Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love is Inspirational

I wanted to make something a little different for Dear Handyman on Valentine's Day. I had an idea of using a vintage ruler and a saying like "I love you this much" but I thought that a 12 inch ruler didn't really express exactly how MUCH I love him. So I decided that I would have to design something using a tape measure. And I didn't want it to be too "girly" but it couldn't be too masculine either.
I started with the Sizzix Box, Heart die designed by Eileen Hull. I first adhered some simple Basic Grey paper to matte board and then cut and assembled the heart box. I used some pale pink and brown Distress Inks to add a bit of color.
I placed a vintage tape measure inside of the finished box with just the tip sticking out of the bottom of the heart. I glued a piece of vintage jewelry to the end of the tape measure to bring attention to the tape and to keep it from disappearing back into the box. I'll add a gift card {to a hardware store of course!}
I guess it is a little more "girly" than I originally planned but what's Valentine's Day without a few flowers. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Dies used:
Tattered Pinecone {flowers}
Typeset {alphabet}

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