Monday, January 16, 2012

My Bugaboo Valentine

Hi, Friends…Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It has been cold here in Colorado. Our duck pond has been frozen for weeks. The actual pond size is almost 1/5 acre and it is frozen now to about 6 feet in diameter around the aerator. Hubby has been out of town for a couple days and he usually breaks up the edge twice a day so the ducks and geese have more room to swim.

A few days ago a herd of deer roamed and settled in our backyard right next to the house. I could see them from my craft room window so I had to get some pics to show you. If you subscribe to my blog via email you won't see the slideshow. You'll have to click the Title link above.  


The photos aren’t all that good as they were shot out the window at twilight so I adjusted them as much as I could to share them. We just love the country and the wildlife here is so awesome to watch.

“In the Bag or Box”
Craft Your Passion has a new challenge up for you. This week our theme is “In the Bag/Box.” So all you have to do is create a project that has a bag or box and you’re in. To get you started I’ve created my own heart shaped template after crafting my Valentine box and I’m happy to share it with you.

Here is a link to the pdf files. Heart Shapes and Box sides. You may need to trim a small amount of the box sides depending on how close to the lines you cut the heart shapes. If you'd like to see a tutorial, leave me a comment and I'll try to work on that is week.
Using my heart shape box template I created a Valentine candy gift box. And because it's heavy cardstock it can be loaded with sweet goodies. I prefer Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses; they are some of my favorite chocolates. Yummy!
I used my new Bugaboo Angels – Love You image from our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps. I colored her with Copics and added a coat of stickles to her wings and glossy accents to her heart. I adhered her to my Magnolia Doo Hickey Scalloped Tag die and sponged Victorian Velvet Distress Ink around the edges. 
I printed the accompanying Bugaboo sentiment on the opposite side of the tag and distressed it as well.
For the box, I used my template as a pattern for 140 lb. cardstock and cut out all the pieces and assembled them. You can also use the pdf files to print on heavyweight cardstock or designer paper if your printer allows. I used Scor Tape around the edge of the top and bottom shapes to adhere the box sides for a strong hold. I punched several lengths of heart border with my Martha Stewart border punch and adhered them around the edges of the top and bottom. Then I covered my box with designer papers from Heidi Grace and pink satin ribbon with lace trim on the top side of the box. I also added DPs to the inside top and bottom layers for a finished look. I added pearl ribbon with glossy accents, some WOC flowers and a pink satin bow. I finished it off by attaching the tag. Now it’s ready for those chocolate goodies.
These are the Copics I used to color my image.

I’m entering my project in the following Challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Die Cuts
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz – Use Something New
Paper Creations Ink - Love/Romance
Catch the Bug Challenge - Use 2 of Something (used 2 digi stamps)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week…

Hugz,

39 comments:

Marjorie said...

This is just soooo beautiful hun, lots of love and care gone into the making of this little beauty!!
Saw this on Make it Monday..
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Doreen said...

Simply amazing Cathy,just beautiful.xxx

Shannin said...

Cathy this is absolutely gorgeous! I just love that box and all the beautiful embellishments. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs
Shannin

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Oh wow Cathy, I really really love this, the colours,the image,the tag everything, its amazing, is the template brought or your own hun, I would love to try one, thanks so much for sharing, I can't believe how fantastic this is, so glad I saw it on MIM, hugzz Kenzie xx

Linda Palmer said...

This is a beautiful candy box. Amazing coloring and the entire project is fabulous.

1CardCreator said...

This is knock out gorgeous! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane

Cathy said...

Fabulous box and great details. I saw this on MIM.
Cathy xx

Debs M said...

wow this is gorgeous x saw it on mim x

Jan said...

OMG! This is great! I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Cath .This beautiful box is a gift by itself . Simply stunning with the stampin of cute image and all the embellishing .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
Shirley-Anne

Jo Davies said...

Just stunning..really, really beautiful love the colours, just sooo sweet beautiful card!

