Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day...

so I thought I would make something special for the girls on my co-ed team for Valentine's day just because they are like my second family and they are dear friends to me. They do love our creations why not make for those that appreciate it =) So with the top note box that I made for Cami...I decided to make ones with the Valentine's day DP. I really wanted to decorate the cover and I just purchased those charms and spacers from Stamp and Create. The large flowers are from Munchkins and the small flowers in Stella's hair I found at Ben Franklin. so this is my attempt to color black hair...I don't know about my coloring, but I do love that Stella has black hair. I colored her dress to match the flowers. I used my white gel pen to make the dots on the hem of her dress. I bought a few different, butterflies, hearts, stars and Hello Kitty. yes...there are Hello Kitty Charms! go and get yours today =) to dangle the charms I am using the jump rings from the store too. I love how it came my daughter is helping me hold open the box so you can see inside. I hope the girls enjoyed the chocolate goodies for Valentine's day =)
I didn't really do a tutorial, but I am giving instructions on how to make this simple top note box.
so here are the measurements for the box...
2 pieces of the top note die (I used white cardboard)
if you want to decorate it, you need to cut 2 more pieces of the top note die with DP, then cut around on the perforated line
1 - 6 1/2" x 9" CS
score on the 6 1/2" side: 1 1/2" then flip and do the other side
score on the 9" side: 1", 3 1/2", 5" and 7 1/2"
you will cut away the 1" and 3 1/2" score lines on the 1 1/2" score line on either side. this will give you your flap for you to tuck into your box. the other two score lines you will cut up to the 1 1/2" score line. this will form your tab for the box.
I hope you can understand what I'm trying to explain.
have a great Thursday =)
paper: SU CS and Imaginisce DP
ink: memento
stamp: TGF - Stella
pens: copics
miscellaneous: flowers, charms, spacers, jump rings, top note die



Your Valentine cards are beautiful Joy! Your images are adorable and I love the attached gift box, very cute! Thanks for the instructions to the gift box, I'm going to give it a try!


The charms really add to the gift box ... especially since it's a Hello Kitty charm too - will check out that site. Your friends are so lucky to receive your creations.

donna mikasa

Lucky, lucky friends! Just the box alone is a great gift. Stella is my new fave Sprout--love her black hair!


Really cute boxes! Love those charms too!


You're so sweet to make all of them these super cute boxes! That's a lot of work. You did a great job coloring the black hair. I have yet to try that color hair.
Have a great weekend!


You are on a roll making these gorgeous boxes! Great gifts for great friends!


These are all so cute!


how adorable.....great box to give to your friends....hugs Liann


I also like the black hair. You did a good job. The way you changed the look of an ordinary box is a very good idea. I'm going to look for those tiny flowers at Ben Franklin Crafts.

Michelle U

Thank you so much Joy! I love mine!




Stella looks so cute and her black hair is fabulous! Such awesome gifts to give your team mates! And thanks for the instructions, I definitely want to try these when I get some time!

Lacey Stephens

These are aweseome, Joy!! I am sure your friends will love them. You did an awesome job with coloring Stella's hair, too!! Black is a hard one to do...honestly, I haven't even tried it yet!! LOL

Joy Datanagan

I am SOOOOOOO gonna make me one of these!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I'll see you on Sunday!!



Oh the cards are so ever cute. Love them.

xoxo hugz


That is such a neat idea, noted down. You colored them beautiful, I love the charms also. Thanks for sharing, a great inspiration!


Hi Joy! You did an excellent job in coloring her hair black! I still am not good at it so I ruin every image I color with black hair LOL! Thanks so much for the instructions on making the neat top note die box...I love mine and now that the candies are gone, I'll put something else in it like flowers! The gals are lucky to get these! So am I! Hugs, Cami


Wow, love it! Super!


These boxes are beautiful. I got those flowers too brom Ben Franklin. They are so fun to use.

joni h

hmmm, I may have to change sports from bball to soccer! LOL! LOVE those boxes! Your coloring and cutting, are to die for! Hail to the Queen Crafter! Awesome, Joy! Thanks for sharing the dimensions too!

Renata van Miltenburg

Realy, realy love those boxes!! But I was here for the Wags 'n Whiskers Bloghop, a bit to early I guess :( I hope I remember to come back and see you creation.

Warmest greetings, Renata


blog hopping along loving your work


Oh Joy these are adorable!!! You did a fabulous job coloring the black hair, I haven't even attempted that, lol! Love the little flower in her hair too, these are soooo cute! xx


Oh so cute! Hope the girls appreciated all of your hard work making these beautiful boxes! Hey! these are what we are going to make too! Thanks for your measurements...I'll just tell everyone to hop on over to your blog for the info! Saved me a post! hehehe


super cute! love your coloring and the image!


Your friends are very lucky :)


Stella is stunning in red! Thank you for the instructions, Joy. I hope to try this one day soon too.


These are so cute Joy! I don't know where you found the time to create them all but they are very cute!

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