Saturday, January 31, 2009

Valentine Star Mini Album

This is the Valentine I made for my Sweetie. He probably won't totally appreciate all the effort(he is not much into my stamping...but he will display it and maybe even show it off at work ?...

Do you know how hard it is to get pearls to stick to velvet(or velvet to stick to anything)? Almost impossible...after trying tape gun, glue, glue dots and crystal effects I was ready to give up...but I finally made Crystal Effects(SU!) work, it just took lots of patience! This black velvet ribbon is just so pretty, it was well worth the effort.

I used my nesties to cut the classic and scallop heart shapes and my cuttlebug folders to make designer texture. I googled "star album" to learn how to make a star album and went from there.


This is what it looks like opened.

A close up of one of the pages so maybe you can see how it is put together. If anyone is interested in seeing how this is made/put together, just let me know and I can put together some instructions for you.

Page 1... my valentine


Page 2.... I love you the most

Page 3... all you need is love

Page 4... there's only one you


Page 5... the best is yet to be

ETA:
I will be posting a picture tutorial of this album in April 2009. Hopefully around April 4th.


Edited: You can find a tutorial that I posted to this album HERE!

Stamps: All sentiments by Stampin Up! Painted Posies(maybe a past celebration set?) and Love Matters...both are retired I think. Everyday Flexible Phrases (my Valentine-first page)

Cardstock: Real Red, GP white, Basic Black and Brushed Silver (all SU! except the white)

Ink: Memento black (heat set so it won't smear on the silver)

Misc: 3 cuttlebug folders ---swiss dots (white), swirls (red)and the one that looks like woodgrain or house siding LOL(black)

Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Misc embellishments, crystals from $1 spot at Michaels, closure clasp is SU!, silver heart clip is from the Paper Studio, black velvet ribbon is made by Dashes, Dots and Checks that I bought it at Michaels, white pearls by Kaiserscrapbook, misc heart brads.

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28 comments:

Stampinwizard said...

cute card, I was just looking at that a bit ago - don't have the heart shaped nesties!

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW - a lot of work went in to making that. Cute Cute idea... to use the nesties to create a star card, very clever! I love red, black and white -- it is so striking, always!

Roxy said...

This is wonderful!

Allison said...

Wow...a super take on the star album! I wish I had some heart nesties!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, this is a really neat little album. You did a wonderful job on it. I love all the descending sizes of hearts and the little touches on each page. I'm sure your hubby will love it. Great job on this!

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a dazzling Valentine!!! I am sure your husband will proudly show it off to his colleagues and friends!!! I am amzed and in love with every meticulous detail!!! this is definitely a work of HEART!!!!

hugs!
Carolyn

Carolyn Bounds said...

Please forgive all the typos in the above post...I have been up all night trying to catch up on all the lovely things I have missed. Hopefully, normalcy is waiting for me just around the bend:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Pam Speidel said...

This is INCREDIBLE! I can certainly appreciate all the time and creativity that went into this and hopefully your hubby will too. It's truly a work of *heart*!

Katie Renz said...

What a sweet project and I love the black and red.

Sue said...

Wow stunning what a lot of work went into this, beautiful hun,im sure he will appreciate it, sue.xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! I'm off to try to figure out how to make it. If I don't succeed I'll be back for instructions.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so cool, I love all the hearts, TFS.

Mary said...

Sue,
Your sweetie may not appreciate all the work but we sure do. I have been making these star books for some time now but I have never seen them made with hearts. This is beautiful. I will be making one soon I am sure. TFS

sburiel said...

I so love your star book! Great work!

gayle said...

This is AWESOME!!! Love it love it love it!

Anne-Marie said...

Wow Sue this is incredible. It must of taken you ages

KRISTIN said...

Wow. I love this, and I'm sure he will too!

Kim said...

I just love your heart book! I would also love to have the directions if you don't mind sharing them! This would be perfect for my hubby! Thank you so much for sharing. My email is kimmyp@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!
Kim

Charlene said...

Beautiful! A treasure to treasure for sure.

America said...

Stunning in every way..... LOVE all the details and heart uses !!! TFS

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! What an inspiration!

Elena said...

Wow! That is amazing!!! Sue, you are so creative!!! Just gorgeous!!! It really is an inspiration!!!

TeresaW said...

This is very elaborate. I bet it took you ages!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome mini book! Love the shape. What a great idea using hearts... TFS!

Libby Hickson said...

WOW Sue this is soooooo gorgeous!! Your Sweetie is one lucky guy! Oooh and as I type this I just noticed your songs - fyi Leader of the Band is one of my all-time faves. :-)

Deanna said...

Stunning!

peata said...

love your mini.
i blogged it here. hope that's ok.

making mini albums
mini album blog

Kerry D-C said...

Wow!! Your talent never ends!! This is amazing!

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