After a little calming down and reassurance from my wonderful upline Amanda Fowler I decided I would make the Secret Box which I had been eyeing up for some time. Hopefully it would wow the crowd, but also I could put one of my favourite things in it, Chocolate, for a Valentine's gift!
It is fantastic. A Box that opens up to reveal three trays to fill with goodies. The main sections are made from A4 card so no need for 12"x12" cardstock for this one either.
Chocolate, mini soaps, mini chocolate eggs for Easter, the ideas are endless!
To make the box I was following a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers from Heather Perraux. The measurements and template are all there on the tutorial along with step-by-step videos on how to put it together.
Tip: Make sure if you are flipping you card round to make the diagonals on your card that they are going the correct way! I found the diagram easist to follow on the tutorial for the scoring and folding and the video easiest for the sticking and finishing.
I used the My Digital Studio Love Letters designer papers layered on Smoky Slate and Very Vanilla cardstock for my decorative background. The sentiments on the Circles (using the Circles Framelits Collection) were from the 'Perfect Pennants' stamp set available in the Spring/Summer Catalogue.
I love the 'You & Me' for a Valentines theme and also I have inked and cut the 'Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect To Be Wonderful' to split it across the 3 tray fronts inside. This stamp set is available as a Digital Download Stamp Brush Set so if you love the project is not too late to recreate it for yourself. Just download your stamp set and background papers and get folding and sticking - go on, give it a go!
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Simply Scored 122334
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate 125586
Circles Collection Framelits Dies 130911
Perfect Pennants Brush Set - Digital Download 137042
Love Letter Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124012
Of course, a gift, needs a card to go with it. Well here is a Valentine Pop-up suprise card to match. The dimensions mean that this card folds flat to allow it to fit into a C6 envelope if you need to post or send your valentine's messages.
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