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valentine’s day ideas using project life

Valentine's Day photo booklet using Project Life cards

If you are like me, you probably love using your Project Life® cards for anything and everything you possibly can! A few of our Creative Team members have come up with some fantastic ideas for Valentine’s Day and we hope this gives you a little bit of inspiration leading up to this fun holiday!

Mini Fold-out Album

Creative Team member Constanze Wirtz designed this beautiful folding album using a few supplies she already had and then adding Project Life cards and photos. We love the concept and think this would be a fun album to create for anyone for any occasion. It works especially great for Valentine’s Day!


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To create this album, you will need two sheets of cardstock that measure 4 1/4 x 11 inches (which is one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet cut in half).

1. Fold cardstock at these measurements: 3 1/4″, 3 1/2″, 6 7/8″, 7 1/8″, and 10 5/8″. Repeat with the second sheet.

2. Glue both sheets together at the 3/8 inch leftover at the end of each of the sheets.

3. Cut another piece of paper (in this example it’s red) measuring 3/4″ and fold these at 1/4″ from both sides. (It may be easier to first score at 1/4, lay it on the part where the big sheets of cardstock are glued together, and score the second line where it’s needed).

4. Glue the small piece of red cardstock to the album (it will be the spine of your album).

5. Fold from both sides to the middle (see photos).

6. Use photos and Project Life cards and embellish as you like. Constanze used the Love Story cards from Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

Box of Notes

Annelie Maddock shared this gift that she made for her daughter. She expressed that she felt a need to connect with her daughter on a daily basis in more ways than one. In thinking about what would work, she had the idea to give her a small box filled with love notes! We love this idea and love how she implemented it. Who wouldn’t love a box of notes to read when you’re having a bad day?

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Valentines 2 Annelie

Valentines 4 Annelie

Simple Valentines

Debra Tuffner knew she could use her Project Life cards for valentines for her kids’ classmates.

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Using filler cards from the Blush Edition, Debra punched a hole in the top and bottom of each card and slid a pencil through the two holes. Easiest handmade valentine ever!



Debra used cards from the Digital Confetti and Kiwi Editions to make valentines for her daughter. She printed her cards straight from the computer and cut them out. Using a small hole punch, she punched two holes and slid a lollipop through each one.

Keeping your Child’s Valentines

This is a great use of our Project Life Photo Pocket Pages for keeping all (or some) of your child’s valentines from their classmates. Alena Honeycutt and Jamie Rieger shared examples of how they keep their kids’ favorite Valentine’s Day cards!


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Whatever you are working on for the upcoming holiday, we hope this has given you a little bit of inspiration to draw from!


5 Responses

  1. Julierose says:

    Love that fold out card–so cute–great use of on hand materials–thanks so much for sharing hugs, Julierose

  2. Monica says:

    oh my GOODNESS – –

    SUPER CUTE IDEAS! Love the pencils – easy peasy for parents to do with kids, or in my case grandFRIEND – – :)

  3. Artful Leigh says:

    Amazing! Such great ideas! Thanks for sharing this!!

  4. Shellie says:

    I love these! I’m making the fold out mini book for my mother for sure! Thanks so much!

  5. Joyce says:

    Thanks for the ideas!