Valentine's Lunch Pail
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Valentine's Lunch Pail


Dress up a special Valentine’s Day treat with this playful container, made with the Cricut Expression machine.
Designed by Georgina Jarvie
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Cricut Expression® Personal Electronic Cutter
  • Cricut® Wild Card Cartridge
  • Cricut Simply Sweet Cartridge
  • Cardstock (we used): Red and White Striped, Red, Red and White Polka Dot, Tan
  • Ribbon (we used): Red and White Polka Dot, White with Red Stitching, Red with White Hearts, Narrow Red with White Stitching
  • Small Tin Lunch Pail
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Foam Mounting Squares
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cut one 6-inch x 2¾-inch block of red and white striped cardstock. Adhere to front of tin using glue gun. Cut one 5-inch x 2-inch block of red and white striped cardstock. Cut two 6-inch x 7/8-inch strips of red cardstock. Adhere to lid as shown using glue gun.


Step: 2

Adhere white with red stitching ribbon to lid between red cardstock and red and white striped cardstock.


Step: 3

Adhere red and white polka dot ribbon around top of base, covering top of striped cardstock.


Step: 4

Cut frame hearts: Using Wild Card cartridge and red and white polka dot cardstock, selectFrame feature and cut two 1-inch <Heart>. Set aside. Using red and white polka dot cardstock, select Frame feature and cut three 2½-inch <Heart>. Adhere two frames to sides of lid. Adhere inner hearts to back of lid, over ends of white ribbon. Adhere third frame to white cardstock. Trim around edges and adhere to front of tin using foam mounting squares.


Step: 5

Tie lengths of white with red stitching, red with white hearts, and narrow red with white stitching ribbons to pail handle. Use glue gun to loop 1-inch heart frames to narrow red ribbon as shown.


Step: 6

Cut Hugs & Kisses: Using red cardstock, select Real Dial Size, select Phrase feature, press Shift, and cut one 1½-inch <Heart-s>. Adhere to back of pail. Adhere inner hearts of 1-inch heart frames to back of pail using foam mounting squares.


Step: 7

Cut Love: Using Simply Sweet cartridge and red cardstock, cut one 3-inch <Love>. Back heart with white cardstock. Set aside.


Step: 8

Cut hearts: Using red and white polka dot cardstock, press Shift and cut one 1¼-inch <heart1>. Repeat cut using tan cardstock. Adhere hearts to front of pail as shown using foam mounting squares. Adhere Love to front of pail over raised hearts.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.