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Valentine's Mini Paperpad and a GIVEAWAY

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all of you that so dearly visit me everyday! As promised I have a sweet and cute little project that will make someone´s day today (my sister´s boyfriend)... It´s a mini Valentine´s notepad. This is the project I was working on when my Grand Calibur´s handle broke... Aham, this is the one! The request was to make a pad with the exact number of pages that this couple has been together in days. I could only get to cut 29 pages, they had to be many more, but even so I finished the project. Here it is:

Every page in the pad is embellished. It is supposed to be bulky, but the way I glued the pages together helped to keep it stable. I bind the pages with a method I've seen in Office Depot (referring to the one in my country). They press firmly the pages together, and they apply a special hot glue on the edge of the bulk of paper at the same time that they place a strip of paper (long as the pages are and wide enough to wrap them together). They use a machine for this. But the thing is that so many things can be done at home too, just stay curious and try it out. Here is a picture I found on the web:

I didn't use a wood press, because I worked with fewer and smaller pages. I used a hot glue gun to stick the little pad. You have to be very fast and try to apply the glue evenly and wrap the pages with the strip of paper quickly. And you shouldn't open the pad but until it´s completely dry.

I hope you enjoyed this little project today, and maybe, just maybe you are motivated to try it yourself.

Now for the giveaway! Even better than Valentine´s treats are blog candies don't you think! Today you have the opportunity to win one of my favorite digital paper sets from Shery K. Designs. These are great quality papers that you can print endlessly at home. Each paper measures 12 x 12 inch. You may recall that I use the vintage handwriting paper frequently. This set is one of my very favorites. 

Shery is kindly sponsoring this giveaway. If you would like to see more of her designs please visit her shop, at Shery K. Designs

You have 3 chances to win:
1. Follow my blog signing up with your email, and leave me a comment here on this blog post that you did.
2. Follow me on Pinterest and leave me a comment here on this blog post that you did so.
3. Like me on Facebook and leave me a comment here on this blog post that you did so.

* Check the right column on top, to go to my Pinterest and Facebook pages and to follow this blog.

All my fellow bloggers and visitors and designers from every different challenge site are very welcome to play. This is a humble present in appreciation to those who care and encourage me to keep on posting. Thank you so much! I will announce the winner next weekend.

For those of you that had a date night and for those who stayed at home and watch a good show or movie like me (for the first time ever I want to stay at home with my two sweeties - hubby & toddler), happy Valentine's day. 

This card is participating in:

Craft Hoarders Challenge Blog

CASology Blog

Naughty or Nice Blog

The Card Concept Card

 FFC #37 - Valentine's
Jo's Scrap Blog

Mema's Crafts Blog 

Challenge # 17 - Use red/pink
Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Digi Designs Challenge Blog

Ladybug Crafts Blog

Crafty Mojo Blog

Challenge #214 
Picture Inspiration
Stampin' Royalty

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog


  1. What a fabulous project! I love all the personal details...I'm sure the gift was well received!

  2. Graciellie,

    I think the little notepad is so cute...hope he likes it. I am following you on both Facebook and Pinterest. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

  3. This is a fabulous project... so much detail. Thanks for joining in the Love/Valentine's challenge at Di's Digi Designs Hope to see you in the new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

  4. such a cute mini! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!

  5. Adorable book you created. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  6. Gracielle! You are SOOO SWEET to come over & leave me a "Happy Valentines" message!!! Your work IS GORGEOUS & I just COULDN'T HELP MYSELF in responding to such BEAUTY!!!!!!!!:)Did you have a NICE VALENTINES with your Hubby & little one? (Enjoy your little one while you can! They grow up SOOO FAST!! Ours are off to college & we miss them SO!) Don't count me in on your give-away! I don't have a decent printer!!! It's a troublesome thing! LOL I'm SURE one of your loyal readers will LOOOOOOOVE this giveaway! The papers are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! You are SOOO SWEET!!!! LOOOOOVE your little album! Your Sister & her boyfriend will LOOOOOOVE THIS!!! I LOOOOOVE your suggestion on binding the little album too!!!! (It's BETTER than those expensive book binding machines!) :) BLESSINGS SWEET ONE!!!!!!!!!:)

  7. Wonderful project. Thanks for linking up at CASology this week.

  8. Beautiful project! I love the idea of doing things at home so my curiosity may win on this one. Thanks for visiting and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck and come again real soon.

  9. So sweet. I love that you did a little book! Wonderful. It is fun to see all of your style shine. Thanks again for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  10. Fabulous sweet... Thanks so much for joining in with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  11. What a totally gorgeous little project! So much work has gone into this book - it's amazing! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  12. What a wonderful project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders!

  13. Very pretty project. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week.

  14. Super Cute!I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

  15. Love this book. Thank you for sharing how you put it together. I am now following you on Pinterest, Facebook and via email. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful paper pack.

  16. Absolutely beautiful, love the cut out and flowers!! Thanks for joining us for our 1st challenge!!!

  17. Just amazing, so cute and I love the colors!!! Thanks for joining us for our 1st challenge!!!!

  18. Beautiful card, thanks for stopping in to play with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  19. Your talent and creativity is endless! This project is spectacular. I can just imagine how happy your customer will be with this stunning creation! Love the shades o monochramatic pinks that you used, especially in combination with the other colors of your project!

    Thanks so much for sharing your mini Valentine notepad with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

  20. This is so lovely !!! Beautiful project !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's Fun Friday Challenge !!!


  21. I love this pastel colours you use, great job! As I have no idea what is the pinterest, I have your e-mail & facebook subscription, hope will be enough for this giveaway ;) Thanks for inviting me & waiting for more lovely stuff! ;)

  22. What a wonderfully done little gifty :)Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's Fun Friday Challenge !!!

  23. Thank you for joining us over at the Kitty Bee Design Aloha Challenge

  24. AMAZING!!! Thank you for joining Kitty Bee Designs for our Aloha Friday Challenge #17- Red/Pink Primary Color.


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