Thursday, February 14, 2013

Joy's Life Valentine's Gift Box

My husband and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day, so I made this Joy's Life project about something that I love: coffee!!! 

I made this box from scratch, without a template or anything. I placed the four K-cups together and measured how wide the square they made was. I also measured how tall a single K cup is.  Basically, you want to draw a square that is the size you want the bottom of your finished box to be, then you draw a band on all sides of that square equal to the height that you want the box to be. You end up with a square within a square. I used my score board to score the lines along the side of the bottom, all the way to the edge of the larger square. The lines will cross at the corners. Next, snip one side of the square formed in each corner. The corners become the tabs to hold the box together. Now, fold and glue! Repeat with a slightly smaller center square (just a hair smaller, not even an eighth of an inch smaller) to make the bottom.

Before I folded and glued THIS box though, I stamped the hearts with clearsnap chalk ink in petal pink. The window was created using a spellbinders die and some finesse to get it to fit through my big shot. (I folded the one edge up and over the cutting plate.)

I added acetate to the back of the cut part to create a window. The May arts ribbon is tucked under and glued between the paper and the acetate. 

I then stamped the sentiment with more Clearsnap chalk ink in a slightly darker color, on some Bo Bunny cardstock and cut it into a banner. The bling is My Mind's Eye.

The paper that I used for the box top is from Crate paper and of course the stamps are all Joy's Life. The hearts are from the Joyful Hearts set and the sentiment is from the You're so Punny set.

This is entered in the charisma cardz anything goes challenge, the caboodle doodles valentine challenge, the pink elephant love is in the air challenge,  the flourishes timeless tuesday put your heart on it challenge, and the crafty creations love and or hearts challenge.


Jingle said...

This is super cute!!!

Cumbrianlass said...

A very clever creations, Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the FTTC. :)

Patty B said...

A lot of my coworkers would love receiving THIS! :)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Very cute project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

Allison Cope Israels said...

What an awesome idea Megan! So good to see participating along with us this week. So good to see a familiar face!