21 January 2015

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share Seasonal Expresssions 1: Monsters of Love...

Hi All! Welcome to Day 3 of the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share. Today's project features one of my favorite stamp sets--Love Ya Silly!--and my favorite paper collection--Hopscotch. Let's take a look.

Today's projects are little treat boxes that you could use for Valentine's Day or for a little "just because..." goody. The boxes, hearts, and icons were cut using Close To My Heart's Artiste Cricut cartridge. The box is cut from Hopscotch paper, the larger heart is cut from Teal Glitter Paper and the smaller heart and sunburst icon are cut from Colonial White cardstock. The monsters are stamped in Smoothie, Sunset and Pixie Exclusive Inks and are popped up with dimensional adhesive. I used the same inks to sponge around the heart, and then stamped the sentiment in Flaxen Exclusive Ink, which I also used to sponge around the edges of the monster icon. I popped the sentiment up on dimensional adhesive and adhered it to the box a strong permanent adhesive. I also added some Wiggle Eyes to each of the monster for fun.

I used Cricut Design Space and my Explore to add a little thumb notch to the back of the box for easier opening. As you can see from the pictures below, this box actually folds flat, so it's easy to store.

Here are some close-ups, along with suggestions of what candies fit in the boxes. (Many different candies will fit in these boxes, the candy shown below happens to be what I had on hand.)

If you like these little treat boxes, they can be purchased as a kit in the Violets & Sunshine Marketplace. They will be shipped flat so all you'll need to do is fold up the box, peel off the backing from the adhesive on the icons and stick them in place. (You'll also need to provide your own goodies.) I'm selling them in sets of 10, 1 monster per set, for $10 per set, plus tax and shipping.

I hope you've been inspired by the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share. Don't forget to hop on over and see what the lovely and talented Lynn Darda has for your inspiration today.


  1. My goodness, how cute! I LOVE the little monsters and love the matching sentiments. Really makes me smile. The googly eyes are just beyond perfect!

  2. These are adorable! Hope that you sell some of these krafty kits!