Posts under this heading include projects that are made to help organize processes or events in our lives. It will include gift boxes, home decor items, projects for specific holidays or occasion.
Today I am revealing my prototypes for Valentines Day gifts for my son’s classroom. If you have been following along you know I, have been sharing a few different possibilities in the past couple of weeks. I finally came across something that has some substance but easy to mass produce and put together….the pillow boxes.
These can easily be made on the Silhouette with minimal gluing needed. When still flat the box measures 6.65 h x 6.417 w (Silhouette Cameo measurements). Once assembled the box measures 5 1/2 x 2 3/4. This file also comes with a large “Happy Valentine’s Day” tag to go on top. (See black and white box) I used some leftover Bella Blvd. thinking the black and white would show the lettering well but this is why we experiment. This is an example of the full cut file. Then I tried a couple of different things as well.
This file also comes with a large “Happy Valentine’s Day” tag to go on top. (See black and white box) I used some leftover Bella Blvd. thinking the black and white would show the lettering well but this is why we experiment. This is an example of the full cut file. Then I tried a couple of different things as well.
I love polka dots especially red and white, so for this one, I used an echo park dots and stripe 8×8 pad. The Happy Valentine’s Day is the cutout portion of the word from the Black and White box. To add a little something extra I tried adding my latest obsession, Tonic Studio’s Nuvo Crystal Drops in “white” to make an underline flourish. While I like the raised shiny look, my hand dexterity is not as skilled as my mind envisioned. I need to practice…but not on 50 some boxes.
The third box I did with some leftover Graphic 45 “Mon Amour” paper and tags. I have to say it is my favorite and will most likely be given to Hubby. I think the decorative base with the stronger colors looks good with this type of box and I like how the well the 3 x4 tag worked look on here.
In the end, I am leaning toward the idea of using Kraft with red baker’s twine and a tag. This way I won’t be as upset to see kids throwing away the boxes if its Kraft versus my Graphic 45 paper. I will do an update post once I decided on the paper and make them all.
Thanks for following along on Valentine’s Day Project Journey.
I always love to hear from everyone and their ideas.
Until next time…