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Love Everywhere-Spread Kindness

Love Everywhere-Spread Kindness

Every year around this time frame as I share Valentines love I can’t help but think of our ability to share love and kindness all through the year.

It reminds me of why I’m a paper crafter.  Love is everywhere and as paper crafters, we can spread kindness ALL year long.

Isn’t that exciting?

Today I have a fantastic project that is perfect to spread love and kindness.  Even better, a blog hop with my Creation Station friends to share more love.  Love is everywhere.

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Perfect Chocolate Box

I was browsing Pinterest trying to get some inspiration for a “love” project.  I love to create treat boxes for valentines so that was on my list to hunt.  The box was originally created by a UK demonstrator named Ann Melvin.

Then I created a fun card to go with the boxes.  Chocolate and a card… YES!


Let’s Create!

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This box is super easy to create.  Below you will find a simple template that’s easy to follow and grab the following supplies!

  • Early Espresso cardstock 10″ x 7-1/2″.
  • Designer Series Paper 1″ x 9-1/2
  • Embellishments of your choice.
  • You will see a complete list of what I used for this project in my tips & tricks and at the bottom of the post in clickable links.


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This box opens up so you can place a few chocolates inside or even a few love notes.

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Spread Kindness, Valentines, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks 

Here is a simple template you can follow to create the box.


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  • The scribbled black lines are areas you will CUT out.
  • Make sure you score each fold very well.  This makes a box nice and crisp.
  • I added an extra score line on the lid so that the lid would tuck into the box.  You can see this in red on the template.
  • Stamp hearts on the box front using the Sealed with Love stamp set and Early Espresso ink.
  • The belly band was created using the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.

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  • Die cut the heart using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits using Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  Then Texture emboss the heart die cut using the Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • The Lace Doilies in the Occasions catalog on page 51 are delicate and perfect for any project.  I simply added underneath the belly band.
  • Lastly, die cut the word Love using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and add to the heart using a few Mini Glue Dots.


Spread Kindness in the Mail

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I couldn’t help but create a card using the same theme as the box.  Let us not forget that sending love in the mail is the BEST.  We need to send more of it.


Be Inspired

One last thing before I go, I was so inspired by the holiday season because of random acts of kindness.  Not once, but TWICE I was in the Starbucks drive thru and my drink order was paid for by the person in front of me.  Honestly, it blew me away.  It’s only happened once before in my life.  This inspired me to keep the random act of kindness continuing.  It feels SO good.

While the holidays may be over, let’s continue to spread the love and continue to spread kindness.  Think big and the entire YEAR, not just Valentines.

Now be inspired by the other great designers from the Creation Station Team.

Simply click the buttons below and hop along and see more LOVE spread.

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You can build it!

I love our Build a Brads that Stampin’ Up! carries and almost hate to admit how many tins I have really gone through. I was getting things ready for my big Hostess Diva night and making them little treats they so deserve. I just finished using the last brad out of the build a brad and a light bulb went off. "THE TIN!" The tin is totally re-usable and can fit 6 decorated chocolate nuggets. Here is very simple tin I decorated using the tin.

The other thing I made for them was a little chocolate box. I love those boxes. Easy and fun to make. They had a whole bunch more last night and we had a blast. They were all brave to come to my home in the middle of a snow storm. Gotta love the weather these days.
Last picture is of my snowy kids. They love to play in the snow. NOT me! Luckly I can just watch and then warm them up when they are done. 😉
Have a fabulous Sunday!

Chocolate Box!



Want a box of CHOCOLATES? Who doesn’t ? I was blog browsing the other night and found this cutie patootie box on Chi Chi’s Blog. I thought I would give it the Kimberly Spin and this is what I came up with. These little boxes hold 3 Ghiradelli chocolates and perfect for any little gift to give that perfect someone. I decided to use my beloved Doodle This set. So much fun! I used Kraft paper and stamped with Black Stazon. I used my watercolor crayons and aqua painter to paint the doodles. I have found the Watercolor Crayons to be more vibrant with color when using them on Kraft CS rather than just my ink pad and Aqua Painter. I also stamped the doodle flower with Black Stazon on Kraft and colored with my crayons. I inked the edges of the box and flower with choc. chip dye ink. I added accents with the White gel pen. Real Red cardstock was used to make a small belly band to keep the lid of the box shut. I used that adorable LABEL punch and stamped ‘thanks’ from Everyday Flexible Phrases (how did we live without that set??). Lastly, I added a button in the middle of the flower for extra umph! Put a little linen thread in those things and viola, you have one cute button! I love that these little boxes stand up very well and just are so stinkin cute! Now to get back to more stampin’! Lots to do, no time to do it in!!!