The Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die for the Big Shot is one of those very useful dies to own! I think it was at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference last year that I learned to make a box like this using two die-cut Fancy Favor boxes, one inserted into the other. What a cute idea it was! That idea popped into my head while thinking about a Valentine project. You do need 12″x12″ sheets of card stock to use with the Fancy Favor die. I used Primrose Petals and Pool Party card stock for the boxes. I turned the Primrose Petals Fancy Favor Box upside down and punched a heart with the Full Heart Punch. You could also use one of the Hearts Collections Framelits if you preferred. Then when the Pool Party box is inserted, you can see through. In the end I couldn’t resist adhering a paper heart onto the Pool Party box to show through the punched heart!
The More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper was perfect for this project. Two of the sheets you get in this package are of laser-cut hearts, one Real Red and one Primrose Petals. All you have to do is trim around the edge of whatever shape you want. Since they are white on the back, I turned the heart over so the white would show and punched the same shape heart out of it to line up with the punched heart in my Fancy Favor box. After that I just added various sizes of hearts from punches and framelits until I was happy with the design.
This was one of those projects where I had to slap my own hand and say “Stop!” Knowing when to stop is sometimes the hardest part of a project you like! Just to cover the top of the box (which would normally be the bottom of the box), I added a piece of More Amore paper to cover the tabs. And then I added a bow made from the new Pink Pirouette/Rose Red 1 1/4″ Two-Tone Ribbon.
Here is what the two boxes look like separated.
Think about what a cute gift you could put inside this box! It really wouldn’t even have to be strictly for Valentine’s Day, hearts are good for most occasions!
Be sure to check out the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog for the paper and ribbon I used in this Valentine project. The Fancy Favor die, punches and framelits can be found in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Remember, with every $50 you purchase, you can choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure through March 22. Now is the time to purchase those items you have been wishing for! Just click HERE to go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!