Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentines Day Treat Box

I found some brightly colored Jordan Almonds at the store today. My mom loves them so of course I had to buy some. I decided to make a little treat box to put them in for her. I used the box on the new Cricut Love Struck mini cartridge. I cut the box at 8" which made a 5" box when folded. The paper I used was some double sided K & Company Valentine paper I got in a paper pack from Michaels a while back. I layed out the box on my Gypsy. I then added a 2nd mat page to my file and did a layer of two simple hearts also from the Love Struck cartridge. The larger heart is 2.66" and the smaller heart is 1.73". I then welded them together and cut them out of some plain white cardstock. I embossed the white heart with the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder. I inked around the edges of the heart with some Rosebud Memento ink. I cut a 3" x 3" square of clear acetate to place over the heart cut out on the box. I used some Beacons 3-in-1 glue to attach the embossed heart to the front of the box over the heart cut out.

I scored all the score lines on the box using my Scor-Pal (love it!). I used Scor-tape on the side flap to make sure the box didn't come apart. I also placed a small piece of Score-tape along the bottom flap as well because the almonds I was putting in the box have a little weight to them and I didn't want the bottom of the box falling out. Once I put the almonds in the box I closed it up and added some ribbon tied in a bow. The ribbon is by American Crafts and I got it at Craft Warehouse.

I am sure my Mom will love the box. She gets it Monday.  Thanks for looking.


  1. Beautiful gift for you Mom. I love all the details you put into this. Such a great job!

  2. Looks really pretty, Deanne! I have that cartridge, but just got it last week. I've only cut one or two things off of it. I think I need to try this now! LOL

  3. Very cute box and no matter how many carts I have someone managed to make something so cute out of the ones I don't ! LOL