Welcome to The Valentine's Blog Hop featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team! Hopefully you just came from the talented Cheryl over at http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/. If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny at http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/ so you can start from the beginning :)
Here's the hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:
Jenny ~ http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Sharon ~ http://www.simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/
Heather ~ http://paper-junkie.blogspot.com/
Bobbi Hickman ~ http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.blogspot.com/
Leah Pagliaroli ~ http://www.leahscarddesigns.com
Amber ~ http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com/
Lola ~ http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/
Cheryl ~ http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/
Sandra ~ http://sweetpeascards.blogspot.com/
Here's my project I made for this hop. I made treat boxes for Valentine's Day. I made them the same way and then just decorated them in different ways. Here's how you make them:
I took an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of cardstock and scored it at 2", 5", 7" and 10" on the 11 inch side and at 1.25" and 7.25" on the 8.5 inch side. I then folded on all the score lines using my bone folder. See picture below.
I then cut off the whole top except for the one flap you see in the picture. For the bottom, I cut off the little tab on the lower right corner and cut slits along all the score lines at the bottom. See picture below.
For decorations on my white box, I stamped using My Pink Stamper's From The Heart stamp set. See picture below
I then added red tape along the small tab on the left side and one of the outer bottom flaps. See picture below.
I then closed up the box and pushed in the sides of the box a bit to get it to form the treat box shape. See picture below.
I punched the holes for the ribbon using my Crop-a-dile. I then filled the box with candy and added the ribbon to close up the box. See below picture.
Here is my treat box all closed up......
Then I made my second box and covered it with some fun patterned paper on all four sides. I used Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge to cut out the heart and I used My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments stamp set to stamp on the heart. I exchanged the ribbon this time for some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Twine to close up the box with.