Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DIY Valentines using clear boxes

Sometimes you want to give lots of Kisses on Valentine's Day and with our clear boxes you can! Just fill with as much love (aka chocolate) as you like and you are good to give!

"Jar of Kisses" Valentine

Our small pillow boxes fit perfectly in our mason jar from "Sealed With a Kiss" stamp set. I added a special cover and some twine to "seal" it at the top.

How to make the "Sealed with Kisses" valentine:
  1. Follow the pattern from my February 4, 2012 post. A diagram with the dimensions are listed in the post. 
  2. Stamp the jar, hearts and to/from on the front panel of the card. 
  3. Color in the hearts using markers. I used R46 and RV09 Copic markers.
  4. Cut out the inside of the entire jar. 
  5. Add two slits - one on each side for the sentiment to insert into.
  6. Stamp the sentiment on a 1/2" X 3" piece of cardstock.
  7. Hand cut the top faux fabric cover from patterned paper. Attach to the top of the jar. I used an oval scallop punch to make the bottom edge. The top is a separate piece. I attached the two together. The Baker's Twine conceals the seam.
  8. Fold the card at the score lines and adhere/staple the bottom together.
  9. Insert the pillow box filled with Kisses from the side.
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Here's a view of the side of the valentine. You can fit approximately 7-8 Hershey Kisses in a box. M&Ms, Skittles, gumballs and other candies can be used, too.

"Sealed with a Kiss" Box

Our cupcake boxes can be "loved" up using pearl pens in pink, red, silver, gold, black or any color you like! I used red to make these hearts on the clear box. To make a perfect heart, I punched one out, attached it to the side of the box with repositionable tape and then added dots around the perimeter for a perfect shaped heart. Once the dots were dry, I removed the heart template.

The tag was made using stamp set, "What a Zoo, Too!" and our Short Cuts pre-cut cardstock.  These boxes are food-safe and include an insert to hold a cupcake in place. They come 3 in a package.

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Happy Valentine's Day (soon)! Smiles, Bobbi

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