Thursday, February 7, 2013

My Valentine

My li'l boy has been home sick all week with the flu. *sigh* At least, I'm getting lots of crafting done.

My husband loves me and he loves my craft projects. He even shows them off to his man friends. But he doesn't visit this blog so it's safe for me to show off his Valentine's Day gift.

He'll be out of town for the big day so I will be sneaking this into his suitcase.

Two years ago... maybe three, I bought a bunch of holiday gift card tins from Michael's. They were on clearance for 12 cents each. Another great justification for impulse buys! I just knew I'd use at least one someday. I have about a dozen left hehehehe.

I found some great tips for altering tins on the Junk & Stuff blog. I used papers from Graphic 45, including all the fussy cut elements- clocks, label, stamps. The license plate and grape soda stickers are by Tim Holtz. I used my good ol' dymo labeler for the sentiment.

Here it is opened up. I can just see him carrying it around and making everyone look at it next week. See the little heart on the note sign thing? That's good for the Simons Says Stamp Challenge this week: Have a Heart. They host a challenge every week starting on Wednesdays. I love their simple, highly interpretable themes.

I was going to put some locks of our son's hair in the tall vial but the latest haircut has already been thrown away. Maybe next time. In the shorter bottle, I wrote a little love note on a piece of cardstock, rolled it up and stuffed in the bottle. I used the cork from the same bottle to hold a stick pin in place. The stick pin holds a message "a note for you." Hopefully, he'll realize he needs to pull out the rolled up paper and read the note. I hope he likes the gift...

Thanks for stopping by!


Kristin said...

Aw, this is so sweet! You did a great job on it. I'm glad the tutorial was helpful. :)

PaperCutsForU said...

he will :)

Charlene said...

Very cute, he will love it. Wonderful husband gift.

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

This is fantastic! I'll bet he will show this off to everyone!

Jingle said...

This is really great! I love the inside! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Joy said...

Fabulous and super creative.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog