gift box for Valentines

I talked about a CTMH workshop I attended yesterday, and today I wanted to show you the gift box we made:
The cover is a clear slider, made from an 8.5 inch square of acetate.  The box was made from a couple of pieces black cardstock.  There are 4 mini cards with envelopes in here, along with the three pieces of candy.  It's lovely, but I have no idea who to give it to!  the "kiss me" cards are a little too provocative for children's valentines - I thought about giving the whole set to my high school aged son.  He could have used the mini cards for girls, and eaten the candy himself, but I didn't think he would appreciate the "kiss me" cards, either.

That's the problem with this project - it's precious, but useless.  That could just be me - would you give something like this to someone?  If you were making it from scratch with a different theme, what theme would you use?
A spoon full of sugar - anything but a card
Oldie but a Goodie - add a heart
Crafty Cardmakers - plastic (I would have entered their hearts one too, but that wouldn't be right!)
Cupcake Craft - hearts
Kaboodle Doodles - hearts and flowers
Creative cowgirls - hearts

Lots of heart challenges!

Juliet Arrighi


Berenice R. said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Poppet said...

Great project Juliet, lovely papers and I love how you have covered the candy.

If I was going to give this to someone it would probably be a girl at college/uni to use. If I was to make one I would use a nature theme and give it to my friend who still likes to send snail mail occasionally.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

**Farrah** said...

This is a gorgeous gift set!!
If you've no one to give it to, why not donate it to a small, local craft shop? Perhaps they'd give you a few free papers or something in return.
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Beach Cat ! said...

Well, I do like the concept. Not fond of the stamp set. I might throw the Kiss Me cards into my husband's briefcase just to irritate him when they fall out at a meeting ...

mudmaven said...

This is just lovely! I can't imagine anyone not loving to receive it. Thanks for playing in our Hearts and Flowers challenge at Kaboodle Doodles this week. ~chris

Marianne said...

Such great giftbox! Very beautiful!
Very nice colorscheme as well!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

Lin said...

What a lovely idea for a gift, and so beautifully made.

Thanks so much for joining our Plastic Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx

Michelle said...

Juliet, I'm so glad you enjoyed my workshop and thanks for attending. I was a little uncertain with my design and color choices, but they seem to be a big hit! Good luck with your challenges.
Michelle, CTMH Indep. Consultant

rush8888 said...

if i were to stay with the valentine these, i would be more generic, like "be mine" or "happy valentine's day". any other theme would work, too. how about as an insert into a gift bag or box to say who it is from. add it along with a "thank you" gift or a bouquet of flowers. all of these could be made with general-themed stamps. this is a cool idea, though.

Jill said...

Wow that is such a gorgeous project! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

Lisa Jane said...

Cute little gift box- thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie
Lisa ;)

Vixykins said...

Hiya sweetie, yes you CAN combine with the ccm hearts challenge, its positively encouraged to do both :D Just make sure you add entry to both linkies x

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

what a great gift set! thanks for joining us at Creative Cowgirls!

Sandy Ang said...

I can see putting a funny messages with a twist inside and sending them off to good friends. As for making it again, I might only substitute 'SMILE' for 'KISS ME'

Shelly said...

Gorgeous creation for our "I {heart} you" challenge! Such pretty colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Shelly :)

gillyflower said...

great creation makes a change from just cards well done and thanks for entering our challenge at crafty cardmakers

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation

Thanks for joining us at oldie but a goodie and good luck!


The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful gift set. The image and papers are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lorie said...

What a great idea! I bet you had LOTS of fun making this beauty! Thanks so much for entering our Kaboodle Doodles Challenge!

Lorie KDDT

April said...

Thanks for playing along with the Cowgirls! This is a great project from ne of my favorite companies. I'd probably make a more generic version ~ or give as is to my college aged cousin! She would rock it!

Vicky said...

this is beautiful Juliet. nice colors and yummy candy too!