Monday, January 19, 2015

Valentine's Day Chocolate Box Tutorial

After getting quite a few requests for a tutorial for this little box, I thought it was time to put it on my blog. Sorry for the delay for those who have been waiting.

.For the box itself you will need:
Cardstock (1) 8 1/4" X 4 1/2"
           (1) 4 1/2" X 3"
                 (2) 4 1/2" X 1 1/2"

Co-ordinating Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, Adhesive

Finished size of the box is 3" X 3" X 3/4"

Starting with the largest piece (using Real Red here),
 on the long side, score at 3/4", 3 3/4", 4 1/2" & 7 1/2".
 Turn 90 degrees and score at 3/4" & 3 3/4"

Your piece should now look like this.

Cut on the solid lines. 

And fold like so.

Decorate the front of your box before adhering anything together. I used the set 'You Plus Me' from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog. The designer series paper is 'Stacked with Love'.

Add adhesive as shown. You will want to use a fairly strong adhesive so the box stays together. Sticky Strip is also good.

Fold the tabs in like this.

And this, to form the bottom part of the box. Finish the last 2 corners of the top of the lid this way also.

If you get any uneven edges like this, just get a pair of scissors and snip it off.

Now you should be able to close your box. The lid edges will sit over the top of the box.

Now its time to make the inside. Open the box up again.

Start with the bigger piece that's 4 1/2" x 3"

Score at 1 1/2", 2 1/4" & 3
Fold like so.

Adhere the middle fold together

Place in box. Test it out before sticking it in. Sometimes you need to cut a sliver off the edges for it to fit nicely.

Now, grab the other 2 smaller pieces. Score in the same manner. 1 1/2", 2 1/4" & 3

Stick the middle fold together just like before

Place and stick in box. Again test out first.

The inside of your box should now look like this.

If you would like to decorate the inside, cut or punch 4 squares from Designer Series Paper a smidge smaller than 1 1/2" and adhere.

Add Chocolate. Reece's Chocolate Buttercup Hearts work perfect. Dove Hearts would work well also.

Add ribbon if you like and you are all good!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Free Standing Pop-Up Card

Here is the card we made at a tonight's Stampin' Up home class. This guy is just too cute. He is in one of the Valentine's Day sets in the NEW Occasions catalog called 'Wood you be mine?'. The card is a free standing pop up card. I found the instructions on how to make one HERE.

I used the fine end of my marker to make these extra lines on his shirt.

In the final picture you can see how the card lays flat for mailing.