Monday, 16 February 2015

Box Of Hearts


Today it’s not a card but a pop up box, last year they were so popular but seem to have disappeared’s been that long since I made one I had to ask a friend for measurements!

I was asked to make something loving by a friend, it was for her son to give to his girlfriend and asked it be hearts and thinking cap on and quickly I decided on the pop up box as there is so much room to play with.

And I am going to enter this into the CD Sunday Challenge Blog where the theme is still Floral Frenzy - my creation are like heart flowers, if its accepted on the blog great if not never mind

To start with I used a very pale pink card and scored it according the measurements I was sent – I can’t remember what score lines I used but if you really need to know message me!

I had printed just 2 of the beautiful backing papers from Polka Doodles Work & Play 9, Love & Kisses, and used one of the papers to line the inside of the box and then used Love and Kisses X  paper to cover the outer sections of the box.

Last time I did a pop up box I had just 2 inner tabs to use for decoration but this time I used 3 as I had an idea of what was going on each tab.

I started off colouring 5 small but thick mdf hearts with a red promarker, then I triple embossed them for a high shine, they needed a couple of hours to completely set before I could use them. Next I painted a larger but thinner mdf heart with black board paint and left that a few hours to dry too.

Also on the Polka Doodles cd were sentiment pickets and scrabble pieces so I printed a sheet of each, with the scrabble tiles I cut out the girls name Megan, I chose 3 different shades of colour, cut then out and set to one side as they were to be stuck to the small glossy hearts.

I came across a thin wooden Love sign so coloured it with red promarker and glued it to front flap using Pinflair gel. A small heart shape was also stuck to that panel, I added tiny clear ab gems to give it a wow. For the left flap I coloured a wooden heart and matching key, I used 3 jump rings to attach the key to the heart then both were stuck on the flap. The right hand side had one of the ticket sentiments and a thick mdf heart that I had coloured and when I embossed it I used clear sparkle embossing powder and I was unsure if I liked it or not but it worked well on the flap.

Using my Cameo I cut out 5 different sized hearts in bright red card, went around the edges with a dark red promarker then added a slither of acetate behind the heart and attached them in a bunch on the 2nd inner tab, they flapped about and looked good too.

The small triple embossed hearts were set so I stuck a stem cut from mount board on the back of each heart and then a scrabble letter to the front, to get the 5 hearts in a position to see the name I had to do each heart at different heights, I used the red tape to hold the stems on the heart flowers as they were quite heavy.

On the 3rd flap I added 3 silver coloured d
ecorative hearts just as decoration more than anything.

The blackboard heart was dry so I used cerise pink heart shaped brad, and that was placed in the top centre of the heart then Pinflare gel was used to place the heart on the top back of the box.

I added a romantic verse to the back of the box but that won’t be shown as it was private.

Lastly I used the Cameo to make an amazing 3d heart shaped flower; it had 16 pieces if I remember correctly, and I put it together around a straw, added 3 leaves that were also cut as part of the heart flower, when I wrapped up the box in tissue paper I put the flower in the box and thought it looked like it was a big box of lovely red heart flowers!

The box was a hit – thankfully
Ok that’s me finished for today, so catch you again tomorrow


  1. What a clever idea Angie using the hearts to make a flower. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

  2. Angie
    Your box is beautiful such a lot of work.but worth it. Love Shirley. x

  3. Wow, what a work of art. So much care has gone into this I'm sure the lucky recipient will treasure it. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  4. A lot of work Angie and thank you for sharing this with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

  5. This is lovely Angie, i do like these box's they are very popular.
    Thanks for joining us again Angie
    sue-b DT CD Sunday x

  6. A lot of work has gone into making this Pop up Box Angie. Great idea to make the hearts into a flower.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  7. I like these pop up boxes, they always look more complicated than they are but there is a lot gone into this one.
    Thanks for joining us again at CD Sunday this time.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT