Friday, February 8, 2008

Smitten With Love Valentine Box


My little trinket box Valentine decoration is made from papers in the K & Company's Smitten line. I was "smitten" with this idea (tee-hee) after seeing a box made using ribbon spools. A heavy cardboard spool from inside a roll of metallic tape my husband had given me from his toolbox is the "box". Next, I played with my heart size to get it big enough to fit front to back & side to side to cover the spool for a lid & bottom. I painted my spool pink & covered the outside with various Smitten papers. Since the only chipboard I had was coasters from a local restaurant, I had to cut half a heart shape from each & glue them together in the center. Covering them with Smitten paper top & bottom made them sturdy. I then glued the bottom to my spool and while it dried, cut a second decorative little heart from my paper, attached the metal "Love" charm with a jeweled brad and glittered the lid edge with pink glitter to finish it off.
Paper: K & Company's "Smitten"
Glitter: Denami Design
Embellishments: Making Memories Jeweled Brad; Metal Word from stash

10 comments:

Han said...

This is gorgeous what a lovely gift for someone. I have these papers I now need to do smething like this - thanks for the inspiration :):)

Gwen Snater said...

gorgeous...I just love it!!! looks like lots of work!! really like the way you finished the top!!

Kim said...

Very elegant - love it. Kim sbs8

Frances said...

this is gorgeous, really lovely gift as you can tell a lot of work and love went into it.

Etha said...

NEAT!! I love using "stuff" for my crafting, it feels so good to re_use things that I would otherwise throw away. Great job on the covering with the pretty paper!

Deva said...

Love the paper - what an adorable idea - if you don't give it away bring it to the next card group and do a "show and tell"

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Su Davis said...

What a work of Art, it's truly love-ly!

Su

TotallyAddinktive said...

oh what a great idea! I love the papers too ... very nice indeedy .. Leonie SBS8

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