My Nephew passed away on February 5th, so there wasn't much inspiration to finish my Valentines. However, his death inspired me to do something for my sister.
I have been accumulating Starbucks, Stumptown, and First Cup cup sleeves in my RRR drawer, with the intent of using them one day. I've used a few on cards, but I was looking for something original. I was visiting my second favorite store, Paper Zone, and one of the artists had made a Valentine's mini book out of two of them.
I started by cutting two sleeves to the same width and length.
I then reduced the size of pictures of my Nephew and printed them on vellum and card stock, and included divider pages and pages with quotes about children.
|I used office supply binder rings to bound the book together. The Paper Zone artist used ribbon, but I hope that this book will hold up better with the rings.|
|I lined the back of the book (the corrugated side of the sleeves) with pretty paper.|
|I stamped the front of the book with a "Memories" stamp, and added a bit of antique lace to the top.|
|I then created a wrap for the book out of another thinner sleeve, and covered it with glitter modpodge to prevent splits.|