Sunday, March 17, 2019

Lots of Luck Photo Heart Box Tutorial

Hello everyone! Today, I'm sharing my latest Doodlebug Design Team Project that I made with the colorful Lots O' Luck Collection and some petite prints. I found a super fun 3D box cut file by Lori Whitlock called Heart Box and I just loved the little cut outs on the sides. It gave me an idea for a cute St. Patrick's Day project that holds 12 photos in a super unique way! ✨️

Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day Photo Box

First, check out my video to see how it works, then I'll give you some tips on making one for yourself.


As you can see, there's a ribbon attached to the inside of the lid that has photos all along it. As you lift the lid, the pictures come streaming out. So cute & you can make this for ANY occasion by simply changing out the paper collection.

To begin, I used my Silhouette machine to enlarge the two box pieces of the file so that the square in the center of the lid was 4"x4". Then, I cut the top piece out of Bazzill's lime crush card stock and the bottom out of white card stock. I used a strong liquid glue to adhere them. 

Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day Photo Box with heart cut outs

Next, I cut a small slit on the inside of the lid. I put one end of my 30" ribbon through it and glued it to the top. 

St. Patrick's Day Photo Box with rainbows, clover, and polka dots

On the outside, I covered the lid with white card stock, a petite prints floral and graph in cherry, and the So Charming print from Doodlebug's
6x6 Lots O' Luck paper pad. I punched out a 3" scalloped circle and added a sticker from the This & That, a 1 3/4" polka dot circle, and a clover die cut from the Odds & Ends on top.

Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day Photo Box with rainbow paper

Next were the photos. I adhered six 3.5" x 3.5" white card stock squares along the ribbon and layered some pretty pattern papers (3.25" x 3.25") on top of each. Then I added 12 photos cropped to 3x3 inches. 

Valentine's Day / St Patrick's Day photo box with heart shaped cut outs and enamel stickers

Now that the photos were done, I finished the base of the box. With the green lid on the white base, I added the enamel heart shape sprinkles to the sides using a craft knife to position them through the cut outs. 

Valentine's Day / St. Patrick's Day Photo Box

I adhered a small strip of the 6x6 print called Rainbows End to the bottom of the white box. I love the way it looks with those heart shaped sprinkles. And check out all the cute patterned papers peeking out from behind my granddaughter's photos. I used a mix of 6x6 and 12x12 prints.

Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day Photo Box with hearts

Finally, I added the All My Love Doodle-pop hearts (back-to-back) on the end of the ribbon to finish it off. What a fun way to showcase a few pictures of "the bug", aka my granddaughter :). 

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1 comment:

  1. This box is awesome! I don't have a siloutte, is there any templates to make this box? ??