Ignore the votive glasses...I used them to hold up the box...it has no bottom...
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I previously made a 'masculine' Valentine's Day card for my DH and thought...that's fine, he'll like that. Then I saw the heart box on the Frugal Crafter Blog. The great thing about Lindsay is she shows these great designs and then provide free Cricut cut files for them. I just had to make this one. I cut it out at the largest size on my Cricut Expressions using SCAL. I scored the fold lines and then stamped with the Michael Strong Cloisonne Heart stamp and embossed with a pearly white. I used the same stamp to stamp in red on white shrink plastic (it ended up looking pink because I didn't have any permanent red ink (add that to the list)) and made the little heart charms. After folding the paper and gluing the sides together, I stamped and embossed the final heart over the seam...it could have gone better, but wasn't too bad. I glued the bottom closed with a glue stick and used some heart-shaped eyelets that I won from Retro Cafe (BTW, Kristin is doing another blog candy give-away, so hop on over to her blog). I placed the eyelets on either side of the top opening (4 eyelets in all). I took some silver cord, threaded it thru the eyelets, attached the heart charms and pink crackle glass beads, filled it with sugar-free mints and voila...a V-day gift fit for a king...or at least he thinks he's a king. :-)