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Friday, January 25, 2013

.:Feature Friday - Madalee:.

Hello, I'm Nancy from the Maddalee blog and I am so happy to have been asked by Sumo to guest post here at Sumo's Sweet Stuff! I am Mom to 3 really nice young adult children and a beautiful daughter-in-law plus 3 or 4 dogs on any given day, Grammie to my adorable little grandson, hopefully a good friend to many, artist, graphic designer and foodie, for a start.  And now, the voice behind the Maddalee blog and hopefully a new friend of yours!

  I designed this Valentine Box with Message Hearts just for today's post. Isn't this adorable? I really like how it turned out and think it would be a great little Valentine gift for that special friend, or for yourself. It's really quite easy to make. In addition to the printed pieces, you will need one small button and narrow satin ribbon.

I have created 3 hi res jpg print files and 3 dxf cutting files for those of us that have a Silhouette Cameo, however this project is easy and streamlined enough that anyone with a desktop printer and a pair of scissors can print and cut out with scissors. I am new to my Cameo, have only had it a month or so and therefore all of the paper art projects showcased at Maddalee have been cut out by hand by me at one time or another! Cameo and I took a while to get to know each other and become friends, but we are doing great now. I also have a Silhouette Cameo print and cut tutorial over at Maddalee that has been quite a popular post.


I love how the inside of the box is also printed with a pretty pattern, doesn't it make the project look more finished and professional? The red polka dot file is created in a size that is large enough to make sure none of the inside of box gets missed while flipping the page and printing the outside of the box with a desktop printer.


I attached the two hearts on the front of the box with a cute little button and the narrow satin ribbon used for the "Message Hearts", after cutting the box out and scoring on the dotted lines, it's quite easy to fold as shown and create the box. The only trick is to slide the two large red heart halves together before closing the top and bottom of the box. The "Message Hearts" are also a breeze! Each of the large hearts gets a small heart tied to it through punched holes, or holes that will cut with the Cameo and tied together with the narrow satin ribbon. The heart backs have been left blank, so that a sweet message can be written on each one.


And here we are, a little Valentine Box full of love! I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I did creating it. This little box also coordinates with the "Blow a Kiss Bouquet" posted at Maddalee earlier this month. Thank you so much, Sumo, for inviting me. As a special thank you to all of our readers, I will be giving away one Message Heart Box set along with one Blow a Kiss Bouquet, details about this giveaway and the Valentine Box and Message Heart files are over at the Maddalee Blog. I hope you all have a sweet day, xoxo

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Oh my goodness. Those little boxes are so adorable! I can think of quite a few people I could gift those to! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us, Nancy!

1 comment:

  1. Love this from my favorite artist and friend

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