Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mo's Challenge #169

 Valentine Boxes

I made these boxes for our granddaughter to give to her classmates on Valentine's Day.
They measure 2 1/2" square and are 1 1/4" deep...just big enough to hold a few candy treats!
They are fairly easy to make, but time-consuming when making 17 of them!
I punched out the different elements, and she decorated them herself.
The directions for the box are here, but I used a 7" square for the top and 6 3/4" square for the bottom of the box.

Paper: Recollections DP

Tools: MS Bird and Heart punches, McGill Envelope punch, Tiny heart punch

Embellishments: Roses from Wild Orchid

 Embossing....Wet or Dry!

Mo's Challenge this week is to make a card or project using 
one of Mo's fabulous images and embossing using either the wet or dry technique.
 I've chosen to use dry embossing on this card.

I love this image and can't believe I haven't used it before! 
The little matching origami box  is one of several I'm making for 
our granddaughter to giveto her classmates on Valentine's Day. 
They will have a few little treats inside.

This is another view which shows a bit of the shine from the Spica pen I used 
to highlight her boa and tiara.

Inside: "Wishing you the best of everything on your special day!"

Images: "Diva" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Spica pens, MS Lace border punch, Cuttlebug with 
embossing folder, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Mambo Melon &Turquoise, Recollections DP, Neenah white,
 PTI white (card base)

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Prima flowers, White mini brads

I hope you'll join us in Mo's Challenge this week for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Store. She has so many great new images for you!

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  1. Elaine, I think this is adorable, and it is perfect to go along with that little box.


  2. Elaine
    I love the colors you used in this designed and your eye for design is perfect!

  3. Fab work Elaine! Your coloured up this lovely women at perfection!

    Hugs, Franz.

  4. Wow, your coloring is fantastic and what a wonderful idea to use the Spica pen for the feathers. This looks really great and so does your whole card!
    Hugs, Anja

  5. Fabulous colors for Little Miss Diva Elaine and your boxes look pretty amazing too. Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

  6. Elaine-sweetie
    Love this card!! It is so pretty!! This image is so much fun!!