Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Heart Shaped Box Tutorial

I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is less than one month away. This is the project I designed for my stamp club members for January. I wanted to create an easy-to-make box that could hold candy of different sizes. Instead of following the curvature of the heart, I made the box a basic triangular shape. The ribbon on the box holds the lid closed and also keeps the flaps from bending in too far. The ribbon also adds a little pizzazz at the top of the heart, which makes the box look less triangular. If you would like to make your own heart-shaped box, just follow my step-by-step tutorial below.

Heart Shaped Box Tutorial

Step One

1. Start with an 11” x 2” strip of Pretty in Pink CS. On the short side, score at 3/8” and 1-5/8”

Step Two

2. On the long side, score at 2-¾”, 5-½” and 8-¼”.

Step Three

3. With the Big Shot, emboss the middle of the scored piece with the Hearts Adorning Accents Folder. You will need to run through the embossing folder twice, once for each side.

Step Four

4. Cut off the four end tabs.

Step Five

5. Place sticky strip all along the middle tabs.

Step Six

6. Cut a wide ‘V’ in the middle tab and angle cut the tab ends.

Step Seven

7. Punch a hole near the end score marks, indicated by the blue dots.

Step Eight

8. Cut two of the 3rd largest framelit hearts in Raspberry Ripple CS. Pierce one of the hearts with the Occasions Paper-piercing pack.

Step Nine

9. Remove one of the sticky strip liners from the Pretty in Pink scored piece. Attach it the to the first Heart by lining up the middle score line with the bottom point of the heart and the other score line with the edge of the heart.

Step Ten

10. Repeat step nine for the other side. Then attach the second heart in the same manner.

Step Eleven

11. Feed an 18” length of Rose Red Seam Binding through the holes so that it spans the top of the heart.

Step Twelve

12. Close the flaps at the top of the box and tie closed with the ribbon.

Step Thirteen

13. Finish the rest of the box as desired. I used:
• the 4th largest framelit heart in Basic Gray DSP
• a Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit out of Primrose Petals Cored’inations CS and sanded
• “Happy Valentine’s Day” embossed with Pewter Embossing Powder and cut out with the largest Itty Bitty Banners Framelit.
• One of the roses from the vanilla flower trim dyed with Raspberry Ripple ink.

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp (W 115370, C 127802)
  • Card Stock: Raspberry Ripple (126842), Pretty in Pink (100459), Primrose Petals Cored’ination (129322), Neutrals DSP stack (117157)
  • Ink: Primrose Petals (126858), Versamark (102283)
  • Tools: Big Shot (113439), Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (125601), Hearts Collection Framelits (125599), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit (117332), Simply Scored (122334); Occasions Paper-piercing Pack (129387), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Stampin’ Sanding Block (129367), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Aquapainter (103954); Heat Tool (129053), Embossing Buddy (103083); Pewter Embossing Powder (124114)
  • Embellishments: Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon (121884), 5/8” Vanilla Flower Trim (126869)
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip (104294); Dimensionals (104430)

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    1. What an amazing heart box! I can't wait to try this! You are an incredible lady to make this and then make a tutorial and post it for the rest of us! THANK YOU!

    2. WOW this is awesome Brenda...love how you have simplified it!
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    3. Encore une belle idée, merci pour le partage

    4. Awesome - thanks for the tutorial, I've been looking for an easy Valentine box for an upcoming class. this is perfect!

    5. What a wonderful heart box. And I love that it doesn't
      involve having to make rounded sides. I have an awful time
      with those. LOL Thanks for sharing!!!

    6. Wow thank you this is really nice.

    7. Thanks so much for sharing! I love all your creations.

    8. This is a wonderful heart shaped box. Love how you have the triangle shape in the middle. Thanks so much for sharing how to make it. I look forward to making it.

    9. Brenda, you are AWESOME!! Thank you for the great tutorial and for sharing your ideas so generously.

    10. Love it, Love it, Love it!
      Oh yea, did I say I love it? Well I love it and now I know what I'll be making later on today. But if I can get to sleep in the next hour or so, I'll be making this then. LOL

      Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness for sharing your tutorials and the way you do your step-by-step directions, they're the best.
      Thanks again!

    11. Adorable project. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

    12. Brenda, thank you for this easy to follow tutorial. I followed it to make several heart boxes. I've given credit to you and included a link to your blog post. Here's where I uploaded my sample. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2315734?&cat=500&ppuser=34518

    13. Brenda, you continue to amaze me! I love watching your tutorials unfold, you are definitely gifted at making clear tutorials that make fantastic projects easy to replicate. Thanks for being so generous with sharing your designs. This heart is adorable.

    14. Thank you for your wonderful tutorial. I had fun making them for a women's group that I go to.

    15. Amazing!..

      I Love it so much,thank you for sharing your ideas to us. Now i can make a unique gift to my mom on Valentines Day.

      Thank you and God bless! ^_^