Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine Heart Box

Here is my version of a Valetine heart goody box from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and Simply Charmed.  I cut the box in chocolate at 8" when rotated 90 degrees using my gypsy.  It fits on a 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper.  The heart is cut from Simply Charmed at 1 1/2" on Real Red cardstock (retired from SU).  Backgroup printed paper is from SU and is one of the In Colors called Blushing Bride and is cut at 2 1/4 x 2 1/4.  I picked the ribbon up from Michael's. 

I traced the two halves of the heart fastener then cut out by hand from SU Blush Blossom textured cardstock.  I then used removeable adhesive and placed each half together on my craft mat so I could stamp my face on it using Sizzix clear face stamps, chalked the cheeks and used a white Insignio gel pen to fill in the white speck in the eye.  Finally I inked the edges of each half (except the center line) in cherry cobbler ink before adhering to the box.
Here is the other side of the box.  This heart is also from Simply Charmed and cut at 1 1/2.  In addition when cutting the box I added heart cutouts to two panels in the box at 1 1/4 by eyeballing them in the center of the panels to line them up so you can actually see through from front to back.
I filled each box with candy using both wrapped chocolate hearts and a bag of clear cello bag of either M&Ms (dark chocolate, my personal favorite!) or conversation hearts.  I made six boxes in brown as shown and another six boxes in red which you can see if you look closely in the background.  I used an assembly line process after designing my prototype.  Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy them.

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