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TV Crafts : My Valentine

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I've been thinking about Valentine's Day a bit earlier this year. It's been a special day for me the past nine years because, cheesy enough, it marked Ashley and my official anniversary. This year, it is even a little more special to me being that we are now engaged. Since I recently received my most cherished gift ever over Christmas, I thought I would give Ashley something extra special for V day. "It" arrived in the mail today and I ripped open the box to get a peek. In the mood to craft—when am I not?—I looked down at the cardboard box the gift was shipped in and decided to make it into an extra something to go with the real present. I was inspired by something Ashley did in the sidewalk seven years ago for me and wanted to emulate it...legally.

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I took the cardboard from the box and made a faux-bois log container with our initials carved in. I haven't decided what will go inside, being that "the gift" is a bit too big, but I luckily have some time to fit the perfect thing.

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As I sat at my desk upcycling my box, the others around me started to whip up their valentine cards too...

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Hosanna layered paper in her favorite punching colors to create her valentine.

1 Hosanna layered paper in her favorite punching colors to create her valentine.

She used a variety of Martha Stewart Crafts border punches to get the perfect heart doily effect.

2 She used a variety of Martha Stewart Crafts border punches to get the perfect heart doily effect.

Chip Glynn, one of our TV set stylists, made an oversize stamp with an old photo of Grandma.

3 Chip Glynn, one of our TV set stylists, made an oversize stamp with an old photo of Grandma.

He plans to send it off to his mom—oh how cute!!

4 He plans to send it off to his mom—oh how cute!!

One of our TV art interns, Miya Chua, who studies at Bennington College, in Vermont, used tears from a vintage book to make a sweet card for her valentine. Maybe one day he will trot up on horseback and whisk her away!

5 One of our TV art interns, Miya Chua, who studies at Bennington College, in Vermont, used tears from a vintage book to make a sweet card for her valentine. Maybe one day he will trot up on horseback and whisk her away!

Comments (6)

  • This is beautiful! Love all the cards! Enjoying Martha's craft punches and craft book http://twitpic.com/37fup5

  • Beautiful! An excellent (and definitely legal) follow-up to the sidewalk-and-initial moment. Here's hoping whatever goes inside will be treasured as long as the container itself!

  • your gift box is the sweetest thing. she'll love it!

  • Love the initials on the tree idea. I have this idea I'm working on for an organic birthday party for which this would be perfect. I want to use slices of branches, different thicknesses as my hot plates. Never thought of carving anything in them. I could do his name, special dates, a wish. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • I love the multi-heart punch (the one on red paper), but can't find it anywhere! do you know where I could get one of those???

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Liz,

    If I'm correct about the one you're speaking of, here is the link to buy.

    Let us know what you make with it!

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