Monday, January 25, 2010

Love Is In The Air...

Is it obvious that I am ENJOYING Valentine card making a little too much?! (lol) It must be the LOVE that is in the air...or the simple fact that I {heart} this paper!
Patterned paper is Die Cuts With a View
Ribbon, Stamps and Red Cardstock all from Stampin Up
Materials used for this card are all from Stampin Up
Used Word Window and Modern Label punches from Stampin Up
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment to let me know you were here. Have a wonderful week! =)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sweetheart Box Tutorial ~ Part 1 ~

For those of us who do not have a Gypsy or DS, this is a quick and easy way to make a cute little box. To start off you will need two pieces of solid cardstock, double-sided sticky tape and a way to score the paper. The rest you can embellish any way you prefer.

Top piece is 4 7/8 x 4 7/8

Bottom piece is 8 1/2 x 3 1/4

Sweetheart Box Tutorial ~ Part 2 ~

The first piece of cardstock will be cut at 4 7/8 x 4 7/8
Score all 4 sides at 15/16
Score each corner square diagonally (from the corner score lines to the actual corner of the cardstock)
The second piece of cardstock will be cut at 8 1/2 x 3 1/4
Score lenghwise at 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2 and 7 1/2
It will look like the above photo
Take your first piece of cardstock and fold the two sides inward. Now flip over and adhere two strips of double-sided tape to the top and bottom. Position the longer cardstock with the 1/2 inch score line to the top (this will be the flap) and adhere the first piece to it, as shown. The score lines MUST line up on these two pieces for the box to function properly. Open the two sides and and adhere a tiny strip of double-sided tape to the 4 INSIDE (triangle shaped) corners.

Sweetheart Box Tutorial ~ Part 3 ~

The box is formed, you can leave as is for a "collapsible" box or add 4 more strips of adhesive to make it "NON collapsible."
Take the 1/2 circle (cut with my cricut - George cart), your paper piercer and find the center of the box front. Pick out a brad and attach.
This is how you will fasten the lid of the box.
Now you can decorate the top of your box
And don't forget to fill the box for your sweetheart!
Have fun creating and thanks for stopping by. =)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine Sweetheart Boxes

These are great little boxes to give your sweetheart for Valentine's Day. They are super easy to make and tons of fun to decorate.
I used brown cardstock for this box along with patterned paper from SU
I made the flower using a scalloped punch and added a rhinestone to the center
The box ends up being approximately 3 1/4 x 3 inches and stands a little over an inch tall. The lid is fastened using a circle and brad. Easy to open and close!
Thanks for dropping by! :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Love You Much...

Speaking of love...I just LOVE the card kit my friend Barb (aka Snowmanlover) put together for her Stampin Up customers. For those of us who are "card challenged" this is definitely a terrific purchase! I used the cardstock and ribbon, along with the actual base for the card that was included in my kit. Did I mention the envelopes are also included...what an AWESOME kit! I used the "love you much" stamp set for this card and colored it in with the SU markers. The felt flower and leaf are also from Stampin Up.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My New SU Goodies are Here...

You have got to see this GORGEOUS patterned paper in person! The glittery shimmer is hard to capture on camera but you can still see the wonderful double-sided designs.
Scalloped circle flower with rhinestone
Unmounted stamp - "Well Scripted"
"Chocolate Chip" - Satin Ribbon
Designer paper - "Sending Love"
Stamp set - "Holiday Best"
(Inside of card)
Unmounted stamp - "Well Scripted"
"Pretty in Pink" - Satin Ribbon
3 Heart Punch
Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Whooo loves U ...

I DO!!!

Valentines Day will be here before you know it so I am super excited to get started with my cards. I have one down and umm...several to I used Storybook Cricut cartridge for the owl and paper is Stampin Up and Die Cuts with a View. The ribbon is also from Stampin Up along with the hearts punch.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week! =)