Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gift box - Heartfelt Creations New Release

Yes its finally here !!! The new Release from Heartfelt creations.
We all agree that time is precious, so we are pleased to invite you to celebrate the memorable moments in your life with the debut of the Once Upon a Time Collection.   Deep shades of copper, teal and rose are complimented by neutrals in cream, grey, and beige all artfully layered with sumptuous images of time pieces, clock faces, florals, flourishes and script backgrounds.  Detailed stamps feature clocks, sentiments and collaged images designed to coordinate with the Once Upon a Time die which saves you precious time by cutting 12 clock faces or circle sentiments with one pass through your die cutting machine. You will reach for the timeless images of this versatile collection for special occasions and everyday moments alike. 
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by March 18th to be eligible to win the entire collection valued at $197.00
Also check out the amazing inspiration by the DT !!

Heartfelt Creations

I saw these amazing sentiments and thought ...... a star box was the order of the day !!
So I used the decorative lattice die from the
 Raindrops on Roses and flowers
 from the Majestic Morning release alongside this release to create this box.


Each side of this box is different !!
So there are a few photos !!!


I have to say I love the effect this gift box gives when finished !
It really is very easy to make, it looks more
complex than it actually is ........ honest !
I will admit it is time consuming to decorate it BUT
you don't have to do it so full as mine is here !
Stop by again tomorrow for my second project this week !

I used and did  the following to make this project:

HCD 736 Classic leaf die
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut set 
459222 Paper Blossoms Tools
452255 Grand Calibur
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background
HCDP1 241 Once Upon a Time paper pad
HCD 744 Once upon a time die
HCPC 3593 Numerical Clocks PreCut set
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments PreCut set

Other Products Used : Victorian Velvet Ink, Beads, Hot glue, glitter glue,
Brown and Peeled Paint inks, white card.

There are obviously two pieces to make, the top and the bottom !
Lets start with the base.Take a 12x12 piece of paper from the pad and fold 
to make a star box. Don't panic ..... follow these steps to fold into the box !
1. Fold in half horizontally, vertically and in both diagonals.
2. Bring the top and bottom corners together 
(having the design of paper you want for the outer of the box on the outer of the folding)
and tuck in the other two sides.
3. Have the opening at the top and fold one side into the central fold.
open the flap and press it open. Tuck the side of the
 flap under itself and repeat on all of the sides.
4. There will now be 4 narrow pointed flaps. Fold them down as far as you can.
5. Pull them open, pushing the box open, shaping with your hands.

Cut four of the Decorative lattice die and adhere under each flap cutting
each one in half. Cut and adhere four triangles of contrasting paper and cover each flap.
(I traced around mine onto the paper for an exact fit) Adhere each flap over the die cuts.

Now for the lid !!
Cut a 10 cm square of matching paper and score 1 cm from each edge. Make into a box base. 
This will make the piece that sits inside the gift box. Cut four of the Decorative lattice die cuts 
and arrange on the top of the base of the box. Trim the die cuts where necessary. Cut a 
8 cm square co-ordinating piece of paper and adhere over the die cuts. Cut a 14 cm square 
piece of paper to match the paper over the flaps.Score at 1 cm and 4 cm from the edges, 
making into a box with the 1 cm scored piece fringed so the box will adhere on top of the 
paper and die cuts. To make the handle, cut two strips of paper 21 cm x 3 cm and 3 decorative 
die cuts. Adhere the die cuts trimming them to one strip of paper and then cover with the 
second strip and adhere to the box sides. Stamp and cut your clocks and sentiments and ink.
Cut, ink, glitter and adhere the flowers and leaves, adhering beads in the flower centres.
Adhere the flowers, sentiments, clocks and leaves on the box. Each side of the box is
different! Your gift box is now complete !


  1. Such a pretty, pretty package! Love all the lacy elements and clever use of dies!

  2. you out did your self with this gorgeous creation!

  3. This is stunning!!! Love everything about it!!

  4. Stunning Liz!! What a fabulous design!! You are so creative.

  5. Replies
    1. Oh thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words. I agree the product is awesome! They make it so easy to create with!


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