Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine's Day Treat Box

Hi scrappers! I'm sharing my monthly project over at The Bugbytes with you today.

I decided to get a head start on Valentine's Day projects. I found this milk carton in the Silhouette store and thought it would be perfect to fill with goodies for my nephew.

I stretched the image to fill the mat, when standing the box is just over 7 inches.

I decided to ink around the edges of the box. One thing I like about the Silhouette Cameo over the Cricut is that the perforations aren't as visible, so the addition of the ink enhances the box as opposed to using it to cover up unsightly cut lines.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to create an embellishment around the box.

The paper that I colored my stamped image on is a bright white, which doesn't fit with the vintage looking paper I chose, so I spritzed over it and inked the edges.

In the picture below you can see how the spray mist changed the color of the paper, it also adds the appearance of texture.

A close-up of the top of the box. The Silhouette cuts out the holes, so all I had to do was string my ribbon through and tie it closed.

In this picture you can see the colored and stamped image a little closer. I thought the robot was the perfect addition for a boy-themed Valentine.

  • Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye 'State of the Heart'
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities: Classic Ovals (Large)
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch 'Valentine'
  • Martha Stewart Heart Punch
  • Sentiment Stamp: Papertrey Ink 'Mixed Messages'
  • Hero Arts 'Robot Trio' Stamp
  • Ribbon: Papertrey Ink 'Dark Chocolate' (Satin)
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink 'Vintage Tea Dye Duo'
  • Spray Mist: October Afternoon 'Brown Bag'
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: C3, C5 C7, R24, R27, R29

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you back here soon.


Pam said...

Very cute box. Love your coloring. TFS

Michelle said...

Your nephew is going to love it. Darn now I have to go and visit the Silhouette store, I may need this too.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kate this is wonderful. He is going to love his treat box. Now I have to go visit the Silhouette store too. TFS

Elise said...

This is awesome, Kate! I love that stamp and spraying it was inspired!

Rebecca said...

So adorable Kate! Your nephew is one lucky boy to get such a great gift!

Kim Horlander said...

Love it Kate! Such a great aunt!