Tote-ally Sweet Valentine Treats

Good morning!

Today I have the first of several valentine posts to share with you. I'll have a mix of little treat boxes to show you as well as a bunch of card ideas so let's dive in!

My boxes are cut using a Sizzix BigZ die that I recently purchased. This box is really fun to make and the decorating possibilities really are endless. I do recommend making the box out of cardstock however, as most designer papers just aren't heavy enough.
I am showing two versions here because I decorated the side and end panels a little differently. The first box is decorated with separate panels of DP cut just slightly smaller than the area to be covered. For the second box, I simply cut a long strip of DP and wrapped it around the box and securing the ends on the back side. The box is sized just right for this as a 12˝ strip of DP will go all the way around, and in this case, my repeating heart pattern actually met up perfectly. Really, how often does THAT happen?!

Once I had the boxes covered, I wrapped each box with a length of pleated ribbon and then added the punched medallion and silk ribbon flower.

I created the punched medallion on the box on the left with the Doily Triple Layer punch and my 1-3/4 inch scallop circle punch. I used Bazzill Lemonade yellow for the scallop circle and Pirouette Pink and the same coral as the box for the doily punches.
A little coral heart and a yellow flower brad finish it off.

For the second box, the silk rose is actually clipped from some rose ribbon I found at Archivers by American Crafts. Very pretty stuff and very easy to snip apart and use for things like this.

Finally, I filled each box with a little cello bag of Valentine M&Ms and tied the handles closed with ribbon or some red twine I had. They each got a little tag too that I stamped and punched before tying them on the boxes.

Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy your day!


Short and Sweet, All Year Cheer I
P: Bazzill: Lemonade, Coral, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Ridinghood Red, DP: Making Memories - Love Struck Heart Vine, Fancy Pants Designs - Love Story
I: Ridinghood Red
A; Punches: Doily Triple Layer, Word Window, Small Oval, Small Heart,1-3/4 scallop circle, pleated ribbon, white ribbon, white rose ribbon (American Crafts), red twine, flower brads, Sizzix BigZ XL Tote Box die

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