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
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Brutus Monroe Ink
Martha Stewart Lace Punch
Pages from an old book
Washi Tape
Scraps of paper
Corner Rounder
Silhouette Cameo 3
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

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

For this project I bring you Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The challenge this week was to use bright green and red.

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Looking through my stash of paper I found the perfect sheet of green and red card stock. Next I decided that I wanted to cut the word Joy with my New Silhouette CAMEO® 3. I’m really loving this cutter! I used the Samantha Font in Italic and cut at 1.75 in. tall.

Knowing that I wanted texture I dug through my embossing folders and found the large Cuttlebug swiss dot folder. Ranger Holographic Glitter embossing powder will help the dots stand out on the green. Next I found a wonderful diamond stamp from B-Line stamps and my VersaMark stamp pad.

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

I had a huge role of black and white ribbon so I knew that would be perfect accent. This would be attached to a white strip of paper that had a boarder punch from Martha Stewart.

Self adhesive rhinestones are the perfect final touch to add a little bling.

Of course there must be a saying on the inside. I used a stamp from Stampendous: May Your Family Enjoy a Special Season filled with Love Joy and Peace. I really like that sentiment, don’t you?

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This was a quick card to make, in fact I have enough supplies from the two 12 x 12 card stock pieces of red and green and the one 8.5 x 11 sheet of white that I went ahead and made ten.

My hope is that you are inspired to create. That it doesn’t take a lot of fancy work to create cards. Although I may have used fancy tools, there are other things that could be used instead.  Anyone can create beautiful cards, you just need to know how.

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Have questions? Feel free to ask, I have a plethora of useless knowledge that I’m willing to share.

Here is a video of the whole process.

I got listed in the Honourable Mentions for this card.