Got your attention didn't I?? Seriously if you want to make a cute fun loveable Valentine gift for your husband that is all you need! Look...
I made this 6 x 6 album completely out of Basic Grey's Little Black Dress 6 x 6 Paper Pad. If you don't have this paper pad it is a MUST!! It made it so easy and fun to create this. I also loved how it was romantic but easily made manly all at the same time!
Black, Red and Creme Cardstock (I used Bazzill - Beetle Black, Kisses, French Vanilla)
Black ink pad for inking edges (I use Versa Magic Midnight Black)
George & Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge (used it for the hearts)
Decorative edge punches (Martha Stewart & EK Success)
Decorative Corner Punch (EK Success)
Clear photo corners (I used 3 on the coupons so they are easy to get out)
Computer & Printer
This tutorial is more about a Gift Idea and inspiration for you to be creative this Valentine's Day. My husband will totally be surprised and shocked when I give him this as it will be a first in 14 years of marriage.
I decided to not only give him a coupon book but to make it a mini album so we can write about or take photos as we make memories with each coupon that is used.
Here are the steps to making the base of the album:
Book - Step 1: Take 12 x 12 Black Cardstock and cut it in half so you will have 2 sheets of 6 x 12
Book - Step 3: Once you have all your black cardstock scored you will staple them in the middle to make a book.
Now it is time to decorate the pages. You will make a coupon for each page and this is how I did that.
Coupon - Step 1: Make the coupon the size you want it and add dotted lines around the edge with a black pen (you can do this now or after you printed)
Coupon - Step 2: Type up what you want it to say in Word then print it out on plain paper.
Coupon - Step 3: Place the paper over the printed part (I hold mine up to light to get it aligned). I use scotch tape on the edges but you can also use a little removable adhesive on the back)
Coupon - Step 4: Put paper in printer and reprint the coupon.
When you make the cover of the book I put down Scor-Tape (double sided tacky tape) to adhere the ribbon to the book. I did this on the front and back of the book. See below.
Here is the whole album:
Pg 1 - 2 (Inspired by the Bugaboo Birthday Celebration Sketch)
Pg 3 - 4 (Inspired by Card Positioning Systems Card Sketch #251)
Pg 5 - 6 (Inspired by Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch #102)
Pg 7 - 8 (Inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketches #127)
Pg 9 - 10 (Inspired by Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #141)
Pg 11 - 12 (Inspired by Clearly Inspired Challenge #30 Sketch)
Pg 13 - 14 (Inspired by Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #139)
Pg 15 - 16 (Inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketches by Melissa Craig)
Pg 17 - 18 (Inspired by Stamptacular Sunday Sketch Challenge #119)
Pg 19 - 20 (Inspired by me!)
Pg 21 - 22 (Inspired by Crafty Creations Challenge #131)
I have done all the "thinking" for you, now all you have to do is create (I did this in one day)! Have fun and if you create one let me know as I would love to see it.
God Bless -