I’m sharing two ABC [Anything but a Card] packaging projects designed for Valentine’s Day treats. I chose a preppy color scheme for a twist on traditional Valentine’s Day colors!
The treat tent, (on the left in the photo above), houses heart-shaped chocolates, but it could just as easily be used to package a nail polish bottle, small soaps, or trial-size cosmetics. To begin its construction, I used the Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts to cut three tent pieces. With my paper trimmer, I trimmed the top tab off of all three. Next, I die cut a heart from one of the tents, the one for the front, with the heart die in the Puppy Love Confetti Cuts set.
I covered the heart cutout with a combination of the Straight Stripes Pretty Panel and the Class Act rounded rectangle, which is the same size as the Pretty Panel. Next I covered the tent front with another tent panel, which I trimmed at the bottom score line. I attached the trimmed tent panel to the tent panel front.
For the scallop bottom, I used Love Note to cut a scallop rectangle. I cut off the two short ends, cut the rectangle in half and trimmed the pieces to the depth of the tent base. Both sides of the treat tent have a scallop bottom treatment.
To finish off the packaging, I added an adhesive letter to the Square Tag for a monogrammed (and personalized) gift tag tied on with navy grosgrain 1/4″ ribbon.
Now let’s take a look at the treat topper. To begin, I cut a rounded rectangle with the die in Documented. I scored the rectangle at its center point approximately 5/8″ from the left and the right. Next I positioned the large heart die from the Heart to Heart Confetti Cuts set in the center of the panel. I placed the top plate of the cutting sandwich on the score line and ran it through my Big Shot. In this manner, only the top part of the heart was cut.
I scored the rectangle on the score lines and embellished it with die cuts cut with Heart Love, Arrow and Love Note. The arrow was cut in the middle so that I could extend it a bit. The top heart is attached with dimensional adhesive, as is the love sentiment.
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