INSTRUCTIONS: I highly suggest trying this booklet on scrap
paper or cardstock to get used to how to put it together before
trying on good paper. This booklet needs to be cut, scored and folded
accurately to get the best results.
Booklet Dimensions: Closed: 1.75"w x 3.5"h
Open: 3.5"w x 3.5"h
Punch out 4 pink hearts. Score and fold in middle textured side
to the inside.
Cut very little triangle notches in bottom and top of heart on
fold line. (approx 1/4"h by 1/32" w)
The top is just a sliver of a notch that goes below the normal
Score and fold your 3 pieces of purple cardstock
in the middle, textured side to the outside.
1st image is a slit with an x-acto blade 2nd image:
shows detail of over hang edge on fold 3rd image shows over hang
cut away 4th image shows the open view of over hang cut away.
Cut slits in purple cardstock right on the fold line (same size
as the space between the tips of the notches on the heart) and placing
the slit so the heart will fall in the center of the page. (THINK
TWICE BEFORE CUTTING) Fold purple cardstock closed, and with a sharp
blade trim a sliver off of the nub on the edge of the fold the length
of where you made your slit cut. This will give you a little more
room to squeeze your heart through and decrease the thickness and
inaccuracy caused by the fold lines.
If you keep your signatures in the right order you
can do the rubber stamping prior assembly, otherwise do it after
assembly. I did mine after assembly.
Assembling the book:
- From inside of purple cardstock, slip half the heart through
the slit, rolling the tip of the heart to squeeze through the
slit. Settle the purple card into the heart slits. Put this aside
and do the same thing with the other 2 pieces of purple cardstock.
You know have 3 signatures.
- Put one purple page next to a heart from the next purple signature.
Squeeze that heart through the slit, rolling the tip to get it
through. PATIENCE, BE CALM, DON'T GET FRUSTRATED. You now should
have 2 half hearts in the first signature and 1 half heart in
the 2nd signature. Put the purple page of the 2nd signature next
to the heart of the 3rd signature, squeeze heart through slot.
With the final heart, squeeze half of it through the slot in the
3rd signature. Now all the signatures should have 2 half hearts
in them, as well as 2 half hearts on the outside.
- Only on the outside half hearts, cut a little slit in the fold
area to slip your ribbon through.
Decorating the pages:
each full heart shape with a piece of the copper metallic border,
cutting your border near the folds of the half hearts.
Note: if you
are going to do heat embossing you may want to put the border on
after the embossing so you don't accidentally melt your border.
Just lightly pencil in where the border will be, so you don't infringe
in that area.
On the front heart
Glue 4 gold puffy hearts on the left side of the page and place
a rhinestone in the center of them (or a brad or some glitter glue).
With the pink Souffle pen write in your words "Just 4 U", let dry
completely, then lightly shadow outline the letters with the micron
pen. Note: when writing with the Souffle pen, go very slowly so
you get a really juicy flow.
On the front purple pages
Stamp "Some things are felt" with the castaway stamp pad, masking
or moving the heart out of the way. Heat set until you get the bleached
Heart in 1st signature
Tie a key charm to the upper right side of the heart with the purple
waxed linen thread. Write your words with the micron pen "Your love
is the key to my" and the "Heart" word with the Stardust pen.
Spread between 1st & 2nd signature
Stamp with silver dew drops pad "Some things are felt", emboss
with silver and heat set. Use the glue pen to fill in the heart
and sprinkle with the gold glitter.
Cut out a heart in the gold metallic paper that is about 1/4' wider
all around than the pink heart. Cut it in half and glue down the
halves under the pink heart with double sided tape. Print in the
text with a pink Souffle pen and shadow outline with a black micron
pen. "When I think of you, it's so easy to smile".
between 2nd & 3rd signature
Stamp with silver dew drops pad "The only true gift" rubber stamp,
emboss with silver and heat set. Punch a small hole in an area that
will be hidden on the back by the next pink heart half. Tie a little
heart charm with some purple waxed linen thread.
Print the word "Friends" with a "purple" souffle pen and shadow
outline with a micron pen.
With your rubber stamp "A word lovingly written", carefully ink
only the word "forever" with silver dew drop pad, emboss with silver
and heat set.
Glue down your gold sticker. If you haven't put your borders on
yet, you can do that now.
When tying the booklet closed, tie it loosely
so the pages can stand on their own and the heart stays open on