Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A box filled with hearts

Won't it be nice to surprise a loved one with a box full of hearts and positive affirmations this Valentine's Day?

Here's a box with cards that I put together using the following Sizzix dies, tools and accessories:
Others: Gesso & Gel Medium (Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft), Acrylic paints (DecoART Media), Ink (Ranger), cardstock, old book paper

And here are the steps to make this project:

Cut cardstock to 12" x 6". Place the Box & Card die blade side up on an extended cutting pad. Lay cardstock on the die and lay the extended crease pad on top. Pass the sandwich through the Big Shot machine. You'll end up with diecuts that are creased for easier folding and assembly.

Glue the tabs and fold them in to assemble the box. Attach patterned paper or old book paper on the body of the box.

Apply Gesso over the book paper of the box.

Apply acrylic paints to color the box.

Attach book paper and hearts to the cards. Color the cards with acrylic paints.

Stamp sentiments on cardstock and cut them in strips. Attach them to the box and the cards.

Finish the cards and the box with more paints and adding handwritten sentiments.

Put the cards in the box to finish.

Here's a close-up.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. A box like this can fit any occasion from Valentine's to Thanksgiving as well as everyday encouragements... you can fill it with anything you wish!  

1 comment:

Ruby Craft said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful idea. Love your sentiments. Your cards and box are beautiful. I know I'll have to try this. Thanks for the tutorial.