Saturday, 31 January 2009

Whiff of Joy project of the month - Valentines Day ... a gift from the heart

front 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!!

side-and-bottom 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.

bottom-and-side Those choccies almost didn't make it into the bag - I may have to go back to Tesco's for more supplies lol - 14th Feb is a loooooong way away

top 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
Score board
Versamark Ink Pad
Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Twinkling H2O's

Step 1:
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.

step-1
Step 2:
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.

step-2
Here's another view of how I adhered the gusset

step-2-another-view
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.

step-3
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,

81 comments:

  1. Oh dear Bev this is just breathe taking!This is just knock dead gorgeous dear. But I about fell out of my chair reading about your husband doing to check on the car. Oh I hope you get a good pic of his face when he gets this. Thanks for the directions dear going to have to try it

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh Bev - I absolutely love it - it is so beautiful. Brilliant tutorial as well.
    Course you realise you are going to make him feel guilty because he hasn't got you anything (lol)
    hugs Heather xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh Bev this is gorgeous and thanks so much for sharing on how you made it. Like you hubby and I don't bother with Valentine's day but I did find some heart shaped chocolate caramels his favourite so maybe I will surprise him and make one to put them in!!!. Sue :o)

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow Bev it is a stunning creation and miam miam Raffaelo:)

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is really awesome!! Cute, cute, cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great tutorial Bev. I'm also wating for that pic.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Bev,
    This is just gorgeous! Nothing wrong with your mojo! Would love to see hubby's face. Hubby and I don't exchange valentines either,but I have made one for him this year. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a romantic gesture. Love it totally!

    ReplyDelete
  9. OMG Bev, this is just so stunning. Love it. What a gorgeous tutorial!! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Moni

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Bev, oh wow this this fabulous - just breath taking !! Love it ~ and cant wait to see you hubbie face, lol sounds like my OH..
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend hun
    Hug
    Tracie :)x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fantastic, what a great tutorial, but if I am being totally honest!!!!!!!!!! Those chocies are amazing, they would not have made it that far if I were making your gorgeous creation. You have more will power than me.
    Hope you are well.
    Sally. x
    P.S hows your newest fluffy addition doing? x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fantastic Bev!! I love this!

    Hubby & I don't do much for Valentine's either so I think he too would wonder what was up if I showed up with something. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is brilliant Bev! It's gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial...you make it look so easy! I will have to try it!
    Blessings, Maria

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is absolutely Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing how to make it..

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is stunning! Love your paper choices and the gold roping!
    Thank you for including the tutorial- I may have to try this.

    ReplyDelete
  16. WOW! This is amazing! I'm sure your hubby will love it ... a Velentine celebrator or not, I am sure he will enjoy the chocs!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is absolutely FABULOUS!!! TFS

    ReplyDelete
  18. Bev, you continue to astound me with your fantastic creations! This is amazing - and the tutorial is fab!

    ReplyDelete
  19. That box is a knock-out!! Just beautiful. I'm sure your husband will be pleased! All of the stuff in your above giveaway--is it purchased in UK? Love some of it and would love to order some if they are from a mail order place. Thaks

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is just gorgeous Bev!! Funny story about your hubby's reaction to the gift ~ you will have to let us know!! Love your heart punch ~ you did a perfect job with that! Ihave a hard time doing corners and angles!! Have a great week-end :)Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is such a cute box!!!! I love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wowzers Bev, this is an awesome creation, just stunning. Fab tutorial too thank you and now you are guilty of spending my pennies again as I hope I can get these punches at Harrogate? -x-

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks for this great tutorial. Your "heart-bag" looks fabulous.

    Greetings from Kerstin

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi Bev

    This is stunning and your hubby will love it (well, after the shock !). Thank's for the templates too - this will come in very handy.

    Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  25. wauw what a great gift you made and thanks for the tutorial

    hugs Annemarie

    ReplyDelete
  26. Absolutely Stunning dear, I just adore that sweet basket. Snd a wonderful tutorial to boot thanks for sharing hun. Hope you re goining to publish a picture of Tonys face when he recieves his gift. Hugs Jacqui x

    ReplyDelete
  27. beautiful heart :-)

    love the colours.

    hugs, Benedicte

    ReplyDelete
  28. This is fabulous Bev, and thanks for the great tutorial. x

    ReplyDelete
  29. Great instructions Bev!
    And great result :-)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow Bev this is just brilliant!
    I love your beautiful creation and your wonderful tutorial thank you so much!
    You made me laugh about the car how funny!
    hugs
    kim x

    ReplyDelete
  31. This is stunning Bev, great tutorial thanks for sharing.

