Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Valentine Trunk

I'm SO excited to show you this cute little Valentine Trunk I just made!  I used a wonderfully easy template from Creations by AR called Papa's Trunk.

This sweet little thing measures 4"x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and works up in a jiffy.  It comes as cut files and also a PDF file so you can just print it and cut it out - which is what I did.   I stamped this heart on sticky back canvas, sponged the edges and layered it over the lace here on the cover.
It comes complete with a latch
and a little padlock that unhooks from the loop and opens up so you can stamp or write a little message inside.  I used brushed silver card stock from SU for all of the 'metal' pieces on my little trunk.  I stamped the leaf border on twill and adhered it around the base of the trunk.
There are hinges on the back so when you open the trunk the top stays on -  I used sparkly pink brads to attach mine.
I put a little muslin bag in my trunk - filled with Valentine Candies.  I got the bag at a garden shop - they had them next to a basket of potpouri -  you could fill the bags with it -  or buy the bags separately (which is what I did!)  I just knew I'd use them for something!
All of the stampings on my trunk and bag are from My Heart by Waltzingmouse.
So pop over to Creations by AR and order yourself this cute little trunk template - you can download it immediately -  and you'll be able to make several for all your special Valentine's this year!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - My Heart
Paper:  Pure Poppy, white, Berry Sorbet - PTI, Brushed silver card stock - SU
Ink:  Ranger Distress Festive Berries, Antique Linen, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Sugare coated brands - Doodlebug design, twill tape - SU, Sticky back canvas - Claudine Helmuth, Muslin bag - garden shop, lace from stash, small heart punch - McGill, med heart punch - EK Success, Scor Tape, exacto knife, 1/8" hole punch.

9 comments:

Ellen said...

That is the cutest little trunk ever!! Love the little padlock! Have a fab day Julia!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute and creative Julia! Love the trunk and all the detail!

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pauline said...

This is adorable! i love your little love chest!

Deborah Frings said...

Just wonderful - such a sweet gift!

scrappymo! said...

The is a fabulous little trunk. The sentiment on the inside of the lock is so perfect for this project!
Great work on this one!

Patti J said...

Cuteness, Julia! Love that you used this army trunk in this manner - you are SO creative! Love it - thanks for sharing :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous way to use the template for Valentines Day!

sue morris said...

This is SO adorable Julia!! Great job! Such wonderful details!