I like to make things for my guys; being the "burly men" that they are, however, I gotta watch it with the frills and lace. ;) To the rescue: Patterned Heart by Hero Arts!!!
And, a super fun rectangle box die that you can fill with chocolates! I'm seriously in love with all the box dies by Lifestyle Crafts!!! So easy and fun for making little boxes!
For this die, I like to use a little thicker card stock, and Memory Box Kraft works wonderfully! Plus, I think the color and texture works well for the look I was going for.
After die cutting, I stamped the heart with Snow Cap, but I didn't emboss it; it's hard to fold something when you emboss it over a fold line without cracking, so I left it unembossed. It shows up very well on the box in Snow Cap and I love the look, besides!
For box assembly, I love Be Creative Tape; it has all the properties of red liner tape (industrial hold, heat resistance, etc.) BUT, it does have one advantage you may or may not be aware of: You can tear it easily with your fingers because the liner paper is paper, not plastic. With red liner tape, you have to cut through it with scissors. That's not a bad thing, it's just an added step.
I'm always lookin' for a short cut, tho, so I usually use Be Creative Tape when I just wanna rip & go! LOL!
After white embossing "just for you" from the All Occasions Messages Set on a scrap strip of red card stock, I set a silver eyelet through it with my Crop-a-Dile. Wrapped some baker's twine around the box a couple times, knotted it, and then used a dental floss threader to pull the ends up through the eyelet, so I could tie a bow and secure the tag to the box.
After finishing the box, I had some leftover Kraft card stock that was the perfect size for a little card, so I stamped the heart again onto it and added some red alpha stickers, spelling out "love".
I wanted a black chipboard letter "U", so I pressed the front side of one from the little Mini William Set by Maya Road into my Brilliance Graphite Black Pad, and then dunked it into some clear embossing powder.
Lifted it out with tweezers and set it on my Craft Sheet and heat embossed it. I used the tweezers to keep it from getting blown off, but not burn my fingers. You'll also note that I wrapped a piece of scrap card board with foil and put that under my Craft Sheet while I was embossing. This was just to protect my cutting mat, which would have warped if I applied heat for too long so close to it. Ask me how I know . . .
Glued the letter on with Mono-Multi, wrapped more twine and knotted it, and look at my glossy little "u"! Perfect!
I also rounded the upper right corner of the card using the 3/8" Radius Punch, which seemed to look good on a card this size.
Together, I think think the box (stuffed with the right treat, of course, LOL!) and card will be a winning combo with my men-folk! What do you think?
Thanks for poppin' in today!
Paper: Memory Box Kraft Card Stock