I decided to take a rest from renovating last weekend and devoted it to getting to know my new iMac but also to do some crafts. I've been longing to do crafts for crafts sake. You know just sit there with paper and scissors and create something for the fun of it. Those two boxes above are the results of my Saturday morning session. No music, no TV, just snipping and gluing away.
I'm very lucky in that Panduro Hobby sends me a package of craft supplies every two months this year. The first package arrived just before Christmas and I used some of the contents to wrap my Christmas gifts. This second package is Valentine's themed. With that in mind most of what arrived was romantic and a little on the frilly side and since I'm not in a very romantic mood I went for the cream and black card stock and the simple heart boxes for my craft.
I started out by covering the black box with the card stock using the lid as a template and measuring the height of the sides and cut strips for them.
Then I used gluestick to stick the card stock to the box and held it in place with some clips until dry.
For the cream box I again used the lid as a template and traced six hearts onto the card stock.
Cut them all out…
… and stacked and stitched them together on my sewing machine.
That created like a heart shaped booklet when spreading the pages…
… which I then stuck onto the lid of the box with glue stick.
Again using random clips to hold everything in place until completely dry.
To embellish the black box I cut out several smaller hearts and used adhesive pads to elevate them on each other. I trippled the pads for better height.
And there they are, my not so cutesy Valentine's boxes. I shall be filling them with some treats come the 14th. Happy V-day in advance!