I know I made a box like this a couple weeks ago, but they’re so much fun to make! And even more fun to fill! Here’s the tutorial that inspired my box. My goal was to have all of the cards inside tie in with the paper I used on the box. However, I didn’t have a matching ink. So I stamped my images with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, and stamped over it with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Perfect match!
Both of the patterned papers I used came from Hobby Lobby, and they coordinate pretty well. The solid pink paper I used to mat everything also came from Hobby Lobby. Much as I love buying online, sometimes it’s better to see it in person to get a great match. All of the paper I used today is from Paper Studio.
I had scraps of this paper left over, and I couldn’t bear to throw it away, so I made it into cards! First I cut strips of paper to 1 1/2 by 5″, and the mat to 1 3/4 x 5 1/4. Next I stamped the sentiments with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I used Clearly Besotted’s My Valentine stamp set to add the sentiment on the left. The die cut Love is by Momenta. On the right I used the Simply Said You stamp set and die from Avery Elle. I die cut the words Love and You 3 times, and stacked them to give a little dimension. Finally I heat embossed the words with silver embossing powder, and attached them to the card with tape runner.
I had lots of the solid pink cardstock left, but it’s a little plain. So I heat embossed strips of paper with silver embossing powder, for a little pattern. I used Hero Arts’ Rings Bold Prints, Catherine Pooler Designs Plaid Background, and Modern Damask, also by Catherine Pooler Designs. Next I laid out the strips to figure out the placement for the sentiment. I used Hero Arts’ Celebrate Everyday and heat embossed the sentiment in silver, and added the pink strips with foam tape. This card is simple, and not too girly. It’s not easy to make a masculine Valentine, but this is pretty close!
I stamped another strip of pink cardstock with conversation hearts from my stash, and die cut a heart from the panel. Then I trimmed 1 inch off either side, so the heart would stand out. I fit the pieces together on my white card base, and attached the top and bottom pieces with tape runner. The heart was popped up with foam tape. I die cut Best by Catherine Pooler, and heat embossed it in silver. Next I used the Simply The Best stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs to stamp “Friend Ever” onto a strip of cardstock, and I cut banner ends before adding it to the front.
Not all Valentines have to be for a boyfriend or spouse! You may have a friend who would really appreciate a little card, especially if they’re single, or their loved ones aren’t able to be with them. I have several friends who are widows, and they love cards like this!
For this card, I kept it simple. I stamped a jewel from Winnie and Walter’s My Precious onto a scrap of white cardstock, and heat embossed it in silver. They I watercolored the gem with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. After it dried, I die cut the jewel using Postage Stamp Edge Dies from Simon Says Stamp. I added a strip of pink cardstock to the card base with tape runner, and added the panel with foam tape. The inside of this card says, “You are precious to me,” from the same stamp set.
I really love that heart paper! This time I turned it into a shaker card. The heart panel is popped up with foam tape, and I filled the pocket with pink glitter. I didn’t take photos of the process, but if you want more info, see the shaker cards I made here. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s My Valentine.
I really enjoyed making this box, and sharing it with you! Do you need any last minute valentines? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back again soon!