Hi there bloglanders
As promised I'm sharing with you the mini, mini love note books I made for my friend's girls. I made four - three for the girls and one for me to use on Valentine's day. You will see that they are all different colours as I only used scraps and recycled paper.
For the front page I punched a heart with a spellbinders die and then used a smaller one for the inside cut out. The idea is that you can write the mini book's title on the first white heart peek-a-boo style. Inside there are 10 white hearts and the back page is red once again. A small binder ring keeps them together but I plan to do some for a craft market and intend to use ordinary key rings as they are much cheaper. Just make sure that you punch the holes on all the hears in the same place. I used a cropadile to do a small hole through the whole stack and then made neat ones over them with a normal office punch. (Tip: use clothes pegs to keep your stack intact)
If you don't have a heart punch or die - just cut a template and you're off. For the front page you can loose the peek-a-boo and glue a smaller white heart onto the red one for a title. Printed paper will make beautiful hearts as well but I used office scraps for the inside and I actually love the simplicity of the red and white.
For the girls I packed their mini, mini love note books in small glassine envelopes and jazzed it up with a few scraps of paper and die cuts. They loved the books as well as the packaging.
I packed mine in a tin recycled from last year's Valentine's day. My idea is to write a love quote on every page and give it to someone special. To me this is a much more personal gift than chocolates and cheaper too! Once again, an idea to reuse, recycle and utilize the tools you already have in your stash.