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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

I love you because.....

Interesting title I know, but it will all make sense!

It is no secret that I love Eileen Hull's 3D dies and I just got the Candy Box die and I still had the G45 French Country papers out on my desk so I made a little Valentine's gift for my DH.
I die cut the candy box cover and drawer and covered them with the G45 French Country papers.  I added some square feet and an Idea-ology piece for the handle.
I made a chunky little album to fit inside the drawer, we are both on a diet so chocolate just would not do.....  sadly!
I used the same papers to cover the album and fussy cut one of the flowers and layered this onto the front with a couple of fussy cut leaves.  One of the sheets in this paper pack is covered in these gorgeous sunflowers.

I cut another sunflower and leaves for the inside, I made 10 pages in total, so that I can put my messages on each page, so now you can see where the 'I love you because' comes from.....
For the top I added another sunflower.  I coloured some Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon with Rusty Hinge Distress Stain and made a messy bow for the flower to nestle in.

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Eileen Hull's Art With Heart challenge for this month is 'Fresh Ideas' and this is my DT piece.  There is still plenty of time to join in the challenge, Eileen always has a fabulous prize on offer and this month is no exception.  You don't have to use a Sizzix die but it would be great if you did!

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At Inspiration Journal the challenge for the month is 'Fresh Start' and there is a very generous $50 voucher to spend at Inspiration Emporium for one randomly chosen winner.  The die and papers I used on this project can be found at Inspiration Emporium, I have added details at the end of my post.  If you do buy from Inspiration Emporium and you use my code Redanne you can get 10% off your whole order.

Thanks for looking, hope to see you soon.  Hugs, Anne xx



Products used from Inspiration Emporium
G45 French Country 12 x 12 Paper Pack
Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon
Rusty Hinge Distress Stain

38 comments:

  1. A great gift for your OH and I bet he'll love it. You can't been Graphic 45 papers and you've used them beautifully. Elaine x

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  2. I love those papers and that is such a gorgeous gift I bet he loves it. Elizabeth xxx

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  3. How lucky is that husband of yours! It's so wonderful that you made this for him, Annie, and wrote out ten reasons why you love him! That's inspiration for all of us, even if we just wrote a note every day for ten days and stuck it to the bathroom mirror! I'm going to do that. All Mister hears is the reasons he irritates me, hahaha! He won't know what's gotten into me!! But that's not why you called. DR's going to be enchanted by this little treasure, so meticulously crafted and masculine!! Enjoy watching his face as he opens it!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  4. This is gorgeous Anne, what a lovely gift.
    Have a great crafty week, Angela x

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  5. Wow Anne, you are a true romantic, and this little candy box proves it. I love what you've done and the papers are stunning. HugsRita xxx

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  6. What a sweetie for your sweetheart!! This is GORGEOUS Anne and David will love it for sure. Oh romance is alive and well with you two! Nicola x

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  7. You're honey is so lucky Anne. This is adorable!!! I absolutely love the chunky album. So excited you have the Candy Drawer die. This was the first Eileen Hull die I ever saw used and I was hooked. Love it and already pinned!

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  8. What a lovely gift idea Anne, and I love the chunky book inside , so special . The sunflower is a lovely touch to the top and I love the metal touch. Lovely. Tracy x

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  9. So gorgeous Anne! Love your choice of papers and the coordinating book. Nikki xx

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  10. What a fabulous little box and album. Ann. Love the G45 papers - love all G45 papers - great colours. With all the thought that has gone into it I think your husband is going to treasure it. Elizabeth xx

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  11. Anne this is absolutely delightful! Love it!! I especially like the addition of the little book. I have to get this die - is it for sale yet? One could use this candy box die for so many things - how about a trinket box for a granddaughter! Or a spooky box with bones in it or even a little Halloween book.
    We worked with the blog last night and tried to follow your directions. I hope it did the trick!
    You have me all excited!!
    Sandy xx


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  12. awww this is such a lovely idea, and your hubby will love it!! Love G45 french country paper too, it can be masculine or feminine. Gonna have to check out this for too, I really the idea of practical and fun xx

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  13. That is so sweet and very romantic. What could be better than a one of a kind gift of art from the heart :o) ((hugs)) xx

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  14. wonderful idea Anne!!! stunning project ^.^

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  15. WOW! I think you hubby is going to be thrilled to receive such a special gift. I love the design using such gorgeous papers and beautiful detailing.
    Hugs Sue

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  16. You're so romantic Anne .... I'm sure your hubby will love this, it's gorgeous! xx

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  17. What a wonderful make Anne. I'm sure this will be treasured.
    Toni xx

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  18. This is beautiful and such a lovely keepsake. Love the papers you have used and so thoughtful to have a mini inside. .A doubled keepsake.

