13 February, 2015

Dispensing Sweet Treats for my Love

Hi, it's Kathy here today with another cute little box.  
This time I've used papers from the loved-up "I Love You Sew" download

These treat dispenser boxes have been catching my eye - have you spotted them?  There are lots of similar projects around the web - mainly for holding those cute little fruit/herbal tea bags - they have an aperture at the base where you take the next bag from.
But this particular style really appealed - probably because I was intrigued to find out how the "hopper" bit worked.
If you have a look around the web, you'll find instructions and templates for boxes similar to this one that you can make with basic pencil, ruler and scissors - but
as well as being lazy, my brain wasn't geared up to doing anything resembling maths at all - so I was lazy and found one in the Silhouette download shop.

This particular download comes with the box template, plus those for the decorative panels, so I decided to just cut the basic pieces required from red Bazzill card, and use the pretty papers for the panels

 I printed the Funky Hand designs I wanted to use onto white matte photo paper.

Materials and Tools
Silhouette machine to cut box shape
MFT DieNamics Nested Hearts die set
Ribbon, Ric-rac braid and Raffia
Large brad

The eagle-eyed among you will spot a "cuckoo in the nest" on the lid of the box - the paper for the I Love You heart actually comes from the "LoveLoveLove" download - I chose this as I liked the red and black text and I think the 2 downloads can work quite well together

So there you go - another cute box to fill up with treats for your loved one - this one will be stuffed full of Maltesers for my Other Half as they are his favourite. 
I hope you like it

So then, while inspired by mixing the Love Love Love download with the I Love You Sew one, I thought I'd print a few extras to make a card.  I resized the designs to print quite small so the would look right when used with the heart dies

Materials and Tools
Sentiment is printed directly on to the card 
Funky Hand Downloads:  "I Love You Sew" and
MFT DieNamics Nested Hearts die set
 Ribbon with Printed Hearts
small silver heart brads, large patterned heart brad brad
Round and heart-shaped red gems
Black card scraps:
 the hearts are backed with multiple layers cut with the same dies for lots of dimension

Remember, all the "Love themed" downloads are on a Special Loved-Up price of only £1 each all through February, so a great time to stock up on downloads you may have missed.

We'd love to see what you make too.....
Thanks for visiting today


  1. Both of these creations are outstanding Kathy. Thank you so much for sharing them both, and how you made them, with us. Note to self, I really need to get myself sorted with a silhouette. ;) xx

  2. Wow Kathy, these are amazing.Love, love, love them.Hugs x

  3. Wow Kathy, these are amazing.Love, love, love them.Hugs x


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