Sunday, February 23, 2014

Paper Sweeties February Designer Spotlight!


Hi Friends!

I'd like to share with you today my project I made for Paper Sweeties.  Each month Debbie highlights one of the designers on the Paper Sweeties team.  And, this month is my month to be in the fun!  I know it's past Valentine's Day, but I decided to go with a heart theme in reds and favorite colors!  And, I wanted to decorate this box to store lots of wonderful Paper Sweeties bits and bobs such as ribbon, twine, sequins and straws! 

I started with a heart shaped box and painted it with white and then pink.  Here is a side view of the heart box....

An inside view of all the Paper Sweeties *yummy* goodies of seam binding ribbon, sequins, baker's twine and straws!


A closer view of the lid...

The lid of the box was covered in paper and then with a scalloped felt heart.  Pink doilies were placed with white pom pom trim.  A die cut frame with vellum and glitter applied behind Emma, Sophie, and Abigail and coordinating dies.  They were colored with copics and paper pieced.  Emma's little outfit is from the stamp set Live Love Grow and her shoes from Enjoy Your Day.  Sophie's dress and shoes are from the stamp set You Are Special.  Abigail's dress and shoes are from the stamp set Enjoy Your Day.  The little bird is from the set Home Tweet Home  And, the sentiment is from the set Live Love Grow.  The bow was made using Pink Bubblegum seam binding ribbon.

I just wish you could see this box in person with all the glitter and shine! I really enjoyed making it!  Debbie designs the sweetest stamps and has lots of added *new* pretty little things in her shop.  Won't you stop over and take a peek?  I'm sure you'll have lots of fun shopping!  Thanks so much for dropping by today!



Paper:  Echo Park, Making Memories, Paper Studio
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties
Ink:  SU(Black, Real Red)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties(Pink Bubblegum)
Gems, White Felt Leaves:  Prima
White Ruffle Trim, White Rosettes:  Paper Studio
Dies:  SU(Framelits-Labels)
Metal Dots:  Mark Richards
Doilies:  Recollections
Pom Pom Trim, Pearl Cotton, Sparkly Trim:  Jo-Ann-Fabric
Glitter:  Stickles(Ranger)
Felt:  Taylored Expressions
Glitter Flowers:  Petaloo
Copics:  E00, E11, R20, E31,E33, E35, E37, E39, Y04, Y11, Y35, R46, RV20, RV04
Misc:  Paint


  1. So pretty ... what a lovely creation Maria!

  2. Gorgeous!!!! I know you must have had fun playing with all this glitter and lace!

  3. Maria, you've made a gorgeous and very useful box. It'll be perfect for storing all those Paper Sweeties goodies. The ruffle around the box is just so pretty. Love it!!

  4. Stunning confection in pink Maria! I love the pom pom trim and all the sweet girls, such a beautiful gift box.

  5. This is adorable, Maria! What a pretty way to store your supplies!

  6. Congrats on your time in the spotlight. I love your beautifully adorned hear shaped box. That trim is amazing. :)

  7. This is just beyond precious, Maria! Love, love it!

  8. Your heart box is beautiful and the paper pieced Sweeties are so cute! Have a wonderful week!

  9. This box is a girlie as can be and I love it! Wow that ribbon is so fluffy and the three girls remind me of my three girls ( but they all have dark hair) The inside looks like a treasure for any crafter.

  10. Wow, Maria--what an incredible project! So many fabulous details!

  11. THIS is a BEAUTIFUL box! LOVE all of the Pretty Pink details!

  12. Look at all of those precious details! This is one fantastic project, Maria!

  13. What an amazing spotlight, and I just adore that you've stuffed that gorgeous box with so many yummy goodies from the PS Shoppe!