Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Conversational Topic

It's about time for another Valentine treat, don't you think? Here ya go, a box of Conversation Hearts, all prettied up for your most favorite sweetie!

I have to run for now, but I'll leave some written directions for those of you who may be desperate to try this out immediately. (A photographic tutorial will follow soon) These are super easy and fun to make, you can bling them up like I did, or just keep it simple and sweet.

1) Take an 8-1/2"x11" sheet of card stock and cut it to 6-3/4"x11", then cut it to 6-3/4"x4-3/4". (you can get two boxes out of one sheet of card stock...keep the scraps for decorating the box)
2) Score parallel to the 6-3/4" side, at 3/4".
3) Turn sheet 1/4 turn and score parallel to the 4-3/4" side at: 3/4", 3-3/16", 3-15/16", and 6-3/8".
4) Cut away the scored rectangle at the bottom corner which is 3/4"x3/8" and discard.
5) Snip up each score line on the bottom, to the 3/4" score line.
6) Decorate with wheel, stamps, or by layering DSP on whichever sides you want covered.
7) Punch holes in the two long sides with Horizontal Slot Punch. (making a template helps keep these uniform)
8) Fold box and adhere with SNAIL. (the little 3/8" edge will go inside the box, the bottom flaps fold in)
9) Place about 24" of ribbon through the punched slots, so that the ribbon is stretched across the top opening of the box.
10) Place a box of conversation hearts down into the box, so that the ribbon is pushed down into the box by the conversation hearts, then tie a bow at the top of the box.

Notes: You can cover the top of the conversation hearts box with coordinating card stock and/or paper if you want. I made my card stock 2-3/8"x3/4" for the top, and layered a slightly smaller piece of DSP onto that. You can use the long 1-3/4"x11" scrap from the original sheet of card stock, and cut it into two 7/8"x11" pieces, which can be wrapped around each of the two boxes for extra decoration if you like (sort of like a belly band). I layered a slightly skinnier strip of DSP on top of my belly band.

Stampin' Supplies: Rose Red card stock, Whisper White card stock, Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper*, Regal Rose ink, Rose Red ink, Kiwi Kiss ink, Blender Pens, Love You Much Bundle (I used the Love You Much stamp set & Heart to Heart Punch), Horizontal Slot Punch, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals®. And, of course, I used a box of Conversation Hearts. Both the Brach's® and Sweetheart® brands come in the same size box, just for our crafting convenience, I'm sure!

*Sneak Peek product, available for purchase beginning January 19th at Noon MST!

Purchase directly from my ONLINE STORE, or email me to place your order for Valentine craft supplies NOW! Don't be caught in a panic by waiting til the last minute to take part in the biggest card-sending day OF THE YEAR.

1 comment:

  1. Your V-day stuff is SO cute! I have nominated your for an award. Check out my blog for details.




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