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Monday, January 23, 2012

valentines gift box ....plus box instructions

Good evening, hope you are all well. I have another box tonight, this time using the gorgeous image called "buzz in the air" from Penny Black. A simple red and black theme for birthday or valentines day. The sentiment is one of my favourites as it is so versatile from Imaginations!. The large flower I have made from the tattered florals Tim Holtz die, and the cute little hip rose buds are from wild orchid crafts. The larger rose is a kaiser flower (from memory???). The hats pins are my own creations and the little heart charm I got from ebay. A little tip: buy cheap chains from kids jewellery for the chain- much cheaper than by the metre at craft stores....you can even get them cheap with little trinkets on them that you can use on your cards! The black and white paper is more like material that I got from a closing down sale of one of our local scrapbooking shop.... a snapped up all that was available- for 20c a 12" sheet- who wouldn't!!!!!Ribbon is from Craft Queen. As usual, stickles, glamour dust and dimension magic is also used :0) I make all my boxes my self....this one here is from an A4 peice of 1.8mm chipboard from ebay. I etch 3cm in from each edge, cut out the corners and stick together with framing tape. The lid is done exactly the same way, only you need to etch 2.5cm in from each edge so the lid fits over the base.
Thanks for stopping by stay safe XOX Tania

I am entering this box into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge using animals (hedgehog)
Penny Black Challenge using crafty bargains (chain, heart charm, paper)
The sweet stop sketches challenge: non-traditional valentines
Cupcake craft challenge: all you need is love

Take care XOX Tania


  1. Such a gorgeous box well done Ginny

  2. Gorgeous card love the colour combo,thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake and good luck.
    Hugs louise xx

  3. Hi Tania
    pretty neat site , lots of love put into your creations ... love aunty Helen xo

  4. Gorgeous project, many thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs

  5. such a gorgeous valentine box...thanks for sharing your delicious crafty bargain and for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  6. What a sweet card! Love the cute image, the color... the flowers and stick pins are beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week! :o)

  7. What a wonderful idea using the sketch as a jumping off spot for your box lid! Love the adorable image, colors, and beautiful floral accents! Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

  8. Gorgeous gift box, love the details. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
    Hugs Kat xx

  9. Such a sweet and adorable card!! Love the colors and pretty details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!