Thursday, February 16, 2012

Heart Box

Good Morning!

I found this Tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers. While I don't have all the heart spellbinders they used ~ nor could I find them at this time of the year! ~ I was able to use my Sweetheart and MS Elegant cartridges. They do such an awesome job at SCS on their tutorials. I can't come close to explaining as well as they do, so I will just explain what I did differently. :)
I made two boxes, one with the lid attached and one without.

From MS Elegant cartridge, I cut 3 white hearts at 4.13 x 4.31 and 2 cardboard hearts the same size.

From the Sweethearts cartridge, I cut 1 heart out of patterned paper at 4.43 x 6.40. I cut 2 smaller hearts of patterned paper at 4.08 x 5.89 and 2 of chipboard at the same size.

I also cut 1 piece of patterned paper at 2 x 12. (I did have to trim that piece to fit at the end.)

On the scalloped hearts, I attached a white heart to each side of 1 scalloped chipboard and 1 white heart to one side of the remaining scalloped chipboard.

I attached the 1 large patterned paper heart to the top of the first heart.

I attached the small patterned paper to one side of each small chipboard heart.

On the Tutorial there is a short video at the end that explains everything.

Because I ended up with a fair amount of paper scraps left over from this project, I decided not to add them to my already huge collect. I used what was left to make up some blank cards. (The butterfly 3D stickers are from K&Company, of course! lol)

I also did the inside of the cards.

I did NOT glue down the inside pieces. There have been several times where I've wanted to add a type written note, but I already had the inside done and it wouldn't look good with white on white. The insides are all ready to go and inside the card, but I can switch out the white piece if I need to.

To make things even easier/faster, I have a Modular stacking box with blank colored cards already made up.

It took me less than 10 minutes to make up 5 cards! The people I usually send cards to prefer the more basic cards. Not as much fun to make, but they like it and that's what counts. :)

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. Your heart boxes are awesome Jen! I loved this tutorial when I first saw it too, I am glad that you showed us that it can be done with the Cricut too! You have inspired me to give it a try. Your cards are awesome as well!!