I’m in month 2 of use up my stash and shop my closet. Part of the goal is to use more of my die cuts. Of course, I had to purchase some new ones to help me with using the old ones. That’s the crafter’s thought process. For Christmas I received the Diamond Press slimline nested die cuts as part of a boxed set from HSN. (I think they sold out) One of the products Beth Kingston, content creator for Diamond Press, showed a mini flip book using the dies, I was hooked. I decided to make a Silly Valentine’s Day Mini Flip Book using the Gecko Galz digital images.
I’m using up a Paris themed double-sided scrapbook paper pack. One side has a lovely, embossed gold design and the other has pink stripes. The other paper I selected had music paper on one side and the Eiffel Tower on the other. I decided to crop the paper so that a little bit of the Eiffel Tower would appear as you flip through. It would appear as if you were ascending the tower.
I used the largest decorative die to cut the cover. I went one size lower to cut the pages. For the middle page, I used the smallest sized die. I handstitched the binding using a simple 3-hole system. The ribbon was purchased on Etsy in a variety pack.
I then fussy cut out Valentine images from the Gecko Galz digital products. I sifted through the images to see which ones matched in size and relevance. I added a couple of pieces of washi tape to embellish.
For the center page, I wrote “won’t you be mine?”
This can be tucked inside a box of candies, an assortment of flowers, or simply stand on its own. Personalized notes can be written on the blank pages.
Supplies: cutting dies, die cut machine, scrapbook paper, hole punch, ribbon, needle to thread ribbon through the holes, washi tape, glue stick, and images.
I used the following Gecko Galz digital images:
Little Valentines Icon Collage, https://www.etsy.com/listing/591969195/little-valentine-icons-collage-sheet?click_key=3a7f0ca15bf4387780091994958bb7a6882db1f3%3A591969195&click_sum=5d6e9e5a&ga_search_query=valentine&ref=shop_items_search_4&pro=1.
Little Valentine Scraps, https://www.etsy.com/listing/1005744554/little-valentine-scraps-digital-collage?click_key=21b743e097cbd2768d4a74772085161f9878ab16%3A1005744554&click_sum=a521f9ac&ga_search_query=valentine&ref=shop_items_search_10&pro=1.