Kraft Container: The Perfect Gift, Valentine or Not

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I have one more project to share that I spoke about on daytime Durham on Thursday.  This might just be my favourite of all of them and it didn’t get too much air time.  There’s only so much you can talk about in 5 minutes!

This is the Kraft Container I decorated up for a “Teacher Survival” kit. You could use this for any kind of gift, though.  It really didn’t take much time to create.  I think the part that took the longest was the tag and ribbon!

I used the Ivy Lane paper pack and accessories.  (I am totally in love with those purple fabric flowers!)  The rolled paper flowers are cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge, using Ivy Lane and Hollyhock cardstock.  I actually just used a hot glue gun to put them together so it went REALLY fast. If you’re at all like me, you probably like to see a lot of photos of a project like this, so here are some closeups.
And here’s the top.

 I left the rest of the container pretty plain, letting the patterned paper shine.

And here’s a close up of the tag.  I cut it with Art Philosophy and used second generation and Bamboo ink to add a pattern.  The stamp set is In the Background.  I also used Old World Alphabet (retired, I think) in Hollyhock ink for the words.  Then I sponged the edges with Bamboo ink.  I tied some seam binding ribbon on the the top of the tag and hot glued it on to the container.  

I also have one more project that we didn’t get a chance to talk about on the show.  Another lollipop!  I made this one into a flower.  I simply cut two flowers out of Ivy Lane paper, using Art Philosophy, and one from Cocoa cardstock, all at different sizes.  I found the inspiration for this one at Inkspired Treasures.
Here’s the side view so you can see the leaf.  I melded a rectangle onto two leaves in Cricut Craft Room so I could wrap it around the “stem”.  I did add a bit of tape under the flowers so everything would stay put.
I hope in all these projects you’ve found some ideas for what to create for the people in your life this Valentine’s Day.
Don’t forget, you have until midnight to comment on my giveaway post here.
Happy Creating!