Thursday, July 31, 2014

Paper Sweeties Birthday Hop

Happy Second Birthday to Paper Sweeties!  Welcome to the Paper Sweeties Birthday Hop.  So glad you're here!

To celebrate, I've put together a Strawberry set using the Thanks Berry Much stamp set from Paper Sweeties.  It's so berry sweet!

The gift card holder also uses the You Are The Most Wonderful stamp set.  The cut file is from Silhouette.

The strawberry box is put together much like THESE heart boxes. I used a cut file from Silhouette to cut the hearts.  Here's what you need:

The bottom hearts are slightly smaller than the top hearts.  Glue 3 hearts together to make a nice thickness on which to adhere the sides.  You'll use the scallop heart after the sides are adhered to the bottom hearts.  The plaid should show inside the box.

The scallop and red dotted heart will be used after the sides are adhered to the top hearts.  

Here's  a couple of tips for adhering the sides:

Cut 4 side panels that are 1 1/2" wide by 10.  Score the top of the panels at 1/2".    Use a pen or bone folder to put a curve into the side panels.  Run glue along the edge of the hearts matching the points.  When you reach the bottom point - stop.  Score the panel from the point to the edge of the panel.  Cut off the panel leaving 1/2" for a tab.

Start the second side panel at the top gluing it to the first panel's tab.  Bring it around to the point and cut it off right at the point.  Now you can glue it to the scallop.  Do the top exactly the same.

Cut one more heart to match the red polka dot heart.  I used a mixture of brown fine glitter and brown tinsel glitter to make the chocolate.  Cut along the wavy line and glitter.  Let it dry and glue it to the polka dot heart.  Round the bottom of the heart to look more like a strawberry.

Make an inner heart - just like the liner in a real box of chocolates.

I used a flower punch and some washi covered paper to make the leaves.

And then just add some goodies!  In this case, chocolate covered strawberries (which you can see are getting a little melty)!  I think they need to be eaten - quickly!

Congratulations, Debbie!  You've had an exciting couple of years.  Here's wishing you many more...

Be sure to visit the Paper Sweeties Blog for all the festivities and giveaways to celebrate the 2nd birthday.  Now go visit Colleen Dietrich for more Paper Sweeties fun!


  1. This is totally AMAZING and totally PINNED! Gorgeous creation! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. Oh my, Lori, you never disappoint! This set is so totally sweet and amazing! Your creativity has no bounds! Thanks for joining us for the Paper Sweeties 2nd Birthday Hop!!

  3. Oh wow! This is fabulous! Thanks for showing how to do it!!!

  4. What a fabulous project! Love the sweet strawberry box filled with my favorite treat!♥

  5. wow Lori you really are amazing.. totally love it..

  6. Wow!!! What amazing sweet projects you created here, Lori! And, thanks so much for the tutorial!

  7. Such yummy creations again Lori, you sure know how to combine cute and gorgeous!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  8. Lori, so glad to have you join us this month for the festivities! So, so glad, cuz you and you heart strawberry confections are over the top AMAZING! Love it all! Can't wait to make you a regular to visit!

  9. What a perfect gift set - it is beautiful Lori.

    Toni xx

  10. WOW, Lori, this is so beautiful. I love how you do your boxes and those papers are gorgeous! Fabulous. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Lori this is so very sweet and charming! Thanks for the box tutorial too! It's adorable for the chocolate covered strawberries!!!!

  12. This is such an amazing project! Love the colors.

  13. Fabulous projects and YUMMY...Loz

  14. The sweetest project ever....thank you for sharing the tutorial!


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