The Love Jar

Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Monday!

It's the last Monday in January and that means 

our theme this week is 

Yep, do anything you want and link it up to share with Ella and us!

Go check out the rest of Ella's Team projects and leave them some blog love!  Such wonderful talent in all those ladies!

I decided to do a 3D project -- a "Love Jar"

I remember long, long ago, in a land known as my childhood, making Valentine boxes out of shoe boxes at school to hold Valentines from classmates during Valentines parties.  I thought it would be fun to make the Hubs his own little Valentine jar of love notes.  Hopefully, I can make one tiny note a day everyday of February to fill it up. 

I've been wanting to make some 3D projects since I cleaned my craft room and I had forgotten I had some recycled items had cleaned and tucked away just for this purpose, in my Cropper Hopper no less!  LOL! Anyway, I used a peanut can for my jar.  I cut a slot in the plastic lid so I can slip the notes in easily.  Yeah, I could take the lid off but I was going for authenticity of yesteryear.  

I covered the can with 12x12 patterned paper, which actually was about a 1/2 inch too short.  So, I cut an extra strip to match up in the back.  Next time, I may try some wrapping paper since it's longer or even some extra wide wreath type ribbon.  The black hearts are a set of plain chalkboard chipboard hearts I got at Michaels.  I stamped them with various stamps using Versamark and white emboss powder. The envelopes and bird are all stamps fussy cut.  The circle on the XO heart, the xoxo and the red arrows are all dies.  I cut a small strip off one red arrow to place on the top of the T0/From heart to emulate the arrow going through the heart.

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Becca Cruger said...

This is so graphic and bold and I just love it! Every year at school we would have a valentine's box competition. This brought me back!

Ellie said...

Such a cute idea, love the colors! Beautifully done!

Lori said...

You totally sent me back to grade school here Nance! Love this little "love jar" - we used to use shoe boxes or kleenex boxes then one year the teacher let us loose and told us to come with THE BEST box...using whatever we want. Someone came to school with a mini hockey net all wrapped up and opened up in the front LOL...this is super cute!! Love it and your hubs will too xoxox

Ginger said...

Great idea! I might have to case this idea for my hubby! How sweet! Looks awesome!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

What a great idea Nance! Love your cute jar and it's so sweet to hear about that tradition!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Nance, thanks for stopping by my blog, WOW, you have been busy looking it all over.!!!

Yes, I am a card making fool alright! When I am not making card I am going to card clubs, I have a get together tomorrow, and next weekend... and next weekend also a card class at impress with card club... so yes, I am an addict you might say.. I just picked up my box of SU! products from my "dealer" lol!!!!! I have a Guest spot this month on Paper Smooches, so I will be busy this weekend wrapping all that up too on Sunday...

Such a pleasure to receive so many sweet comments from you. I will peruse your blog as well...

I am digging that Cupcake Challenge, though I only have one weekly gig (CASology) and I would very much be interested if it was bi weekly.... aw shucks... I am on a few DT's, and super glad to be on one with you!!!! Sorry if I am an enabler, that is what I try to do LOL!!! If im getting so crafty, well by goodness, others better get on the band wagon too!!! I am totally addicted to a few challenges. I enter CAS(E) this sketch religiously... almost I have missed a few....I also love Runway inspired so I really can go color crazy! I like to layer, and I like clean and simple, so there you go. I have gotten better at CAS over the last year with CASology... so anyways... I also love dies.... so much FUN. I hope that your weekend will also be crafty!!!!! I am getting together little treat bags and gifts as I have not seen the PNW Crafting crew since before the holidays... If you are ever in the area, maybe we can meet up at the Impress store or for coffee, time permitting for either of us of course!!!

Have a great weekend, and GO HAWKS!

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