Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I was challenged by Cricut to use my new Explore Air 2 to create a fun project and I came up with this DIY Love Notes Box. You could use it in a variety of ways. It reminds me of the boxes we used to decorate in elementary school that would be filled with Valentine’s cards from your classmates. A “grown up” version of this could be to fill it with love notes for your spouse or significant other to present them with on Valentine’s Day. Another idea is, a week or two before Valentine’s start filling it with a sweet note each day – each person in the couple could use different colored paper and on Valentine’s Day you could spend time going through the notes with each other.
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DIY Love Notes Box
To make this DIY Love Notes Box, open this project file in the Cricut Design Space. The project will cut on 4 mats and you’ll need 3 pieces of white cardstock (for the box) and 1 piece of red cardstock (for the lid). The design is color coded in the project file to help you visualize what you are cutting as you feed through the machine. I like to use my extra mat when I’m cutting multi-page projects so that I can have the next mat loaded and ready to go, and pull the already cut piece off from the first mat while I run the second mat through. This saves a lot of time! I used a combination of tape and glue to put the box together and also had to use clothespins a few times to hold it together while the glue dried! Check out the video guide to assembling this project: