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 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.

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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