Sunday, 1 February 2009

Whiff of Joy - Project of the Month- Valentines Day - A Gift from The Heart

I thought I was past giving and receiving Valentines Gifts so I really had to dig deep for this one, but then I was talking to Mum about Valentines Day and she said she had never received a card or gift, I thought after 86 years she deserved one and that I would rectify this omission, so this is especially for her.

I really had no idea where to start, but nothing ventured nothing gained, so out come my trusted Heart nesties, some Pink Card, a few flat backed pearls and I was on my way. I have written a tutorial below on how I made the heart box if you would like to have a go, its my first tutorial so please forgive any shortcomings.

I used Melinda Hugging Cushion for the Card and also the Heart Cushion accessory stamp for the inside. They are both coloured with copics, The papers are Little Yellow Bicycle, and large flowers Imaginise, all the rest from stash.

For the Box you will need:
A piece of A3 card
Scalloped and Plain Heart Nesties
A Good Drys clear Adhesive

Cut from the A3 Card two Strips

1 - 13.1/2" x 2
1 - 13.1/2" x 1.1/2"
1 Largest Scalloped Nestie Heart
1 Largest Scalloped Heart with the 3rd largest plain heart inside
Then cut:
1 Acetate Heart cut with Largest Plain Heart Nestie

Score and fold both of the long strips 1/4" from one long edge, then cut small triangles out along the length of the strip. Glue the 2" strip onto the plain heart easing it around the curves, make sure you glue this a little in from the scallops as you need to make the lid a little larger to fit.

Attach the acetate to the inside of the Lid with drys clear adhesive

Attach the 1.1/2" strip, that you have already scored, folded and cut, to the lid this time make sure the edge of the strip goes right up to the bottom of the scallops.

Before you stick the two edges of the strip together make sure the lid fits over the bottom of the box it is possible to adjust the size at this point.

Cut a heart from tissue to cover the workings on the bottom of the box and Volia you have a heart box to decorate as you please. If you have any queries please e-mail me, I will work on my tutorial skills before next months POM.

Don't forget to check out the Whiff of Joy DT projects Here
Thanks for looking

Jacqui xxxxxx


maddy hill said...

Jacqui this is totally stunning !Your makes is amazing i adore them, thank you for showing us! I might just have a try !
love maddy x

Bev said...

Jacqui this is absolutley stunning sweetie - I love how you have made the box and all the extra special details, simply gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial too, I am definitely going to try this - I love it!!

hugs Bev x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Jacqui just so awesome!
I totally love your beautiful card so pretty and beautifully coloured with so much scrummy detail. Your heart box is to die for. So beautiful and something that your Mother will so love receiving! Fantastic tutorial thank you so much!
kim x
Definitely will try to keep warm Jacqui dear. I am dreading this cold snap I am so afraid of falling and I hate my family driving I can't rest until they are all home! You take great care too! Keep warm and toasty!

Mel said...

Beautiful card and the box is stunning, you have done a fab job on the tutorial will have to give this a go thanks for sharing.
Your mum will be over the moon with it :)

Mel x

Liza said...

Jacqui this is gorgeous and your mum will love it. Your tutorial is brilliant, thanks for sharing and you have inspired me to give something like this a go.

Liza x

Michele Roos said...

OMG this is stunning. Love the card and the box is gorgeous. Your mum will treasure this for a long time. Michele x

Jilli said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jacqui! Thanks for the tutorial and once i get myself those heart nesties i shall defo be making one of those boxes, they look stunning. I'm sure your Mum will be thrilled with it, i know i would be. Jillix

Joey said...

awww Jacqui, your mum is going to be delighted with these they are gorgeous! thanks for showing us how to make the box,its

Victoria said...

this is stunning - very beautiful, I am sure your mum will love it x

Donna said...

Wow Jacqui your card and box are absolutely awesome and they are so incredibly pretty :) well done on the tutorial hun it's brilliant and looks very easy to follow :) Donna x

tracie said...

Hi Jacqui, oh wow hun fabulous box and card, absolutely gorgeous as always. Love your tuturial - will have to give this a go (but I guess I should buy the heart nesties first, lol) thanks for the inspiration hun. And what a lovely idea to give this to your mum - she'll love it.
Have a great day
Tracie :)x

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Wow! Wow! Wow Jacqui! This is absolutely stunning. What a wonderful way to let your Mum know how much you care. She will be over the moon with this. When I get some heart nesties I'll have a go at your tutorial. Thanks for sharing this.
Sharon xx

Lorraine Robertson said...

Oh my gosh !!!!!! How stunning is this & to give it to your mum well that just makes it perfect...

Lorraine xxx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Jacqui this is totally stunning hunny. If i received something like this from my hubby (some chance) i would be thrilled. How clever you are! and what a great tutorial, thank you for sharing how to make this! might give it a go myself.

Big hugs Linda x

Chris said...