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  19. Anne this is so pretty and I love seeing the surprise inside the box- your album is adorable. Lucky Mr. Redfern! The Graphic 45 paper are perfect on here!

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  20. Oh I love how you combined the G45 papers and that delicious die! As always your art work is fabulous and I think will be very much appreciated! Love this! Hugs!

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  21. Gorgeous Anne, the G45 papers are just right for your little box and album, I've just got the candy box die and am looking forward to playing with it...... All I need now is a bit of time! Thanks for the inspiration x

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  22. who needs chocolates...love your box and cute little album and those divine papers...hugs kath xxx

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  23. Hi Anne, what a totally gorgeous creation...some of my favourite papers and thank you for introducing me to Eileen Hull, because I am becoming an addict too..my 'die' wish list is getting very long! Love the little book, hugs Carole Z X

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  24. Wunderschön, liebe Anne.
    Aber ich hätte dort doch lieber Pralinen drin :-)

    Sophie

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  25. LOVE that there is a little album in there! Fab color with the black and yellows! So precious!

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  26. You never cease to amaze me with the create projects you come up with! This is genius Anne! What a great little album and how it tucks away in the drawer...AMAZING!!! So completely clever and stunning to boot! until next time, hugs :)

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  27. Aww!!! Anne, romance is not dead!! Bet Hubby had a lump in his throat when you presented him with your wonderful creation.
    It is absolutely amazing, I love it.
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  28. Sorry me again, did not read properly. When I went back I see its a Valentine Gift. Hubby will have a lump in his throat when he gets it I am sure.
    Patricia x

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  29. A stunning gift for David Anne x your post title had Jim Reeves singing in my head......at least I think it was Jim Reeves who sang I love you because !! ( showing my age)

    Those papers are absolutely perfect and your little book is divine.

    Sending you both huge hugs x 9 sleeps until The wedding.....hard to believe my gorgeous little boy is getting married and is 29 in a few weeks !!!!

    Hugs Annie x

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  30. what an amazing gift for David - really fabulous - he will love it to bits. Those papers are some of my favourite from G45. Sorry to hear about the no chocolate - I will get around to that soon but its quite a comfort at the moment! Big hugs dear friend. Rachel xx

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  31. Such a beautiful & personal box that your DH is going to love...and not just because it's from you. Love the sunflower motifs, and the idea of the tiny album with a sweet message on each page. The sunflower handle was so imaginative, and the additional sunflower embellishment was just so pretty. Loved the tiny little feet too. I watched a video using the EH box die, and saw it put together and colored. I love that you used the gorgeous G45 paper for this...just marvelous. TFS & hugs.

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  32. Anne, I Love this because I Love Sunflowers!! Your DH will Love this, because it's from You, made with Love!! Simply darling and sweet and wonderful!! XOXO-Shari

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  33. Loving the slightly rounded shape of this candy box, gorgeous papers and the sunflowers and rusty hinge ribbon just scrumptious. Such a lovely gift idea. Beautiful Anne. Ruth xx

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  34. What a beautiful box Anne! I love the design, the black with the lovely orange bloom- the knob to open the drawer and the nice little book inside! I'm sure your husband will love this thoughtful creative gift!

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  35. Oh, delicious! That's sure to charm your DH's heart on Valentine's Day. The elegant masculine papers, those fabulous glowing ribbons, and what an adorable book on the inside. Looking forward to lots more adventures with the Candy Drawer Die - I can see it's going to inspire you!
    Alison xx

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  36. You know how I love albums Anne and after seeing this desirable piece you have tempted me to have a go. DH is one lucky fella.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  37. Fabulous gift for your DH!! The papers are perfect for this - love the little book inside!! Chrisx

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous Anne. What a gift. What a talent. You know, I put you up there with the best.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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