I think I will wait to post that mini album for sometime later this week. I do however have a lovely little gift idea. It's perfect for all those readers out there. I absolutely LOVE a good book with a cup of jo!
If you would like to create one of your own, feel free to alter any color, pattern, or size! Get creative!!
Thread/embroidery floss (you can use a sewing machine or hand stitch it)
Paper embellishment (I used 2-paper tickets from our Vintage Valentine Tags)
I first drew a heart on a piece of red felt, fold it over (this should make 2 hearts at once) and cut them out.
Make sure to flip the heart over. You want the drawn side in your heart. I added a piece of yarn (my quick tip is to tape it in place). * If you would like to add dimension ( feel free to add some cotton inside).
Or you can use a pin to keep the yarn in place. ;)Then I stitched along the heart.The heart should dangle like so:
Next, take two embellishments ( I used 2 tickets from here).I taped the yarn on the back side of a ticket: Then, I used some adhesive to sandwich the yarn in between the 2 tickets.Then to preserve the ticket I "laminated" the ticket. (Simply add packaging tape to both sides) This will help preserve your ticket.Cut around your ticket and your bookmark is READy!! ;)This makes the PERFECT gift.
Add an Icon to a scalloped circle to the top:Now, grab some tissue paper, gently place your handcrafted item inside and there you have a beautiful gift for a special loved one!
One lucky reader will receive: Valentine Icons, Vintage Valentine Tags, & Love Trees! Please leave a comment with your favorite book. I was at Target yesterday and was in search of a good book. Please send your recommendations this way!!