Meant to Be Valentine Box
To make this box the same size as I have made it you will need to cut your cardstock to the following sizes:
Whisper White 7 1/8" x 7 1/8"
Lovely Lipstick 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Lovely Lipstick 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"
Whisper White 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Lovely Lipstick 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Lovely Lipstick 4 1/4" x 7"
Whisper White 4 1/4" x 3 1/2"
To make a 4” x 4” x 2 1/4" box you will need to use the following formula:
Side of box height + size of box + side of box height equals size you will need to cut your cardstock.
Using the information above as an example:
2 ¼” + 4” + 2 ¼” = 8 ½”
You would need to cut your cardstock to 8 ½” x 8 ½” and score it at 2 ¼” on all four sides.
You would do the same thing for the box lid except you will need to add a smidgen to the side of lid height. A smidgen is approximately 1/16".
As an example:
I want the lid to be 4” x 4” with the sides of the lid 1 ½” tall
1 ½” + 1/16" + 4” + 1 ½” + 1/16" = 7 1/8"
You would need to cut your cardstock to 7 1/8” x 7 1/8” and score it at 1 1/2” on all four sides. This will allow the lid to fit onto the bottom box.
Once you have scored on all four sides of the box, cut along the fold lines as shown in the attached picture.
Using the heart banner die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies and your Big Shot, cut out four heart banners using Lovely Lipstick cardstock and two heart banners using Whisper White cardstock.
When cutting out intricate dies that will be adhered to your project, like the heart banner on this project, I like to attach the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to my cardstock before I cut out the design with my Big Shot.
Center and adhere the Lovely Lipstick panel onto to top of the Whisper White box lid.
Adhere the Whisper White heart banners to the Lovely Lipstick panel. If you used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of your cardstock, just peel the adhesive sheet backing away and adhere banner to panel.
Wrap the 1/2" Lovely Lipstick ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo pack around the center of the Lovely Lipstick panel and tie in either a bow or a knot.
Adhere the Lovely Lipstick heart banners to the four sides of the Whisper White box lid.
Assemble the box bottom and lid using a strong adhesive, like Tear and Tape adhesive.
Cut out the filigree heart from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies using the 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Lovely Lipstick cardstock and your Big Shot. I also backed this piece of cardstock with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet before I ran it through the Big Shot.
Stamp the sentiment from the Meant to Be stamp set onto the 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Whisper White cardstock using the Stamparatus. Cut out this heart using the heart die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies that is slightly smaller than the filigree heart and the Big Shot.
Adhere the Lovely Lipstick filigree heart onto the Whisper White heart and adhere to the top of the box lid.