Friday, January 07, 2011

Project of the Month

Beary Sweet Hanging Heart Box

Cat Packer Carole Burrage inspired this Beary Sweet Hanging Heart Box featuring images from our new release. Download the template and instructions for FREE. Then make a bunch to hang on the doorknobs, bedposts and chairs of your sweeties.

The downloadable instructions are good, but I thought I'd go into more detail, since I know so many of you are more visual.

After you download the template from the website, you can either print it on the back of your paper, or transfer the image. Score on the dotted lines, and cut on the solid lines.

Use a scalloped heart Nestablities to cut a hole in one of the hearts of the box template. The template won't fit in my Big Kick, so I fold over the facing heart on one of the scorelines and ran it through. No problemo.

Paper is from the Making Memories "Mistletoe" Collection. It's a discontinued Christmas paper, but I just love the white polkadots on the black background. Place tape on the "good" side of the flaps and fold the "V" into the heart and secure each flap to the inside of the heart along the straight sides to form the sides of the box.

When you download the box template, there is also a cutting template for a heart. Cut one heart of red cardstock and one of acetate.

Sorry this picture is so bad. But you take the heart die that is a size smaller than the scalloped heart that you used before taking care to place it high up on the red heart as shown and run it through the die cut machine.

Attach the acetate to the back. Then place foam tape on the acetate. Place the tape at the far edge of the heart. If it is too close, it could show up in the next step.

Center the heart, with the acetate in the middle, behind the scalloped heart cutout of the box. So just a bit of the scalloped heart shows through. Pretty, no?

You have just enough time to admire your pretty box before....

...gathering one end of your ribbon and wedging it between the prongs of sparkly brad. Place the brad through the hole in the side of the box and open up the prongs. If you do it tightly enough, the ribbon can actually hold weight. Do the same on the other side.

Then you stamp and color the image that you want to go on the box. I chose this SAWWWWEETT little Bear and from our "Bear Hugs" set releasing January 18, drawn by Zlatoena Designs. I colored with Prismacolor Pencil and Gamsol and used lots of foam tape to bump out the heart and the paws.

Then I filled a bag with some conversation hearts, embellished with some Divine Twine and a matching brad.

This little project is soo easy to put together. Hope you make one, or a dozen.


Suzanne :O ) said...

how cute, great project! I cannot WAIT for the release!! :D

Joanne B. said...

alma, this is totally adorable!


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