Stampin' Up has some fantastic DSP (Designer Series Paper)!!! Here is a project for Valentines Day that uses mainly DSP and a few other things you probably have in your stash already.
This awesome exploding box which is super easy to make and you only need DSP, some adhesive, stickers, heart framelits, and a score board! Who doesn't have that in their stash. If you don't have a score board, you can always use a paper trimmer with the cutting channel as the score channel......
Here are the details:
12 x 12 sheet of DSP (I used Painted with Love). Score it at 4" on all sides
5 7/8" square piece of cardstock (I used a pink scrap from my stash but you could use Melon Mambo). Score at 7/8" on all sides.
6 x 6" Power Pink cardstock to create the mini box on the inside. Score at 2" on all sides
3 1/2" square piece of cardstock (I used the same pink scrap as the lid, but you could use Gold Foil). Score at 5/8" on all sides.
5 of the largest hearts in the Sweet & Sassy framelits cut from DSP. Score in half.
Several gold foil heart themed stickers. I had these in my stash.They are from Paper Wishes.(You could use the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers.)
1 smaller heart from the Sweet & Sassy framelits from DSP. for the top of the mini box.
Once you have all the pieces cut and scored, you will then need to cut the corners off forming a triangle at the corners.Next score the middle of those triangles. (see example photo).
Then you fold all the scroe lines according to the picture. When you get ready to make the lid, you need to miter the corner pieces. Be sure to cut into the squares formed at the corners and not the lid sides. (see example photo). You will want to use either Fast Fuse or Tear N Tape.
Now that you are an expert box and lid maker, repeat these steps for the mini box on the inside. Use either Fast Fuse or Tear N Tape to adhere the mini box in the center of the middle square.
Embellish the inside of the large box with the gold foil stickers. Fold the hearts in half. Glue one side and place it on the box lid. Continue glueing one side and place on tope of the folded heart. Keep doing this until you get to the last heart. On the last one, you will glue it on both sides. you should place it on the edge of your Silicone Mat and then glue one side to the heart stack, carefully remove the mat and glue the other side next to the stack making a fanned heart as shown in the pictures above.
You are done! Now you have a beautiful sturdy box to house any valentine gift.
Think about using this for other occasions just changing up the paper and decorations......