WOW Jacqui, your box is fabulous and so is your tutorial! Expertly written up and I love how you photographed every step and all the little tips, you're so clever and I'm inspired to make one. Your card is very beautiful too, I love your colouring and the doily heart is so pretty. Your Mum is going to love her first Valentine gift. Hugs, Chris xxx

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Jacqui, this card and box is truly wonderful and you made it for such a touching reason, your mom will love it... The tutorial is a wonderful inspiration as well... how did you come up with such a fab idea?

well done you
hugs trak x

Nicola said...

Wow what a beauty Jacqui and to think I never ordered this stack of nesties as thought they would be of no use to me. Thanks for helping me spend more pennies and sharing your wonderful creation and tutorial. You are one amazing crafter who always gives so much inspiration with all you create. It is a pleasure to follow your blog.
Your mum is going to be over the moon, god bless her. -x-

Rach said...

Jacqui this rocks sweetie, well done firstly on your first rocked at it..
love your creation and how sweet to give it to your the card that goes with your chocolates. hugs rachxx

Donalda said...

Oh hon your mom is going to love this. That is just so sweet dear.
Your card and heart box is just beautiful dear so creative and thanks so much for the tutorial dear.

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous box and card Jacqui im sure your mum will love it. Thanks for the tutorial i will definately give it a go.
Have a great weekend
Jill x x

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Stunning Jacqui, the box is beautiful and i love the gorgeous card which you have coloured beautifully. Hugs Nikki x

Wendy said...

Stunning card Jacqui and wow that box is gorgeous and what a good idea to give it to your mum, I'm sure she'll be over the moon with it.
Wendy x

Poppy said...

what a fab box thanks for sharing, its gorgeous and the card.

Danielle said...

Jacqui what a fabulous valentine box and card! Not to mention the tutorial - just excellent! I'm sure you mom will love this and appreciate the amount of love you made this with.
Hugs, Danielle

Kim said...

Oh Jacqui this is just adorable. I am sure your Mum will love it. I haven't got the heart nesties but might put them on my Florida shopping list - only 10 weeks to wait!! Hope you are all well. We had a brief snowfall too but then the sun came out! So much for the artic blast we were told to expect!! Kim xx

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

This is wonderfull,beautiful!!!!
Hugs Agnesxx

Lynsey said...

This is beautiful Jacqui, I am sure your mum will love it!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Lynsey said...

This is beautiful Jacqui, I am sure your mum will love it!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Chrissie said...

Now this is just stunning Jacqui and a fabulous tutorial too!
I love the idea that this is for your Mum, it's given me an idea for my Mum now, thank you!

6 wacky women said...

Jacqui, you are my hero!!
I have been wanting to make a heart box, with no time to think about how to do it. Thank you so much for your tutorial, you have saved me so much time. I never would have thought of the acetate, so clever of you!

Your box and card are just gorgeous. Fabulous details in your works of art!!

Karen x

Bubbles said...

Oh Jacqui this is so gorgeous, your card is beautiful and your box is stunning, fab tutorial. Bless your mum she is going to be thrilled!
Joanne x

PatR said...

Great tutorial Jacqui. The box is absolutely gorgeous and your Mum will be thrilled to receive it. Well done, I love your creations.
Big hugs Pat xxx

Sandra said...

Hi both the card and the heart box,your mom will love them.
Brilliant tutorial too Jacqui thank you,i might even have a go at making one of these:0)
Take care
San x

Jeanette said...

OMG Jacqui! My eyes are popping out looking at all these new projects! They are gorgeous. Now tell the you sleep? Or do you just craft through the night! LOL! I am amazed at all these beautiful creations and your tutorial is're going to make me go out and buy those nesties!!!! Hugs Jeanette

Kim said...

OMG Jacqui this is AMAZING and STUNNING and BEAUTIFUL and GORGEOUS and I am so in awe! Such amazing work you do!!!! And thanks for the tutorial! I can't wait to get my scalloped nestie hearts so I can try this!!! Mine were on back order! :(
Hugs~ Kim

Daisychain said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous Jacqui. Your mum will love it. Thanks for showing us and giving us the tutorial.

Hugs Christine x

Jodi said...

Very cute heart box! I will have to try this out soon.
Jodi =)

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fab gift and great tutorial. I so wanna have a go at this, just need to get me some nesites. Have been thinking of getting some for a while now,so may take the plunge. Love this box it really looks fabulous, you mom will love it.
Lyndsey xx

Dawn said...

Oh wow Jacqui - just gorgeous - I just have no patience for this - wish I did because it's beautiful!

Desire Fourie said...

Wow this is just gorgeous. Your Mom will definitely be over the moon receiving this beautiful gift, and that after 86 years. Make sure to put some extra yummies in the heart box for her. TFS the tutorial as well. Hugs from Desire

Anonymous said...

What a great tutorial! I might need to do something like that soon! Really love your step-by-step tutorial!

Annie said...

great tutorial Jacqui - pictures always work for me! and what a lovely gift you have made for your Mum - I am sure it will bring a tear of joy to her eyes! hugs, annie x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful card and box. Thx for sharing. I luv all the colours. Pink is my fav colour.


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