Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Give me Hearts

This is a great started off a bit "simple" but then my light bulb went off!!! Love those tiny hearts!!! I have to say, this project inspiration is from "Flower Bug" - see her blog link on my right side bar...........I visit her often as she so inspires me! I added my own twist with the punched Heart plus Acetate window surrounded by punched smaller hearts....yummy! Finished project size: 3-1/4" x 3" x 2".

Side view:

Back view:

Closer view of the front:

What you will need:
(1) 8-1/2" x 4" Real Red CS, score @4-1/4"

(1) bottom drawer from the Matchbox die in Pretty in Pink
(1) 2-1/2" x 3" acetate
(1) 14" cut 3/8" Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon
punched small hearts in Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Welcome Home DSP Pad (saleabration)
The first thing you need is to cut the Top note as follows: After scoring and folding the Real Red CS, position in the top note die. Arrow is pointing to the fold line. Now put through the Big Shot.

To emboss both sides of the top note, place half the CS into the Impression Folder as shown and put through the Big Shot. Do the same for the other side.

This step may be a little tricky:
Position a cut top note "negative" on top of the Mover & Shaper die. I taped it down and this will be used as a guide to position the top note. Place the heart die 1-3/8" from the bottom of the opening. This is enough room to clear the top of the matchbox drawer.

Place the embossed top note on top of the "negative" as shown Put through the Big Shot.

After putting through the Big Shot, this is what it should look like below:

Attach the acetate with mini glue dots. Stamp "love" heart and punch out. Punch out a variety of heart in Pretty in Pink and also Whisper While. I had some scraps from the Good Neighbor DSP Pad and worked that in, too.

Apply sticky tape to the bottom of the assembled matchbox as shown. Score the top note 1" each side of the fold line and fold as shown.

Using a crop-o-dile, punch a large hole for the white eyelet on both sides.

Apply the punched hearts randomly using Tombow Adhesive.

After applying the punched hearts around the opening, add the medium heart and small heart centered on the acetate. Add your favorite candy. Tie a ribbon through the eyelets .......complete!
  • Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
  • CS: Real Red, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Good Neighbor DSP Pad (seleabration)
  • Ink: Real Red
  • Accys: Heart to Heart Punch, SU Exclusive Mover & Shaper Big Shot Die, SU Exclusive Big Shot Top Note Die, SU Exclusive Big Shot Matchbox Die, SU Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, 3/8" Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Tombow Glue, Sticky Tape, Crop-o-dile, White Eyelets (non SU), Acetate (non SU)

Thank you for stopping by today .............enjoy and create!!! HUGS!!!!


**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said... your creativity.....tfs hugs Liann

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great project! so fun :)

Whitney Richardson said...

Way to step up Flowebug's already awesome design! I saw this and made one now I will try it with the heart. Great idea!!xxxooo

kim said...

You are the queen of creativity.

eunice said...

Cute, cute, cute! I did some tent card type treat holders like this for Valentines too, but man, this one is way cuter! Love that heart shaped handle!