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! :-)
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