Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Being married to you....

I finally finished my dear hubby's valentine...and not a day too soon!
I usually give him a "surprise" to take to work, so I will
have this in his car tonight and it will be his special something for tomorrow.

I started with a bright red card stock for the base and folded 
it into the shape of an easel card (my favorite!)
Starting with a pink mat, I rounded the corners, and then added
an embossed white mat with some inking to bring out the images.
Followed by a red paper heart doily, I added a real box of chocolates!
This is a small Russel Stover brand with 5 pieces of candy much fun!

After cutting the hearts from Sweethearts, 
followed by an embossed scalloped circle from Winter Woodlands,
I added a computer generated sentiment on a hand-cut banner
to complete the card front.

This will actually stand up nicely without causing a problem!

I always my personal sentiment to the inside flap -
but the whole sentiment states:
Being married to you is like opening a box of chocolates /
Each day new and exciting and full of surprises
The inside mat is adorned with a Close to my Heart stamp,
while the bottom one is decorated with a stamp from Stampendous.
The sentiment framing is from Art Nouveau and the glitter papers make it sparkle.
 A touch of ribbon and this gorgeous card is complete!

Everything will go in this little lunch bag.
I have to admit, I didn't take much time decorating this,
but it's all about the treats inside this time......
not the wrapper!

Nestled inside Hubby's treat bag along with his card, 
are these "big smackers!"
Hand-made candy by me with love......
one is peanut butter and the other is white chocolate.
Happy Valentine's Day, my love!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:


  1. This is wonderfully creative and beautiful, Marcia. Thanks for sharing it in our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I'd like to also invite you to share this at V's Sweet Ideas for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn. The theme is LOVE. Hope you will check out that one here:

    Word Art Wednesday

    1. Thank you, Karen, for the referral! I have entered the challenge and am now a new follower!

  2. How creative and fun! Your hubby is going to love his Valentine and his treats. Thanks for joining us for the heart/cupid challenge at BBTB2!!

  3. This is so sweet! What a great idea and so pretty! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 and FCCB.
    Jayne x

  4. Great project. He's a lucky man. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

  5. Wow! This is absolutely fabulous. Your husband will surely enjoy this. It is too pretty to eat! Thanks for sharing at bbtb2.

  6. What a cool card! Love how you added the box of chocolates to it and the cute bag!

  7. Marcia,
    That is a whale of a lot of love showing. You are just very clever as well as being a super papercafter.
    Taking time out your day to post your beautiful artwork with us here at Word Art Wednesday, is such a blessing to us. We appreciate, and thank you ever so much. You can put up to five entries, increasing your chance to win, and shows us more of your very sweet work.
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!
    Carole Robb Bisson

  8. Marcia--this is such a wonderful project for your DH! I love the idea of the candy attached to the front of the easel card! Great idea and very creative! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  9. Marcia this is fabulous and love how you added the box of candy. Thanks for entering it at Exploring Cricut.

  10. Your husband will absolutely love this delightful Valentine gift to him,
    Thanks for sharing it with us at BBTB2.

  11. OMGosh how fabulous this card with real candy is!! lol I love that you used a real box of chocolates! How clever you are and how perfect for your hubby! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  12. WOW!!!! This is fantastic!!! I so love it! I would have never thought to use a real box of chocolate! And those lip shaped candies are great! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at BBTB2 and also our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  13. Who wouldn't love a box of chocolates. You are so darn clever. I love making easel cards but this is definitely the first time I have seen anything like this. Way for thinking out of the box- the candy box that is. LOL Thanks for creating with us at BBTB2.

  14. This one is really unique. Great design. Lovely details and chocolate. What could be better?
    Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  15. Amazing card and present in one, thank you so much for sharing your inspirational project with us at FCCB this week xhugsx Nikki

  16. Super cute and so much fun!
    Thanks for playing along with Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!
    <3 Pam, PDE DT

  17. Wow! Your hubby is one lucky guy! I love it!! TFS!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie FCCB DT

  18. How beautiful Marcia! Each of your projects is stunning! I love how you made that box of chocolates. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Exploring Cricut this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  19. These are great ideas to personalize valentine gifts. Blessings!

  20. Marcia this is so pretty. Love the colors and the way you have prettied it up
    Thank you so much for appreciating my Heart Shaped Box

  21. Wow....Soooooo cool!!!!! Love those big ole lips!!!

    Thanks for playing over at BBTB2

  22. WOW! What a way to make your hubby feel special!!! Thanks so much for joining our Sweetheart Challenge at My Craft Spot this week!!!

  23. Wow, talk about romantic!!! What a lucky hubby you have!! (; LOVE the sweet treats attached to the card--SO creative! Thanks for playing along with us at V's Sweet challenge!

  24. oh my off the creative chart! He must have been so overwhelmed getting this fabulous piece of art! Thank you so very much for joining the lsp challenge this week. Karen

  25. this is just amazing ! .ATB.