To a Classy Kind of Guy

Classy Kind of Guy, Masculine Valentine, 3D, treat box

Who’s your classy kind of guy? Your husband, boyfriend, son, dad, father-in-law, uncle, nephew, or your friend, or all of the above? Whoever he is, he’s sure to love this treat box for Valentine’s Day. It’s masculine, and it says you care. Here are the details on how to make your own treat box for your classy kind of guy!

PREP for Classy Kind of Guy:

  1. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock to 3” X 4”.
  2. Cut a piece of the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper as follows: 1-1/2” X 12” strip of the plaid pattern, 4” X 4” piece of the Night of Navy paper with dashed lines
  3. Trim a piece of Night of Navy 3/8“ Corduroy Ribbon to approximately 4” long.

INSTRUCTIONS for Classy Kind of Guy:

  1. Assemble the gable box per the directions provided in the package.
  2. Fold the 1-1/2” X 12” strip of True Gentleman Designer Series paper around the circumference of the box, lightly folding at the corners, then remove the strip and burnish the folds with your bone folder.
  3. Place Tear & Tape on the strip of DSP and adhere to the box. It will not meet in the middle, but other elements will cover the empty space.
  4. Punch two shapes using the Tailored Tag Punch, and adhere to the front of the box over the strip of plaid DSP, overlapping them in the center.
  5. Using Chocolate Chip ink, stamp the “To A Classy Kind of Guy” sentiment on the piece of Very Vanilla Thick cardstock.
  6. Using Crushed Curry ink, stamp the striped heart on the Very Vanilla thick cardstock.
  7. Punch out the sentiment with the Tailored Tag punch.
  8. Fussy cut the heart using Paper Snips or cut them out with the matching framelit from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.
  9. Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs of the heart and the punched sentiment, and adhere them to the center front of the box, with the heart on the upper left of the sentiment.
  10. Tie the Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon into a knot and adhere to the heart with Mini Glue Dots.
  11. Add a Metallic Enamel Shape Heart to the right side of the stamped tag.

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Self Closing Impossible Box

Impossible Box, Self Closing Box
  Impossible (Self Closing) Box

I love a lot of bang for my buck, and the ‘Not So’ Impossible Box delivers! At first glance, the Impossible Box looks like — a box. The surprise comes when you open the box – the lid slides up and from the top, it looks like a door from the Death Star  is opening!

Top View Closed     Top View Open     Side View Open

Want to make your own Impossible Box? Click here for a free, downloadable PDF with complete, step by step instructions.

I decorated my Impossible Box with the gorgeous, drool-worthy Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, coming in the Occasions Catalog beginning January 3, 2018. Pink is probably my least favorite color, but I adore every sheet in this collection. Just goes to show you that the right shade of pink makes all the difference 🙂

A dash of gold with the word ‘love’ die cut from gold foil and the gold edging of the vanilla ribbon add a touch of luxe to bring out the gold foil that’s part of the Painted With Love Paper, and my Impossible Box positively glows!

Lotus Blossom Origami How To Video

StampinUp! Fresh Florals DSP, Hershey Kiss holder, handmade, Origami flower, Lotus Blossom Origami, #papercraftingthreads

Check out my latest stop motion video for step by step directions on how to make this lotus blossom. The center of the blossom holds one Hershey’s Kiss.

For the petals, cut 3 strips of designer series paper to 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. Cut 3 more strips the same size for the leaves. The leaves and the petals are folded the same way until the last step. Leaves are mountain folded in half, and petals are valley folded.

Other than the items pictured below, you will need floral wire, wire cutters, and a bag of Hershey’s Kisses.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine Treat Box

The Big Shot and Thinlit Dies make quick work of these treat boxes. Fill with chocolate now, and when the chocolate is gone, use as a tea light holder. Love!

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