Monday, 1 February 2016

Challenge #58: Hearts And Arrows + Tutorial

Hello and Welcome, folks ! :)

This is Jasleen, back with a brand new challenge for the month of February. But before that, let me thank all of you who participated in the 2-0-1-6 recipe challenge last month. We’ll be announcing the winners very soon. Stay tuned.

Challenge # 58

Hearts & Arrows

Read the general guidelines for the challenges here

Specific rules for this challenge are:
1. Create a card, layout or a 3D project.
2. Use hearts AND arrows(both) in your project, in ADDITION TO any other embellishments you wish to use. The hearts and arrows could either be from a patterned paper, stamped, die-cuts, stickers, hand drawn, wood veneer or sew on your project- just anything. But make sure hearts and arrows are visible.

3. Try and use colours OTHER THAN RED & PINK. Though RED & PINK ARE ALLOWED, we'd like to see how you get creative with the colours.

4. Last date for the submission of the entries is 29th of February, 2016, 11:55 P.M. IST

Here’s what I've come up with, for this month’s challenge . Since this is the month of Love, I dedicate this to my love for crafting.

I got these fabulous patterned papers from Kaisercraft- Needle and thread in my DT kit . So, I made this double flip-box using these papers. All the floral cut-outs, those spool images, labels are from this collection itself.

I think the Kaisercraft- needle and thread collection of patterned papers are just perfect for making these kind of keepsake boxes for storing those little crafty trinkets, sewing stuff like spools, yarn,etc . Ofcourse  the store-bought plastic containers also do this job pretty well, but then we are crafty people, if something's not done creatively, it's a job half done, isn't it?  ;) 

On the left hand side flap, hand-written quote using a calligraphy pen

On the right hand side flap, die-cut heart and handmade arrow

Sharing a short step-by-step tutotial on how I made it:-

1. For the base:-
  • cardstock -- measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches
  • Score along the length (the longer side) at 1 and 2 1/2
  • Rotate it around 90 degrees and scored along the breadth(the shorter side) at 1 and 2 1/2 inches
  • Rotate again- score at 1inch and 2 1/2 inches
  • Rotate again-- score at 1 inch and 2 1/2 inches
  • Fold along the scored lines and press it using a bone folder.
  •  Cut along the dotted lines as shown in the picture below:

 Repeat the above step for all the four corners.

Slightly cut out the flaps along an angle to ensure a neat look when they are assembled and glued together. See pic below:

Assemble and glue the flaps together. The completed box should look something like this :

It would result into a very nice and sturdy base, ideal for storing wooden or metal embellishments, baker's twine, laces, washi, yarn, spools, etc. Anything that is very easy to get lost around the corners of our homes. ;)
2.For the lid:-
  • Two cardstocks measuring 8 1/2 by 6 3/8 inches
  • Scored along the longer side at 3 1/2 inches and 5 inches.
  • turned it around at 90 degrees and scored the shorter side at 1 1/2 inches and 4 7/8 inches
  • Fold along the scored lines and press it with the help of a bone folder.
  • Cut along as shown in the pictures above.

Now, while assembling the lid, make sure that the flaps don't show up.(See the pic below) It doesn't ook very neat. So, it's better to always cut them at sharper angles so that they are well- hidden.

. We need to make two lids of a kind.

3..Stick the free moving side of the lids underneath the base, as shown in the picture below

4. Adding that partition is totaly our choice, depending upon what you'll be using the box for.

5. And that completes out double-flip box. Decorate it with your choice of patterned papers and embellishments.


Hope you liked my double flip box. Do leave me your feedback about this and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. I’ll try to get back asap.

Looking forward to see what you come up with.
Good Luck !
- Jasleen.

Supplies from Lulupu store :-

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Martha Stewart Score Board


Distress inks

From my stash:

Cardstock, Pearls, buttons, Ribbon, Blue heart and arrow enamel dots, etc.
The pink coloured flower on the top of the box is a RAK from my friend Pooja, handmade by her :)
Please link up your ‘Hearts & Arrows’ entries to the linky tool below :-


  1. Very beautiful and thanks for sharing the tutorial as well

    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it. :)

  2. Woah...Awesome project Jasleen!

  3. Wow! Gorgeous box & wonderful tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks , Priyanka. I hope the tutorial was helpful for you :)

  4. Wow...awesome box Jasleen...thanks for sharing the tutorial....

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Such lively colours and interesting concept.

  6. Wow Jasleen.. Beautiful project & awesome tute.. TFS <3

  7. Its very beautiful !! Loved the interesting twist on the closing flaps ,your calligraphy :)You have coordinated the embellishment with the pps so well.Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

    1. Thank you so much , Pooja. It involved a LOT of thinking, hehe, you know that, wasn't easy at all :) I'm so glad you liked it .

  8. Its very beautiful !! Loved the interesting twist on the closing flaps ,your calligraphy :)You have coordinated the embellishment with the pps so well.Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

  9. Stunning project Jasleen!! I loved the double flap box idea and the quotes are so inspiring! <3

  10. wow its amazing ..loved the opening of the box.. Thanks for the step by step tutorial.. :)

  11. Awesome project and thanks for the tutorial

  12. A very beautiful Box and well explained Tutorial Jasleen :)

  13. double flip box... something new to me, thanks for sharing the tute Jasleen. its very pretty

  14. Beautiful project Jasleen, I can never create something like this, you are very patient, and the result is such a wonderful outcome, thanks for the step by step!
    I think the inlinks for this challenge is missing.

    1. Thank you so.much Rahmat, for your kind words. :)
      Yes, there was some issue with the Linky tool, but now it's fine and added back :)

  15. Wooow Such a beautiful and detailed project!!! Enjoyed playing along with this challenge..

  16. What a gorgeous project Jasleen and so innovative too. Thank you so much for the tutorial ...would love to create something similar for myself too :)

    1. Thank you , Hussena. It really means a lot coming from you. So glad you liked it :)

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  18. Great Project Jasleen! i really liked the opening of the box...the box itself is surely a keepsake :) your work is so inspiring... i love your challenge this month hearts and Arrows... will be posting my work soon

    1. Thank you, Lavs. :) I'm glad my work inspired you.
      We are looking forward to your creations :)

  19. Wow the project and the tutorial was really good and inspiring.

  20. Awesome project Jasleen! Thanks for the tutorial too :)

    1. And happy to play along! I've linked my entry :)

    2. ThanksThanksanks, Karthika. Always glad to see your work. :)

  21. Very nice tutorial! I have linked my entry as well.
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks Harpreet. So happy to see you play along. :)

  22. Wonderful tutorial ,just love all the details Jasleen...
    Thank you so much....


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