Saturday, February 11, 2012

it's Valentine!

As you can see in this blog's name, my photography studio and  just my life in general, I love hearts! So, Valentine is one of my favorite times of the year. I adore this year's Starbucks Valentine cup and held on to 2 of these to make 2 projects: The first project is a Coffee Album. I absolutely cannot resist these albums and just had to make one. I used the starbucks cup but had to make a few alterations as the HEART would have been on the back cover. I will explain the how to after the pictures:

You can download the instructions to making a coffee album at 2peas by downloading my free coffee album (the instructions are included with the free download)
I also have a Valentine edition of the coffee album on 2peas... you can buy it here.
How I had to modify this album:
  1. 1. The heart with the word LOVE is actually on the back end of the cup. So, I flattened the cup and cut out the part that you see in the pictures.
  2. 2. Using a piece of chipboard, I folded it in half and traced + cut the love part to it. Make sense? Please ask your questions in the comments if my explanation is not clear enough.
  3. For the embellishment on the front I used tulle... a long piece folded in 4. and in the middle of the four layers i added these gold leaves (i found them at Michaels). To keep it in place I stitched it right in the middle. - with silver thread.
  4. The pages is actually just 2 pages (4 sides) and in the middle I added a paper heart from 2 different kinds of paper.

Thanks for looking! I will post another project with this cup soon!!
love and a kiss

Products used in my Valentine projects:


Maria Therese said...

Beautiful ♥

Marisa G said...

I love this project! I have your freebie coffee cup album. And, I keep taking pictures of those cute Starbuck's Valentines cups. So, I think this is just a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing!

Shahrul Niza said...

They are so gorgeous!! I love them!

alexa said...

Very cool and beautifully photographed!

Trine Brandt-Lassen said...

Love it. Wish I could get my hands on a Valentines cup and make one myself. Its beautiful

Cristina said...

Wow Wilna, thank you so much for sharing this!!!! I have a breakfast date with DH at Starbucks tomorrow morning - all because I need to get this cup! :) I love your style so much, and this album is adorable!

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