Thursday, September 2, 2010

Valentine Coupon Book

February 7, 2010

by Eileen Hull

Don't tell my husband, but he's getting a special Valentine this year. We were looking through some old papers a few weeks ago and came across coupon books that we had given each other on our fifth anniversary, when we had two little ones and money was tight. I decided to revisit the idea and give him one this coming Valentine's Day. Of course, in the early days, all these cool supplies and tools were not available to create with. Technology is a wonderful thing!

Sizzix products used:

Other products used:

  • Heart brads (Recollections)
  • Wired ribbon
  • Cream cardstock
  • Mat board scraps
  • Fleece scrap
  • Spray adhesive
  • Faux velvet
  • Foam strips
  • Strong double-sided tape

Box assembly:

  1. Run 6" x 13" cream mat board through the Big Shot using the Notebook Pocket ScoreBoards die.
  2. Center Textured Impressions folder at the bottom of the cut out box and run through Big Shot again. Repeat on back side.
  3. Using spray adhesive, adhere red faux velvet to a 5" x 5" scrap of mat board. Position Primitive Heart die on scrap and die cut with Big Shot..
  4. Cut a scrap of teal mat board to 2 1/4" x 3 3/4". Round corners if desired.
  5. Die-cut a small flower from fleece using the Box w/Scallop Flap & Flowers or other small flower die you happen to have. Punch a hole in heart where desired and poke a brad through the flower and secure to the heart.
  6. Use foam tape to raise heart and position on top of scrap teal rectangle.
  7. Mark and punch holes for three heart brads on side of box. Insert.
  8. Assemble the box and use double-sided tape or brads to hold together. Wrap ribbon around top of box and tie a bow. Adhere heart piece to box.

Coupon book:

  1. On the computer, lay out a 3" x 5" coupon book cover and pages, inserting desired coupon offers available. Print and trim to size. Round corners.
  2. Punch hole at top of booklet and insert brad or ribbon to keep book together. This also makes it easy to remove a page when a coupon is redeemed.
  3. Slip coupon book in Notebook Pocket box. Present to your lucky recipient and be ready to pay up!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

From my (snowed in) studio to yours,


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