By Card Making & Scrapbook Contributor
Don’t know what to get the one you love this Valentine’s Day? Give him or her the gift of love with coupon surprises. These coupons give the bearer the gifts you decide to share and enjoy together to create those special moments.
Read How to Make It After the Jump…
Begin creating the book by cutting a piece of card stock (8 ½” x 11” Super Value Pack used) that measures 4” wide by 11” long with your paper trimmer. Score (Martha Stewart Scoring Board used) it in half and fold at the score line. This will give you a book that measures 4” wide x 5 ½” in length.
Score at the ½” mark from the left side. Make sure that there is a good, crisp score line on both the front and back covers.
Round the corners on the left side of the book only. Use the ¼” corner rounder (Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper used).
Cut several sheets of white card stock (Super Value Pack used) that measure 5 ¼” x 3 ¾” and round the corners on the left sides only. Cut enough card stock for the number of coupons you want to create for the book.
Use a perforating blade to create perforation marks ¾” from the left side of each coupon. This is so that the coupons can be torn out of the book and used as wanted.
These are what your coupons will look like at this point.
Stamp in black ink using the Martha Stewart Custom Stamp Setting Kit, what you want the coupons to be good for as shown in the picture above. Also, stamp with the black ink a matching image such as a heart or lips.
Place strips of ¼”” double sided tape on each of the coupons and the on the inside back cover of the book between the fold and the score line.
Carefully stack all of the coupons on top of one another after removing the protective strip from the tape. Remove the last piece of strip from the top coupon and close the front cover of the book to adhere it to the coupons.
This is what your coupon book now looks like inside.
Next, punch 3 hearts from card stock (purple, pink, green card stock used) and stamp the word “Love” in black ink using the Martha Stewart Custom Stamp Setting Kit. Adhere them to the book using 3-d adhesive squares.
You now have a finished coupon book to give as a gift to the one you love this Valentine’s Day. Be creative and choose activities that you will both enjoy such as a hug or kiss, a movie night or a date night. Make the coupons special for the both of you so that you will each have some special memories this Valentine’s Day!