I created these two boxes using the Thin Cuts Basic Hearts dies, Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock, and the Polkadot and Woodgrain Kraft Cardstocks from Close To My Heart's Rustic Home Fundamentals paper pack. So let's take a look:
First up is the box for my daughter. I cut two hearts from the Neenah cardstock using the largest of the heart dies and then four from the same cardstock using the heart that is the next size down. I then used the same two dies to cut four large and two of the smaller hearts from the Polkadot Kraft Cardstock. I then used the large Kraft hearts to cover front and back of the large white hearts. I covered the front of one of the smaller white hearts with one of the smaller Kraft hearts and then stacked the remaining three hearts on top of one another, adhered them together, and then covered the front with a craft heart. I inked around the edges of the hearts with Thistle ink. I then cut a strip of the Kraft Cardstock for the sides that measured 1 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches and scored it lengthwise at 1 inch. I added a strong tape to both sides of the paper in the 1/2-inch space between the scoreline and the edge of the paper. I cut thin triangles through the tape up to the score line so that I could manipulate the paper around the smaller 2-layer heart. I then adhered that to one of the larger hearts that served as a base. I added the 4-layer heart to the middle of the second larger heart to create a lid for the box (the 4-layer heart fits into the box and keeps the lid from sliding off.
To decorate the top of the box, I used the smallest heart die in the same die set to cut 2 hearts from Whimsy Fundamentals paper in Thistle. I used Thistle ink to create a patterned paper using the "XO" sentiment from Adore You (CTMH's January 2017 Stamp Of The Month) and double stamped the sentiment from the same set. I then cut out the sentiment using the label die from the Hello Lovely die set. I also tied a bow with Thistle Extra Thick Twine, and adhered one heart, the sentiment and the bow directly to the box. I then popped the other heart up using foam tape.
Here's a look at some close ups of the box:
And here's a look at my son's box:
Here are some close ups:
And here's a look at the boxes and their lids with the candy inside: (If I were making these to give away to friends, I would use wrapped candies instead of M&Ms.)
I think the kids enjoyed receiving them even more than I did making them, if that's possible! They aren't my quickest box, but I love the way they turned out. And I hope you've enjoyed them too.
As a reminder, tune in tomorrow evening for the upcoming Rose Blossom February Blog Hop. And until then have a Happy & Creative Valentine's Day!