Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008! Day one of the new year! It's freezing cold outside and I just tried to go for a walk today, as one of my New Year's resolutions is to be more active & get more walking in. Apparently I should have worn sunglasses because the wind is so cold I have mascara running down my face from my eyes tearing up! Ok, so I'll do laps around my dining room table.

Today's Hanna post is an altered heart candy box from last year, done with the soon to be released Hanna Valentine set. I'm one of those crazy people that saves pretty packaging just in case I can use it again. This heart shaped candy box is from Valentine's day last year, from Target. I loved that the edge of the box was a pretty toile print. Rather than try to cover the print up, I just chose patterned paper that would work with it. So the top of the box has been covered with Cloud 9 "Sparkle he loves Me" paper from their "Be Loved" collection (Archivers). I mod podged the paper to the top of the box and then used a flouncy pink ribbon around the edge. Hanna is colored in with a lipstick red Copic Marker, Then red fun flock was added to her dress. The "I pick you" sentiment is from the "Things Hanna Would Say" set. I stamped the sentiment on white paper, then snipped the edges to look like ribbon & ran Martha Stewart gold glitter around the edges. I also have to show you this picture from when I was making all of the Hanna samples a few weeks ago. I stayed up late and was making tons of samples, and drinking LOTS of diet coke. I was trying to take a photo of my process making this box, but it ended up just being a blurry mess...sort of like my brain at the time!


Flossie's Follies said...

This is adorable.

chelemom said...

Too too cute!

Tandra said...

This is adorable!! I too save th eValentine candy boxes! After V-day, Ill buy the stuff at half-or- more off and dump the candy (new years resolutions and all..) and save th eboxes!! Pack rat I am!
Happy New Year!

Claudia said...

oh my gosh lisa.. this is cute!
keep going.. i want to see more fresh colors.
happy new year

Mandy said...

What a great idea to alter a candy heart box! Great job! :)