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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Faceted Valentine Box!

A few weeks ago the papercrafting site Splitcoast Stampers posted a written tutorial and on how to make a faceted box. The tutorial required a 12"X12" piece of cardstock. I thought the box would be a good one to use for Valentine's Day treats to send to one of my granddaughters and her friends but I wanted to try to make the boxes out of a standard 8 1/2"X11" piece of cardstock. After a little bit of playing I came up with the measurements. Here is one of the finished treats that I sent.







This is the SCS video on how faceted boxes are made. 



This is my finished and decorated box before assembly.





 And here is a diagram with the measurements I used. 





I cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock to 7 1/2" X 10 3/4" and then scored as indicated and cut away the shaded areas. Next I cut the flaps for the top and bottom along the score lines as seen on each side of the diagram. I then decorated the box with stamped and embossed images from the Sealed with Love stamp set which is available in the new Occasions catalog. Depending on how your box is decorated, it can be important to do this step before you do any actual folding! I also decided to use the Gift Box Punch Board to cut away part of each flap on the bottom of the box. I felt this made for a more finished bottom but this step is optional and it also could be done with scissors. You want to use a strong adhesive to assemble your box. I used Stampin' Up! Tear & Tape. In lieu of decorating the top of the box I decided to cut a circle in the top and cover it with an acetate sheet. That created a window which allowed the candy inside to become part of the decoration. Due to this window it was necessary for me to trim the two flaps on top closer to the sides of the box so they would not show through the window in the top. I then made a tag using another image from the Sealed with Love set. I stamped the image with Versamark and Flirty Flamingo inks and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I put the box in a cellophane bag and tied it with the new Gold Metallic Ribbon from the Sale-a-bration catalog that I received free with a $50 order. 

Supplies I used:


142815 Sealed with Love stamp set
141416 Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
141397 Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad
102283 Versamark Ink Pad
109132 White Embossing Powder
109130 Clear Embossing Powder
142314 Window Sheets
138299 1 1/2" Round Punch
138995 Tear & Tape
143601 Metallic Ribbon

The Sealed with Love stamp set is available individually or as part of a bundle with the coordinating Love Notes Thinlit Dies. Check out the cute tiny love note and envelope dies that are part of this set! If you order the bundle you will be close to the amount needed to receive a free Sale-a-bration item - the Metallic Ribbon maybe?!






I love comments and would enjoy hearing what you think about this interesting box.

You can also email me privately with any of your papercrafting questions or ask them in a comment below!


3 comments:

  1. Mathematically genius to adapt the measurements to your need. What a cute project!

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    1. Thanks Brian! It really is a fun box and there is much less waste if made out of our standard cardstock.

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