With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd post something easy to do that would be a nice valentine to give to others. I found this really cute tutorial for a Valentine Heart Book on About.com and I hope you enjoy making at least one of these cute books to hold special mementos from this year's Valentine's Day.
On another front, we started to decorate the nurses' station at work yesterday, but decided that it looked too much like a baby shower because we could only find pink and green valentine cards and pink streamers. We just gave up and went to the store next door for rootbeer float supplies instead. I think the floats were a hit!
Here's the tutorial. Enjoy. After you make this book, go to the original site and see all the other wonderful templates and tutorials they have to make beautiful boxes and cards.
Folded Paper Heart Book
The heart book is made using this free printable template - Heart Book Template. While I normally suggest printing templates onto scrap paper and using these as templates to transfer the design to best paper, in this instance, where the folding and cutting needs to be reasonably precise in order to get a neat finish, I suggest printing the template onto best paper. I have included two versions of the template, one in black and the other in a light gray. The gray template is ideal for use on lighter paper. Although the print is on the reverse of the book, the light gray ensures that the folding lines will not show through the paper and this is ideal if you are using a lighter weight paper.
- Paper and card
- Scissors, glue, paper folder or folding bone and ruler
- Rubber stamps, inks and other embellishments as required