Valentine Gift Box
2 – 12X12 sheets of cardboard
Transparency sheet clear or hambly watercolor or mulberry paper
Paint , paint brush
Double sided sticky tape
Rub-ons , ribbon, large decorative button, ink
1.Cut 2 – 7 X 7 inch squares out of cardboard. Trace and cut a heart shape from one of the 7X7 inch squares and set aside. Heart template supplied.
2.Cut 4 – 6 ½ X 1 ½ in rectangles out of cardboard. (label these pieces "6.5") frame for bottom of box.
3.Cut 4 – 6 6/8 X 1 ½ in rectangles out of cardboard. (label these pieces "6.75") frame for top of box.
4.Score all 8 rectangles on “one long edge” and “one short edge” of each rectangle, ½ inch.
If you are using heavy cardboard, you only need to score lightly “once” with your cutter.
DO NOT BEND BACK AND FORTH.ONLY BEND ONCE TO FORM BOX EDGE.
NOTE: VERY IMPORTANT
Make sure all your cuts and score lines are scored on the "same end" of each piece, this is necessary for when you piece your box frame together.
5. With your 4 scored “6.5” rectangles, glue them end to end to form a square. Set aside. ( One scored edge to a straight edge, one scored edge to the another straight edge until all four pieces are connected, join together to form a square).
6.With your 4 scored “6.75” rectangles, glue all your short end edges, end to end to form a square.
7.Glue and center your “6.5” rectangles to the bottom of your 7 X 7 inch squares. Let dry.
8. Glue and center your “6.75” rectangles to the heart shaped 7 X 7 inch square. Let dry.
9.Paint your box, set aside to dry.
10.Cut your transparency into a 6 1/4 X 6 1/4 inch square, adhere rub-on’s or embellish into desired design!
11.Put double side sticky tape on your transparency close to the outside egde as possible, the part that will be facing out and attach to the backside of the heart shaped lid.
12.Ink your box edges.
13.Add ribbon, buttons, rub-ons to the outside of your box as desired.
14.The box can be lined with patterned paper, felt or tissue paper.