Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine Matchbox and Card Set

Valentine's Day is just around the corner
so I thought I'd design a sweet little 
treat or trinket box
and make a card to go along
with it.

*please click to enlarge photos*

The box is 3 1/4" square and has an ornately edged,
and ribbon wrapped, belly band around it.
Placed on top of the belly band is a
handmade paper rose, which
has been sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist
and a few scattered, tiny "dew drops"
were added with Glossy Accents.

I used an Our Craft Lounge
Stamp set called "Notes of Love"
to create the card which is 3" square and islayered with DP and Glitter Cardstock.

I stamped two of the heart images, then embossed
one of them with black embossing powder.
The second image was colored with Copic Markers,
then fussy cut and glued over the first image.

Red rhinestones were placed on
the image for added bling.

The inside on the card,
and the 3 1/4" square envie,
were stamped with other stamps from the set.


Cardstock used:
Bazzill Red

DP used:
Fancy Pants Country Boutique "Lydia"

AccuCut Box Die:
Matchbox #2 - Crease

Copic Markers used:
R22, R24, R29

Ribbon used:
Black and white polka dot organdy

Edge Punch:
Martha Stewart Garden Rail

Dies used:
Spellbinders "Donna Salazar Rose Creations"
Quilted Creations "Blooming Roses"
My Favorite Things Die-namics "Royal Leaves"

Inks used:
Momento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad
Ranger Distress Ink:  Victorian Velvet

For embossing:
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
American Crafter's ZING! Black Embossing Powder
(thanks Sandi!)

Tools used:
Big Shot
Quilling slotted tool
Cutter Bees
We R Memories Piercing Mat
Shape Tool
Heat Tool (thanks Sandi!)

Thank you for dropping in to take a look
at what I've been up to.  Please stop
by again soon!╰⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱


  1. This matchbox and matching card are beautiful, Marilou! I love the Donna Salazar Rose Creations for making roses and your rose is perfect! I wish I could see this in person so when you visit us again, be sure to bring it along. Boxes must be on both our minds as I just finished one recently myself but it isn't like yours or for Valentines Day.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity and your Copic coloring talents. Love you!

    1. Oh, thank you DEAR Sandi!! Boxes are fun to make, aren't they? :) Big Hugs to you and my dear brother, Gene! You are always such an encourager!! xo


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