Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine Book

I decided after watching Clare Jones on youtube to try my hand at making a book.  It is very labor intensive but I like how it turned out.  Lots of pics to share and I haven't finished the front because the inspiration just hasn't hit me yet.  I used my Cricut Expression, Cricut Craft Room, and the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the tags and most of the holders.  I apologize that the pics are dark.  If I didn't darken them up, the red was way too bright and didn't reflect the true color.  And yes the book is tied together with a big red bow.  I hope you like it.

This picture is the tags from the first page.  I made a holder for the tags by welding together a rectangle and three hearts.

This is the inside of the front cover.  It has two tags.

This is the second and third page of the book.  The holder was made by using a corner cut.

The largest tag is folded.

Pages four and five are tags and a waterfall for pictures.

These are the tags from page four.

Pages six and seven.

Page six opens to a photo holder on the left and a tag in the middle.

Page seven has magnets to hold the two journaling spots over the tag.

Page seven opened to reveal the tag and journaling spots.

This is the front of the book for now.

Page eight is just decorated and page nine has two tags.

Page ten has a tag under the bi-fold doors and three tags behind the bi-fold doors.  The back cover has another corner cut holding two tags.

These are the tags from page nine.

These are the tags from the back cover.

This is the big red bow to keep the book closed.

This is the tags behind the bi-fold doors on page ten.


  1. What a beautiful project Fran! I can see that it would be very labor intensive, but that just makes it even more special! Please make sure you post when the front page is done!

    P.S. Would like to become a follower of you blog but don't see the option yet. Let us know when that's here too!

  2. Beautiful album and a big red, sexy bow! :)

  3. This is such a lovely book! I'm so glad you posted all those pictures!

  4. This is beautiful and you did a great job -- love the bow!!

  5. Beautiful Valentine book! You did a wonderful job. I'm a new follower.

  6. It's gorgeous - love all of the layers and tags!

  7. This is a creative beauty! Wow, all the detail and work that you put into it, really paid off! It's stunning!

  8. The book is absolutely beautiful. You did a great job!

  9. Absolutely Stunning! You did a fabulous job on this album. I love it.

  10. Wow! This might be my favorite to date, it's truly lovely!

  11. You sure can make "paper talk" ... this is wonderously wonderful.