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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.

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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. 
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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
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Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog