With a cute Carton style Gift Box covered in hearts, hugs and kisses!
Did you know that it is less than 2 weeks until Valentine’s Day? When I realised that I knew I needed to get my skates on and put together some treat holders!
This isn’t an original idea and I don’t remember where I saw it as I’ve had one of these boxes in my closet for a while but I just knew I had to make one to share as it is the perfect holder for Valentine treats and is fun and easy to make…no special equipment required…just a sheet of cardstock!
Please read on for details on how to make it plus a link to my free printable tutorial and this week’s blog candy…
It makes one beautiful gift box that you can theme for any occasion and is perfect for shower & party favors…the actual box section where you put the goodies measures 3″ wide, 2 1/4″ deep and 3 1/2″ high – meaning lots of room for treats!
This sweet box is made from just one piece of cardstock plus papers and embellishments to decorate it with and it is held closed by a piece of ribbon at the very top.
I chose a Valentine theme for mine and made my box using Early Espresso cardstock. For my red color I chose to use Cherry Cobbler – this is one beautiful red and the added bonus is that there is Seam Binding Ribbon available in this color too which you can find on pg 16 of the Occasions Mini Catalog…click on the photos for a larger image…
And whilst in Target this morning I happened upon a pack of valentine themed tissue paper and in it was a sheet of co-ordinating cherry red tissue which fits into my box perfectly!
I punched my hearts using the Heart to Heart Punch and see that pretty dotted paper? From the Love Letter pack of Designer Series Paper that can be found on pg 173 of the Catalog…there are lots of gorgeous patterns in that pack!
The sentiment? Stamped using a stamp from the set XOXO that you can find on pg 6 of the Occasions Mini Catalog which fits perfectly with my theme – I then punched it out using my 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and mounted it onto a punched Scallop Circle…
The handles? Made simply using my 2″ x 1 3/8″ Oval Punch – formerly known as the Wide Oval Punch – but you can of course use whatever shape you prefer…and finally the beautiful ribbon – Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding that is just a pleasure to work with.
WANT THE FREE TUTORIAL SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN CARTON GIFT BOX? Click HERE to find it in my Project Tutorials section where you will find a printable version too!
You can find the stamps and Seam Binding that I used on my box in the new Occasions Mini Catalog – would you like a FREE printed copy of the new Occasions Mini Catalog? Simply click here to email me your US mailing address and I will get one out to you FAST – PLUS I’ll include a free Sale-a-bration Catalog too!
You can also view the Occasions Mini online by clicking HERE
Onto this week’s Blog Candy…leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my Carton Gift Box and you will be entered into a drawing where one lucky winner will be drawn this Friday morning…
That lucky winner will receive a kit containing everything they need to make one of these beautiful boxes plus a sampling of papers from the new pack of Springtime Vintage DSP – so be sure to come back Friday and see if you are the winner!
DON’T FORGET THAT IT’S SALE-A-BRATION! For EVERY $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you get ONE ITEM OF YOUR CHOICE FOR FREE! ASK ME ABOUT IT BY CLICKING HERE!