This project is a combination of ideas – the chipboard heart box idea is from Mary Brown – one of the designers for the Create with Connie & Julie class (you can still join the class) – the quilted decorating idea is from a swap card that I saw at my friend Wendy’s house – and the flower idea is from the Stampin’ Success Magazine – a magazine for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  I put all three ideas together and – ta – da ………………………

Isn’t it cute?  I used the On Board Chipboard hearts to create the box following Mary’s instructions.  Then I decorated the front heart using punched squares from the various papers in the Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  We punched holes in the top corner with the Crop-A-Dile and added the Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon bow.

The flower is made with the Jumbo Heart Punch – punch four hearts – then I ran them through the Big Shot using the new Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.  The center is a circle punch and then I used a Real Red Corduroy brad to hold the flower pieces together.  Everything is sponged in Chocolate Chip to soften all the edges.

Add something inside the box and you have a nice gift or table center piece. This was a club project that we made at the February Stamper’s Club Meeting.  I’m adding new members to my club right now and we’ll have our next meeting  in March.  Email me if you live nearby and want to join my stamp club.

Here is another version of this project decorated with the Sweet Pea Designer Series paper.  This one looks like spring instead of Valentine’s day.  You could use it for Mother’s Day, or a Bridal Shower or Baby Shower or just to celebrate spring.

The chipboard shapes are much larger than I thought they were looking at them in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  You get 8 chipboard pieces in each pack for $4.95.  So you can make 4 boxes out of each pack.  And there are two other shapes – the scallop circle and a bird.

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