Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I Love You Like a Love Song - Valentine Gift For Your Man

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I just finished my husband's Valentine's Day gift. It is similar to this wedding gift I made last summer...

I knew then that I wanted to make a Valentine's Day version of it. This gift was inspired by love songs. I chose six songs that have meaning to my husband and I - you know those ones that you have to get up and dance to. I chose an item that related to each song and wrote a little bit of a verse of the song on a tag. Here is what is in the gift pack.... 

1. Everything I Do, I Do it For You - by Bryan Adams. This was our wedding song. I bought Mountain Dew. On the tag I put - "You know it's true, everything I do, I DEW it for you."

2. Unchained Melody - by The Righteous Brothers. This is one of my hubbies favorites. I bought Oh Henry's because of the marketing campaign they had with the question Oh Hungry? On the tag I put "Oh my love, my darling, I've HUNGERED for your touch."

3. Your Still the One - by Shania Twain. I bought hot lips and Hershey Kisses to go with the line from the song that says "You're still the one I KISS good night."

4. Remember When - by Alan Jackson.  I made a Memory Album . I also made a stand for the album as I want to display this on my coffee table (click here for tutorial).

5. Amazed - by Lonestar.  I bought "Sidekicks" to go with the words, "I want to spend the rest of my life with you by my SIDE, forever and ever.

6. Remind Me - by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. I had a candle and matches to go with the words, "So on FIRE and so in love". I made custom matches by using a book of matches as my template to cut and score some card stock exactly, and I stapled the matches in the new matchbook.

I put all the goodies in a box bottom  - and I made a box bag. Click Here for Tutorial.

Here are the tags you can download (right click on image - open in new window - copy - paste in desired program - resize to desired size and print)

You can use the image above for a CD cover - just in case you want to burn a CD.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine Flip Album

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog! I have been busy working on an album for part of my husband's Valentine's Day gift. This album evolved from a regular album - to an album on a stand. I went through a lot of work collecting pictures and compiling them into this album so I want to put it on display on our coffee table. 

I made the stand out of disk of wood and a dowel. I hung the pictures with book rings. I drilled a hole in the disk of wood and hot glued the t-shape dowel that I had previously put together (I made a little notch out of the dowel where they were going to attach to make it not round - then I drilled a little hole, put wood glue in the hole and hammered a small finishing nail in).

The biggest job was compiling the pictures (twenty-one years worth). I added the year to each picture and a little bit of digital clip art that I downloaded from Creative Memories for free -  CLICK HERE to see the library of goodies they have. After I printed the pictures, I adhered them to kraft card stock and stamped some scrolls on the top and bottom and inked the edges. I slipped the picture into a page protector that I cut out of a cheap 4x6 album and I trimmed it to fit the insert. I attached a dry embossed and inked card stock to the top by sewing it on. I punched holes in all the album pages and hung them on the book rings. I love it!

**I also glued a round circle of black felt to the bottom of the wooden disk to prevent scratching when I put it on my coffee table. ***

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