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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine Card Box

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!!!  I wanted to post this VD card box that we made for my son's 2nd grade Valentine's party this past week.    The 'box' was a large oatmeal container that I cut to make a mouth.   I used two strips each of 2" and 1 1/2" off white paper, traces triangles one after another and then cut them out to make the double rows of teeth on each side of his mouth.   I attached them by scoring the strips at 1/2" and then folding the paper rows of teeth over the outside of the box and attaching with glue.   Then, I traced each side onto Co'ordinations paper and cut it and glued it on.   The top of the shark is an ocean blue color and the bottom is a whitewash with a light blue core that I sanded to look like the belly of a shark.   The eyes were done with different sized hole punches.  The gills were actually cut using the Wild Card 2 cartridge, the whisk card at 5", just the whisk and then I cut it up to easily make gills but you could do this by hand.   Last, the waves at the bottom to look like the shark jumping out of the water, border punched on two different colors of paper using an EK Success border punch.


  1. OMG! This is sooo super fun! I bet it was just the greatest hit! Carri~Abusybee

  2. Thank you for the idea. I love how the oatmeal box stands up instead of laying down.