    Liz c

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh Bev this is just stunning. Fantastic tutorial also, might have to give this one a try. Made me lol at what you said about your husband checking the car. Michele x

    ReplyDelete
  33. Brilliant Bev, the little bag is just beautiful. Great tutorial too, thanks for sharing.

    Liza x

    ReplyDelete
  34. Stunning project and a great tutorial
    Wendy x

    ReplyDelete
  35. Bev its just something so different,its beautiful i keep wanting to try all these differnt things that people are showing at the moment.
    Have to say my husband never was the romantic type he reckons Valentines cards are a waste of money
    Margaret Scrappy cards

    ReplyDelete
  36. This is gorgeous Bev, thanks for the tutorial. My hubby and I dont bother with Valentines either i think its more for the kids (god that makes me sound old!) Jillix

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is absolutely fantastic Bev. Thanks for sharing tutorial with us.
    x Natasha x

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thank you Bev for such a wonderful tutorial and a super gift for valentines, I really will give this one a go.
    lol Sue

    ReplyDelete
  39. This little bag is just beautiful Bev and so brilliantly made too, so much work and effort have gone into this, I hope hubby enjoys :) Donna x

    ReplyDelete
  40. Wow, this is just fabulous. You know how I love card creations that can also be put to a good practical cause. Thanks also for sharing the tutorial with us. Now, that DH of yours will just be thrilled with this ... I think more with the contents than anything else, but that's after he has checked whether his car is dentless ...
    Also love the photographs you took of the project and how you've edited them ... just so professional and creative.

    Hugs from Desire

    ReplyDelete
  41. I am speachless! This is so beautiful, thank you so much for sharing the instructions. The heart stamp looks wonderful embossed in gold.
    Sharon xx

    ReplyDelete
  42. Wow! What a project! Such a LOVELY gift! And thank so much for sharing on how it's done!

    ReplyDelete
  43. This is stunning! Nothing more i can say. Caroline x

    ReplyDelete
  44. OMG Bev, you have surpassed yourself hunny, this is so gorgeous. I just love the valentine bag and the gorgeous detail. You are just so clever, your talent is endless. How lovely that you have shown us how to do it too, mind you im sure mine would not turn out as beautiful as yours!!!! thank you for sharing this with us all. Hugs Linda x

    ReplyDelete
  45. Fantastic design, brilliant tut and amazing result.

    Thanks loads for sharing Bev and don't forget to take that pic.

    Sam
    x

    ReplyDelete
  46. This is just STUNNING. I'm totally overwhelmed. Good step by step photo's too...thanks for sharing Bev.

    Love what you said about your hubby too, bless him.

    Hugs Debbie xx

    ReplyDelete
  47. Oh Bev,what a gorgeous gift for valentine.I't looks reaaly nice.Thanks for workshop and i will try it also
    Many greetings
    Angela

    ReplyDelete
  48. wow sweetie this is gorgeous, so clever and beautifully made. way to go. hugs rachxxx

    ReplyDelete
  49. oh wow, great to see how to do it.
    poppy

    ReplyDelete
  50. Just Beautiful Bev & my favourite Choc's too yummy!! Mmmm! I'm sure I still have a box of those from Christmas, hiding somewhere must go see if I can find them.. can feel a munchies session coming on now...lol.
    Great Tutorial too TYFS Bev.
    Hugs
    Sheila xx

    ReplyDelete
  51. Stunning, love it. Great tutorial, and raffaelo is mnjami! Hugs, Moni

    ReplyDelete
  52. Now Bev, I think you're getting too good!
    This is superb, I really love this little heart box, and such a wonderful tutorial too (now all I need is to stop being so lazy and give it a try!)
    DH and I have never botheres with valentine's either, so I can imagine how shocked your DH will be, please don't forget the camera!

