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February 3, 2011

A Collection of Love MiniBook Ideas & Valentine Product Suggestions

Today I’m sharing a collection of links to past Valentine’s and love-related minibooks I’ve created. All projects include links to the original post – a few of them include free downloads to get you going on the project.

Love You Today Because | 2010 (photo above)
Change the colors to red + pink for the perfect little Valentine minibook. Includes video tutorial on working with the printable elements and free printable strip elements.

I Love You Minibook | 2008
Includes free title page and interior page downloads. One of my favorites.

Love MiniBook/Card | 2009
Includes supply list and links.

Little Bits Of Love Card | 2009

Love Board Book | 2008
Includes links and supply lists.

A Bit Of Heart | 2008
Minibook. Includes a free PDF how-to download.

Love You digital freebie element | 2010
Free digital download.

And if you’re looking to add some love-related digital elements, here’s a few of my favorites from my collection:

For The Love Of Brushes & Stamps (everything on both these previews comes in one kit)

Love Boxes Brushes And Stamps

Little Bit Of Messy Love

Love Mini Line Stacks

Love You Embellishment Collection

Love Word Art

Hoping to put together a little something love-related before the weekend. Valentine minibooks are always such fun projects.


  • 1.
    audra said…

    THANKS so much for the “love freebie” Ali! These mini books are great. What a WONDERFUL gift idea! I might have to make one for my hubby!

  • 2.
    Katy said…

    I am so excited about this!!! THANK YOU! I think my favorite is the I Love You Minibook with the tiny felt heart. You are so thoughtful to do this! I could hug you!

  • 3.
    Susan said…

    Great idea Ali showing us your projects again. Even your ‘older’ projects are soo inspiring – ooh maybe that is why I’ve been lovin’ your work for soo long. Off to create (after I homeschool)!

  • 4.
    Susan Anderson said…

    “Love” this post and these projects. Made I Love You Minibooks yesterday and think I’ll try my hand at the Love board book. Thank you for the great ideas, inspirations, links, tutorials and freebies!

  • 5.
    Nicky from Canada said…

    These are always so inspirational!!

  • 6.
    kelly barton said…

    holy cow….loving all this!
    so much eye candy.

  • 7.
    Dori said…

    thank you so much, Ali.

    p.s. i LOVE your brushes.

  • 8.
    dawn said…

    I remember these Ali and love the idea. Would be so nice to have photoshop so I could buy these digital products you have, they are all so fun.

  • 9.
    Gina said…

    thanks Ali! as always i LOVE your stuff and ideas! i might have to try some of these this year!! lots of LOVE going around! have a great day!

  • 10.
    Susan Hodgson said…

    Cheers for the Love download and all the inspirational ideas…I love the Love Board Book 2008 the best. :)

  • 11.

    Such fun ideas and projects! Yay for celebrating love of all kinds.

  • 12.
    Mel said…

    Thanks for the inspiration and the freebie.

  • 13.
    karin said…

    May I please say thank you very much. You made my day. Thank you for your generousity.

  • 14.
    Suzie Perrie said…

    Lots of fun inspiration! Thanks for sharing the love.

  • 15.
    Radish said…

    I have just been wrestling with Valentine Ideas. Thank you.

  • 16.
    Myriam said…

    I so enjoy checking your site everyday. I truly love how you share so much and provide such inspiration… I received my Shutterfly books made after you shared the “10 Reasons I love you” book from Freckle Photography. I can only say :WOW! I would have never though of doing those in a million years!I am learning to use more of your Designer digital elements, and as always because you share so much, the scary part totally dissolves…
    Hats off to you and heartfelt thanks for sparking the love of scrapbooking and everyday blessings.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Oh I’m so glad you did that book! I’m hoping to do one for each of my kids for Valentine’s Day :) .

  • 17.
    Deirdre said…

    Thanks for these reminders of what’s in our “digi” stash:)

    I’m in the midst of a big purge in my home office, and finally went through the last of my saved CK magazines and donated them to our library. Very few pages were ripped out, as I’m realizing I have inspiration enough & just need to get busy telling our own story…but one page moved me to create—an old layout you did called “Remember me”. Different photos of you and Simon and journaling of the different ways you want him to remember you. I know such a page from my own mother would have been priceless, and that your layout said directly what so many of mine are really about. Thank you for sharing it.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      That’s one of my favorites. Thank you Deirdre.

  • 18.
    barb in Edmonton said…

    Thanks for the inspiration, Ali.

    Just wondering, is there an alphabet that’s done in a handwriting style, similar to Little Bit of Messy Love?

  • 19.
    SarahLP said…

    LOVE all of these projects – thanks so much for sharing – feeling very inspired to create!

  • 20.
    Amelia said…

    Thanks for the great tips – always love your inspiring little projects!

    Question: for the LOVE book ….where do you get transparencies like that? New to this hybrid stuff (I usually do digital scrapbooking.) THANKS!

  • 21.
    Jo said…

    Thank you for the recap. I made the 2008 ‘I love you’ mini-book back in 2008 as part of your weekend creative.
    This year I using your LOVE YOU BECAUSE’ digital kit to create a mini-book for my husband. Also have plans to do one for each of my boys too, although maybe not in time for Valentines Day. Thank you for always being so inspirational.

  • 22.
    Kirsten H said…

    so much love to share!! I think I am going to make the felt one, one for each kid.

  • 23.
    fliffy said…

    thanks for sharing Ali !!! love love love it… tweet about this entry just now :) hugs

  • 24.
    Stacey K said…

    Thanks Ali, I am making the 2008 I love you mini book for my husband for our 8th wedding anniverasry (we dont celebrate Valentines day as it is the day before our anniversary the day after) & I’ve printed the pages back to back & plan on stitching it together to the felt book & getting my three girls to put their hand prints on the I love you side & write a note or do a drawing on the other side as well as notes from me. He is away at the moment & will love getting this in the mail from us.

  • 25.
    Kristen said…

    I am trying to locate “1 CD Muckosky card” which you list under supplies on the PDF for the A Bit of Heart project. I’m wondering if you could give me a little more clarification (is it digital, greeting card, cardstock?) or a link would be even better. Thanks for sharing your talent with me!

  • 26.

    Ali – Thanks! Love the inspiration & the freebies!
    Retweeted your post!

  • 27.
    Arlyna said…

    I love your “Love You Because…” templates. Handmade 3 books (as we don’t have Shutterfly in Shanghai) and here’s some of the pages from the books:

    Thank you again for the inspiring work.

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