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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Blooming Candy Boxes for Your Valentine!

Happy Valentine's Day!  This is Nadia from my blog, With Glittering Eyes.  I picked one of my Valentine projects to share here today--a quick and easy one since today is THE BIG DAY!  I picked up a couple of little heart-shaped boxes of candy and created a dimensional tag for the tops using paper flowers, hearts, and a banner.  These are teacher gifts, but they would be fun to give to neighbors or any chocolate-lovin' friends!

The heart-shaped base was cut from Artiste, page 51, at 4-3/4".  

The flowers were cut from Artiste, page 54, at 2-3/4" (Accent1-shift), 3-1/4" (Accent2), 4" (Accent 2-shift), and 5-3/4" (Accent1-shift).

The hearts were cut with a punch.  Some were combined to make dimensional by folding one in half and gluing to a flat one.

The banner was cut from Holiday Frames and Tags, page 48, at 1".  I bent it at the perforations to make it dimensional.  It was hot glued to the tops of the flowers.

All the flowers were hot glued to the base.  The base was attached with Terrifically Tacky double-sided tape.

Best wishes for a Happy Valentine's Day with the people you love the most!  To see my other Valentine crafts and gifts, check out my blog today!

Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed By: Nadia Herbst-McConnell
Cricut Machines Used: Expression
Project Type: Gifts
Project Theme: Valentines
Cricut Cartridges Used:  Artiste, Holiday Frames and Tags
Suppies Used: Paper, hot glue


  1. What a great idea, these are adorable.

  2. Beautiful - I love the colors and the wonderful texture. They are so elegant - and you are definitely the Queen of Banner Sentiments!!! Off to your blog now!

  3. What a lovely way to dress up a plain box! Her teachers are sure to love them.

  4. What a perfect idea to jazz up those boxes.

  5. What a great idea! So pretty.

  6. Nadia,
    What a great idea! Love how you made these candy boxes really special.

  7. Beautiful Nadia! It reminds me of the boxes my dad used to get my mom when I was little.

  8. Love the boxes - what a fun way to spruce up a project. Love the colors and fun flowers. I bet the recipiant loved them.

  9. Great idea Nadia to dress up some chocolate boxes! Of course, I don't have the patience to roll up all those flowers, so I couldn't POSSIBLY do something like this. ;-) Very pretty!

  10. Nadia, you always come up with the most wonderful projects! That is the best looking box of Valentine chocolates that I have ever seen! To take something so plain and alter it to the level that you did is incredible! What a marvelous idea!

  11. Nadia, as usual, your projects are so inspiring ! I bet those teachers loved getting your ramped up Valentine with all those homemade roses on it !!

  12. WOW Nadia! those are super pretty!!!!

  13. Candy boxes is excellent design. Nice collection.

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