Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This Way to Love

Hi Everyone!!! This is my first post to the SASI blog and I am absolutely thrilled to be here! I've been having soooo much fun with this latest release of stamps, that I thought I'd continue on and make a little card and gift package for the home.




This gift box (which was originally from a Valentine box from Ghirardelli) got converted into a hanging heart box. I love it simply as a piece of wall decor to hang, stuffed with vintage music sheets! It's just so functional...you could use it for so many purposes, including gift giving. It is topped with the sweet house from the new set, Love Everywhere...which I just LOVE!


And of course, I had to make a sweet card to go with it.



Notice how the roof has a little added dimension?? Well, while looking at the set, I thought to myself, hmm...that roof kind of has the same shape as a photo corner. So I pulled out my photo corner punch and had a total, "AHA!" moment! Here's a visual of that moment.

Can you hear that "AHA!" through your monitor?? :) So what I did was to punch the larger of the 2 photo corners from a piece of doily...distressed and sugared it up and that's how I got my house roof! The corners matched PERFECTLY! Needless to say, I was just thrilled....sorry, it doesn't take much for me! LOL!

I hope I was able to successfully show you another way to make a "Valentine" set not so Valentine-y! Thanks for stopping in!

7 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! Pure vintage chic!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your aha moment with the punch! GENIUS! This is just DELISH!!

Donna said...

TOO PERFECT! oh my goodness, this is just the most delicate, frilly & fabulous creation! I LOVE it!! how fun with the AHA roof moment! YOU ROCK, woman!

Karen Motz said...

Oh my word this is GORGEOUS!!!! I love love LOVE your idea for the roof of the house...SOOOOOOO pretty!!!! I just keep looking at everything, there's so much detail!!!

Adela said...

Gorgeous! Love it.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Melissa!

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

What great inspiration to try something, like the corner punch, in a new way, that's thinking outside the box. Love how you've shown the steps in photos, I so love when bloggers do that! Your cards and altered art are fantastic, off to look some more.

Jamie said...

WOWSERS!! Love your work:) Great idea for the roof:)!!!