Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I can't believe it's February already.  I do have my daughter's Valentine's done (with some help from her).  We had made "favor boxes" for her classmates using my Cricut for the Halloween party and decided to do the same for the Valentine's Day party.  She then decided that she was just going to use the boxes as her Valentine's.  Ever the "wise one", she said they really only wanted the candy, so why waste more paper making Valentines that would just get thrown away or recycled.

Using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge, I cut the box with the heart on top and heart window at 6-1/2".  By cutting them this size, I can get two on a piece of cardstock by flipping my mat around and running it through the Cricut in the opposite direction. 

I used plain cardstock I had, and I'm not sure who made it.  I decided to make three different colors of boxes - red, pink and purple.  I used the heart cut-outs from the windows to decorate the opposite side of the box.  I cut out two squares for each box using the shift key and any of the square-shaped items from Accent Essentials.  The paper on the squares was from "The Glitter Stack" by DCWV.
I added a clear inlay inside the box to keep the contents inside using clear plastic containers (Cricut cartridge boxes work great) that I had been saving for just this purpose.

I inked the edges of the squares using a brown ink pad.  The "Be Mine" stamp is from a Close To My Heart set called Say It In Style.

I finished with some stickles by Ranger.  I used Cotton Candy on the pink, X-mas Red on the red, and Starry Night on the purple.  I filled the boxes with shredded gift basket paper and candy.  There are now sitting and waiting on "the big day".
Thanks for looking!


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