This one really stretched me cos I have never given or received a valentines gift or card!! My hubby and I have just never bothered - the last of the great romantics hey (NOT!!). So, when he is presented with this on the 14th, he is going to dash straight outside to check where I've bashed the car lol. I'll try and have the camera ready to take a pic of his face - should be priceless!!
Anyhoo, on to my project. I'd been mulling this over for weeks and whilst wandering around Hobbycraft last week I happened upon some four sided cone baskets made from wire to hold flowers in. Ah ha! I had a eureka moment (don't get these very often you know!!) and came home to make one like that. Well, one thing led to another and I landed up with a heart shaped gift bag to put some choccies in.
Supplies I used:
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Melinda's Heart (which is on special offer at the mo) and Whiff of Joy General Sentiments
A4 sheet of red card and a 6 x 6 piece of designer paper
Fiskars Heart punch
Stampin Up Scallop Punch
Versamark Ink Pad
Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Using the template cut out and punch the large scalloped heart shapes (2 needed). Cut out the small hearts from designer paper. Cut out a gusset, score along the three score lines and fold. Cut a handle (I have not supplied a template for this as the length will depend upon your requirements - the size I used was 1" x 10.5")
Stamp the image and sentiment out with Versamark ink and heat emboss with Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder, colour the heart and carefully cut it out (going too close to the embossing can cause it to chip). Adhere this to a small circle and layer on to a red scalloped circle. Cut the sentiment into a rectangle, punch two semi circles on either short end and adhere to a scrap of red card. Punch out two semi circles again to give the effect of a ticket.
Adhere the designed paper hearts to the large scalloped hearts. Apply strong tape along the four tabs on the gusset. Place one heart face down and adhere the gusset to the heart, making sure the V point is aligned with the bottom of the heart. Carefully adhere the second heart in place, again checking the alignment.
Me being the fuss pot that I am I wanted to carry the gold from the embossing through the design so I used some very fine cord (1mm) and ran it around the edge of the inner heart using tacky glue. It's probably better to do this before attaching the hearts to the gusset (not like me who does everything back to front!!) Adhere the image to both hearts.
I also ran a line of gold cord along the centre of the handle, then attached this to the inside of the gusset with strong tape. That's it - job done!
Pop over to the Whiff of Joy site to check out the other fab projects by the DT.
Oh yeah, you may need the template. You can find it here
Thanks for looking,