Saturday, January 12, 2019

Valentine Shadowbox


 
 
I wanted to make me Husband a Valentine Book
 
with a deck of cards- 52 cards, filled with sweet reason why I love him so much-
 
One page a week for the year!
 

 
I found this deck for .20 cents- great!
 
but I was not paying attention....see it?
 
These are Pinochle cards....ok so what....
 
evidently Pinochle is played with 48 cards and not all the numbers

AND double suits ....WHAT?????....so
 
 
oh well, I changed my plan.
 
 

 
Mr. Freshvintage is an avid bike rider....so that is the significance of the
 
Bicycle Playing Cards.
 
I decided to make a shadow box.
 
I removed the cards and set them aside for now. They will not go to waste,
 
I will use them in junk journals or something.
 
I used a utility knife to make a window. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are some Valentines
 
 
 
Save and size to fit
 
 
  
 
 
I loved the little Teddy with a bowtie !
 
I printed 2 so I could make the 3D effect.
 
One was cut and left as is. Use tacky glue to attach to the back inside of box.
 
The other print was cut at the fence line and the arm holding flowers,
 
and the arm holding the heart.
 

 
I used scissors to trim my Valentine to fit the box.
 
I found these raffle tickets at Dollar Tree in the party section.
 
They are perforated and blank on the back side,
 
I thought the tickets would make great mini
 
notes or tags.
 
 
I used a gold ink marker along the cut edge.
 

 
 Tucked a ticket tag at top.
 
 
 Added a pinch of moss and some mini silk leaves.
 
 
 
I had a wood bingo piece
 
 and tied some bakers twine around the top


I used these tiny double sided sticky foam dots
 
to attach the 3-D arm pieces.
 
 
I used tacky glue to add the second fence piece.
 




I added a couple cards to the back side.
 
 
 

Tucked them under the twine. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you !
 
I hope you liked this sweet Teddy Bear Valentine.
 
Come visit again-
 
 
xo Lisa S


35 comments:

  1. Aww that is so cute! I love the cards tucked in the back!

    Tania

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  2. Oh my! That is the CUTEST idea! I wish I had a card box but I'll get one at the thrift store next time I go! I would love to make one of these! Connie sent me over...and I'm so glad I came! Hugs!

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    1. Aww thanks! The boxes of Sweetheart candy hearts
      would also work great. I'm glad you came too!
      xo Lisa S

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  3. This is so cute . . . and I love, love, love vintage children's valentine cards :) They take me back to my childhood days.

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    1. Connie
      Oh thank you- They make me smile,and I'm happy to share. So glad you like these. xo Lisa S

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  4. What a great Valentine project! Pinning.

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    1. Aww Thanks! and thanks for the pin!
      Have a great day- xo Lisa S

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  5. Adorable! You are so very clever and creative! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate It!

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  6. This is just so adorable - I am definitely going to try my hand at making one. Thanks so much for sharing this cute, fun project.

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    1. lala-
      I'm so glad I could inspire you! I love projects that are free or close to it. Come back and tell me how it went! xo Lisa S

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  7. So cute, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Cecilia
      Thank you and thank you for hosting!
      I appreciate you so much.
      xo Lisa S

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    1. Abbi
      Thanks so much! So nice to have you visit.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Lisa,
    OMG, this is so adorable. You come up with the best ideas. I have a couple of card boxes. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev,
      As usual your sweet comment has made my day.
      I'm glad I inspired you, let me know how it turns out.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. How cute is this!?! Thank you for sharing at Over the Moon.

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  11. Oh how cute!! This is just adorable. I'm so happy you shared it at Thursday Favorite Things. Pinning!

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    1. Just wanted to let you know I featured this wonderful shadowbox at Thursday Favorite Things today. Thanks for sharing!

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    2. Pam,
      You are the best ! Thank you so much, xo Lisa S

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  12. Lisa,
    You always make the most adorable things. I love this. Please stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/01/thursday-favorite-things_24.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  13. What a sweet, fun and clever idea! Love your creativity! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see ya next week.

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    1. I appreciate your sweet comment!
      Thank you so much. xo Lisa S

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  14. What a great save! That is totally the kind of thing I would do, buy cards without paying proper attention, so excited to have found bicycle cards!
    This is a lovely gift idea, so sweet.

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    1. Julie,
      Thank you so much! I have to laugh at myself sometimes.
      xo Lisa S

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