My last Valentine post for the year is all about this gorgeous heart shaped box that I cut from the Heart Shaped Box file in Lori Whitlock's shop. I love how it turned out, especially using Lori's Love Story paper collection. The file comes in two pieces. The top parts are in one file, and the bottom parts in another. I used the same papers for both top parts but it might look really cute if I had used two different ones.
Another cut file I used was the 3D Flower Set 3. To create this flower I used a fun digital/hybrid technique. Echo Park also releases a digital version of their collections. Not only do they have all of the papers and embellishments in the digital version, they also include the matching plain cardstock in matching colors.
This is where the fun starts!! You might have heard that you can fill your digital die cut files with colors and patterns, but did you know that you can fill the shapes with digital pattern paper?? Sound intriguing?
Well, this is how you do it. Open up the file on your computer that contains the digital paper files that you want to use. Leave the window open and make sure that it is pushed to the side and you can see the paper's thumbnail you want to use. Open up your Silhouette program and place the files that you want to cut on your mat. Then take your cursor over to the file window and click and drag the digital paper file on top of the digital cut file. It might take a second but you will see your cut file being filled in with the digital paper. You have now created a print and cut file. The next step is to make sure that the Registration Marks are turned on. You will need them to print on the paper along with the flowers so that when you put the paper on the mat to cut it will be able to use them to "see" where to cut. Print the file and then place on the mat to cut.
I added a black satin ribbon to finish off the box. I love the color scheme of this paper collection and the black bow really looks good against those bright pinks.
Here is the inside of the box. The files are set up so that you also have a second bottom or top piece to cover all of the seams. This box is really easy and fun to create. It is plenty big enough to put candy or a small gift in. I also think that this box would make a great favor box at a wedding. Just size it down so that it would fit in your hand and fill it with rice, or bubble jars, or candies.
Lori Whitlock Design Supplies used:
Other Supplies used:
- Love Story Paper Collection by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park Paper
- Love Story Digital Collection at Jessica Sprague.com
- Black Satin Ribbon
- Silhouette Cameo Die Cut Machine
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks