February 9, 2012

LOVE Notes Container

Happy Thursday, everyone!! Java Jen here from Java Jen Creations to share a fun Valentine project! Thanks, Sheila, for another opportunity! I used the February Club Ruby Designers kit for all my paper and embellishments. Sometimes kits are a great way to bring a project together quickly.  If you are not familiar with Club Ruby and would like to be, click HERE! Lots of great stuff going on over there! :-)

Here is my finished project:

Now for all the details:
I used an 18 oz. oatmeal container:

Cut a 6 5/8" x 12" piece of pink card stock

Wrap the pink paper around the container and adhere. There will be a small gap, but we'll be covering that up next.

Cut a 1.5" x 6.75" strip to adhere over the gap. This will be the front of your container.

On the opposite side of where the previous strip was adhered, cut another strip of the same paper, sized at 2.5"x6.75" and adhere it.  I hope this pic shows how I positioned these 2 strips. It's kind of hard to show in one pic. 

Cut a 3.25"x9" strip of another coordinating paper. Use a border punch on the edges before adhering.

Adhere around the container, centered on the front.

Thread some ribbon through holes made with border punch and tie a bow.

Adhere sticker letters to spell "LOVE NOTES" centered on front.  I outlined them with a black gel pen to define them and added some stitching with a white gel pen.

Using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, I cut various shapes that coordinated with the "Mad About You" stamp set from CTMH.  I put brads in the middle of 3 of the shapes.

Cut a 3.5" circle - (I used George and Basic Shapes) - to put on the lid.

Cut a 2" scalloped rectangle from Art Philosophy to mount on the matching chipboard shape from the CTMH bundle - stamp "Happy Valentine's Day and add 2 sticker gems. Mount on the lid.

Add some stitching with a black gel pen.

Add the embellishments around the container to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by today! Now go create something special for the Valentines in your life! :-)


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

what a great idea, love it!

Love That Bug said...

Really cute idea, and I love the container

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great project.... we used to make these when were little children but never put paper on them. We would paint them with tempera paints and then color them. None of them were as beautiful as this! Love your project and thank you for all the details.

Bunnyfreak said...

Great use of an oatmeal container.

Anonymous said...

Terrific job at recycling the oatmeal container! The little love notes are adorable...what a cute idea!

Lisa said...

Beautiful project, love reusing household items. I can see that filled with lots of Hugs and Kisses ;) chocolates
Thanks for sharing.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

What a cute and fun project! Thanks for sharing the instructions.

mforquer said...

This is super cute Jen! I love the reuse of the oatmeal container! Gorgeous papers too - thanks for sharing!

Adele said...

Great project Jen, thanks for sharing the details with us :)

Cricut Couple said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! It's Darling!!! Fantastic tutorial too!

CREATIVE M said...

I Absolutely Love it!!Thanks for sharing!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

What a wonderful recycled box!