Valentines & Goodie Boxes by Mendi & Joy

Today we have a couple of our creative team members sharing their talents with us. First is Mendi, she says…
“Both of these projects started with a leftover heart diecut that didn’t make it onto one of my previous layouts.  As I was looking at it I realized it would fit nicely in one of the 3×4 cards from the paper collection which transpired into a quick card.  From there I thought the heart diecut had the feel of cherry pie which put thoughts of dessert on my mind and reminded me of this darling cake slice box cutting file that I’ve been meaning to play with.  Are you starting to feel like I’m writing a new version of the book, If You Give a Mouse A Cookie?  Anyway, long story short as I was finishing up my box I thought it was missing the perfect finishing touch which resulted in the rolled flower.  Swing by my blog today for a mini tutorial on how I used Lori’s cutting file to create a felt rosette.”
For these projects I used the following cutting files:
3D Flower (for leaves)

Next we have Joy and this adorable box…

When I saw this Brad Closure box, I thought it looked super cool.  With the honeycomb structure of the top, I just HAD to put a bee in there!  How cute is this bee from the 3 bugs file?  Um…adorable!  I made a little bouncy wire so the bee could be flying around in the box.  I’ve got a tutorial on my blog showing how I did that.  I just love this!  I’m giving it to my 5 year old nephew.  He often comes over and brings me cards that he creates.  It’s so sweet!  This will be a great surprise for him especially with a few chocolate kisses in it.  I think this would be a sweet treat for anyone!



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