Sunday, January 9, 2011

Love Notes...

Dear Diary....

Using the same technique I had shown here,  I turned a dollar store notebook into a cute little heart shaped Valentine's gift.

Tip: After cutting the pages, I used sand paper to get rid of the little loose pieces of paper.  I was pleasantly surprised at how well this step worked.

I then  traced the shape of the book onto a piece of red felt, allowing some extra felt to wrap over the edges.

It was a cloudy day, so I decided to photograph the book outside for better lighting...

...and while taking the pictures it started to snow.

Do you notice the little white snowflakes against the red background...

I am making a couple of these little notebooks for Isabella's best friends.  They are going to make sweet little Valentine gifts but they could also make a sweet teacher's gift.

There is a certain someone I know that would love this little book if it was covered with beautiful vintage music sheets, some old lace and perhaps a perfectly imperfect rusty old key as embellishment.  I can picture it now.....sigh!

Red, sweet and pretty...sounds like the perfect craftberry to pick and enjoy, and I hope you did!

Have a beautiful week!

much love,

I'm looking at some great crafts at these linky parties


  1. This looks terrific and I love that it looks like a hot air balloon when it's opened = love floats.

    Felicity x

  2. I really, really love this project. So clever :o) Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Love this! Those snowflakes are beautiful with the red felt. Honestly, I thought you staged it that way. How cool!

  4. Absolutely, positively, LOVE IT!! I was looking for something to do with another BOOK!
    The snow on it was delicious...

  5. Is that certain someone me? Because I know I'd love that. Than again...I think we alll would! You're super talented this craft and right now (as always) feeling a big love for you and Bopb.


  6. Oh how pretty, what a lovely idea.

  7. This is so cute. What a great Valentine.

  8. What a sweet idea! I hope you'll link this up too! It would make such a great addition!

    Love Linky Party.


  9. What a sweet notebook! i hope you'll come link up at the craft catwalk!

  10. That is so sweet, my granddaughter would love one of these.

  11. Hello - I spent quite a bit of time reading through your older posts, and would love to receive your blog updates via e-mail, but don't see that option available. Can you see if you can get that function added to your blog and e-mail me and let me know you've got it functional? I'd love to get your updates via e-mail. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  12. Such a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to my first link party last week - I would love for you stop by and link up again today!


  13. Hi Lucy! I love this project and gave you some link love over at Crafts & Sutch today! I hope you'll stop by to take a peek and grab a SUTCH an Inspiration button. :)

    Have a wonderful week!

  14. LOVE your blog!!! Everything is Darling! Love for you to link up at



  15. Love this idea so much I shared it over on my blog:


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