Monday, February 7, 2011

Language of Love

One of my favorite projects that I have ever made was for PTI when I was on the template team. It was for the "Shaker Style Stacker" boxes. It sits in my kitchen and I look at it every day. One of the reasons I like it so much is because of the words that I used around the lids. I wanted to make something similar for Valentine's day. I needed it quick and easy so that I would be willing to part with it and not keep it for myself. LOL! I used old SU! supplies, as far as the paper is concerned, but I paired it with PTI's "Heart Prints". Can you tell I really like this set?

Since the papers all came from the same collection, it was easy to keep things cohesive. I was worried that it might seem too busy using that many different prints, but I think it turned out quite well. The boxes each share the same height for the base as well as the same lid length for the top. I didn't keep track of measurements or anything. I just winged it and used a ruler as I went. I did wonder if it would have been cute to try different heights, etc. I may be giving it a try later. I still need a few more little gifty things to give to teachers, etc.

"Heart Prints" was the ideal set for this particular project since it has so many fun sentiments. They were perfect for all of the stamping I did on the lids.One thing you will want to remember if you want to make something like this, is to stamp all of your sentiments before you assemble the boxes. Everything is really quite simple. I did stamp some sentiments on the inside of each box using "Heart Prints Sentiments" as well as a popped heart on the middle box. I thought that it would be a fun surprise for the recipient as they took out the goodies inside. Of course a few little rhinestones were in order, but other than that the paper really does all of the work. I should be back this week with some more fun Valentine's projects. Emma needs to take some things to dance for all of her friends there. Thanks for fluttering by!


harrahx2 said...

With one on the way, you will need to be creating and coming up with new ideas for many years. Love the boxes.

cynthia said...

Just amazing! I don't know how you could part with this! Love it!

resmith said...

Boy, you are one busy lady!! These are such wonderful boxes! It is so hard to part with things and this would be no exception! Love all of your designs!

Anonymous said...

I love your boxes, the pink and grey are fabulous. Naturegirl

Teri said...

Beautiful boxes, Kelley!! I'm glad you have a set, because I know how hard it is to give your creations away!!! Feels good, but is still sometimes hard!!!

My Little Hobby said...

Those are so pretty!

Anne said...

Adorable! I would love to make those boxes, they are so cute! I cannot find the templates at PTI though, would you know where, I can find the templates?