Valentine’s Treat Boxes (Echo Park Paper)

Hi Everyone

Today I have some gift boxes to share made with the fabulous Love Story Collection from Echo Park Paper.  These would be great for hiding around your house on Valentine’s Day, or maybe make some and fill with hand-made chocolates to give to a couple of special friends.

I have cut these boxes and the heart band on my Cameo using Lori Whitlock’s file found here. If you have a different cutting machine you can purchase the file in Lori’s store here.

The wonderful range of papers in this Collection prints offers heaps of options for contrasting pieces and the boxes are simple to put together. Just remember if you resize the file – re-size ALL the pieces at the same time to keep to keep everything in proportion.

To add a little dimension to the tops of the boxes I cut some extra heart shapes and put them together as shown below:

  1. Cut 3 identical, symmetrical shapes shapes using a punch or die-cutter
  2. Fold in half – using a scoring board makes it a quick and easy job
  3. Glue “outside” faces together to form a 3-d shape
  4. This will work with any symmetrical shape and it’s a great little technique for creating party pieces such as straw toppers and garland decorations I used a brad to add a little dimension on the center band and some of the small stickers and a couple of rhinestones to make the hearts sparkle.

Post a comment with any questions
Lowri :-)
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  • Reply lisa808 January 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Pretty boxes. I haven't opened my Love Story collection yet. It's so pretty I hate to cut into it.

  • Reply Rochelle Spears January 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    great idea! love it!

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