Heart Shaped Box

Good Morning, and Happy Friday Everyone!

WOW, where does the time go?   It’s hard to believe that we are already past mid-January.  Seems like yesterday we were getting ready for Christmas and before we can blink, Valentines Day will be upon us!!   So with this week’s challenge theme in mind, I have a fun heart-shaped box I made to share with you.

It’s been really great to play with the new release dies and I was able to incorporate a few of these new dies into this project, but I pulled out some of my favorites dies from my stash as well : )   I used the DL106 Heart to Heart Doily as the focal point of my heart-shaped box.   This is such a gorgeous set of dies!  You get a set of 4 dies, 3 of which die-cut heart-shaped lace doilies and the 4th gives you a solid shape backing for the largest doily.  I bet you are thinking what I am…, there are lots of uses for this gorgeous set all through the year not just Valentines Day!  : )

For a bit of a different twist, I decided to build long-stem roses and used the Miniature Rose die and my flower tool to form the rose buds.  The BAF #2 Embellishments provided the stems and the baby’s breath accents.

If you want to make this box yourself it is actually quite easy.  You can use this method for any box that you want to make.  Simply have a die cut for the top and bottom of the box. (Hint: I normally do at least 2 die cuts for both the top and bottom for stability)  After that,  all you need is a strip of paper in whatever height that you want with a 1/2 inch fold to glue it to the top or bottom.  When making the bottom simply make the side a little smaller so that the top fits on.  If your need to bend the side simply put relief cuts on the 1/2 inch fold to allow you to form it in whatever shape you desire.

Heart-Box

Heart-Box-Side

Heart-Box-Open

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B107 – Frills & Hearts Border
B152 – Miniature Rose
B187 – Build a Flower #2
B188 – Embellishment #2
B227 – Love (Set of 2)
B235 – You (Set of 2)
DL106 – Heart to Heart Doily
DL238 – Sophie’s Heart Mini Doily

The entries for last week’s challenge were just fantastic!  I really enjoyed looking in on your wonderful creations and visiting your blogs.  I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Sweethearts!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!…  Now that’s a “sweet deal”!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!!
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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. WOW love the way you made the box…it looks so glamorous

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  2. How lovely . Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh my is that ever gorgeous, love that doily heart, and your bouquet is just out of this world, wonderful job shapeing the flowers and all the greenery right down to the baby’s breaths, just the sweetest, thanks for sharing how you made the box, don’t know that I would have the patience but it looks great!

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