Valentine's Bookmark Album with Echo Park

Today was an exciting blog day for me today as I reached the 1 million page-views AND 1500 followers mark. A HUGE thank-you to everyone who reads along and comments on my projects! 

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I have a few more ideas to share this week. I saw this idea at the weekend and I just had to try it!


It's a 3-D, open-up card, love message bookmark kind of thing - and it's a really fun idea!


I based it on the great tutorial shown here on the Word Up, Nerd Up blog.

I used 3 sheets from the Echo Park Yours Truly 6 x 6 Paper pad (trimmed to exactly 6 x 6 inches) to create the pages, Elements Stickersfrom the Echo Park "Yours Truly" Collectionalong with a few Rhinestonesto decorate

The bookmark is based along the same lines of a "squash" album and instead of hand cutting the hearts as shown in the tutorial, I used my Cuttlebug and 3" heart die to cut the pages. I marked the die to show where I needed to place the paper each time so all the pages would line up (see below)


I then cut 2 complete hearts from a fourth sheet of paper to create the two covers, and then attached them to double sided adhesive chipboard for extra weight.



Each page completely opens up (even after it is glued together for you to write your messages of love :-)


This would make such a great bookmark, or even just a little mini-album. This old book is one of my favorite things. It was printed in 1716 and I picked it up for about $10 in an amazing old second hand bookshop when I was back in the UK!


I have some Valentine's cards (yep - cards!)ideas coming later in the week - and please post a comment with any questions.

Lowri

I am linking up this post to these websites here.

27 comments:

  1. That is such an adorable project! What a clever idea - and it's so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh my!!!! Now that's one beautiful bookmark!!!! I love that it opens up like a flower :)

    Check out my blog too :)
    thediydreamer.blogspot.com

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  3. You are amazing Lowri! I am so happy you are getting the big numbers!

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  4. Thanks for the link back to my tutorial. :-)

    Your version is BEAUTIFUL...I am inspired to try again with some lush supplies!

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    1. Thank-you for sharing in the first place. It's a GENIUS idea!
      Lowri :-)

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  5. This is absolutely stunning, I love the way it opens up! And that old book...let's just say I am going nuts over it! :) I love the old distressed look!

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  6. I LOVE this...the papers are gorgeous and it turned out terrific! Pinning it! Congrats on reaching such a fabulous milestone, too!
    <3 Christina

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  7. Wow! Congrats on reaching two amazinnnnnnnng milestones! I LOVE these bookmarks and the papers you chose! If you have a chance please post them on my weekly linky party!

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/02/destination-inspiration-tuesday-diy.html

    Michelle@ Teagan's Travels

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  8. Hi, I'm a new follower!! Saw this on Someday Craft's link party, it's adorable, I love it! Thanks for sharing. =)
    http://thelatestfind.blogspot.com

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  9. Adorable! Over from Someday crafts-I did a bookmark for Valentine's Day too!

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  10. This is just adorable! I just pinned it. I'd love for you to share this at my very first link party.
    Rachel
    http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/02/terrific-tuesdays-link-party.html

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  11. SO CUTE!!!! And I have to tell you I am so jealous of your old old book! All I picked up in the UK was a bunch of postcards I never mailed. :( Haha. Thanks for showing this bookmark off, it's adorable.

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  12. That is so darling. I have to make some. It's almost 2 A.M. so it's not going to be now so I "pinned" it. In the morning....

    Best wishes, Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/

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  13. I am in LOVE with this! Cutest thing ever!

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  14. So cute! I would love for you to share it at my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  15. What a cute little album! I love the idea of using it for a bookmark!
    - Christene Houston {Write Your Book in a Weekend Retreat Sponsor}
    Christenehouston.com

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  16. I love this! So cute! I saw this on Skip to My Lou I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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  17. This is so cute! What a great idea to give as a gift and I LOVE the paper you used! Would love you to stop by and link up at Friday Frolic:)

    http://www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com/2012/02/friday-frolic-13.html

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  18. This is brilliant! I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Linky party! www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  19. Fabulous idea! LOve the papers and the 3-d aspect!!

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  20. Oh my ....this is just so darling ! TIS .

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  21. I was looking up the "52 Reasons Why I Love You" project and found PaperVine! I love your projects and am following you
    by email and through Pinterest. Can't wait to make this little album for each of my friends for next month! You are so creative!

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