Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine Heart Boxes

Sorry, I've been awol for a few days...just feeling a bit run down...probably the changing weather so I toddled off to bed early a few nights.  Nighttime is my time for stamping.  I enjoy it so much that to do it during the day feels like playing when there's other work to be done.

At any rate, I created these little heart boxes to bless the teachers at the school where our church is meeting temporarily.  We try to do something monthly.  Oh, how I wanted to add ribbon and flowers and bling but some of the teachers are male so had to keep them simple.   A tutorial for the center piece follows.
They are simple to make so they would be a quick and easy treat for anyone you want to gift on Valentine's Day...how about your mailperson, paper delivery person or neighbors?

I filled these with Ferraro chocolates but they will have red Lindt chocolates in them.  I didn't have any in my candy stash...will have to remedy that!  ;-)  Each box will hold 6-7 of those yummy truffles. 
Here's a side view of one so you can see how to put them together.  They follow basically the same procedure as the Apple Box.  The box dimensions are 4" at the widest point on the top by 3" tall at the center of the heart.
The hearts are cut  and embossed with the largest Spellbinders scalloped heart die.  Cut the bottom point off so the box will stand on its own.  Cut the DP heart with the 2nd largest plain Spellbinders heart.
To form the box, cut a strip of cardstock 7-1/2" x 2".  

Place the 7-1/2" side along the top of  your Scor-Pal.  Score at  3" and again at 4-1/2". 

Turn the strip so the 2" side is at the 3rd mark from the left side.  Make a 1/4" score at the 2" line.  Flip the strip and repeat.

Line the sides and bottom with Scor-Tape or redline.  Make cuts just to the score line at what will be the bottom of the box. Peel off the bottom tape cover first and place it as close to the bottom of the heart as you can then peel off one side at a time and adhere to heart.  Repeat with the other side and then the back.  It's easier if you stick the bottom section down first.  Decorate as desired and fill.

Enjoy!
Supplies: 
Paper - Papertrey Ink
Stamps - There She Goes Cupcake Mix & Match
Accessories - Scor-Tape, Spellbinders Scalloped and Plain Heart dies, brads (Target $1 spot), SU small square punch (for end of sentiment strip



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9 comments:

Mandy said...

Hi Charlene,
These are gorgeous and I'm sure the teachers will love them I know I would..Thank you soo much for the tutorial I really must try to get a scor-pal but I've never seen one here in the UK..
Mandy xx

Deb Neerman said...

These are just darling! What a fantastic gift! Thanks for the directions ... can't wait to try this!!

Mary Beth said...

Cheerful and adorable! These will be so appreciated. I love the pretty colors!

Kelly said...

These are awesome Charlene. I'm sure everyone who receives one will treasure it! Sorry to hear you are feeling a bit run down...the weather can do it to you...enough already, I'm ready for spring!

Anonymous said...

Super Cute!!

Regina Easter said...

goodness girl...this is awesome...i love these

A Little This and Alot of That said...

I love the valentine boxes you made.... what a great idea and they are so pretty.... we are so lucky to have you as part of the Digital-Ink Co design team....

Harriet

sam said...

These are awesome Charlene. welcome to the gang at Digital-Ink Co -gonna have to up my game I think hehehe
Take care
sam x

Sue from Oregon said...

Love how you made these so they will stand up...brilliant!