A Little Late…

But I thought I’d share what I made for the fiancé last week on Valentine’s Day.  This was the first thing I’ve ever made for him except maybe some gift tags to go along with past presents.  He wasn’t expecting anything for Valentine’s Day from me which made the surprise present even better 🙂  I decided to make a standing desktop book with each page listing a different reason why he’s wonderful.  He can flip through the book week by week to remind himself of his good qualities.

Front

 

I honestly don’t really like the cover too much, but I had to go with it since it was already Valentine’s Day when I finished the project (hopeless procrastinator here…).

Today

 

Here’s one of the pages in the book.  There are about 20 pages total.  I decorated both the front and back of each page.  I got to use up a lot of random leftover supplies I had lying around.  I was almost done with the Dear Lizzy “Polka Dot Party” and Amy Tangerine “Yes, Please” die cut packets by the end of this project.

BackI didn’t follow any tutorials when making this album, even though I probably should have…The book stands a little wonky once you near the last few pages.  If I ever try this design again, I’ll definitely limit to about 10 pages so it can stand properly.  I just punched some holes at the top of each page and tied them together with twine to hold the album together.  I also used two layers of chipboard for the foundation so it’s sturdier.