Crocodile Smile Pillow box & Card – Animal Blog Hop

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I’m using the Love Bites Cut It’s Projects from Lettering Delights to make these hilarious crocodiles.  I just thought they were so cute and funny, I had to make them.

I wear my Crocs when I cook.
I wear my Crocs when I cook but they don’t resemble this.  LOL!

The 3D croc pieces cut out really easily but I stared at them for a while before I figured out how they went together.  Actually, it’s quite ingenious.  The scales and feet tuck into the cut lines in the crocodile.  The eyes sit in little slits too.

Don't eat my candy, croc!
Don’t eat my candy, croc!

I did have some trouble making it work as a pillow box but maybe that was just my user error.  Regardless, he’s ADORABLE and he does work as a pillow box, it just took me a while.

Card parts, not to be confused with CAR parts.
Card parts, not to be confused with CAR parts.

The card was as easy as pie to put together.  It’s so cute too, don’t you think?  I love it.  I used Stickles in the Fruit Punch color to give some glitter to the XOXO.  I love Stickles!  Don’t know what they are?  Read these posts:  What’s a Stickle?  and Stickles compared.

Inside of Croc's card.  He's so proud of himself.
Inside of Croc’s card. He’s so proud of himself.
You are super cute, croc!
You are super cute, croc!

You’ll have no trouble at all putting this card together!  It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time that you want to make someone have a smile as big as a crocodile.  If you want to make these crocs and see some other great stuff too, this link will take you straight to the crocs page at Lettering Delights.  Here are some other Valentine things I’ve made.

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Leave a comment telling me your favorite Valentine’s Day candy or favorite meal to be eligible to win a $15 gift certificate to Amazon, my favorite place to shop…ever!


crosskris1 says:
FEBRUARY 9, 2013 AT 1:09 PM
Your croc is too cute!! Love everything for your project. My favorite Valentine candy is anything chocolate!!  Thanks for a chance to win and for sharing your great project with us. Kris

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  1. morefunscraps says:

    How is it that croc! My favorite candy for valentines day has to be anything sweet tarts, the suckers, the hearts just anything made by sweet tarts they are all good.

  2. Josie0602 says:

    Love that croc!! So cute..wish I had a machine and the knowledge to cut svg’s!

    Favorite dinner would have to be a Valentine’s dinner at Chili’s! Yum! I dont really have a favorite Valentine’s candy but anything chocolate always works!

    jtg (at)sbcglobal (dot) net

  3. adorable project Joy!! Love that gator!!! Such a fun Valentine’s Day treat!!
    I love my Valentine’s day M&M’s which would looks so cute in this gator’s mouth!!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    Have a GREAT weekend!!

  4. beckyfisch says:

    This is an adorable croc! My favorite Valentines Day candy is anything Chocolate!


  5. this is super cute and it could be used as party invitation too!My favorite valentine candy is french chocolate macaron!

  6. Krafty Kim says:

    Love the croc and card! He’s so adorable–anybody would choose him to be their Valentine! (Before he “chews” them, lol!)

    My favorite Valentine candy is Russell Stover’s Dark Chocolate covered marshmallow heart. I buy myself one every year!

  7. cutie jensen says:

    Oh my gosh how cute and funny is this?? I love it Joy! What a fun vday gift to give to anyone!! 🙂 I love anything dark chocolate and of course, white (yes, only the white ones) conversation hearts.

  8. The croc is adorable. My favorite Valentine candy is anything chocolate in a heart shaped box.

  9. Joy you are so funny you are my kind of person! This alligator is just ingenius and so so cute! And a card too that is awesome. I love it all. Love being a part of your team!
    Deb C

  10. Super cute croc! hmm.. favorite candy – red lifesavers! TFS


  11. Yay! I got in to leave you a message!!! LOL!!
    Well as you know, I just adore this project… that pillow box just “Crocs” me up!

  12. Love this project! The pillow box is super cool!


  13. crosskris1 says:

    Your croc is too cute!! Love everything for your project. My favorite Valentine candy is anything chocolate!!

    Thanks for a chance to win and for sharing your great project with us.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  14. Kathleen P says:

    Super cute crocs!

    Lately, I have been hooked on sea salt caramels made by anyone, anywhere. Chocolate covered ones are always good too(Aldis has some going on right now) but my fave are Trader Joes chewy good Fleur De Sel caramels. Betcha can’t eat just one on Valentine’s Day!!

    Here in Michigan we celebrate Sweetest Day in October too, so we get a double dose of candy & flowers every year!

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

    1. Kathleen P,
      Thank you for that link to Trader Joes caramels! I am definitely going to pick some up the next time I go there. I might even make a special trip…soon!

  15. sunbun143 says:

    Cute croc! I love See’s chocolates for Vday (who wouldn’t?!), especially the dark chocolate nuts and chews assortment.

  16. That croc is super cute. My favorite Valentine candy is anything chocolate

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

  17. Cute, cute, cute! I love anything chocolate for Valentines Day, including the peanut butter hearts, pink, red & white m&ms etc. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful projects!

  18. This is so adorable!! I know my kids would love a Valentine treat in these 🙂 THanks for sharing such a cute idea! My favorite thing would be the excuse to eat all the chocolate 😉

  19. How cute!!
    My favorite for Valentine’s day is anything with dark chocolate.

  20. Awesome creation… just love it
    In my home we all love See’s Chocolates…

  21. Love the croc! He’s adorable! The inside of the card is clever…love the bite taken out of it. 🙂

  22. Lady Fair says:

    Oh my, what a croc! LOL. Seriously, this just too cute. I can’t wait to see what everyone made.

  23. This little croc is adorable! I love the pillow box one. My son would love him. My favorite candy is Lindor Milk Chocolates. Yum…. Hopefully I’ll get some for Valentine’s Day. Now I’m off to hop! Live4scrappin

  24. I still adore Conversation Hearts and read every one before making them magically disappear! Amazon is my all time favorite place to shop too; that’s where I bought my Silhouette Cameo!

  25. I forgot to say how much I ADORE these crocs. You are so talented! I am thinking they would make some superfine Gators! Maybe with orange and blue triangles down the spine when football season starts!

  26. KristasPaperCafe says:

    Hee hee. Your croc is so cute! A very clever idea to dress up a pillow box. I might have to try this!
    I would eat Dove chocolates for ANY holiday!

    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

  27. Lady Fair says:

    Just finished the hop, everyone did a great job. There’s a few projects I want to try now! And I realized I didn’t answer your question. My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is Fannie Mae Pixies (aka Turtles).

  28. Adorable crocs!

    I have to admit, the goofy little conversation hearts are one of my favorites 🙂

  29. I hopped the whole way and saw wonderful cards. So many styles to try! Thank you for the hop!


    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  30. Great project! So cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

  31. These are SO adorable! My fave Valentines candy is Hershey’s kisses.

  32. I love dark chocolate m and m’s! Thanks for the chance to win, Joy!

  33. gypsygirl12 says:

    Love your project, my favorite candy is turtles.
    Thanks again for the wonderful projects.

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