Will you be my valentine?

Valentine is just a few days away and for the occasion I made something different then the usual card this time. I like to make matchboxes with a funny or little surprise inside and I saw this idea on a Dutch craft website. So I made a matchbox with a valentine garland inside.

I made the matchbox using a printable template from http://www.templatemaker.nl/.
You can adjust the measurements for your box so I made this box so the garland could fit.

The paper I used for the box and the circles is from Pebbles called "spring fling".
For the circles I used dies and a punch.
The letters I made in photoshop and printed them out. The circles are 3 layers of paper and I punched holes in it. With a string and needle I made the garland.

The heart on top of the matchbox is an unbranded die from ebay.

When the recipient opens the matchbox and pulls out the garland it says "will you be my Valentine?" I thought this is an original idea for a Valentine surprise, don't you?

I'm entering this paper project in these challenges:


I hope I've given you some inspiration! Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.


Claire Broadwater said...

Henriette, this is so FUN! I love Valentine garland you created. The recipient will be so excited! Such a fun and creative gift! Thank you for joining my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

laurie said...

What an awesome project!Just adorable. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players...so happy you joined us!

Virginia Lu said...

AWESOME! Love your use of dies and pattern paper! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “It Must Be Love” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!