While I had the Sizzix Accordian die out, I decided to make a Valentine version of the mini album. I started with a pink hued 12x12 piece of card stock. I used the die to cut four frames and then cut two of each Valentine-themed papers (eight pieces). The printed papers are from a Colorbok pack. Place the papers back to back before die cutting so they will match up with the frames. It is easy work to trim the papers so they fit the inside of the frames. Use a glue stick (Elmer's Extra Strength) to adhere the papers to the frame. Tape the tabs together with Merikan double stick tape. To dress up the front of the album, I added a cut-out of a stamped heart image (Hero Arts set). Then I glued on some flowers pulled from a bouquet that I purchased from Lupicia (tea store in Ala Moana Center). Next two (Little Yellow Bicycle) heart-shaped head pins were inserted into the blossoms. Finally, a printed ribbon was tied around the album and a red rose (from Ben Franklin Crafts) was glued to the center of the bow. I think I will punch out heart-shaped photos, add some lace and bling-bling along with journaling to complete this album. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I hope you enjoyed it and learned something too. Please visit this site again and leave a comment if you can. I love to know what you're thinking.
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