Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hopping You'll Be My Valentine!

My son Sam decided that he wanted froggy valentine's this year. So I made these hoppy little boxes for him to bring to class. They hold 4 kisses each.

X5906 Dark Green Cardstock Shade Pack (Garden Green)
Z2320 Garden Green Exclusive Inks® Marker
1514 Tombow® Adhesive
Creatology Wiggle Eyes 24 mm from Michael's

I used the Cricut Craft Room online software to lay out the cuts to maximize paper usage and weld images together. When you see < > in the instructions below, that indicates the key used from the Cricut AP Cartridge.

I welded two <Oval2> images together for the back of the head, and welded a <Circle1>, to the two welded ovals, for the front of the head. I scored the back and front at 1 1/4" from the top, then I used Glue Dots to attach the wiggle eyes and regular Tombow to attach the back of the head to the front of the head. I did not put any adhesive on the bottom portion so that they could act as a flap to be attached to the box. I opened the flaps on the bottom of the head, attached 2 glue dots, then attached the head to the front of the box, using the split in the bottom of the back for placement around the ribbon hole cut in the box.

The box used is Font Layer <Oval1> cut at 5 1/2". This creates about a 2x2 sized final box.

The feet were created using <Shape12>, 4 of them 3/4" in size. I welded them to a 2" <Square7>. Then I attached this piece to the bottom of the box using a glue dot. Before they were attached, I had Sam write the To/From's on the bottom, so he'll know who to deliver them to come Valentine's day.

Finally I tied the box closed with a 6" strand of baker's twine.

I hope you enjoy this hoppy project. Sam and I sure enjoyed putting them together!

Happy Scrapping!

1 comment:

patti west said...

hi Jen, your little frog boxes are so cute! Bet your sons friends will love them. :) Thanks for coming by my blog and being my newest follower. Following you back. :) Have a great day! ~patti