Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LOVE Notes Container

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I wanted to share a Valentine project that I made for Sheila's wonderful blog : SHE'S A SASSY LADY a few weeks back!  This Love Notes Container is perfect for tucking little love notes in - for that special someone or everyone in your house! :-)  Here is the finished container. I used the fabulous papers and embellishments in the February kit from CLUB RUBY DESIGNERS . (As a side note, Club Ruby Designers as we know it right now will be ending so head over there to take advantage of a great sale on past kits! Don't worry, bigger and better things are on the way!!)

I started with an 18oz. empty oatmeal container.

Cut a 6 5/8"x12" piece of pink card stock.

Wrap around the container and adhere. There will be a small gap but we'll be covering that up next.

Cut a 1 1/2"x6 3/4" strip of black dot paper to adhere and cover the gap. This will be the front.

Cut another strip from the same paper measuring 2 1/2"x6 3/4" and adhere it on the opposite side of where the previous strip was placed. 

Here I tried to show how the two strips are positioned opposite of each other.

Cut a 3 1/4"x9" strip of white dot paper - use a border punch on both ends before adhering centered over  the smaller strip that is on the front.

Thread some ribbon through holes made with the border punch and tie a bow.

Adhere sticker letters to spell "LOVE NOTES" centered on front. Outline with black gel pen to define them. Add some stitching with a white gel pen.

Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, cut various shapes and stamp with the "Mad About You" stamp set from CTMH.  I put brads from the CRD kit in 3 of the shapes. 

Cut a 3 1/2" circle - (I used George and Basic Shapes) - to put on the lid. I cut it out of pink glitter paper.

Cut a 2" scalloped rectangle from Art Philosophy to mount on the matching chipboard shape in the CTMH bundle.  Stamp Happy Valentine's Day and adhere two gems from the kit. Embellish with a black gel pen.

Mount label on the lid and do some stitching with a black gel pen.

Add embellishments! I used pop dots for some of them.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to make time to make something beautiful today! :-)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

This is adorable! I LOVE to alter things as well!! Welcome to CWC DT. I look forward to getting to know you better and have fun crafting with you! Also, I am happy to hear you have been cancer free for 9 years!! When I came on board I was recovering from Thyroid cancer. :)