Valentines Keepsake Box

Valentines Keepsake Box

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you and today I want to show you my twist on the classic rectangle box that is also super easy to make!

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here is a closer look at the detail of this beautiful box

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and let’s not forget the inside where you can stash away something nice

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Valentines Keepsake Box Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1
Start by cutting 2 pieces of White cardstock 9″ x 3″ and another 2 pieces 2 3/4″ x 3″.  For the best possible box use the Core Basics 110 lb. card stock!

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Step 2
Starting with the 2 smaller pieces place them on your scoring board with the 2 3/4″ side to the left of the board and scor at the 1/2″ mark.  Next placing your larger pieces on your scoring board, scor on the long side at the 1/2″ mark and the sort side at the 1″, 2″, 7″ and 8″ marks.

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Step 3
In order for the base to fold properly make relief cuts as shown.

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Step 4
Fold your 4 pieces on the scor lines and don’t forget to use your bone folder to make those creases sharp.

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Step 5
Assemble the pieces as shown and allow your glue to dry.

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Step 6
To finish the inside of the box cut a 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of card stock and cut off the corners.  Hint: Place your assembled side over the inside piece and trace where to cut off the corners.  Also using the largest Grand Labels One die, cut 2 pieces out of the same card stock.  These will be your top and base of the box.

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Step 7
You will want the top to hinge open.  To allow that to happen cut a 5 x 5 3/4″ piece of card stock and scor at the 2 1/2″ mark.  Once scored, fasten this to the inside of the box.

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Step 8
Attach the top to the hinge.  Hint: Fasten the top to the hinge using a glue that gives you a bit of time to adjust to ensure that your top is on evenly.

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Step 9
Now it is time to decorate your box.  Using the largest Grand Labels One Die, cut out 2 pieces in Grey Cardstock.  Take the next smaller die and cut another 2 pieces out of patterned paper and finally cut 2 pieces 9″ x 2 1/2″ and another 2 pieces 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ out of Burnt Orange.

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Step 10
Using your sanding tool, sand each piece and don’t forget to use your dust buddy to cleanup.

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Step 11
Finally, layer on your pieces and decorate the box as desired..

Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!

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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.

6 responses »

  1. Love, love, love this. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  2. Thank you for such a great tutorial. Love the corners of the box!

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  3. Love this box! And it was so easy to make, thank you.

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  4. This is amazing!! Thanks Joann for sharing the tutorial. Normally, I am not very good at tutorials but yours is super easy to follow. Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2015.
    Florence xx

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  5. Me again, I have just pinned this. Hope that is ok. xx

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  6. Happy New Year Florence! Hope all is well :). Loving your creations and thanks for pinning! I really appreciate it.

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