Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Box

Trevor, my youngest, needed to make a Valentine box for the Valentine's he will be receiving at his class party and this is what we came up with.

We decided to use a shoe box ~ although he wasn't all too happy it had Dora on it!  I had intended on using a shimmery foil red wrapping paper, but then remembered I ended up using it all at Christmas time.  So, Trevor picked out the adorable Froggy paper from the K & Company Ka-Zoo stack and then the red and white polka dot paper from a Provo Craft Christmas Stack.  I "wrapped" the bottom of the box and then the top of the box separately.  Red ribbon was added around the edge of the cover.  It looked too plain, so I added a bow.  I used my nesties to cut a heart and wrote his name on it with a white gel pen.  To tie in to the top of the box, I cut out a few frogs from the DP and added them to the bottom portion of the box and in the center of the bow.  It was hard to leave it as is, and I really wanted to add more, but I didn't want it to look too girly, so I left it alone.  He likes it this way, so that's all that matters.  You will notice there is no slot cut on the top ~ he did not want one because it would "ruin" his box so he will just take off the cover when it is time for the exchange.

I am entering this box in the following challenges: 
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Hearts 
Raise the Bar - "Heart to Heart Talk" - use hearts 
Crazy 4 Challenges - "Be My Valentine"
Die Cut Dreams - Have a Heart
Magical Crafts - Something for the kids 
Pile It On - To the one you love
Double Dutch - Valentine
Gingersnap Creations Chestnut GC41 - Romance
The Pink Elephant - "Mushy Gushy Valentine"
Creative Card Crew - Valentine's
Die Cuts R Us - "Love"
Everybody Art Challenge - Valentine
My Time to Craft - Hearts and Kisses
Tuesday Taggers - Love is all Around
Simon Says Stamp - "Love"
Creative Belli Blog - Ribbon
By the Cute and Girly - Love
Creatalicious Challenges - No stamped images

Have a wonderful day :)

Recipe ~ All items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  None 
Ink/Coloring:  Signo White Gel Pen
Paper:  DP - K&Co (Ka-Zoo)
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Red)
Tools:  None


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

jodi your box is fab, i'm a big one for decorating boxes, usually for my rubber stamps. love the paper bet the kids do too. Thankyou for sharing your creation with by the cute and girly. janex

Mummylade said...

Such a cute box, the papers are fab. I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

sam said...

cute box!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Great Box, Really cute papers :)

Thank you for joining us at Raise the Bar.


Cara said...

Super cute box! Love the froggies!! Thanks for joining us at DCRU!!!

Alex said...

Cute frogs on your box ;O)
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

pinky said...

Trevor has good taste lol, this is just lovely and perfect for the occasion. Thanks for sharing at By the Cute and Girly this month.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Awww...what a darling box!! I love the polka dots and little froggies!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DCRU and TPE this week!!
Sheri~DCRU DT and TPE DT

~*Joni said...

Awww! This froggy paper is perfect for a little boy Jodi! Love the altered item, I know he'll be a hit at school. ;) Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar and DCRU this week!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh WOW ... look at you go girl! This is awesome! Thanks again for joining us at Raise The Bar and for inspiring us!!!

Gwen said...

So stinkin' CUTE!!! Jodi I'm really lovin' the frog paper...ADORABLE!


Avril Ann said...

Jodi, you are on a roll girl, another fabulous project, great cute, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Katie said...

What a cute box and great papers!
Thanks for Piling It On and playing at By The Cute and Girly!

jackiescrafts said...

What a fab box, I love the papers you have used and the little froggy embellishments too
Thanks for joining in at MCFC

Jackie x

Cat said...

What a cute Valentine box! Trevor will be the envy of his classmates!

Juls said...

love all those hearts and frogs! so so cute! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

Beryl said...

Love what you've done with this box. It's great.
Thank you for sharing it with us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl x

Carol Ann said...

I love Trevor's valentine box it has turned out great the frogs are cute and the papers are a good choice! Thanks for playing at MCFC.
Carol Ann xx

PatR said...

Fabulous creation and thanks for joining TT this week.
Pat x

Biscuitlid said...

Fabulous creation

Thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams and Creative Card Crew this week

Heather said...

This box is just so adorable with the papers! LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

That is such a cute box - I love the froggy paper.
Thanks for joining us at MCFC x

Shar said...

Extremely cute project! Very imaginative!

Jules said...

Hi Jodi

What a gorgeous box.

You have decorated it perfectly for valentines and so neatly.

Thank you for sharing with By the Cute and Girly this month.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Awww I'm sure Trevor loves his the idea! It pops with color and the frogs are adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creatilicious.


the crafty duck said...

Inspired idea Jodie, its great and no wonder Trevor loves it!! Thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

Cheryl said...

So adorable,love the frog paper....beautiful work!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Great box, the papers are super, thankyou for joining us again at DCD this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, what a darling Valentine box...the frog paper is adorable!!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Pretty Things said...

The teachers must love you!

Amber said...

Oh this is just adorable! How creative, love the frog paper!

Andrea M said...

This is so darling! I love the frogs! Thanks for joining us at Pile it On!

Liz said...

Brilliant card thanks for joining MCFC Wonderful work

Liz xx

Melisa Waldorf said...

Thanks so much for playing along with Creative Belli this week! Good Luck!

Jenny Gropp said...

beyond cute!! Adorable!!! Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge!

Chrissy D said...

What a GREAT box! Love it! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge! Join us again on Wednesday!

Janelle said...

So sweet! The details about your son remind me so much of my daughter right now. They are precious little ones.

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