Today I made a couple of Valentine treat boxes for my kids, done a bit early as on Valentine's Day I will be recouping in the hospital following removal of my gallbladder. It's been a pesky thing I have been dealing with since September and op day is finally happening on the 13th.
No stamping at all was done to make these boxes, it is all done with We R Memory Keepers Love Struck patterned paper, GKD cardstock, eyelets, dies, ribbon and the Scor-Pal.
Finished boxes are 4.5"T x 2.5"W x 2.5"D
To make the boxes:
- Trim patterned paper to 6" x 10.5"
- Placing the 10.5" side to the top, left side of the Scor-Pal, score at 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10
- Rotate and align the 6" side at the top (ensure directionality- this will be the box bottom - if paper has a specific pattern) and score at 1.5"
- Cut to where the score lines intersect on bottom. Trim off small rectangle that is leftover.
- Pre-fold all scores. Add Scor-Tape to small 1/2" flap and create box form by adhering to inside.
- Fold bottom flaps over each other, add Scor-Tape to final flap and secure.
For the lid:
- Trim coordinating paper to 5-1/16th x 5-1/16th
- Score 1.25 on each side
- Cut to where score lines intersect, 2 cuts on opposing sides, 4 cuts total
- Find center of lid, punch hole, add eyelet.
- Pre-fold all scores, add Scor-Tape to each flap and adhere to create lid form.
Fill box with your favorite Valentine treat.
Cut a length of ribbon that will wrap the box and tie a bow; wrap ribbon around base and up sides, thread through the lid via the underside, gently snug lid in place, tie ribbon.
Embellish box front as desired.
This past weekend we spent a couple days in Tucson, Arizona. We went there to see a very good friend's change of command ceremony on Friday and played tourist on Saturday before heading home.
We are so proud of our friend in his new role! And we thoroughly enjoyed our mini vacation!
We drove the Cactus Loop Trail in the Saguaro National Park East in the morning before heading to Old Tucson to spend the rest of our time before driving back home.
Thanks for visiting!