Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Paper Cubed (P3) February Valentine Challenge

Time for our February challenge at Paper Cubed!

This month is, you guessed it....Valentines

I've had this image of a heart of roses in my head for a while, and I finally had a reason to make it! It's too much for a card, but works great for a box! Is there anything better than roses and chocolate...together? (Ok, maybe diamonds...but I did put pearls on it!)

Here's the top:

And here's the inside:

I found the template for the triangle box HERE, enlarged it and printed it out onto pink cardstock, and cut it out and assembled it.  Then I made some hearts for the top and bottom also out of pink cardstock, with some smaller hearts as accent pieces for layering.
I made the rolled paper roses (There are several video tutorials for rolled paper roses on YouTube) out of 3 different shades of pink cardstock, these are tiny...I started with 2 inch square pieces of cardstock, spiral cut them, and rolled them around a toothpick!   You can see in the photo, the roses are a bit smaller than the Hershey kisses. I stuck them together with  tiny dabs of  CTMH Liquid Glass, and inked the edges in a deeper pink color for some definition.  Then I and added some seed pearl beads to the centers for some pretty bling. Once I had them all made (it didn't take that long, I did them while watching a movie), I glued them all onto a heart shape of pink patterned paper, edged it in gathered CTMH pink crochet ribbon, and stuck it down onto the pink cardstock heart top. I finished it off with a double bow out of pink satin ribbon, with a pearl center accent. After it was all together, I thought the sides of the box needed something, so I stamped heart images on it, added some half pearls, and finished the edge with pink satin ribbon. 
The finished size of this box is roughly 6"W x 6"L x 2.5"D.

I filled it with Hershey's caramel kisses for the photo, but I think I'll use this pretty box for a small gift. This would be perfect for a gift of jewellery or maybe even event tickets. Not sure just yet who the recipient will be...but I have a couple of weeks until Valentine's Day to decide.

Do you enjoy making more than just flat cards and scrapbook pages out of paper? February is the perfect month to try your hand at a gift item, altered item or home decor piece!  Or maybe you have a fabulous 3D card fold or mini album to show off?  Why don't you join us at Paper Cubed?  You have the entire month to play along.  We'll choose the Top 3 entries as well as have a random prize draw at the end of the month.  Pop on over to P3 now to see what the talented Design Team has created for February.  We'd love to have you join us! 

Thanks for visiting today!

Cardstock: CTMH in Cotton Candy, Hollyhock and Blush
Pattern Paper: pink polkadots on white from CTMH Sweetheart Level 2 kit
Stamp: CTMH D1245 In My Heart
Ink: CTMH Hollyhock and Blush
Ribbon: CTMH Z1384 Pink Collection
CTMH  Z1336Pearl opaques
Seed pearl beads from my stash
CTMH  Z679 Liquid Glass
Scor-Tape used to assemble box
Triangle Box Template from


  1. Holy Moly Lorrinda! This is the most beautiful heart box I have ever seen! Thanks so much for sharing the link for the triangle box, for the instructions, and for the P3 link. I am going to go check it out. *Ü*

  2. Lorrinda, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the rolled roses and the pearls are perfect for the centers. Perfect for candy or jewelry or tickets, love it!

  3. Just beautiful - what a super project.

    Toni :o)

  4. This is just gorgeous! I can only imagine the work you put into it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh my goodness, Lorrinda! You have really hit this one out of the love ballpark! Those roses are fabulous! What an elegant gift!!


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