Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Anniversary Secret Box

I finally got to celebrate my parents 47th Anniversary with them.  My mom was actually pretty sick on the day of their anniversary and it took her a few days to recover from it.  So we waited patiently, and made plans with them for the next week.  So while I waited, I decided to make them a "Secret Box".  I have admired them and looked at them and just finally decided to take the plunge.  With some trial and error, I finally got one assembled and made them one.  You know the saying, "if all else fails, read the directions", yep that is me,  I just jumped in to fast and didn't look at the instructions/videos first all the way through.  Ugggg!  Either way, I am fairly pleased at how well it turned out.  I know they really enjoyed it.  My dad seemed to really realize that these boxes take me a lot of time, but just doesn't quite understand that it is a labor of love.  It is not a labor at all, it is a joy because first of all, I love them very much, also I get to play in my paper, doing something I really enjoy.  I am so blessed to have such a Godly example of love and that they are still together after so many years. 

I used:
Red cardstock for the box and the rosettes and flowers
Making Memories Wedding paper pad
Martha Stewart Scalloped edge punch for the rosettes
Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch for the flowers
1" circle punch for on top of the rosettes
I-Rock gems for the center of the flowers

This is after I LOADED it down with LOTS of goodies,
 that is why the little boxes are sagging so much. 
I forgot to get a picture of it empty!  When it was empty the little boxes stayed straight just fine, but when you add a bunch of goodies it starts to sag a bit.  Oh well that won't last long thought!  LOL

 I think they both liked it!

It's LOVE even after 47 years!

Well, thank you so much for stopping in and seeing just a glimpse of my family life!
I hope you have a blessed day!

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