Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Treat Purse

A few years ago, when Stampin' Up! first offered the Big Shot Movers and Shapers Die (which they have since retired), my upline gave me a cute little Valentines Purse with a heart window cut into it that used that die.  When I was thinking of a second treat holder to offer at my Valentines Class, I was thinking about that purse and how Framelits would make it even easier.  So that is how I came up with this:

Colors: Primrose Petal, Whisper White.  Stamps: You are Loved.  Big Shot: Striped Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Hearts Collection Framelits and Two Tags Bigz Die.  Punches: Small Heart and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Accessories: Window Sheets, White StazOn Ink, Designer Builder Brads, Delicate Details Lace Tape, Primrose Petal Stitched Satin, Mini Brads.  

1) Start with a piece of card stock 6"x 11".  Score the long way at 5" and 6" then turn the other way and scored at 1" and 5".  Cut notches along the middle score lines so the box will fold and assemble properly.

2) Cut the heart-shaped window out of the front of the box using the Hearts Collection Framelits. Just line up the framelit and run it through (It was so much easier than how I remember using the Movers and Shapers die to make windows in boxes before).

3) Use a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add texture to your box.  Here I used the Striped folder.  I placed it on the front and ran it through and then turned it over and did the back. (The sides and the bottom are not embossed so you don't have to worry about lining it up exactly).

4) Cut a piece of Window Sheet large enough to cover the window in your box (mine was 3-1/2" x 3-3/4").  I stamped my window with White StazOn Ink.  Use Glue Dots to adhere the Window Sheet to the inside of your box.

5) Fold along all the score lines and assemble the purse using strong adhesive like Sticky Strip along the sides.  For the handle, I used a piece of card stock 3/4" x 8-1/2" and attached it to the purse using silver mini brads.

6) Embellish and fill your box as desired.  Here I used some of the fun Delicate Details Lace and Designer Builder Brad from the Spring Catalog and then filled it with Kisses.  

You could always switch out the heart for any of the other fun Framelit shapes that we have to make you box for any other occasion too.  The possibilities could be endless.


Yapha said...

Super cute!! Thanks for the detailed instructions, as well! I might have to make this with my after school class.

Katherine said...

What a fun box - I've been thinking of inviting some friends over to make treat holders, and this seems like it would be a great design to use!

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Tanya Boser said...

Thanks for the directions for this great little treat!

Adriana Benitez said...

Ah-dorable! Thanks for the how-to, as a crafter that's the best treat ever :)