Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Be Mine Tag & Box

Hi again! I'm back with more! This is my second post for today showcasing the Sweethearts set, so if you missed the first, please scroll down or click here!

The January release is now available for sale over at the Waltzingmouse Stamps store. Head on over - but please save a set of Faux Fun for me.. I'm dying to try it out!

I have a cute, easy tag and petal box combo to share with you today - inspiration from my wonderfully fab fellow DT member Julia. See her petal box here!

I enjoyed making my Christmas tags so much that I wanted to keep the fun going! The tag background was stamped with some of the various endearments included in the Sweethearts set. Then I added the label and the hearts - isn't this a fun color combination?

Here is the petal box by itself, which is really quite easy to make! I created my own patterned paper for each side panel, trying to keep it simple since the teal packs its own punch! Then I created a coordinating band to go around the box and keep it closed. I pulled in the same background elements for the band that I had used for the tag.

Here is a view with the band removed - you can see how the box opens with the 'petals'.

One thing to note - instead of adhering my petals (which are folded circles) to the outside of the box, I adhered them before I added the patterned paper. That way none of my hard work was covered up! ;) Changing that step seemed to have no effect on the functionality at all, so it is up to you.

The finished size of the box is four inches square, so there is plenty of room for a number of different treats for your sweetie (or yourself!).

So there you have it! I hope you'll head over to the WMS store and check out the new release. I know that you will be just as inspired by Claire's stamp sets as I am!

Have a great night!


Be Mine Tag
Stamps: Sweethearts, Very Vintage Labels No. 1 - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo - Stampin' Up!; Old Paper Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Labels One Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Clear rhinestone stickers - Recollections; Ivory Ribbon - Target Club Wedd

Sweetheart Petal Box
Stamps: Sweethearts - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Taken With Teal - Stampin' Up!; White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Taken With Teal - Stampin' Up!; Old Paper Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Ivory Ribbon - Target Club Wedd; sewing machine


  1. This is such a cute box! I really like the way you stamped the words at a diagonal too! Love it!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this Anya!! The colours are just gorgeous!! I saw the box when Julia did it and said I was going to make one - naturally I didn't.....ugh....I'm such a loser..... NOW I am dying to try it again!!

  3. My husband just picked me up off the floor so's i could leave a comment to thank you! Thank you!! It's just gorgeous!!!

  4. Ah Anya.....this is so gorgeous!! I love it.....and I love how you've taken Claire's little sentiments and elements and created something so clever!!

  5. Wow Anya! You are rockin' this valentine set! I LOVE the box and tag--the colors are amazing!

  6. I love your color combo on this!! The heart stamps are so sweet!!

  7. I have been meaning to make a petal box too. It's my dad's birthday tomorrow...the time has come LOL.

  8. Well if this isn't the cutest little set ever! Awesome tag and that stitched box is just as pretty as whatever you will put inside of it!

  9. What an absolutely fabulous project...great inspiration for the stamp set...I'm so pleased I've ordered it !!


  10. I LOVE your tag and petal box Anya (thanks for linking me GF!!) your back at it with the wonderful Background stamping on both of these lively items - the box looks so nice in the blues and with the stamped panels - and that tag is so sweet with the jeweled hearts! so very clever and creative!


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