Thursday, February 7, 2013

Romantic Valentine Candy Box

Hi everyone- Eileen here... One of my favorite holidays is only a week away! Why do I love Valentine's Day so much? Well, the candy is always fun, and the love (of course)... but best of all, it gives you a reason to craft for your favorite people.

 I I made a pretty girly project using the new Heart Box die.


This is a ScoreBoards die, which means it is specially designed to cut and score matboard, chipboard and other thicker materials to create sturdy, beautiful boxes that assemble quickly and easily. That means you get to use your extra time embellishing it! Did you know ScoreBoards are exclusive to Sizzix?


SCOREBOARDS TIP: It's easy to create a box using your favorite patterned papers. Simply coat the back of a sheet of paper with spray adhesive and then adhere the wrong side of a piece of matboard. THEN run your project through your machine. Rolling through the Big Shot will fuse the paper and matboard together. Perfect every time- everything is cut all together!

From the Heart (newest die collection) should now be available in your local scrapbook stores. And if you don't see the dies there, for heaven's sake, make sure and ask your store owner to order them! You will use these dies all year long, I promise.

I designed the Heart Box with vintage candy boxes in mind. A couple of things about this die... In order to get you the biggest box for your buck, you will have to cut the die twice- one set for the box bottom and one set for the lid. It may look a little tricky but trust me, I will show you an easy way to assemble this. You will be a pro in no time.


Die cut two sets of the Heart Box. I cut mine from aqua matboard...

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Add tape to all of the sides. Before assembling the box, make sure to bend over all of the score lines to break the fibers and make it easier to work with.


Trim the excess tape away for a neater box inside. Using one of each side, place the long tab facing the point of the heart down onto the base of the heart.


Tape tabs to edges of heart, staying as close to the outside of the heart as you can. Repeat with opposing side.


Wrap a rubber band around the outside of the box. Add a line of glue in the pointy corner of the heart and along the join on top of the heart.


Here's the trick I promised! Remove the tape liner.  Arrange remaining pieces like this and...


set the remaining sides inside the box you have already put together in a heart shape (see above). 


The pieces should nest inside so that when you put the top and bottom pieces of the box together they will set right inside each other! 


Now place the remaining heart shape on top of the box, taking care to line it up so the heart is even with the rest of the box.

Press into position. Flip box over and fingerpress the tabs down.

Wasn't that easy? I told you :-)


Glue point of heart and top join as you did with the first one.


I made the Flower, Layers with Heart Petals from one of my husband's old white dress shirts. For a look at how I made it, visit my blog for instructions.

The little "i heart you" label is part of the Hearts & More Sizzlits set. I used a fun hat pin (that has been in my drawer forever) to attach the banner to the ribbon. I cut the banner from glitter wrapping paper.

On a personal note, here's a picture of me and my son who just returned from Afghanistan on Superbowl Sunday. Welcome home Chris- we are so proud of you!

Eileen
http://eileenhull.blogspot.com

die cutting supplies



Want to put a little more HEART in your die cutting ART?  Eileen's From the Heart collection is the perfect collection to do that!  You can find it as well as many other great collections online at Sizzix.com.
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20 comments:

  1. OOOOH! I want to make a heart box right now! This project is awesome, Eileen. Also awesome? Chris coming home. His service is much appreciated and I'm so glad he's home for a while.

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    1. Having Chris home is the best- thanks Karen :-)

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  2. I'm so glad your son is home safely! Please tell him that I am thankful for his service. Your boxes are so sweet.

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    1. Amy I will pass it along :-) I love seeing all of your quilting designs BTW- you are amazing!

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  3. What great boxes. So many possibilities. Welcome home to your son. Thank You for your service.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments Sharon! Yes, lots of possibilities for the boxes- they can be used all year long...

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  4. These boxes are so gorgeous Eileen!! The Heart Box die arrived here just the other day and I can't wait to start crafting with it. The flowers are wonderful too. So glad your son is safely home!

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    1. Oh cool! Thanks Anna-Karin- yes- we are very happy too...

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  5. I love this box! Beautiful attention to detail!
    Thank you and your son for his service!

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    1. Beejay, thanks for your comment- I will definitely pass along your message to him!

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  6. My last comment is out in cyber-space! This is a beautiful box! And your tutorial is wonderful - so many fun things you could do with this box. Give a hug to your son from me and tell him thanks for his service!

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    1. Thanks Fran- I will hug hime some more next time we are together just for you!

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  7. This is absolutely stunning! Congratulations on having your son home, and for the services he has done for us!

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    1. I appreciate your note Shirley- thanks!

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  8. I want that flower die-make my heart happy!

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    1. It is a fun one Beth- hope you can find it!

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  9. Your tutorial is JUST what I needed! I love seeing all the little juicy tid-bits, like your adhesives tip! I've been trying to find an adhesive that can stand up to the matboard and I think I'll give that one you showed a whirl! Oh and I'm soooooo happy your son is back!!!!

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    1. Thanks Tiff! Yes, I do like the iCraft- their SuperTape holds up great too but you have to cut it- the iCraft you can just tear. The only thing you have to be careful of is if there is any kind of resist on it (wax, some paints), then you may have trouble getting it to stick. If that happens I use a glue gun or Zip Dry. Thanks- yes so glad Chris is back. Not too much longer for you...

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  10. Exclente tutorial el que nos regalas,bello trabajo. Me alegra saber que tu hijo ya esta de regreso, Felicidades,bienvenido a casa

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    1. Gracias Maria. Tengo alegria en mi corazon. Sorry for my bad grammar :-(

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