Hi Friends! Thank you so much for popping by today. With Valentine’s day fast approaching I thought I would revisit this lovely hinged heart box and feature an image from the Sugar Hollow Cling Stamp Set. The Owl “lovebirds” are just too darn cute, aren’t they?
a little closer look at the detail:
and finally the box open:
HCPC-3545 – Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3651 – Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3716 – Sugar Hollow Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD1-758 – Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-785 – Sugar Hollow Tree Die
HCDP1-262 – Sugar Hollow Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Rose Bud
Other products: White Card Stock, Resplendent Rectangles, Heart Circles, Standard Circles Small, Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder, Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink, Pebbles Classic Chalks, Foam Dots, Glitter and Pearls from my stash and die cutting machine.
Start by cutting 3 scalloped hearts out of white cardstock. For best results, I would suggest using 110 lb. card stock. The larger hearts are 6 1/2″ x 7″ while the smaller one is 5″ x 4 1/2″ in size. Next, cut 2 solid hearts out using the Sugar Hollow Paper Collection. The hearts measure 6″ x 5 1/2″. One solid heart is for the top of the box and the other one is for the inside. Using a coordinating piece of cardstock you used for the solid hearts, cut two 12″ x 2 1/2″ strips and score on the 1/2″ mark on the long edge. If you want your box deeper, simply make these pieces taller. Now, in order for these strips to take the form of the hearts you will need to make a series of relief cuts to allow them to bend. Attach 1 strip to one of the solid hearts and the other solid heart. Make sure that you attach the strips to the opposite sides of the heart so that when you attach them together they will form the box. For one of the pieces, cut the excess from the strip off and for the other piece only cut off the 1/2″ scor. You will use the extra paper to attach the 2 hearts together. Tip: Another option for a hinge, and my personal favorite is to use a piece of ribbon for the hinge that you can hide between the layers of paper. Flip over the top heart and attach the strip of paper so that the box will open and close. For a clean look, attach the paper on the inside of the box. Once the glue has dried, attach the last solid heart on the top for added strength. Finally, layer on your remaining hearts and decorate. The Owl Image was stamped with Memento Expresso Truffle and colored with Pebbles Chalks. The Botanical Rose flowers were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder before distress with Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink.
For those of you who like a visual step-by-step you can look at this post I did last year: https://castleparkdesigns.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/valentine-hinged-heart-box
Thanks so much for visiting. Have a wonderful day!