    ReplyDelete
  53. This heart looks so precious, it`s absolutely stunning!!! I love it!
    Hugs, Renate

    ReplyDelete
  54. This is fantastic Bev, I love it! Such a clever design and your tutorial is brilliant. Well there's nothing wrong with starting a new tradition of love in your house and I hope your Hubby doesn't faint from surprise LOL! Chris

    ReplyDelete
  55. This is just stunning, what more can I say.Sue.x

    ReplyDelete
  56. Very beautiful heart box, Bev!!! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial and template!

    ReplyDelete
  57. How beautiful is this!
    Wish I had the patience for this type of thing!! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  58. Bev, this is wonderful and being able to downlad the template makes it so much more achievable. I'm really inspired to have a go.

    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  59. LOL Bev! PLEZ take a pic of your hubbys face!!!It should be a video so we can watch how fast he runs to the car! Your heart candy holder is sooooo cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Have a great,safe and warm Sunday!
    Connie

    ReplyDelete
  60. This is truly inspiring! Love everything about it! Best of all templates are there and I don't have to worry about dies/equipment ... I don't own! LOL Thanks bunches! ^o^ CM2

    ReplyDelete
  61. gorgeous bev..thats all im saying..lol
    hugs clarex

    ReplyDelete
  62. Bev your basket is lovely your hubby one lucky you and chocs well maybe chocs if you don't eat them lol shellx

    ReplyDelete
  63. This is absolutely adorable. Hope I can try to make this one day. It will be under my to do list. Thanks for sharing. I just love it!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Thank you for sharing the project and template. I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Wow, this is fabulous!!! You will bowl your hubby over with this delightful gift! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  66. thanks for sharing your adorable basket!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Oh Bev this is so adorable!!!! WOW! Amazing work and thank you so much for taking time to make a tutorial to show us all how to make this yummy baskets! I so am going to make one for my hubby for his Valentines candy...I have the candy hidden away in my closet so he won't find it and eat it before Valentines! ha ha!
    Hugs~ Kim

    ReplyDelete
  68. Just beautiful, Bev. You have inspired me to try my own. What fun this project is, thanks so much for sharing. Take a peek if you like
    http://creativemomentswithsandy.blogspot.com/2009/02/valentine-heart-basket.html

    ReplyDelete
  69. Wow!! this box is Absolutley Gorgeous and your tutorial is Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!!..Hugs, Ila

    ReplyDelete
  70. WOW!!! This is fantastic,thanks for the template!! I have to make one of these.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Brilliant tutorial Bev - you've convinced me to have a go! What a clever lady you are! ~x~

    ReplyDelete
  72. This is lovely! Thanks for posting the tutorial too, will have to have a go. :)

    ReplyDelete
  73. WOW Bev!! This project is very well put together and just FABALICIOUS... I {{LOVE}} it! The gold cording is done nicely and the yummys are making me hungry! LOL! Smiles... Michelle :)

    PS - Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! :)

    ReplyDelete
  74. Oh my Bev, this is just gorgeous. I really, really, love what you did here! I love the tutorial too. Great job dear.
    Oops, I have to run now, get my little girl from school and do some grocery shopping. But I'll be back soon, to stare at this project some more (LOL) and have a look at the project of your fellow DT members.

    xx Naoual.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Oh my - I absolutely love it - it is so beautiful. Brilliant tutorial as well. Thanks so much for sharing on how you made it.

    And thanks again for leaving a lovely message in my blogg. I appresiate it alot.

    Hope You do not mind me to follow Your blogg!!!

    Hugs from Iren

    ReplyDelete
  76. Oh Bev, this is stunning, absolutely gorgeous. You are such a talented lady! The tutorial I will have to save for a later time and have a go at this when I have oodles of spare time to get it worng! So kind of you to take such time in the tutorial and the box!. Thanks hunny! You do make me giggle babes - can;t wait to see the look on your hubby's face!

    Hugs
    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  77. This is stunning, so much detail and what a lovely idea x x x

    ReplyDelete
  78. Bev, this is fabulous! What a brilliant idea!!! Thank you for sharing it in a fab tutorial!!!!!
    I was wondering...I see the long strip for your handle is scalloped. Did you do that with the Stampin up scallop punch? How did you get the scallops to line up on both sides. I am so not good at figuring that kind of thing out. I have wasted more card than I care to say fiddling around with that. if you have a tip and don't mind sharing it with me/us...I would desperately love to know! Thanks,t

    ReplyDelete
  79. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 13 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 14 Feb [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting!

Bev x

Related Posts with Thumbnails