Thursday, December 7, 2023

Karen Burniston December 2023 Release - Sneak Peek Week - Candy Hearts Box

 Hello Crafty Friends and welcome! I hope you are all enjoying all the great, creative things the Karen Burniston Design Team has been showing you for Sneak Peek Week! This new release has 7 new dies for you and today I will be showing you the new Candy Hearts Box! For this project, I decided to show the Candy Hearts Box two ways. One, filled with candy and one, filled with small Valentines for kids to share with friends at school!

Let's start with the Candy Hearts Box that is filled with candy! For this box, I started with some Valentines Day patterned paper. I wanted to add a heart shaped peek-a-boo front to my box, so you could see the candy inside it. So, I used the hearts from the Heart Add-On die set from the new release. I die cut the smaller heart into the box. Then on the inside I added a small piece of acetate. I then die cut a larger heart frame to go around the heart shaped window.

I then stamped the sentiment shown on the front using a stamp set I got from MFT called Something Sweet. I used a teal blue cardstock and stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. 

I then folded the box up and glued it together using Lineco Neutral pH glue. I used the packaging instructions to help me along. 

I had some left over red Jelly Belly's in my cupboard and filled the box up with jelly beans. It actually fit quite a few. This would be a great little treat for kids to give out for Valentines or any holiday really. That inspired me to come up with my next Candy Hearts Box idea. 

For my next idea, I created 5 small Valentines using the Rectangles - Crosshatch die set and some of the fantastic animal dies that Karen has, such as the Safari Animals and Woodland Animals. I first made sure that my rectangles would fit into my Candy Hearts Box. They did so I created 5 Valentines. 

I used a red cardstock for the base of the Valentines. Then I die cut a smaller rectangle and used a heart shaped stencil along with a pretty pink ink to create a background for my Valentines. 

I then die cut several animals out using smooth white heavy weight cardstock. I colored each animal in using Copic markers. I then glued them onto the Valentines. 

I die cut several sentiments using Karen Burniston's Word Set 9 - Love, using a sparkly white cardstock and black cardstock. I added some Glossy Accents to the Valentines and some glitter gel and set them aside to dry. 

While they were drying, I die cut my Candy Hearts Box from a Valentines themed patterned paper. This time I created a diamond shaped window on the front, creating a frame to go around it. I used the dies in the Candy Hearts Box die set to create this. Then I used a sticker that came with the patterned paper pack to wrap around the box. 

The box fit 5 Valentines perfectly! I just love this little Candy Hearts Box. There are so many neat things you can do with it, including using it as a gift card holder! Thank you so much for stopping by today. The new release will be available on December 11th. Happy Crafting!

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