Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Welcome to our January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We are starting a new year of blog hops for you all featuring Close to My Heart's Stamp of the Month.

This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Happy Valentine's" throughout the month of January. This versatile set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. (That’s a $17.95 value!)

This set is just so pretty and has 4 different sentiments included!

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this beautiful stamp set from many talented crafty ladies! Enjoy our blog hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create

If you came from Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie then you are in the right place!

For my project, I wanted to do something a little different with this stamp set than say, a card or a layout. I remembered some of my crafty friends had made boxes and put candy in them, and I thought perfect! I decided on the largest flower in the set to be my main image, and after that all I needed to do was decide on the box size. This box was cut from the Artiste cricut cartridge, page 49. To make the base, use 3D object and the letter o, and to make the lid, use shift 3D object and the letter O. The box is cut at 5 3/4 for both pieces.

I stamped the flower stamp in my white daisy pigment ink. I stamped the Happy Valentine's day using smokey plum pigment ink, which can be found in the mini pigments pads set, enchantment. I then decided that my box could use a little bling, so I got out my sparkles flourishes. The sparkles were a little too big, so I cut them to the size I needed. I used seam binding ribbon for my bow.

This box is large enough to hold 20 of the candies you see. I was not sure what size to cut it at, so I messaged my friend Bonnie Donaghy to see how big she made her boxes at Christmas. She cut hers at 4 inches and 8 candies will fit in the box. This box would also be great for notes, cards, or other small gifts.

Black card stock  1386

Artiste cricut cartridge Z1790

Janurary stamp of the month S1301

White daisy pigment ink Z2163

Mini pigment pad set~enchantment Z2502

Sparkles flourishes Z1708

Color-ready seam binding ribbon Z1732

Your next stop on our Valentine's hop is Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious 
Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie
Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts <----------- You are here
Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper<---------------- Go here next
Cat ~ CatScrapbooking
Donna ~ Diary of a Scrapbook Addict
Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.


  1. That colour combo is stunning. Great idea with the gift box.

  2. Love it! very dramatic with the black and white.

  3. this is lovely. It ill make a great gift. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  4. Very cute box love the white on the black

  5. Stunning gift box. i love it. Thanks for sharing

  6. Thank you all for the nice comments. I hope that my project inspired you to make something pretty!

  7. That is really neat! I love it, and the colours too!

  8. I just love this idea of the box, great for treats!


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