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Feb 1, 2008

Boy Hearts

When I saw the large heart tins at Paper Trey's release last month, I knew right away what the boys would be getting for Valentines this year. However, do you know how HARD it is to find Valentines paper that isn't pink?

My eldest in particular can't stand pink, and would flip if it was in his present. Both of them like Green and Orange so when my quest for funky boy valentine paper failed, this Scenic Route Paper (I know, I know, I've got a major weakness for the stuff.....) jumped off the shelves to me in the store.


Now, to cover the top of the tin. The bottom was easy a strip of 1 1/2 inch paper did the trick, half on each side, hide the seam at the top and bottom. Easy peasy. Now, I tried that trick of Debbie's, only I don't have a stylus, so I figured I'd try it with the good old bone folder - while it COULD be done, it was sort of tedious, and I was moving fast (lots to do, lots to do!)

Luckily, I had a good old "a-ha" moment and ran back downstairs searching for something, now where had I left it... voila a transparency sheet! I traced the top of the tin with a sharpie marker and then cut it out. Then I cut out the center panel so that I'd have a stencil of the tin part of the top. Placed it on top of my patterned paper, traced it and sha-bang! Done!

Now, for the sentiment. Hmm. Clear top....I've got it. I used my Stazon Black ink to stamp LOVE directly onto the clear portion of the tin. How fun is that??

What would have been super easy would be the SU star punch, but I don't have it. However, I do own cuttlebug star shapes and chipboard. Zip zap and some stars for each of the boys boxes.

While they aren't particularly "valentiney" they will be just perfect for my two little guys. Especially since they'll be filled with goodies come Valentines morning!

I just love Paper Trey's packaging options - really I love all their stuff, its genious! I love to alter things, so its fun to have a variety of new things to play with!
I have one more alterable that has been patiently waiting on my shelf since October! I'm going to make time to get it all dolled up when I'm home from CHA!
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