

  3. Fabulous Miss L ... just Fabulous!!

  4. Oh this is just too cute! How strange that I woke up this morning thinking about making a valentine mini album and here it is! This is just too sweet!