Friday, February 5, 2021

Love is in the Air

Hello friends,

I have post over on the Ranger Projects Blog today, showing how I created this Matchbox Valentine featuring Kitsch Flamingo. I hope you will pop by the Ranger site to see how I created the Valentine, start to finish!

There are unlimited options for filling the boxes so I thought I would share four of them here! 

Salvaged Doll 
  1. Sprinkle Mushroom Alcohol Ink over the top of the doll and wipe over it with felt.
  2. Cut out a small heart (Kitsch Flamingo sprayed on White Heavystock) and glue to the chest.  Cover with Glossy Accents.
  3. Use gold Mixative to color the tiny crown, then glue to head with Glossy Accents

Mini Pocketwatch
  1. Glue in ephemera background.  Add Clippings sticker.  
  2. Cut out a flower from Worn Wallpaper and glue in place.
  3. Secure to the box with 3D foam squares.

Type Chips
  1. Find the 4 letters to spell Love.
  2. Use a piece of scotch tape to secure letter together (they need to be flexible to bend).
  3. Cut away the top, uppercase letters leaving only the lowercase.
  4. Use a doubled foam square to add to the box.

  1. Cut a heart from wool (I used an old Sizzix Bigz Die called Heartfelt).
  2. Use wire cutters to clip the Adornment Arrow in half (use safety glasses).
  3. Make a small cut into the wool heart for each piece of the arrow to slip inside.
  4. Add Collage Medium to the back of each end of the arrow and slip in the tiny hole.  Hold in place until secure.

I hope you will take the time to pop over to the Ranger blog to see the rest of the project - the Monoprint background is my favorite!
Now carry on!


  1. stunning project, you are the matchbox Queen and great tip for fixing the heart, hugs kath xxx

  2. What a gorgeous project, Paula!

  3. I have not even seen this project anywhere, but my social media skulking has been nil these days. LOVE this...over to look at the details!