Valentine In A Box- I love this valentine because it has the element of surprise and it can also be a decoration as well as a valentine greeting card. It is not really time consuming. There are so many different ways you could create this dimensional card.
1-Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 8 1/4″ by 9″
next Score along the 9″ edge at 2 1/8″, 4 1/4″, 6 3/8/” and 8 1/2 ” if you look closely you can see the score lines. 4- With the 8 1/4 inch side on top, and your 2 3/4 ” score to the left of the cardstock, cut to measure 6″. Save the piece that is cut off.
5- Measure the scrap piece and cut to 3 1/8″ making sure to include the tab. You will end up with a piece that now has a tab along each side. Cut in half at 1 1/8 so now you have two strips, each with a tab on each end. Fold tabs up in a Z and adhere sticky tape strip to ends and set aside.
6- Take the main card stock so the 2 3/4″ side is at the top and cut along the small square score lines to create flaps,. Trim off tiny strip left over, and discard it.
Fold on the creases and use sticky strip to adhere the box together.
Now you can cut four panels 2″x1 5/8″ to decorate the flaps of the box with, Glue them on the flaps.
Now bend the z stips and add the sticky tape to the flaps and stick them inside your box. Then flatten the box and crease it to make sure your box will collapse for the envelope.
It will look like this when the strips are inside.
Now either cut your hearts and flowers from stamps or use a Cricut to cut the flowers and hearts as I did. I think that saved me a lot of time. Then I just decorated the flowers with markers and wrote “Love Ya” on a heart with a pencil our used a heart stamp on it that said “I Love You”. then I flattened the box and stamped the little stamps, I have two of them, on the box. or decorate it any way you wish.
Cut some strips of green for the stems and glue them on the flowers and hearts and arrange them in the box just like you would a simple floral arrangement. I found that 7 items worked well for me.
there you have it a nice valentine surprise for someone special. My grandchildren will just love this. I got this idea and measurements for www.serenestamper.com You can look there for a video.