It’s Cristina here. This year I decided to start a bit early than usual with my Valentine’s Day projects, because I always think I have lots of time, and suddenly I need 20 cards and I have no time to make them.
I decided to make a small gift box, cause you always need something like that to give to your Valentine 🙂
To make this box, I followed the awesome tutorial that Michelle posted here last year. You should check it out!
I made so many boxes for my Christmas presents following her tutorial, it’s perfect! I just change the measurements to make it the size I want.
For this mini box, I cut the “box” cardstock at 5″x5″, and scored at 1″ from each border.
And for the “lid” cardstock, the measurements are 5 1/8″ x 5 1/8″, and again you score at 1″ from each border. Super easy!
To decorate it, I just embossed the sentiment, and added a couple of hearts using one of my favorite color combos: navy and coral.
I decided to make a card too, but in a completely different style:
I had to play along with the current challenge here at A Blog Named Hero, so I used the first 2 stamps I ever bought from Hero Arts: the Heart Flourish and the Old Letter Writing.
I had so much fun making this card! I love emboss resist and adding all that color, and the different stamped layers… It was fun!
I don’t tend to make a lot of pink cards, but Picked Raspberry Distress Ink is a gorgeous color.
I added lots of perfect pearls too, so this card is shiny, here is a close up:
So don’t forget to play along with our challenge and get those old stamps inky again!
Thanks for stopping by!