Holy cow, one more day to go, and a couple more projects to share yet!
These kits work great together! The book itself is made of pockets from a vintage photo/scrapbook. The pockets are open on both ends, so I alternated and stitched one side of each pocket, stacked them, created front and back covers from cardstock, and tied them together. One of the retro valentines from the Craft a Vintage Valentine kit decorates the cover.
The Valentine ephemera makes great tags! I sized these tags to mostly fit into the pockets…I like how they bulge out of the side. If you mail a card like this, just be sure to mail it in a nicely padded envelope, as this card/book does get lumpy!
For most of the tags, I used a vintage flashcard to create the base. I then stitched the ephemera on top. I’m really enjoying this cluster of tickets! When layering like this, just make sure to make each ticket a bit distinctive, such as staggering them, trimming them into pennants, adding glitter, etc. I’m still in my stitching craze, so I stitched across the top (I did apply a small amount of adhesive tape to hold the tickets in place before stitching).
This little miss was cut from the vintage valentine included in the ephemera kit. She makes a cute “tag” on her own.
And, how about a pocket full of sweet, heart shaped messages? These red cardstock hearts were edged in gold ink, which not only makes them a bit more vintage looking, but ties in the pop of yellow that’s in the book.
So, what to put on all these tags, hearts, etc? Fill it full of love quotes, and a personal message. Maybe for each heart, write an adjective that describes the person receiving this stuffed-full-of-love card! Slip a few photos in the pockets too.
This multi-page pocket card is so fun to make and, I’m sure, will be super fun to receive…don’t you think?
Have a wonderful day!