Thursday, January 26, 2012

Are You Ready for Valentine's Day?!!

I was so late sending out Christmas cards; I am determined to be ready for Valentine's day. I'm going to show you the cute little boxes that I made for my sons' teachers.

Here are some of the supplies that you will need:
Paper Cutter with scoring tool/Scissors
(1) piece 6 5/8" x 11" piece of cardstock
(1) piece 4 1/4" cardstock square
(4) pieces of Designer Paper measuring 2 1/2" x 3 7/8"
Ribbon (about 20 inches)
An Oval Cutting Tool
Self healing mat
Craft knife
Adhesive (I used sticky-strip and a runner)
Scallop Edge Punch

Step One:

Line up your 6 5/8" x 11" piece of cardstock vertical with your paper cutter and score at 2 5/8". Then turn your cardstock and score at 2 5/8", 5 1/4", 7 7/8" and 10 1/2".

Step Two:

Fold on all the scored lines. Cut off the smaller piece. If you remember from the introductory photo, I planned to use my Creative Memories cutters but in the end, I decided to use my nesties. Center whatever oval cutter you plan to use and cut.

Step Three:

I ran a overhead transparency through my printer and placed Cupcakes and Candy Factory in the center. (Just a note, make certain that you're using the right kind of transparencies! I initially used ink jet transparencies in my laser printer. The result was a melted plastic sheet and an odd burning smell!)

Step Four:

Adhere the patterned paper and the acetate to the box. Use your adhesive to put the box together. Your box is done. All that's left is to make the top!

Step Five:

Score the 4 1/4" square piece of cardstock at 3 1/2" on all sides. Cut on the right score line on each side, creating flaps.

Then using your scallop punch, cut the edges off your square. I also cut the scalloped area off the flaps. This hides the edges when you fold the box together.

Step Six:

Using your scraps (look how thrifty we are!), decorate the top of your box.

I used my craft knife to cut two small slots on the top and threaded the ribbon through. I also placed white scallop to adhere the ribbon in place. I wanted the ribbon and bow to be on the side of my project.

Last step:

I printed several sizes of the image I wanted to use. I wasn't sure what size would work best. Are digital images not the BEST thing ever?!! Adhere the image to the front.

Voila! Your box is done.

All that's needed is to make a tag for the kids to sign and to fill the boxes with yummy candy.

These boxes are super easy and turn out great!


  1. This is awesome.. I definitely have to try this. You are so creative.. Can't wait to make one with Erin for Valentine's.

  2. Joanna, This is so cute. I want to make one and going to try tomorrow. I don't do to well following instructions but will try. Thanks for sharing and giving such great directions. You used such beautiful papers and they turned out so pretty.

  3. These are really cute...yummy too! Thanks for including the tutorial....

  4. awesome!!! I don't usually make boxes and stuff but you have totally inspired me :-)

  5. Wow, these boxes are really cute. Thanks for sharing the instructions and i´m sure the teacher will like them.

  6. Love the boxes! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.