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Friday, February 4, 2011

PKS LFIF Challenge 9 Valentine Box

Good Friday morning everyone!  It's time for another Peachy Keen "Let's Face it Fridays" challenge.  Please be sure to check out the other great projects on the challenge site HERE.  If you would like to play along on the challenge for a chance to win a Cricut Cartridge, here are the details of the challenge:

The Challenge:
Create an altered container using Peachy Keen Stamps faces to store Valentines or cards you receive throughout the year. Our Design Team used mini-mailboxes from the One Spot at Target, but feel free to spruce up any container you might have around the house! 

-Design must be new
-Project must include Peachy Keen Faces
-Link to Mr. Linky before February 17th

We'll choose one random winner from all entries to win "Just Because Cards" Cricut Cartridge!

Thanks to Kathy who sent me some fun valentine mailboxes from the Target Hot Spot.  I decorated mine with a little cupid.  The sweet face is from the new Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids stamp set (PK-451).   Instructions are below the picture.

Cupid Assembly Instructions:

1) Punch the following pieces using Stampin' Up! punches:

3 Scallop Circles (1 3/4") in So Saffron - HAIR
Ornament in Blushing Bride - HEAD
2 Small Hearts in Blushing Bride - EARS
1 3/4" Circle in Blushing Bride - BELLY
3 Modern Labels in Blushing Bride - ARMS & NECK
4 Medium Ovals in Blushing Bride - SHOULDERS & HANDS
2 Birds from 2 Step Bird in white glitter coated cardstock - WINGS
8 small petals from Blossom Petals (occassions mini) in white glitter cardstock - WINGS

2)  Cut one of the scallop circles in half and then one of the halves in half.  Trim the top off the ornament and round out the bottom.  Round out the bottoms of the small hearts.  Stamp the face onto ornament using the Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids (PK-451) stamp set and black Staz On pad.  Add white to eyes with uni-ball white gel pen.  Color in mouth with black zig and color tongue with red marker.  Add blush to cheeks with stipple brush and regal rose ink.

3) Sponge the edges of all blushing bride pieces with blushing bride ink.  Sponge edges of all saffron pieces with more mustard ink.  Glue ears onto head.  Glue 1/4 scallop circle pieces onto head as shown.  Trim away excess along the top of the head.

4) Glue other half of scallop circle onto back top of head. Glue neck onto head.  Glue 2 full scallop circles onto back of head & neck.  Glue medium ovals onto top of modern label arm pieces.  Glue head/neck onto body.  Attach arms to back of body with dimensionals.  Glue petals onto birds to form wings.  Attach wings to back of body with dimensionals. 

5) Fold 2 medium ovals in half and attach to ends of arms.  You can place objects in the hands and glue the ovals closed.  I cut 2 narrow strips of glitter cardstock and attached small hearts onto the ends to create arrows.  I also added a small heart to the chest.  Attach cupid to back of mailbox or back of other box or packaging.


Whimcees said...


Love your Valentine angel! So cute! The turorial is excellent as always!

Wishing you a great weekend!


Barbara Diane

Carla said...

Oh I love your Valentine mailbox. Scruptious!!! Your angel is awesome!!! I love your tutorial, so easy to understand. Hugs,

Patrice Herrera said...

You are so darn cleaver my friend!! She is super sweet and a real angel!

Heather Pilz said...

I love it!! I had thought it would be fun to do a cupid, but yours is just so darling!! Thanks for the great instructions!
Heather Pilz

valita said...

another great punch art design! beautiful!!

Joanna said...

Your cupid is sooo adorable! Great job like always! :)

Lisa B said...

I love when you post your creations. Because I just stare at them trying to figure out how you did everything.. Genius I tell ya!


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