Jan 1, 2020

Free Printable Valentine Affirmation Book Tutorial

Happy New Year!  It's time for a fresh new challenge at Mini Album Makers Challenge and I don't know about you, but these days I am searching for quick and easy projects to make.  So the thought came to me to share a free printable with you all to make your Valentine's Day crafting fun and fast.  Of course, my little books are in my favorite Tim Holtz layered/mixed media style.  But you can adapt them anyway you see fit.  The finished books will be four and a quarter inches high by two and three quarters inches wide (4 1/4 x 2 3/4").

You can find the free download HERE in my Google Docs.  (Terms of use: This download is offered free for personal use only.  Please credit SewPaperPaint.blogspot.com for use.  Not to be sold or used for classes without express permission.)  Print it onto medium weight cardstock, then cut at 4 1/4" on the 8 1/2" side.  (The top will have white space for binding.)  Then cut each section into 2 3/4" pieces for a total of eight little affirmation sheets.

To make your cover you can either use two sided paper or layer your patterned paper over solid cardstock, like I've done.  Cut a sheet of 8.5 x 11" cardstock into three long strips.  2 13/16 x  8 13/16".  Score at 4 5/16" and 4 1/2".  Burnish the folds well.  If you are layering patterned paper over the cardstock, cut your two covers to 4 1/2 x 2 3/4".  Group your pages within your finished covers and punch holes with a Crop-a-dile.  Bind with ribbon, twine, eyelets, rings, etc.

I always advise to make projects like this in bulk.  It is just as easy to cut three covers and three sets of pages at once, then decorate all three covers, then bind them (assembly line style) as it is to make one.  So go for gold and make a few for those dear to your heart.  Please share a link in the comments so I can see what you've done.

Make sure to check out my last Tim Holtz Valentine mini album tutorial post HERE.

And join us in this month's challenge at Mini Album Makers, whether it is your own book idea or your take on this one.  Our DT member Anne Redfern has generously offered an AALL & Create Stencil Prize Pack to one lucky winner, so come on and play!




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Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous albums, Autumn!
Wishing you a happy New Year! xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous project Autumn!
Happy new year!
Alison xx

Redanne said...

Beautiful mini albums Autumn, I am sure the recipients will be delighted with them, they are such a useful size too. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and I hope that 2020 is a great year for you. Hugs, Anne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beautiful work as always Autumn, I love how you have used each element mixing with old and new. I'm looking forward to having time and playing with my New Tim Holtz dies very soon.
Sending light and love to you and the family and a wish that 2020 is kind to you all Happy New Year Hugs Tracey xx

Karen said...

These are fabulous!!

Gayatri said...

They are so adorable. Beautiful!

Vicki said...

Simply amazing! These are all true works of art, Autumn. Love every single one!

sarascloset said...

These are sweet little booklets, and great idea to make them assembly line fashion. I'm all for saving time!

TR said...

These are so beautiful! What a great idea.

Debbie Mageed said...

Absolutely wonderful, Autumn! So creative!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Thank you for the print out - I so want to make one of these for my DGD, who was bullied last year at school.... Love how you have made the wee album, it's gorgeous
Stay safe

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