Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Be Mine - Fun Valentine Gift Box Idea

Hello, the Papermilldirect DT have been busy creating all different kinds of gift boxes this week and I'm sharing a fun gift box idea for Valentine’s Day.  Although I have used my Cricut Explore to cut the box for this project, you could easily use the elements to decorate a plain box blank or score and fold a box similar and use heart shapes to decorate.
Cut box shape elements using my Design Space link here: https://uk.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/35853997
I have sized the box to fit A4 card all ready for you but you can easily change the dimensions if you wish.  (For those using earlier Cricut machines the box is from ‘Box It Up’ cartridge and also available free within the subscription images)  Cut the 2 side sections and lid from Papermilldirect White Hammered cardstock and the 5 red panels from Papermilldirect Post Box Red card.  Remember to pop the scorer into the holder if you want your machine to add the score lines for you.
Crease and fold lid along score lines, add glue or tape to inside of lid and adhere the red panel to show through the heart aperture.  Glue tabs to assemble box lid.
Crease and fold along score lines for the 2 box side sections, glue tabs to join panels together.
Slip the 4 red card sections into the side ‘pockets’ to show through the small heart apertures on each side of the box.  You can glue these in place if you prefer.

Fold over tabs at the bottom of box to close it.  If you wish to line the box you can add a square of red card or pattern paper inside.
Apply washi tape around the lid of the box, I have chosen a gold tape with white dots.

Using the First Edition Vintage Gentleman die set cut 1 curly moustache shape from papermilldirect black card and glue onto heart.  Add 2 googly eyes to create a fun face on the lid.
Using a sentiment stamp set and black ink, stamp ‘Be Mine’ onto white hammered card, cut out and glue to box lid.   Cover a small piece of red card with the gold washi tape and die cut into a heart.  Glue heart to box lid as shown.
As the box is a simple 2 part box shape you could easily score and fold your own using Papermilldirect cardstock.  I chose to use hammered card to give texture to the box but you could use Papermilldirect plain white card or even another colour from across the range.  You could also use templates or dies to cut your heart shapes.  Googly eyes add a fun element and come in different sizes, styles and colours so you can add lots of character to your designs, why not make a set of different ones?
Are you making gift boxes for Valentine’s Day?  Why not share your designs over on the Papermilldirect facebook page, we’d love to see them.

Materials Used:
White Hammered Card - Papermilldirect
Post Box Red Card - Papermilldirect
Black Card - Papermilldirect
Vintage Gentleman Die Set - First Edition
Sweet Little Sentiments stamp set - Clearly Besotted
Gold Washi Tape, Googly Eyes
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Drying Glue
Black Archival Ink
Cricut Explore with subscription or older cricut with 'Box it Up' images
Design Space Link:https://uk.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/35853997
Papermill Design Team:
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