A Box of Chocolates

I know we can feel the cold in the air, even here in Georgia.  We had a pretty cold week for our area over the last several week.  Woke up to 12, 14, and 16 degrees……BBBBRRRRRR!

Now, can you feel “love in the air”, since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner?!  I decided to start now and will be making several goodies for my grandchildren’s teachers.  Here is the first to start off the year!

I decided to pull out some Rich Razzleberry and create more of these fun new Lots of Love Box’s from the Framelits.  They are so stinkin’ easy to put together, and I have a BIG HINT to help you get the most of the cardstock when you are cutting these sweet thangs!

I dolled these boxes up with a fun little rosette from the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  They are super easy to make, especially if you have one of our Simply Scorned tools.  It comes together in a jiffy!  I used a 1-1/2″ X 12″ piece of designer paper, scored every 1/4″.  I punched a 1″ circle, and used some hot glue to keep it all together and to adhere to the box front.  One of my favorite tools!

For the outer heart which sits on top of the rosette, I used the coordinating Lots to love Box Framelits to cut out the  center of the heart, and then used my Paper Snips to cut out the outside of the heart, consider it done!

So I have made several of these adorable boxes already, and of course I tried every which way to get the most out of my 8-1/2″ X 11″ cardstock.  Here is what I came up with.

On the 11″ side of the cardstock, measure 4-1/2″ and cut across as shown on my diagram above.  Then take the remaining 6-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ piece and cut it in half, at 4-1/4″.  So you will end up with 3 pieces.  Cut 2 pieces of cardstock just like this, and you can make 3 boxes!

I stamped the outside of the boxes, “before” I glued them together with the Sure Do Love You stamp set.  Also, did you notice those cute little hearts, which are shaped in with the same kind of heart on the DSP? I cute those out from the Mini Treat Bag Die set.  See the photo below, you can quickly cut 7 hearts in one swipe!

Thank you for visiting with me today, and I hope I have inspired you to create something today.  If you have any questions, if you would like me to try a specific stamp set or technique, please let me a comment.  I am here to serve you.

Blessings, and until the next time, remember to hug the ones you love, none of us are promised tomorrow!

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