Heart Boxes

This is an example of the sixty some odd heart boxes we made for Valentine’s Day. Who were the lucky recipients? Kids in my daughters’ classes and their basketball teammates. What was inside? Those famous lip balm balls everyone is talking about, a mustache whistle and a valentine gumball. Some boxes were filled with spritz heart cookies as well. We had so much fun making them, we worked in a production line fashion. This was from last year. This year, we need to come up with something similar to place those yummy Lindt Chocolates into. That post will be coming soon.

A few more of the boxes finished. 


  • Valentine-themed scrapbook paper
  • personal cutting machine (I used a Cricut Explore Air 2)
  • or scissors
  • free svg file or free printable template (both are linked below)

Special thanks to  Cricut for providing the Cricut Explore Air 2 in order to produce posts similar to this one. 
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The files we used were from The Craft Chop and you can use them too. Oh, did I mention they were free? 

Tags SVG file post: http://thecraftchop.bravesites.com/entries/svg/tags

Heart box SVG file post: http://thecraftchop.bravesites.com/entries/svg/heart-box-2

Make a Swirly Heart Valentine Card with Cricut

This post is a part of the Cricut Valentines Event Jan 2018 sponsored by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, Carolina with 30 Minute Crafts, and Jen with 100 Directions. For this link party, I created a Swirly Heart Valentine Card. The post includes a free SVG file so you can make your very own card.


I want to thank Cricut for providing the Cricut Maker so that I can create posts similar to this one.
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The SVG file contains two different paper cuts. Cutting the white card first, remember to change the line to score and insert the scoring tool into your machine.
Take your time removing this from the mat, the swirl cuts are fragile and can tear easily.

Next is the red or pink paper. I chose a two-sided piece, solid on one side, and patterned on the other. The pattern will show inside the card.

Place a Glue Dot or adhesive in each corner. You don’t need the Advanced Strength, it is just what was handy.

This is the inside of the card. I chose for the pattern to show here for added detail. I didn’t want the pattern to conflict with the swirls of the heart pattern.

It’s finished!

Make sure to take some time to visit the other participants in the party. 
They will be posting Valentine’s Day projects every day during the week of January 8 – 12!

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