Mini Heart Books

Materials

  • Assorted print papers, eight
  • Embellishments: beads, heart charms, decorative clips, stickers, small die-cut designs
  • Red ribbons: satin, organza, metallic

Tools

  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting System and Heart #1 Die
  • Bone folder
  • Paper glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, hole punch, black marker or pen

Directions

STEP 1

  • Die cut eight hearts from print papers. Score each heart at vertical center using bone folder. Crease well.

STEP 2

  • Adhere hearts together with one half of each connected to one half of another. Continue adhering until all eight hearts are connected. (Note: The folded heart shape will resemble a book.)

STEP 3

  • Attach photos with clips or adhere in place on folded pages. Write messages using marker or pen and adhere other images, die cuts, or small flat embellishments as desired.

STEP 4

  • Punch small hole into side on front and back section of folded hearts. Thread red metallic ribbon through hole on each section; tie ends together into knot.

STEP 5

  • Measure and cut 12” red satin ribbon length. Fold in half and tie knot about 1-1/2” from fold, forming loop. Bring one tail on loop down edge where book opens and other tail down through fourth page. Form knot at bottom of folded heart.

STEP 6

  • Add beads or charms onto ribbon ends; trim if necessary. Tie small length of ribbon onto bottom of charms to attach larger charm or embellishment. Attach ribbon through top loop and tie into bow.

Tip

  • 1. Eyelets can be added to the punched hole to reinforce and keep ribbon from tearing the paper when hanging.
by Madeline Arendt
Mini Heart Books
Mini Heart Books