I realized that Valentine’s Day is going to be here in the blink of an eye and I haven’t shared all my projects with you yet. So I better get busy with that….
This project was part of my Valentine class that I had in January. It uses the new Petal Cone die for the Big Shot that is in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini catalog. The cone is cut from Pretty In Pink card stock – you cut two pieces from the die to form the cone shape. Before assembling the cone shape each piece was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. For my Big Shot I ran this through with no tabs on my platform – this embossing folder embosses so deeply that it was cutting through the folds of my cone so I removed one of the tabs to take away some of the pressure.
I also cut 4 of the half scallops from some of the Real Red Patterns paper which is part of the Love Patterns Designer paper pack – it is still available through Feb. 14th. These scallops were glued on each of the four sides of the petal cone and then glued down to the outside of the box.
On the front I added Real Red satin ribbon and a Vintage brad – this is a cheater bow – you don’t really have to tie it. I learned this from another demo in my group. You start with folding your ribbon like a “cancer bow” – do you know what I’m talking about – it is just the loop with the two tails hanging down. Once you have that shape you take the center of the loop and bring it down to where the two tails cross. Then take the brad and wrap it around the whole thing at that spot and tighten it to hold the bow pieces in place. Sorry I don’t have pictures of that – but it takes two hands to hold the bow and the brad and that doesn’t leave me a hand for the camera. I then took the brad through the scallop edge which holds that front flap down.
The two side flaps have a jumbo eyelet added and then the Real Red Satin ribbon is pulled through and knotted to create the handle. These would also be cute May Day baskets – just change the colors!
Oh and then on the bottom I added some of the red Glitter paper hearts – the Full Heart punch and then the small heart punch – punch two of each and glue them back to back with the white crochet thread in between. Pull the thread through the tip of the cone – in reality this is easier to do before you assemble the cone – but sometimes you don’t think of these things until later so I used the little floss threader to pull it through the tip and then either tie a big knot or use your paper piercer to stick a glue dot down in the bottom to hold it secure.
I filled my cone with chocolate kisses but the boys have been eating them so there are only a few left inside right now. I hope you like this little valentine treat – make one for each of the kids and hang them on their doors for Valentine morning!