You've Been Framed! Valentines Day Gift Box

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Quick and easy project to create a custom Valentines gift box that also doubles as a stand-alone frame.

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You've Been Framed! Valentines Day Gift Box

  1. 1. YOU’VE BEEN FRAMED! VALENTINES GIFT BOX
  2. 2. You’ve Been Framed! Valentines Gift Box • I love when I can come up with an idea that serves a dual purpose and I think this Valentines gift box is great for that. • Your local party store has tons of gift boxes, some plain, some covered in different paper – the choices are endless. • Why not create something to give a loved one that is a step up the drugstore candy valentine? • This is a simple project – have fun!
  3. 3. Valentines Gift Box You will need: - Empty gift box – size/color up to you - Two complementary papers - Old fashioned Valentines card (or any card you like) - Blank frame - ideally similar size to your box top - Scissors/glue/pencil - Decorative or Washi Tape - Bakers twine, or ribbon - Photo
  4. 4. Supplies
  5. 5. STEP 1 • Remove heart template from frame. Set aside. You will need later. • Place your frame UPSIDE DOWN on the “wrong side of the paper. • Trace out overall shape and heart shape. • Cut out. HINT: For cutting out the heart shape, make a little cut in the middle and then cut out to the edge (like spokes in a wheel.) Easier to get a cleaner cut that way.
  6. 6. Step 2 • Glue your paper to the frame, making sure your opening is correct for the heart insert.
  7. 7. Step 3 • Glue your Valentines card to your 2nd background paper. • Cut out, leaving approx. 1” around your image as a “frame”
  8. 8. Step 4 • Glue your card and backing paper to front of frame. • HINT: I like when it hangs off the end of the frame – it makes it more interesting. But make sure the bottom is flush to the frame. If you use it as a frame, it will not stand up correctly if bottom is not even.
  9. 9. Step 5 • Choose the photo you would like to insert into the frame. • Using the heart template you previously set aside, lay over your image to make sure you are able to capture the photo in the way you want.
  10. 10. • The next part is optional…but I wanted to dress my gift box up. • Wrap the top and sides of your box with decorative or Washi tape. I like how these patterns complemented the color of the box as well as my background papers.
  11. 11. HINT • Tape the piece that will hold up your frame inside the box top so it does not get lost.
  12. 12. Final Steps • Lightly glue your frame to the box top. • The lid of the box will come off with the frame intact so the recipient can get to the goodies inside – diamonds, chocolate, new car keys perhaps! • Your loved one can also take the frame off the box top and use it as a stand alone frame and still have a prettily decorated box to keep. • Wrap it up in some bakers twine…I liked the way that looked with the old fashioned card.
  13. 13. Stand Alone Frame with gift box
  14. 14. Frame as part of gift box top
  15. 15. With just a couple simple supplies, you can create one-of-a-kind cards and gifts for your friends and family. The only limit is your imagination! For more ideas and hints on bringing creativity into your daily life visit my blog, “The Everyday Muse” @ www.pattistudioblog.blogspot.com. FOLLOW ME! WWW.PINTEREST.COM/PHSTUDIO WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PATTISTUDIO WWW.TWITTER.COM/PATTISTUDIO

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