Saw this on Make it Monday, so glad I popped over!

Big Hugs,Jo xxx

Helen said...

Saw your heart box on MIM and had to get a closer look. Love it! great job. Thanks for the link.

Steph said...

What an utterly stunning creation! So much work has gone into it, it's just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

marg0006 said...

OMG! Please, please make a how o video. Your heart box is gorgous and elegant. Thanks for the inspiration.
marg0006@verizon.net
Loving Scrapper 101

Lisa M said...

So, so, so, so, sooooooo....super cute! :)

Becky G said...

Gorgeous creation! I love your coloring! You are so talented!!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Saw your cute box on Make It Monday and just wanted to let you know how very sweet it is!

Sammibug said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! I agree! You should do a how to video! Thank you for celebrating our 2nd Birthday with us by sharing your creation in our “In 2’s” mini challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope you’ll join us every day for a new one! ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps.

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun! xxx

Karen Hasheck said...

Lovely project for our Love and Romance challenge! Love the images you chose! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink. Come back again!

Sammibug said...

Stopping by with my PCI hat on, now! I've already told you how stunning this is, Cathy! Absolutely love it! Thanks for playing in our Love And Romance challenge at Paper Creations Ink. ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer for Paper Creations Ink.

Mandy said...

Cathy this is stunning, truly beautiful, I love it :)
I saw it on MIM
hugs Mandy xx

Tracy said...

This is such a beautiful project! Your coloring looks fantastic and I love all the embellies on the box. Saw this at MIM and had to pop in for a closer look. :-)

Gaynor said...

Just beautiful, love this image and all the details, what a treat, thanks for joining us at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Don't forget we are having a DT call at the moment, why not give it a try.

Melissa S. said...

This is just beautiful. Wow I really think I will have to try this soon. Love all the detail and the coloring of the image is fantastic. thanks for shareing with us at Bugaboo.

Min said...

Wow, what a gorgeous projects! Your coloring is simply amazing!!

Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Bugaboo 2nd Birthday Celebration Week Mini-Challenge" with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Debbie said...

I am so glad that I saw this on MIM.. I just had to stop in for a better look. It is just magnificent. So much detail and love went into making this, and thanks so much for the link, I love making all kinds of paper crafts so must give this beauty a try.

Hugs
Debbie

Paper Creations Ink said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Spotted your project over at MIM and just wanted to say how stunning it is.
Diane xx
p.s pop on over to my blog and check out the 1/2 price stamp sale x

julieprice3 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the detail, just Beautiful
Hugs Julie P

Patricia St Martin said...

I just saw your card on MIM and I wanted to let you know much I love your project. I love seeing your creations.
Hugs, Patricia

Paula said...

Oh my goodness, I think I'm speechless! This project is stunning!!! I love the box and love the angel and love the embellies and love....ALL OF IT!!!! FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

Marie Gamber said...

Oh my goodness.... the is drop dead gorgeous! Found your link on MIM.... but have always been a fan for a long time now......
Hugs,
Marie

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Bettina L. said...

Wow this is absolutely amazing. Love your design and how you've decorated that awsome heart box. That bow, flowers, pearls and hearts makes it perfect. Saw it on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. Glad I did TFS. Bettina xx

Kristina said...

Wowzers, you are one creative and talented lady!! You have a great blog w/ beautiful cards well I mean art work! This is a great candy heart box! Thank you for playing w/ us at Paper Creations Ink!
Peace,
Kristy- DT

sue w. said...

Hi, found your creation on paper creations ink. This is really stunning. You have a super blog.
Sounds wonderful to be able to craft and watch the wild life through the window at the same time.
Hugs Sue W.

Wildehilde said...

Wouwwwwwwww!!!!!! This is great!!!!! I love it!!!!! I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM
Big Hugs
Hilde

Craftdee said...

This is beyond gorgeous! TFS, Donna

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