February 16, 2012

Such a Sweet Box!

Good Morning! This is Jen from 3 Cats and a Bug. The theme for this week at sweetsassydiva's is something fun, but not a layout or a card. 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!


DIANA L. said...

nice heart box, very pretty thanks for the tutorial.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

That is a cute sweet box. Love the papers you used and that you used the extras for cards.

Brenda said...

I saw this tutorial as well and just loved the outcome of the box. You did an awesome job with yours as well, and I love that you used the Cricut to make them!! Love the cards as well!

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