I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is less than one month away. This is the project I designed for my stamp club members for January. I wanted to create an easy-to-make box that could hold candy of different sizes. Instead of following the curvature of the heart, I made the box a basic triangular shape. The ribbon on the box holds the lid closed and also keeps the flaps from bending in too far. The ribbon also adds a little pizzazz at the top of the heart, which makes the box look less triangular. If you would like to make your own heart-shaped box, just follow my step-by-step tutorial below.
Heart Shaped Box Tutorial
1. Start with an 11” x 2” strip of Pretty in Pink CS. On the short side, score at 3/8” and 1-5/8”
2. On the long side, score at 2-¾”, 5-½” and 8-¼”.
3. With the Big Shot, emboss the middle of the scored piece with the Hearts Adorning Accents Folder. You will need to run through the embossing folder twice, once for each side.
4. Cut off the four end tabs.
5. Place sticky strip all along the middle tabs.
6. Cut a wide ‘V’ in the middle tab and angle cut the tab ends.
7. Punch a hole near the end score marks, indicated by the blue dots.
8. Cut two of the 3rd largest framelit hearts in Raspberry Ripple CS. Pierce one of the hearts with the Occasions Paper-piercing pack.
9. Remove one of the sticky strip liners from the Pretty in Pink scored piece. Attach it the to the first Heart by lining up the middle score line with the bottom point of the heart and the other score line with the edge of the heart.
10. Repeat step nine for the other side. Then attach the second heart in the same manner.
11. Feed an 18” length of Rose Red Seam Binding through the holes so that it spans the top of the heart.
12. Close the flaps at the top of the box and tie closed with the ribbon.
13. Finish the rest of the box as desired. I used:
• the 4th largest framelit heart in Basic Gray DSP
• a Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit out of Primrose Petals Cored’inations CS and sanded
• “Happy Valentine’s Day” embossed with Pewter Embossing Powder and cut out with the largest Itty Bitty Banners Framelit.
• One of the roses from the vanilla flower trim dyed with Raspberry Ripple ink.
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