After playing around until very late (3 am) with some box designs that were making me crazy…I…well…gave up.  It was one of those days when nothing was working and I was wondering if I lost my mojo over my little “break”.  Then out of frustration, I looked at my pile of Papertrey boxes I keep that my stamps come in.  I pulled out the thicker size box.  Papertrey Gods…you can fix mojo…right?    And it just kept getting sweeter…

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I know…right?  This is right out of a European boutique!!  I love the non- traditional Valentine’s colors too.  It gives it a real Baroque feel without being sickening sweet looking.  This sort of transformed over the course of making it.  I had no clear vision and actually was thinking I would make the sleeve you see here, but then cover the front and cut with my exacto a porthole through the middle.  As it was coming together I thought for a second.  I really wanted to use as many stamps as possible.  At first I thought about using large candy bars, but then I ran to my cupboard (not bare) and pulled out the Reese’s cups and played PLINKO, trying to see if they would fit.  Hello…perfect!!!  UGH…now there was no stopping me…ribbon and all!!  What is Valentine’s without stamped ribbon??? Down the center row I added pearls to the matching outer cardstock Reese’s cups for a little something special to ground the eye and the center line.  This breaks the box up with the ribbon into four quadrants.  I just thought it looked nice.  I used double sided We R Memory Keepers BohoChic Funky Fix 12×12 cardstock so when you look through the box, you can see the other colors of the paper.  Stamps are Papertrey Ink’s “Sweet Love” which I used that exact sentiment for the primary focus.  Hope you “love” it.

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