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Friday, January 9, 2009

Prissy Valentine...



I just sat down and whipped this up. I must say ahead of time that I got the idea to make this box from a very talented lady on SCS, her SCS name is girls3boys0. Mine turned out bigger than hers as I added side panels to make it deeper, but it's her idea, I just changed it to work for me.

Supplies:
Sizzix BigShot for SU
Sizzix Bigz Scallop Envelope Die (exclusive to SU)
Pink Pirouette CS
Bella Rose DSP
Chocolate Chip ink
Sm Oval Punch
Pretty In Pink Organdy ribbon - retired
Silver brad
(Sentiment) Holidays & Wishes ('for you') All Holidays
Pearls are Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards (love these!)
Flowers are Kaiser Scrapbook

Ok, so I didn't stick to my clean out the stash rule on this one, I don't think I will keep that resolution...LOL!

I cut 2 envelopes and put Sticky Strip on the outside of the 2 small flaps (do on both). With the scrap CS, I cut 2 pieces 1 3/4x2 1/4 and adhered to those, using them to make the sides of the box. Then I added SS to the outside of one bottom flap, and stuck 'em together. Clear as mud? Good, I will move on! DSP is cut to 1 3/4 x 11 and I used SNAIL to glue it on, using SS only one the end in the back. I then put on the front of the flap (front side) and folded it down to create the front of the box. The GREAT thing about this die is that those preforations (sp, I am tired) are made into the die, achieving that pierced look. Then I glued the ribbon down in the back, again with SNAIL just so it doesn't slip down. Tied the knot in the front. Stuck the flower on with the Silver brad, and stamped FOR YOU in Choc Chip ink on a scrap of Bella Rose DSP (I swear I collect scraps...LOL!), sponged the edges, and glued it on sticking out from the flower. Then I decided it looked empty, so I added 3 pearls to the bottom corner, and VOILA! I love this!

PS--Before adhering box, I stamped Happy Valentine's Day upside down on the flap...got a little smear of ink, but in respect for my resolution to become a thriftier crafter, I kept going with it!

I made this just a minute ago, and loved it so much I had to blog it right now! I also sponged the edges of the entire box with Choc Chip ink for some depth. This will hold special chocolates for my Mom for V-Day...

***All items SU unless I specify otherwise in the description. Off to make another one!

17 comments:

scrappinmominky said...

Very cute. The design is adorable and the colors are fabulous. Love it!

gale said...

Gorgeous!! Love all the details and the soft pink color.

jennifer said...

This is sooo pretty! I absolutely love it- I'm sure your mom will be quite impressed when she receives
it :)

Tessa said...

This is so cute!!! I love it!

Dawn said...

what a lovely valentine! great job!

Traci said...

Very cute! Love the colors you used. I like the little pearls and the flower you added. Great idea for Valentines

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh, I love this little box! It is so cute! I also really like your Target mailboxes! I have one from last year as well, as a friend sent it to me. Mine is naked...I should decorate it!

Love how you are using your stash! Keep it up!! Don't give in to the 40% off coupons!!

fishlips said...

Wow is this ever Elegant looking the colors are just amazing so soft and so so pretty!!!!!

Louise Forsyth said...

This is so PRETTY! I just love it. And the pearls are a beautiful touch.

Jen said...

This is stunning! I love the ribbon and pearls:)

Sankari W. said...

WOW Naomi! This is awesome - what a great idea! Love those pearl accents on the bottom and the sweet bow! What a great box to hold all your Mom VDay cards!!! love it!!
best wisehs,
Sankari :)

Heather said...

Beautiful box! I love the colors you used! You did an amazing job!

thescrapmaster said...

Very pretty! I love it!!!! (Does that make me prissy?!)

~Samantha

CathyRose said...

Wow, this is really pretty! I love the inked edges too!

Cheryl said...

Naomi this is simply gorgeous! I am betting your mom will really love it.

Rachel Brumley said...

This is adorable! I love the ribbon and flower.

Laura said...

very cute!!