Thursday, February 2, 2012

PPA128 Color Challenge-Candy Heart Book!

 Good afternoon bloggers!  I have been so busy with watching children lately, I have not had time to work on any challenges.  That's a bummer:(  Well anyway, I found a few minutes to put this cute little valentine book together for one of my favorite challenge blogs,  Hop on over and check out the fun and easy challenge for this week (use RED, can't get any easier than that!)  I wanted to put my matchbox die to work.  I added an extra cover to have it open like a book.  Details on measurements below if you would like to make one.  I decorated the spine of the book using the smallest label that comes with the matchbox die.
 This is a side view looking in.  I used candy hearts to fill the inside of the slide out matchbox.
This shows the inside.  I used a clear window sheet to attach to the inside to hold the candy in.  I then just used the large heart punch to punch the window shape before gluing together the cover for the slider cover.

Here's what you need and directions:

-  paper color of your choice (I used early espresso, very vanilla and cherry cobbler
-  matchbox die
-  big shot
-  large heart punch, word window punch and the modern label punch
-  tombo liquid glue or red sticky tape

-  cut out one matchbox die (both parts) in early espresso (this holds the candy and
the outside part that it slides back into)
-  cut a piece of cherry cobbler to measure 4-1/2" x 2-7/8"
score it @ 2-1/8" and 3".  Crease and fold.  This is the outside cover of book that will open to show the inside.  I glued the back together and just the spine so it opens like a book
-  inside pages
-cherry cobbler, 1-7/8" x 2-1/2"
-  very vanilla, 1-5/8" x 2-1/4"


Dawn said...

Such a cute idea. Love the heart covered front and surprise hearts inside. I may have to CASE your idea for my grandchildren!

Margaret Moody said...

This is just too cute, Cynthia! I LOVE it! Love the window inside that gives the recipient a peek at the candy! So clever and fun! Great job with the challenge!

Whimcees said...


Great project! I love my matchbox die and have not used it for some time now but this is definitely something I am going to make today! Thank you for sharing and wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

Becky Green said...

VERY CUTE!!!!!!! This reminds me of the Life Saver Books that come out around Christmas!!!!!!!! :)Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Really lovely! Hugs