Here's a sweet little idea for you to make using scraps, cardboard, and paper. The verse reads:
Roses are red, Violets are blue.
Here are some things I love about you!(You can then use the remaining pages to list the things you love about the recipient. Maybe you can even use some photos!)
This is a very easy project. Here's the tute:
|1. Cut two heart shapes from cardboard. (You can use a cookie cutter for a pattern or cut one from paper first.)|
3. Cut out the fabric hearts on the seam allowance. Clip almost to the line on the curved edges.
|4. Use a permanent glue stick to glue the seam allowance over the edge of the cardboard heart. Make two. These are your covers. On the front cover, leave about 1 1/2" open for stuffing.|
|5. Use a craft stick to stuff a small amount of fiberfill under the fabric on the front cover to slightly puff it. After you get it the way you like it, glue the open edge closed.|
|6. Cut two hearts from felt. Glue the felt to the back of each cover to hide the turned over seam allowance.|
|7. Print out or write your chosen verse and cut your pages from paper. Stack them up and trim to fit inside the booklet.|
You could also use this idea for a little booklet of inspirational thoughts or uplifting scriptures. Use your imagination! There's no reason the shape has to be a heart. You could use any shape that you can cut out and turn your fabric over. It doesn't even have to be a Valentine. It could be a fun little autograph book for a little girl, or a book of coupons for Mother's Day, tiny watercolored sketches or even a Get Well gift for someone who needs it.
Have fun, and .....