Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

DigiThis is a Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box I created using the Calico Collage Digital images. Love using the Valentines Love, digital files and having this heart shaped candy box was a great way to show off some love.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

Since joining the Calico Collage team I’ve had so much fun! When she posted the Valentines Love papers I had an idea that I wanted to try. Searching through my stash. If you haven’t seen my studio post go check it out. I found my stash of boxes that my brother gave to me years ago. He used to work for Godiva.

Working in my Silhouette Design software I Traced the heart shape from the box and then began cutting hearts to make the pages. Thankful that the Silhouette software is so easy to use.

Once all of the papers were cut it was time to start putting the accordion book together. Using washi tape I adhered each heart to make an accordion book.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

When all of the pages were created I then began decorating with the beautiful Calico Collage papers. I also used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Brutus Monroe and Tim Holtz inks. A few pages of Canvas Corp Brands papers and some miscellaneous papers were used.

Again the Silhouette Cameo 3 was used to cut mats and tags for the journal.

A Martha Stewart lacy edge punch was used to give a beautiful detail to several of the pages. When the punched edge shows then that was a place for a pocket.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

It was fun making this journal. Being able to use up a lot of the supplies I had in my stash was a big plus.

Quick process video. Most of it is speed up so that you don’t have to spend two hours watching.


Here is a list of some of the items used:
Prima Paper Flowers
Lace
Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Brutus Monroe Ink
Martha Stewart Lace Punch
Pages from an old book
Washi Tape
Doilies
Scraps of paper
Staples
Corner Rounder
Silhouette Cameo 3
Scissors
Paper Cutter
Aleens White Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Stretchy ribbon
Empty Godiva Suede box

I’m sure I forgot to list something. But I think it gives you an idea of what was used to make this Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box.

Flip through of the journal:

This Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box can be purchased in my shop for $69.00.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

I Love You Play Time

Do you feel this way: I Love You Play Time? There are days when I walk into my studio and I just want to play.  No pressure to create a certain thing, trying to meet a deadline or a gift. Just a feeling of I Love You Play Time rolling through my mind. As I pull supplies on my work table to see how things come together. Just to enjoy playing with what ever inspires me.

I Love You Play Time

Last night was one of those days to enjoy the moment. The feeling of I Love You Play Time was strong and made me happy. Recently I picked up a few bottles of Tattered Angels sprays and paints. The sprays called to be played with and for some reason a heart was the focus image.

Pulled out a few craft acrylic paints and a paint brush. Playing with the paint I started making a heart shape on an acrylic stamp block. Thinking that maybe I could make a print that would give a blurred water color effect. Instead it was a blob of color.

This was just play and I decided to tell my self I Love You Play Time and kept going. This time I took the paint directly to the paper and doodled a heart with one color of paint. Layered another color of paint and continued doing so until I got the look I liked. The Tattered Angel sprays were also applied with a brush inside the heart. Shimmer in the paint is so pretty. Using the sprays as intended, I applied a few spritz here and there on the card layer. Once all the paint and sprays are applied this has to dry so I set it aside.

If you didn’t know I have a very large stamp collection. Looking through my cling stamps I found a swirl stamp. My drawer of embossing powders was also calling to me, they wanted to come out and play. Thus I decided that I would over stamp the heart with the swirl in gold embossing powder.

The look was coming together. My feelings of I Love You Play Time were filling me with joy. While I had the embossing powder out I went around the edge of the card with an embossing in pad and dipped it into the powder. Embossing each side until the card had a golden glittered edge.

What should the phrase be for this card? Well since the whole theme is I Love You Play Time, why not a I Love you stamp? Using the gold glitter embossing powder I stamped out the saying. Trimmed down and backed with a matching purple scrap.

Pearls added to a card can bring such elegance. It’s a good thing I have a large stash of stick on pearls. Gathering a couple of sizes of pearls, I proceeded to place them on the card.  Don’t forget to add some glimmer mist around the edge of the foundation card, I told myself.

The card is complete and this session of I Love You Play Time was a success. My goal is to have more sessions like this in my future. Make time to just play, with no particular goal in mind. Don’t stress if things don’t turn out the way you want, just continue to play and feel the products in your hands. Before you know it you will also have the feelings, I Love You Play Time.

Thanks for stopping my my blog today.

~Linda

I Love You Play Time

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