Who can resist a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day - especially ones that are calorie free?! Join Andrea as she creates a fun Valentine card that can also serve as a gift-card holder. Let's get started!
- Cardstock Warehouse Paper
- Spellbinders Sweet Treat Box Dies
- Whimsy Stamps Sweet Word & Shadow Dies, Gothic Dies, and You’re Birthday stamp set
- Nuvo Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble, Simply White, Carnation Pink
- Foam tape
- Scor-Tape Double-sided adhesive
- Bearly Art Glue
- Die-cutting machine
- Stamping platform or block
- Versamark ink
- White embossing powder
- Heat tool
First, I created an A2 card from Bright White cardstock. If you don't want to create your own, you can buy pre-cut A2 cards! I then trimmed a 5 1/8” x 3 7/8” rectangle of Claret cardstock and a 4 ¼” x 3 ¼” rectangle of Mirror Gold cardstock. Using the Spellbinders’ dies, I diecut the elements for my box from Rose Quartz, Claret, and Gold cardstocks.
I placed foam tape along the outside of the Rose Quartz diecut piece and adhered it onto the Gold rectangle. Using double-sided tape, I attached the piece to the Claret rectangle, which I then affixed to the Bright White cardbase.
Next, I diecut the word “sweet” three times from Cacao cardstock and the outline once from Bright White cardstock. I adhered the three Cacao diecuts together with liquid adhesive and then glued them to the white outline. I affixed the diecut Claret rectangle to the Mirror Gold diecut rectangle with double-sided adhesive.
I temporarily placed the diecut sentiment onto the layered rectangles to have a guide for placing my stamped sentiments. Once I was happy with the placement, I removed the die-cut piece and stamped and white heat-embossed the words. I then glued the die-cut sentiment to the rectangle and attached it to my card with double-sided adhesive.
To decorate the inside of my “box”, I die-cut six medium hearts and six small hearts and layered them together with liquid adhesive. I used Nuvo Crystal Drops on each layered heart to make them look more like chocolate candies. Once the drops were dry, I glued the hearts inside the box, trimming them as necessary to make them fit.
Now, I have a lovely way to wish someone Happy Valentine’s Day! Because of the foam tape, I can also tuck in a gift card to “sweeten” the message. ;)
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