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Homemade card and box

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Okay, okay, I know I’m a little late to be posting this, since Valentine’s was two weeks ago (and it’s March already!). But you have to remember that I just opened this blog last week, and I have to get together all my pictures for this post. xP
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Anyways, as for what I did this Valentine’s Day, I went all out to make a card and box (see picture!) all on my own! After all, I like making stuff (when I have the mood), and it was my first Valentine with my boyfriend, so wouldn’t that be special? =D
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(Though my mother mentioned I’m spoiling him when I showed her my card. xP)
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Photo Frame-style Card
(my own design!)
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Photo Frame-style Card (Front)This is how the front of the card looks like. It’s supposed to be a photo frame-style card, with a flower in the “slot” of the photo frame. Pretty elaborate, isn’t it? xP
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That pressed rose in the photo frame “slot” holds a very special meaning in my heart, because this is the sole “survivor” of the banquet of a dozen pink roses that my boyfriend gave last year when he professed. Pink roses look much better than red, in my opinion. =D
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(First time pressing and drying it, so don’t mind how it looks a little fugly!)
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I was going to use the flower to keep in some sort of a scrapbook or something, but I thought, “Hey, I’ve got a better idea! Use it for Valentine’s Day!” So technically, I gave him a flower for Valentine’s Day. xP

Photo frame-style card (exterior)

Exterior of the card.
Text on the front:
Happy Valentine’s Day
Text at the back:
Copywrite (insert nickname) ©2008
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Photo frame-style card (interior)

Interior of the card.

Text on the upper right:
A flower may wither, but the memory it brings is eternal.
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General info on the card:

  • There are actually two parts to the card itself.
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  • The front (the “frame”) is a box (measurements: length 14cm, width 20cm, depth about 3mm) with its insides padded with chip boards (at least, that’s what the paper storekeeper said…).
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  • The back (the part that you write on the inside) is just a piece of paper (measurements: length 28cm, width 20cm) folded into half with one side stuck onto the back of the “frame”.
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  • Then decorate it however you want!
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Tips on decorating your card:

  • Anything can be used to decorate your card! I used ribbons, wrapping paper and inexpensive stickers (see those heart shape decorations all over the card? =D) on top of the actual paper that I used to make the card!
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  • Google is your best friend for ideas. xP
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Hopefully you liked the card I made~
(He loved it. xP)
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Homemade Heart-shaped Box
(also my design, but with help!)
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Plastic heart-shaped box

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As much as I’d like to admit I did this all on my own, actually I didn’t. I went to Uncle Google to look for printable patterns that I can cut and paste. xP
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Here’s the site I got the steps from!
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If you noticed, actually my design is different from that of the site. That’s because instead of paper, I used plastic. Yes, I used plastic! Not the kind of plastic you use to wrap books with, it’s the plastic that you use for book binding (in front of the cover). I used it because I had… extra pieces. xP
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To cover the ugly parts where the side of the box is glued onto the base (it’s transparent, after all!), I glued some heart-shaped paper onto those areas using the same red paper I used for the card.
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Then I decorated the top with stickers so I’d know which side is the top. xD
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While stuffing chocolate into the box is the norm, actually I put in strawberry-flavoured marshmallows instead, because while he likes chocolate (sometimes), he can’t eat too many of them. If I put chocolates, he’d be forced to finish them and he’d have an aversion to chocolates for a long time! O_O
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So I put marshmallows, so it’s not 100% traditional~
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But as the saying goes in the anime Cooking Master Boy, “Yang Spring Restaurant’s tradition is to break the tradition!” To be creative and not stuck to the same thing over and over!
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Heck, I’m just trying to sound cool here. xP
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What I got for Valentine’s Day!
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Photo frame with love poem

The front of the photo frame.

The text in the frame:

You are the sparkle in my life
With you my world’s complete
From the first time that I saw you
I know our hearts would meet

I’ll always be beside you
And love you more each day
You are my one true satellite
And cherished you will stay
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Nyaaaaa~!!
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I go mad when I read it, I tell you. xP
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If you noticed the slightly-out-of-place silver writing just below the “I love you” phrase, that’s because I asked him to sign there! (Though the pen was too thick in the en.d xP)
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Why? Because I’d feel like I’ve gotten a celebrity’s autographed CD or something, and that says a lot because never before in my life I’d want something like that!
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(I don’t buy CDs, by the way, I download music. =D)
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And you can probably see my reflection in the frame. xP
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Whoops, that’s a long post! I just go on and on and on when I’ve something I feel passionate about~
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Well, hopefully you’ve got some ideas for future Valentine’s Day after reading this post… if you’re still here. xP.

~Estrelita Farr, signing out!

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