As I had mentioned before, it's really a two prong kit: first, building the book, then decorating it.
The style is classic and girlie combined...lots of black and white/ivory, accented with bits of fuschia here and there. The theme of the book is "I Love" and it's a great way to capture the people, places and things you love. It wasn't styled to be a true Valentine book...just a book about your loves.
The structure that we will be building is called a Jacob's Ladder book and it's based on the little wooden clacker toys that have been around forever. To be honest with you, I actually had never built one of these until I decided to use it for this month's kit. Why didn't I? Well, quite honestly, every time I looked at the instructions, I felt overwhelmed. So, what I decided to do was to photograph each step of the book building process, to mark each of the boards so there wouldn't be any question as to whether it was the correct side and basically to write up the instructions in a simpler, easier to understand style. I sometimes think that professional book artists like to murky up the waters a bit...then you need them to help you figure out how to do it. :)) The steps that I took to make this book will hopefully demystify the process a bit.
BUT, from all of the classes I have taught over the years, I know that there will be some that will freak out when they see that there are over 20 steps. So, to take care of that, I will be including instructions to build an alternate book...it won't be a Jacob's Ladder book with all of it's grand properties, but it will be a ribbon bound accordion that will allow you to build each page as shown and won't raise your blood pressure or cause you to down a whole bottle of wine in the process. :))
ETA: Since I just completed the book, it will take several weeks for the product to come and for me to create the kits so they will be going out February 26th. Thanks so much for looking and for the orders that have been flooding my inbox in the past few minutes!