Thursday, February 2, 2012

14 Days of Love: Love Letters!

It is finally February, and Love is in the air! I was so excited when Ashley from Cherished bliss approached me about doing a Valentines Day Themed post for her 14 Days of Love!  My theme is Love Letters, and I am so excited to complete a project I have been thinking about for awhile!
While I have been going through drawers and closets, I have found so many little letters.  Letters, sweet little notes, that my husband gave me over the years, that I wanted to keep, I just did not have a space for them.  So I needed to create somewhere to keep them, so I can enjoy and treasure them.

So I decided to make a box just for Love Letters!  I kept it simple and sweet!

Items Needed:
Box (I have had this for awhile it is a metal lunch box)
Scrapbook Paper (I bought La Creme Stack, the black is actually velvet like)
Mod Podge

Step 1: 
Cut out paper in the correct size to wrap your box.  Carefully Mod Podge your paper onto your box. 
Note to self, do not Mod Podge the velvet decals on my paper, it makes a black furry mess!

Step 2: Embellish

  I created some simple word art in Photoshop.  I printed it off, and distressed it with black ink.
 I tied some ribbon to the handle and distressed the top.  I also Mod Podged some black paper around the top of the box.

The result a sweet little box, to put all of our Love Letters in!

If something is precious to you, you need to treasure it.

This is a sweet reminder of our love, we can see everyday.

Don't Miss out on any of the fun 14 Days of Love post at other fantastic blogs.  Yesterday Vanessa and Heather of At The Picket Fence shared a fun Valentines Day Countdown, and Candy Topiaries.  Tomorrow, I will see you at the Sasse Life
Cherished Bliss

 Thanks again Ashley for having me!  Be sure to check back in with Cherished Bliss for a fun linky party and fabulous giveaways, at the end of the 14 Day of Love, February 7th!

The 14 Days of Love event is sponsored by…
Lily Bella Fabric Ribbon Jar Whimsy Couture Seemingly Smitten
Book Craft image The Little Bird Vixen Made
Joonie Beads Merdith's little shop Liberty Original

I like to LINK to these parties, come join the fun!
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  1. This is a nice idea! We have all of our love notes in a plastic bag.

  2. I love this!!! I have notes and cards strewn all over! Definitely need to make myself one of these! Your wedding photo is gorgeous by the way! ;)

  3. This is so adorable Carlee! I just love this! I keep wanting to do something like this for little memories of my kids, cute things they say and do...

    I love how it turned out! I am so excited to have you be a part of this!!

  4. Awesome idea to make it for keeping the good memories. Love the black pattern. Charming.

  5. I really like this idea! I think I'll start rounding up all those notes and cards and make something like this, too. Thanks!

  6. I love the new layout, and I love the vintage feel of this project. It turned out so cute, and functional at the same time.
    Thanks for linking up to the Pomp Party Linky this week:)

    Amanda Joy
    Joy in the Jumble

  7. Such a cute box! I love the vintage feel! I actually just started a project for Valentine's Day where me and my partner write a special note to each other each day from Feb 1st to the 14th! Feel free to check it out on my blog, Pink Hammers & Sippy Cups!

  8. What an adorable craft. I would love to make one of these. Your blog it very cute.
    I would love it if you come by and link this up at From Scratch Friday @ Marriage from Scratch!


  9. What a great idea!! I love the paper you used. I'm such a sucker for Damask!! :))

  10. Hi Carlee! Stopping by from Petals to Picots link party. I love how your box turned out, it's so chic! and a great idea to keep all those memories! Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Spain

  11. Such a sweet idea! Thanks for sharing at my party :)

  12. Very cute. I should make something like that, I have all of my notes in a shoebox.

    Great idea!


  13. I love this idea!!! Featuring you today here:

    Hope you're having a good Monday, thanks for linking up!


  14. great idea. ours are strewn on top of our dresser and I am sure ones have gone missing. I need to do this.

  15. That is so adorable! I love the paper you chose too!

  16. How fabulicious are you! Part of what makes this cutie is your lunch box-so very darling. Please keep creating.

  17. I really love this paper that you used. This project turned out just gorgeous. I would love it if you would join our Link It Up Thursday party tomorrow

  18. Oh I love this idea. I've got a box just like this that I've had for years & didn't know what to do with it. You've inspired me! :)

  19. Soooooooo puurrrrrdyyy! Visiting from Catch a Glimpse party. With love, My

  20. I am so in love with this little box! I bought one exactly like it over a year ago and haven't done anything with it yet. And can you believe that I have that exact paper too. I'm totally gonna copy you. I'd love for you to share this at my very first link party.

  21. Cute idea!! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you and hope to see you back next week with more great ideas! - The Sisters

  22. This is so pretty!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

  23. Loved this post so much, Carlee, that I made it one of this week's "A Little Birdie Told Me..." features!

    Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!



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