"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Box O' Fun!!

Good Tuesday everyone!! I've been working like...kinda crazy... making Christmas gifts over here!! Today I'm sharing something I made for my 10 yr old niece, Shannon. She was just down for Thanksgiving (from NYC) and saw this little wooden box that I made (well, decorated w/ paper) for my son. She loved it (sorry haven't shared pics yet). So anyway, I before she left, I asked her what she wanted for Christmas this year, and said she wanted one of those "super cool boxes" just for her, and some Ugly Doll Keychains.

Amazon hooked me up with the Ugly Dolls and I went to Michaels and spent all of $3.00 on a little wooden box...and went to town decorating it! I was going to paint the edges of the box, but in the end I decided not to. I like how it came out without the paint. I covered the entire thing, inside and out, in variations of Cosmo Cricket's "Togetherness" paper and chipboard accents, the letters are also Cosmo, (I have to say, I just LOOOOVE these chip letters!!!). I also added some pearls & pearly brads for bling (Keiser Crafts, American Crafts, & Making memories), and an American Crafts Badge. I'm so happy with how it turned out. I've been waiting to use the Togetherness line for SO long!! I called it "Shannon's Goodie Box" ;), and I absolutely love everything about it!

I thought it was all perfectly complete and ready to ship, UNTIIIIIL I got my newest Lawn Fawn Stamps "My Silly Valentine" in the mail yesterday!!! I decided Shannon NEEDED some little note cards of her very own ;). The images AND sentiments in this set are so sweet I literally think I'm getting a toothache!!!!

I used Momento Ink to stamp them, Copics to make them purty, and Colorbox Chalks for extra pretty (both the Kraft/White paper are from Neenah)!! Inside, I used a heart from Lawn Fawn's Sophie's Sentiments Set and Lawn Fawn's Jessie's ABCs Set to Stamp her name. Little personalized notes wrapped in bakers twine from the Twinery ;) - I think that finished it off perfectly.

Well, I hope you all have a great day!!


  1. The whole set is SO adorable! This is something that my boys would definitely love! Add in some crayons and a hotwheel and it'll be boy-a-rific too! Love it :)
    TFS! hugs, margie

  2. Heather! My-oh-my! This is the cutest idea ever! I love everything about the little box and the cute Lawn Fawn cards.

  3. This is such a brilliant idea, Heather! The box came out so darling, and could anything be cuter than those personalized notecards? I can't imagine anything that would make her feel more special than this. You rocked her gift!

  4. Omg I am speechless...this is amazing! It's funny b/c I glanced at the third picture I immediately said 'that's a new lawn fawn stamp!!' lol

  5. Aw, SO cute!! Lovely little notecards!