Monday, February 14, 2011

Sweethearts Gift Card Box

I made this gift card box for my daughter and I'm so happy with how it turned out. I've had this idea in my head for a couple of weeks ... just wasn't sure if I could get it to turn out like I imagined.
The box is the Crayola box from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge. I used my Gypsy to size it as large as it would fit on a 12"x12" mat. The finished size of the box is about 6.5"x5". I used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge to cut out the heart shape on the front of the box, then I cut a piece of acetate and adhered that behind the heart cut out. The conversation hearts are from the Simply Charmed cartridge. I stamped them with sentiments from the My Creative Time "You Had Me at Chocolate" stamp set and then randomly placed them on the acetate ... attaching them to each other and to the edge of the heart cut out. I also attached a square of pink cardstock behind the conversation hearts to hide any gaps and to secure them a little more.
Finished with a ribbon, some buttons and a little tag. I used this to give a gift card, but it's a nice sized box ... you could put chocolate bars or a set of notecards in it for a fun little gift. If you're interested, there's Gypsy file available for this. Just click on the tab at the top of this page.

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2 comments:

jjlarson said...

This is absolutely adorable. It looks just like the real thing. I love the dimension on the hearts.
Cricutfarmer

Hoo's Crafty! said...

this is so awesome!! I love how real it looks.