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Make your own Valentine’s Day Gift Box!

Today, I have with me Monica Weaver, the creator of Add A Little Dazzle and she’s going to show us how to use stamps and paper to make a fabulous gift box for Valentine’s Day.

Not to worry, if you are anti-crafty, like me, she walks us through it every step of the way.

So, here goes:

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Supplies List

  • Stamp: Itty Bitty Banners (#126257-clear) or (#126255-wood)
  • Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink (#126980), Basic Black Craft Ink (#102192)
  • Paper: Whisper White Cardstock (#100730), Rustic Red Metal Sheets
  • Accessories: Crystal Effects (#101055), Sticky Strip (#104294), Mini Glue Dots

    (#103683), Basic Rhinestones (#119246), Big Shot (#113439), Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder (#120175), Bitty Banners Framelits (#129267), Sanding Block (#124304), Trinket Keys & Satin Ribbon (SU Clearance Store), Heat Tool (#100005), Clear Embossing Powder (#109130), Embossing Buddy (#129053), Stampin’ Sponges (#101610)

  • Non-Stampin’ Up!: Metal Earring Hoops, Paper Stump, Toothpicks, Metallic Silver Acrylic Paint, Mini Chocolate Heart Box 1.75 oz. box

Instructions for Vintage Wallpaper Metal Embossed Mini Chocolate Heart


Step 1 Cut a 4″ x 4″ and a 5″ x 5″ square of Rustic Red Metal Sheet. Note: You can make two heart boxes from one sheet of metal.

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Step 2 Take the lid of the heart box and trace it on the aluminum side of the 5″ x 5″ piece of Rustic Red Metal Sheet with a pen.

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Step 3 Take the inside heart out of the candy box and trace it on the aluminum side of the 4″ x 4″
of the Rustic Red Metal Sheet with a pen.


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Step 4 Place the pieces from Step 2-3 inside the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder (red side facing up, one at a time) and run it through the
Big Shot. Note: Don’t worry about the edges that hang outside the impressions folder. Note: The important thing is for you to flip the folder over to the back side to make sure the heart is in the folder area.

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Step 5 Cut out each metal embossed heart. Make sure to cut about 1/8″ outside the line. Note: Start with 1/8” extra on the smaller heart. You may need to cut it down close to the exact size of the heart, but it is better to have more metal than less. Don’t cut the heart down until you get to Step 13.

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Step 6 Cut a 4”x 4” and 5” x 5” piece of Sticky Page and attach each heart to the corresponding piece. Take the white backing you peeled off and attach it to the piece shown. Cut out the two hearts. Note: If you don’t have Sticky Page, place Sticky Strip around the outer edges of the heart and peel the red film.

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Step 7 Take the larger metal heart, peel the red film, center the lid of the heart box onto the traced heart, press down, and attach.

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Step 8 Take the Paper Snips and cut a slit in the center of the heart as shown in the picture. Then wrap the metal around the edges of the heart.

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Step 9 Take your Paper Stump and go over the edges to flatten the metal sheet along the back of the heart.

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Step 10 Take your Sanding Block and sand in a circular motion. Take a Lint Free Cloth and lightly go over embossed piece to remove
metal residue.

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Step 11 Pour some Crystal Effects on a plate, dip toothpick in Crystal Effects, and place the drop on the metal as shown in the picture.

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Step 12 Take a Basic Rhinestone and place it on top of the drop of Crystal Effects. Follow this process for the lid. Let it dry.

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Step 13 Take the smaller heart, sand in a circular motion, peel the red film, and attach to the inside of the box. Go over it with a paper stump to attach the sides securely.

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Step 14 Take piece of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and use a Stampin’ Sponge and Metallic Silver Acrylic Paint to paint both sides of the ribbon. Set ribbon aside and allow it to dry.

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Step 15 Take a piece of Whisper White
Cardstock, rub the embossing buddy over it,
Stamp your sentiment of choice from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set, pour clear embossing powder over the image, remove excess, and set with the Heat Tool.

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Step 16 Use the Itty Bitty Banner Framelits or the oval punch to punch out stamped image. Punch a small hole at one end of the tag and distress the edges with Basic Black Classic Ink.

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Step 17 Take the earring hoop, place the tag in the hoop first and then run a Trinket Key through the hoop. Place a Mini Glue Dot underneath the key (to hold it in place) and attach to the tag as shown in the picture.

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Step 18 Take your ribbon, wrap it around the heart box as shown, tie in a bow, and cut off excess ribbon. Attach the hoop to the bow. You are done! Have a dazzling Valentine’s Day!

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A huge thank you to Monica for coming by and sharing her talents with us. If you’d like to see more of her projects and supplies, be sure to visit her website Add A Little Dazzle at http://www.addalittledazzle.com. She’s also on Facebook giving out wonderful ideas almost every day: https://www.facebook.com/AddALittleDazzle?fref=ts

6 thoughts on “Make your own Valentine’s Day Gift Box!”

  1. That is a great idea. I wish I was creative like that son always impressed at the ideas that people can come up with.

  2. Do projects like this make anyone else think of Mr. Bingley’s comments in Pride and Prejudice.

    “It is amazing to me,” said Bingley, “how young ladies can have patience to be so very accomplished as they all are. Yes, all of them, I think. They all paint tables, cover screens, and net purses.”

    This was the norm for those ladies… everything was all about quality and pride in ones accomplishments… gifts were so personal. I love it! I would miss lots of our modern conveniences, but so much has been lost to our “buy it at wal-mart and throw it away” society.

    Thanks for sharing Something Different this Sunday. I think I’m going to enjoy this new segment.

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