Hello crafty friends, it’s Neftali back with you today sharing a fun mini album I made using my sewing machine, lots of fun Valentines Day themed embellishments and stickers, and a beautiful selection of Cardstock Warehouse papers. I included lots of fun pop with the metallic red paper from the shop. 


mirror heart mini album cover


Today I will be sharing with you the process for this sweet mini from beginning to end. But first, let’s gather up our supplies. Here is a list of the supplies and papers I used for this mini.


SUPPLIES:


valentine mini heart album supplies


To start this mini album, I used as a stencil a small heart that I had purchased to fill with candy. I simply traced the heart in all the pretty colors and patterns you see below. 

 

tracing and cutting heart papers


Once all my hearts were traced and cut, I backed the patterned papers with a colored cardstock paper, and ran it through my sewing machine.

 

Stitching mini album in sewing machine

 

I have mentioned this before, and it is that I love to include texture to my mini albums with some machine stitching. It really created a beautiful amount of texture in your projects and it really gives off a polished look. 


valentines day heart mini album


Once my little hearts were stitched with one patterned and one colored paper, I used some small strips of paper sized down to 1”x ½” to connect the hearts back to back, in an accordion style. I used two strips on each side, and stitched around them. I added extra interest to the mini album by adding extra flip-up heart layers. This will allow for more space to add embellishments in the next step.

 

stitched valentine heart mini album


Once I had seven hearts stitched together, I was able to decorate to my heart’s content! I used the Crate Paper Fa La La collection including the papers, and ephemera to add the cute decorations to my mini. 


embellished valentines day heart mini album


I made this mini for my husband to give to him on Valentine’s Day this weekend. So I printed a bunch of tiny images of ourselves through the years.  Feel free to create a special project like this for your own special person, your best friend, and your Valentines. 


Below are some closeups for you to enjoy for this mini… 


valentines day heart mini album

valentines day heart mini album

 Finished valentine heart mini album held in hand

Thank you so much for stopping by today! It has been so fun to share this sweet little Heart Mini Album with you. I hope that you are feeling inspired to create something like it and to possibly create one to give to your special someone. Don’t forget to tag us on social media as we would love to see your beautiful paper crafted projects!


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