Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day LOVE Box

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges they want you to share anything made with a heart on it.  Here is a 2" square box that I made for one of my stamp clubs this month.  It opens up and you can put candy or a small gift inside.

Here are the instructions to make this lovely little box:
Love Box

By Debi Davis


8” x 8” White Daisy cardstock
(4) 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” Tulip cardstock
(4) 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” Black cardstock
(4) 1 ½” x 1 ½” background & Texture paper
(4) 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” White Daisy cardstock
(2) 1” x 2” background & Texture paper
(1) 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” background & Texture paper
(1) Scallop Heart punched from Tulip cardstock
(2) 6”-8" pieces of Ribbon
Red Lines tape
Tombow adhesive
3-D Foam Tape
Black, Tulip, Baby Pink and Blush Ink pads


Score the 8” x 8” piece of cardstock at 1”, 3”, 5” and 7”.
Turn 90° and score at 1”, 3”, 5” and 7”.

Cut out along the score lines as pictured.  If you cut out the shaded triangle spaces the box will fold better.

Add Red Lines tape along the box tabs as shown: Peel off the red lines backing and build the box.

Decorate your box as desired.

Glue on all the layers of paper on the sides, bottom and top of box. Use 3-D foam squares to attach the side white squares. Punch two holes in the center of the top of the box, going through all the layers including the heart.  Tie a knot on one end of the ribbon and run it through the hole. Do the same for the other side. Fill with candy or gift and tie the top closed with a bow.

I hope you enjoy making this box and don't forget to check out what other people have come up with at the Heart 2 Heart blog.


Corina said...

Hi Debi!
This is a very cute idea, I love the fact that you could make several of them and use them as home decor too.
Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

Lisa Stenz said...

Wow! What a creative idea! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing the directions on how to make the box. I may just have to make one for my self. *Ü*

Karen Day said...

Debi, this is adorable! I could see so many uses for this little guy... and I love how you decorated it. Thanks for joining us at H2H this week :o)

Lorrinda said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing your awesome tutorial with us too! Glad to have you join us at H2H for our heart challenge!

Melanie said...

Great box!!! thanks for sharing the instructions.

Melinda said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute! Can you tell I like it?