Monday, February 04, 2013

A Valentine card & treat container



Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! We ended up driving down to Grand Forks for the day on Saturday with friends -- lots of fun and I found a few great deals, too! :)

I wanted to share a Valentine's treat container and matching card that I made this afternoon, for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: the Diecut Double Up. This is being sent off to a crafty friend in the USA for a secret Valentine's Day exchange..... I hope she likes it!

For the tin, I used an old Lindor Valentine's tin that I have held onto for years because I just couldn't throw out. I covered the Lindor emblem with some PTI diecuts, using my Limitless layers: ovals 2.25" dies. I cut one scalloped shape from some Crate Paper Fourteen patterned paper and then two plain ovals from PTI stamper's select white and pure poppy cardstock . Then, from the white oval, I diecut a PTI Heart Prints heart. I assembled them together and stamped the "for you" using Fillable Frames #9.


And on the inside.... I filled it with some fun little crafty treats. I'm also going to add some Hershey's Kisses before I sent it off.


And for the card, I did the same diecut double-up, but this time using Limitless Layers: Hearts and a Heart Prints die. I put it together on some rustic white cardstock, stamped a sentiment from a Think Big Favourites set and layered that on the same patterned paper that I used for the scalloped oval on the tin. I layered that all on some pure poppy cardstock and added a pure poppy button in the middle.


Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

Emma said...

What a cute gift Leigh!! Beautiful card as well, love that striped patterned paper :)

Laura B. said...

Your sewing is flawless! Can I be your friend so I can get a gift like this?

Cheryl said...

These are beautiful, Leigh! I love the nested hearts and simple designs.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Are you for reals?! I just love how you used so many layers for so much texture and STILL it's calm. Amazing! I just want to run my finger over all that perfection!!

Betsy V said...

Cute, cute projects, Leigh! Thanks for always playing along. :-)

Joyce said...

I clearly need to watch this week's video. This is a killer project. I hope your secret Valentine does not read your blog!

Tracy said...

love your recycled chocolate box and your MIM card is just wonderful! love every little thing about it. I'm hoping to give this MIM a try too

Kelly Griglione said...

Simply beautiful, Leigh! Love how you used a straight AND a zig-zag stitch on your card to give it more interest. The off-set button is just perfect!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Beautiful ensemble Leigh! That is going to be one lucky Peep!

Elena said...

Laura's right - your sewing is always amazing! I would never close-up on my stitch lines and have them show like that ;) Your peep will be so pleased to get this in the mail!

craftmates said...

Gorgeous card! Great packaging too! - Irma

Kristie Goulet said...

Adorable gift! Love your card, amazing stitching!

Jacquie Southas said...

I would definitely have saved that tin too! Love the diagonal lines echoing each other on your card!

Jen Adcock said...

Gorgeous pair of perfectly crafted prettiness. They are both wonderful keepsakes. I too love the stripes and your insightful parallel use.

Linda said...

Such a cute card and tin. Sewing on cards is something I haven't done yet, but it adds so much.

Kara said...

so pretty!! congrats on the FB mention!!

Marybeth said...

Oh , this is stunning! Very pretty and love the filled box. Congrats on your well deserved shout out!

Diana K said...

Really love this card! In my books, you just can't beat pink and red for Valentine's Day.