Sweet Kisses Tube Box
Hello and Welcome!
Are you looking for the WOW factor this Valentine's? If you are then stick around because the projects I'm sharing today will wow your Valentine, I promise. I mean who wouldn't want to receive one of these! Regina Easter, owner/designer of The Cutting Cafe, has done it again with the Sweet Kisses Tube Box - Template and Cutting File. The cutting file contains both boxes shown and they are easy to assemble.
I used double-sided 12x12 cardstock to create my tubes. Simply fold to reveal which side you want to show and you'll get two completely different looking tubes. I placed a long strip of double stick tape on the short flap to attach my sides and more tape to a bottom flap which was attached last.
To fold the top I pinched it together, folded it down in the back and secured with tape.
Using the smaller hole punch on my We R Memory Keepers eyelet setter I punched two holes so I could thread my ribbon through it.
Of course I had to fill it with my *sweet* kisses first.
Then I tied a bow and printed out the sentiments which are part of the Sweet Kisses Tube Box file. I cut them to size and inked each one with concord grape distress ink by Tim Holtz. Should also note here that all of the edges on each tube were inked with this color as well.
I'm also sharing today the adorable Heart Treat Box
(there are two styles and you can see the other one here)
This is how the treat box looks with the optional handle attached. Can't you see a Valentine's tree full of these, I can. :)
A brad on each side secures my handle in place.
The heart and arrow are part of the file. I added silver liquid pearls to the border of each heart and hot pink Kaisercraft rhinestones to the arrow. The Hershey's Kiss in the center is a sticker that has been in my stash for quite a while. One reason why you should never throw anything away. ;)
The back side of my box (the white heart is also in the file). I added more stickers from my crafty stash and a strip of ribbon. I also used liquid pearls on the border of this heart as well.
Before I filled my treat box with my Kisses I added these sweet sentiments/images from the Hershey's Kisses Valentine Bottoms Printable Stamps. I used a 5/8" circle punch but if you want a border around them use a 3/4" punch.
Hope you've enjoyed my sweet inspiration today and that it inspires you to create your own sweet treats. You can see all of the Valentine cutting files/templates/printable stamps by clicking here.
Also, be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe's blog tomorrow to view all of the Valentine's Day inspiration by the design team. You can be in the running to win 3 free sets of your choice by leaving a comment on the DT post. Winners are announced on the 7th and 21st of each month!
Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!