Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Hi Friends!

I'm back again to share with you a couple of projects I made for my husband's assistant to celebrate Administrative Professional's Day tomorrow!  I'm entering these projects at The Shabby Tea Room!  Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo we were to follow...
My husband's assistant, Sue, is a real sweetie!  She always keeps my husband organized for his projects and meetings.  I wanted to make something special for her, and I know that she keeps candy on her desk.  So, I decided to decorate a pretty box for her with a matching card. I painted a box with white paint and lined it with blue felt.  I covered the box with paper.  The lid was embellished with felt flowers, pearls, glass glitter, gem brad, doily, ribbon, and button.

I filled the box with delicious Hershey chocolates!
And, here is a close up of the decorated box.

Hope you are having a great week.  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care, hugs!!:-))


Paper:  Cosmo Cricket, The Paper Co., Recollections
Stamp:  Close to My Heart
Ink:  SU(Pool Party, Rose Red), Ranger(Tea Dye),
Paint:  Folk Art(White)
Pearls:  SU
Gems:  Darice
Dies:  Spellbinder's
Punch:  EK, Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  debssimpletreasures, SU(Pool Party)
Pearl Cotton, Doily:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Felt:  PTI
Glass Glitter:  SU
Gem Brad: Paper Studio
Rose Brad:  Pebbles
Button:  Fancy Pants
Box:  Hobby Lobby


  1. WOW Maria the card and the candy box are so elegant. Spectacular job assembling that candy box and lid. Love the ribbons, too.

  2. Hi Maria, your project if just adorable! I Love the colors that you've chosen, the blues and browns go perfectly together. LOVE the box top, it's so pretty and your card is lovely! Your gift is so thoughtful, she is a lucky lady!!


  3. Oh, wow! Great project and I'm sure it will be enjoyed so much....both the card and box. She may send that box back for refills sometime. LOL Great job and very pretty!!!

  4. Maria, this is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift! Gorgeous papers and flower! Love it!

  5. This is such a lovely gift set Maria, I'm sure it will go down a treat!

  6. WOW Maria!! Your husbands admin assistant will LOVE this adorable set!! WOW is is lucky to have such a thoughtful present :-)

  7. What a lucky lady!
    Great projects! So glad you could join us at TSTR this week:)

  8. Oh, wow! This is so sweet and pretty, Maria! I know Sue must have LOVED this fabulous gift set! The card is stunning, and I adore the little box that she can keep on her desk. FAB!

  9. Beautiful work - just stunning and I am sure that Sue loved this. I mean to tell you, your creations outshine the chocolate any

  10. So very pretty! She will love these. So sweet and thoughtful of you. :)


  11. Hi Maria, your card is so pretty....love all the pearls and bling, what a great gift set!

  12. What lovely work and beautiful present.
    Shirley xx

  13. Hey you, these are lovely and they are both keepsakes she will treasure. I really like the colors and your design for both!!

  14. Maria what beautiful creations What a fantastic card and box, great colours and I love ribbon. Well done Great work hugs Elaine

  15. What a beautiful box...I'm sure your DH's assistant will love it. But, now, I really, really want chocolate!!! NOT on my diet!!! :)