Hi lovely friends! It’s Kylie back on the blog with you today with a fun ‘Valentine’ project to share with you all. I have such a sweet tooth and love nothing more than the occasional…(*ahem…) piece of candy or chocolate. With Valentines Day approaching, I thought it would be fun to create some ‘sweet treat’ boxes embellished with some buttons made with the Button Press now available at JOANN Stores.
Before I created the buttons, I set about making the boxes themselves. There are lots of free templates available online for gift boxes or they are really easy to construct using your trim and score board.
Once completed my boxes were a very cute 5cm or 2″inches square in sizing. I used strong double sided tape to adhere them together, so that they won’t pull apart with the weight of the candy.
I chose the medium size buttons for my treat boxes, and cut each heart out using the cutting die first. The die itself is very sharp and does punch through the paper effectively, however a helpful tip when using thicker card stock is to punch down a few times, to ensure it cuts through.
A piece of the Mylar was placed over the cut paper design before it was pressed onto the button. This gives a lovely glossy, protective layer to the completed button. If you prefer a matte finish though you can leave this option off. I love just how easy this press is to use. The lever action of the handle presses the buttons without a lot of effort at all.
Once each button had been pressed I was able to fill each box with some heart shaped candy….( I may of eaten one or two….or eleventy billion). Some organza ribbon I had in my craft stash was placed around each box and using a strong double sided foam adhesive dot, I added a button centred on the top.
To complete each box I layered some beautiful floral die cuts to the front of each one, using foam adhesive dots again to give the appearance of dimension. All that is left to do now is send them to someone you love!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Valentine project created with the fun Button Press.
Product used: We R Memory Keepers Button Press.