Tuesday 17 January 2017

Falling in Love

Hello bloggists, and welcome.

I love pretty boxes!  As I child, I’d take a plain box and cover it with pretty paper, then keep my treasures in it. When I grew up and began teaching it was a point of pride to have classroom supplies sorted and displayed attractively, and I spend many hours covering cut-down cereal boxes to hold worksheets and notebooks – and my family had to put up with using the margarine that came in the prettiest tub, because once finished it would be washed, taken to school, and used to hold counters.

I spotted a heart-shaped box in the new SU catalogue on page 50 and I knew that I wanted to make one.  Here’s my version –

Isn’t that paper SOOO pretty – and what about those embellishments? And the doilies?   Gorgeous! 

Looking closely at the original, I think it was made using the same size die for the lid and the base, which will give a very snug fit.  I made mine using different size dies, so the fit is looser.

Here’s how I did it.

Hope you liked it, and thank you so much for visiting.

See you again soon?

Crafty Hugs,


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