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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful day filled with Love!

I spent some wonderful creative time with my friend Margo this week and introduced her to my world of card making and Stampin' Up!  Margo was on a mission to make her man Harvey a beautiful "something", for Valentine's Day, and I want to share her accomplishment. 

Margo had written a very special poem for her husband that reflected not only on her Valentine's Day wishes, but also was a celebration of their recent wedding anniversary and some of her husband's personal and work related milestones. 

Let me tell you, working with Margo on this project was fantastic.  The creative process involved in first deciding what to make and then running with her concept and ideas was a real rush and something I truly enjoyed.  Margo is one of those self-assured, dynamic, "think on your feet women" who came in knowing where she wanted to go with this project but wanting me to show her the way to make it a super "WOW!  I think we both accomplished those goals.

The hardest part of the creative process for me, is deciding what you want to make, and let me tell you, this project was certainly no exception.  

Once I'd shown Margo samples of various card styles she decided to create a Top Note Flip Album.  This was an ideal style for her project because the accordian pages would better show-case her four paragraph poem and love messages. She wanted a very clean masculine look so we chose to use Riding Hood Red, Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstocks.  To accent the pages and compliment the cardstock we added Stampin' Up!s beautiful Love Letter designer series paper (page 173 of the Idea Book and Catalogue).  Most of the sentiments and the poem were computer generated.

Here is the cover of the Top Note Flip Album.  The Heart is from the Hostess Set Punch Potpourri (page 10 IB&C).  Basic Rhinestones were used to add bling to the heart. 

This is the interior view of her Top Note album showcasing personal messages and her poem.

Here is a view of the back of her album.  The XO symbols were generated on the computer.

This is a view of the back of the album when it's closed.  Riding Hood Red Seam binding was used instead of ribbon  to close the album. 
Okay, so I hope you enjoyed looking at this project.  As a side note Margo's husband was "WOWED" and very appreciative of the work she had put into making their celebration so special. 


paper bag create said...

It is a GORGEOUS project! Love it Penny! Happy Valentine's Day girlfriend!

Melissa said...

This is lovely Penny, Love the top note done as an album this way, very nice, oh and a very happy valentines to you Penny, I hope your day is a beautiful one,Melx

Christi Sheroky said...

So Cute!
Following you from SC. Swing on by when you have time. :)

helloholley said...

Penny, this is stunning!!! Awesome project! ;)

Crystal said...

What a sweet and beautiful project! tfs

Maureen Rauchfuss said...

Penny - this is wonderful - I love it!

Ink Paper Stamp said...

What a cool project. I love the idea of using the top note for the front and back of this project. I am going to have to give this one a try. Thanks for such a great idea.