Valentine's Day is always loaded with sweet stuff - most of which will either be tossed in the trash not long after, make your love handles a little bigger or rot your teeth. How about a super sweet, sugar- and fat-free gift that sticks around all year? Here's a fun idea - create a 7x5 Softcover StoryBook for someone in your life that you love, and make it all about the 10 reasons you love them most. And, if you order your StoryBook (US|Canada) before midnight on January 26 at midnight CT, you'll save 20%!
To get started, choose 11 of your favorite photos of the loved one who'll be the lucky recipient of your book. Ideally, the photos will be of them doing something that you love, but it's not completely necessary. They can just be cute photos of them in general. One photo goes on the cover, the rest each go on one side of the two-page spreads throughout the book.
Next, start your project - I chose to start with a blank book, then went with full-bleed photos on one side of each spread with a reason and a few embellishments on the opposite spread. I used the Be My Valentine Digital Kit (US|Canada) to embellish my pages - I just added a paper for the background and used the embellishments and a little text to finish. The font I used is "A Little Pot". Below are a few sample spreads I created:
And, if you can't read the writing on each, for the 3rd reason, it says "You have the most adorable smile and it makes me happy to see it every day!". The 8th reason says "You still give me sweet little kisses on the cheek any time I want one!".
My super-digi friend Leanne Bailey also created some books for her kiddos too. Here are some sample spreads she created:
For Leanne's books, she also chose the Be My Valentine Digital Kit (US|Canada). The text on the first set of pages reads: "Reason number 9 that i think you are special is because you love wishing flowers and you believe that your wishes will always come true". The text on the second set of pages reads "Reason number 5 that I love you is because you are creative in your own special way. You take your time and always do your best". Journaling font is Pacifico and the number font is Budmo Jiggler.
Have fun! :)