Thursday, January 15, 2009


Did the title of the blog post make you want to look? If I saw a blog mentioning chocolate you can bet I'd be racing right over to see what was up!

Today I want to share with you this wonderful Origami box with lid. The box without the lid finishes at 4" square by 2" deep - a perfect size to fill with decadent, rich chocolate Kisses for
Valentine's day. Just add the lid to keep the contents a surprise - because you have a kazillion possibilities to choose from to fill it.

I used a sheet of Designer Paper from SU! Bella Rose and a deep, rich Rose Red Cardstock to create the folded box. The heart is stamped with an image from "Gentler Times" (a favorite, retired SU! set) then cut-out and popped up on a square mat created with the Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch. Pink Ribbon, a Prima flower and a bit of pink bling add the finishing touches to this delightful little gift.

I also made a K.I.S.S. card (KEEP IT SIMPLE SISTER) to send to Pat Adam for the Cards 4 Kids program. I was looking at Hobby Lobby for Valentine images that I could use for kids and really wasn't overly impressed at the selection. Then I found a little sentiment stamp that simply reads "Be My Valentine" - of course then you know where that leads - I had to look for some bee stamps. I just bought a set coming out in the new SU! catalog that have adorable little bees in it - but I spotted these guys on the shelf and couldn't leave them bee-hind (okay - I'll stop with the bee puns). I colored them, matted them and then added a little stickles to the wings then adhered them to a piece of pink pirouette cardstock that I ran through the Cuttlebug Hearts Embossing Folder. The inside is stamped with the little greeting and VOILA! a sweet little card for some ill kiddo to send out for Valentine's Day.

If you are interested in making a few Valentine cards for the kiddos too, leave me a comment and I'll make sure to get the info out to you.

That's it for today - I know I said I was posting the third technique for my class today - but I decided to leave that one a secret for my class participants.

Have a great day - and if you live in my area - bundle up if you're going outside. It is a VERY chilly MINUS 14 today!



LeAnne said...

Love what you did with the MS punch--I have been making these medallions all day for my Open House on Saturday---too bad I don't have the new scallop punch from SU to make ones like this!

Gloria said...

Everything you create has extra special touches added!
I simply love to look at your work!
I have to try one of these medallions!
The box is adorable.
as always, your INSPIRATION is contagious!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is just way too cute! I love the box but the card is just soooo sweet!!!