So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentine Treat Box

Valentine Treat Box

I made this Valentine Treat Box for 2 challenges -- one at Joan's Gardens and the other at JUGS.....needed to make a box, add a flourish, butterfly and a flower. It was also my VERY first attempt at making a rose!
 This is looking at the bottom and the top at an angle. I made an origami box using GKD hot pink cs. Then used GKD white cs for the embossed nested heart from Spellbinders. I rubbed it in baby pink ink.

Side view

I used Spellbinders lacey squares to cut out the top using Cloud9Design dp, the stamps were Impressive stamps colored with Sakura glitter pens.
Added some lace along the sides, bling, flourish of pearls, Martha Stewart butterfly and my rose! I used the McGills punches to create the rose --starburst, floral petals and geranium leaf. It was exciting to have it actually turn out the first time!
Added some bows...AND Happy Valentine's Day!
Top view


  1. WOw this is really pretty - your rose turned out quite lovely! I'm sure Joan will be thrilled with this entry as well. Thank you for playing along with JUGS this week, too. We appreciate it.

  2. Oh so pretty! Love all the embellishments and your handmade flower is beautiful! Thanks for playing our Just Us Girls challenge!

  3. Barbara,
    This is so cute. Your rose turned out great.

  4. Such a pretty gift box! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  5. Wow! What a beautiful Valentine box! So many details and all so pretty!!! Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!