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Saturday, February 7, 2015

My Sweet Ol' Valentine

Happy Saturday y'all!!!!

Sometimes you just need to play with really pretty paper and I get that with Graphic 45 papers. I love the vintage feel to these papers. I had this collection from last year and hadn't played with it yet. I looked at the papers first and thought about the kits from SVG Cuts. That helped me decide which papers to use and which kits would be awesome with this. So here is my take on the soap box from Honeybee Tea SVG Kit and the stamp card from Santa's Visit SVG Kit.

I made the soap box from Honeybee Tea SVG Kit at the size it imports. I used the Valentines papers from Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection. I loved the one Graphic that said "My Valentine" and used it as the focal point of my design. I used Tim Holtz vintage photo ink to give the papers an aged look. The accents were embossed using Cuttlebug musical notes emboss folder, then inked with vintage photo ink to bring out the embossing. The top panel which was used as my focal point for the box was inked as well.   I hot glued the lace around the top of it here and there. I added the bow to the top of that and used My Art Embellishments tiny keys I found at Michaels to put onto the ribbon. Using scissors I cut out the extra words to adhere to the bottom and sides of the box making sure they were inked as well. The whole box was inked as well to give the "Antique look" to it. This is one of the wonderful things about Graphic 45 papers is their dedication to the true vintage look.  I had wanted to use a stamp punch for some of the squares I added but that is one thing I do not have yet. Since it has come up several times now I need to make that purchase, instead I used a small square punch. 

To continue the whole feel of this gift I wanted to use the Stamp card from Santa's Visit SVG Kit. I cut it at the size it imports but made the background bottom panel slightly smaller and at an angle to look like postcards on top of the card. I put  it in back of the panel from the paper, then used the background top panel and used that on the base of my card.The background bottom panel was embossed with Musical Flourish Emboss folder from Cuttlebug to complete the entire look of the gift.  The antique adhesive nails are from K& Company and  were from my stash. I bought them on clearance a couple of years ago. I will have to look for something like that again as they have been very handy to have. All panels were inked. I know I am repeating myself but this is crucial to the old world look. Using the same ribbon in the corner and another darling My Arts Embellishments tiny key I hot glued those into place.

This will be a wonderful Valentines day gift box and card for someone special. Thank you so very much for stopping by and reading my blog. I hope you all have a wonderful day whatever your doing today and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings Sharalyn

SVG Kits Used:
Honeybee Tea SVG Kit
Santa's Visit SVG Kit

Supplies Used:

Graphic 45 Card Stock: Sweet Sentiments Collection
Close to My heart Card Stock: Vanilla
Tim Holtz Distress Ink:Vintage Photo
Cuttlebug Emboss Folder: Musical Notes
My Art Embellishments: Tiny Keys
K& Company Antique Metal Adhesives
Lace from Walmart
Ribbon from Stash
Hot Glue
Detail Glue Gun
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Cameo


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Linda ;) pretty easy though with Graphic 45!

  2. WOW Sharalyn - I'm loving all your creations! That owl you did for ask the SVG Cuts Guest Designer is absolutely amazing. Way to go!

    1. Thank you Amy, I can't express in words how much joy it gives me to make all these paper projects!!