While cleaning up (I mean rearranging) my craft room, I came upon some long forgotten vinyl bookmark cases. Since I still had more tiny Vippies calendars which fit on the bookmark holder, I decided to design a Valentine themed calendar to hang next to my bed. Before falling asleep I always want to think about the days to come and plan ahead. The Sister Stamps with the mochi eating kids did not arrive at Ben Franklin Crafts until late in the year so I didn't have a chance to use them until now. I paper pieced their kimonos from printed crinkle origami paper and mounted them onto the Doodlebug paper with foam stickies. I covered the mochi balls with acrylic hearts because they seemed more fitting for a calendar.
Often at night I have an idea or want to jot down a reminder, so I thought double sticking a Post-It pad to the back would be a great idea. The pen clips onto the pocket....how neat is that! The double sided Doodlebug paper was pretty enough, but I decided to dress it up with some coordinating DB stickers and embellishments. The hanging loop was made from American Crafts ribbon from their seasonal 24 roll pack.
These are just some of the supplies I used for this project but there are so many products to choose from at House Mart Ben Franklin Crafts that I don't think you'll have any trouble whipping up some Valentine gifts and cards for those on your sweetheart list. Have fun playing with all your Valentine crafting goodies and maybe you can even make a bookmark to fill the bookmark holder. Maybe I'll make one too!