The Man I Love

Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

26 February, 2016 -

Hello Everyone <3

What a week this have bean, a verry bissy one. You see I have just moved to a new place, in this gorgeous City I live in, here in Bodø. Bodø is a town in the north of Norway. I have the last four days spent my time to unpack on box after another and now I have a Normal room I can enjoy my self. All of my scrapbooking stuff is in place and today I gonna enjoy mysself with paper and new ideas. I can tot wait 😉

Today I visiting the Maja Blog with a new project, and this time I’m going to show you my Valentines Prosject to my Boyfriend. My man, Henning is a wonderful man, he sees me, i can be myself and we whant the same thing for the future. I can safely tell you that I am MADLY in LOVE with this beautiful man, and to be honest, it feels like I’ve won the lottery. So when Valentines Day approaching, I just had to make a box to the gift, to show him how much I love him. And way not do this with my passion <3

The box I’ve have used, is the packaging to a handsfree that I bought myself  afther Christmas, which I have given new life to. The pattern sheets I have used is take from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection.


The idea for the box cam when I and my Boyfriend looked through a box of old things. Up in one of the boxes, we found many old and rusty nails, screws, small light bulbs and  other rusty details. Some of it, you can see in the pictures below. I was so lucky that I could take the things I wanted and that was when the idea came.

I had one great desire that the box I made for him, would be full of rough and stylish details. Meanwhile, I would bring in the romance to.

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I have used some letters on the front og of the box and written LOVE. These letters have the right color by using Wink of Stella. In the picture you can also see some of the rough details that I have used.

When you open the lid of the box, you will see how it looks on the inside. Here are more of the same details that I have used on the outside of the box.

On the one side, I have used the same lettes as the one on the outside, onli this time I have written Forever. And this part is a bit funny, you see on the Valentines card I got from him, it says on the front Love and Forever. I think it is cute 😉

On the other side of the box, you can see more details, as glass bottles and words written on metal plates.

I have glued several small glass bottles. Up in these bottles you can fiend several things that have a symbol for me and Henning. The film roll represents our first date, the cinema. The brown powder are coffee, becuse Henning is totally dependent on it 😉 the nails I got from him, becuse he know how important this hobby is for me. And the string, symbolizes how strong we are together.

The words over the bottles is a gift from Henning, this is one set of 7 different words from Prima. I think it was entirely appropriate to use some of these words, to make this gift more meaningful <3

And this is the box, before I started with it.

So before I finish my blog post, I’m going to tell you what Henning received as a gift, except from this box. Henning has a son named Henrik, and I wanted to do something special aboute that. I know how much Henning LOVE his son, and Henning have a necklace around his neck, so I bought a silver plate , which I got engraved with Henrik’s name. Now he have a little pice with Henrik with him all time <3 And I can tell you that my man, was very happy for the gift <3

I wish you all a wonderful and a creative weekend.


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  • Kathy Grigas says:

    Oh Silje the box is Amazing! Loved reading the inspiration behind it. How cool to find those rusty pieces! Love the tidbits you put into the glass vials. You did such an incredible job altering the box.

  • Ohh I loved what you done here! Thank you for charing and inspire us! Love