XOXO Candy Holder with The Cutting Cafe

With Valentine’s Day only a week away, our challenge this month at The Cutting Cafe is perfectly timed.  Our project can include any Valentine’s Day word shaped cards.  For my project, I combined two separate cut files; the XOXO Word Shaped Card and Hershey Kiss Window Box to make this card candy holder combo.

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Once I imported all the pieces into my Silhouette design screen the first thing I did was match the width of the card to the candy box. I allowed the width to dictate the height of the card.

I wanted to be able to cut this from a single 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock, so I also made a slight change to the box by welding the lid (after some sizing) to the box.  Next, I welded the box to the card.  That’s probably as clear as mud, but perhaps a view from the side will show you what I did:

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The card file includes both mats and individual letters.  I filled them with Valentine’s themed digital patterned paper, each letter with a different pattern.  After attaching the patterned paper, I embossed the entire card front with Adorning Accents embossing folder.  Another pattern adorns the box.

Here’s a closer look at the front.  You’ll see I added some Pearl Bling from Eyelet Outlet to accent.

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The card file also includes sentiments, one of which I used inside.

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I wish I had thought to include the Everyday Hershey Kiss Bottoms on the candy.  Next time I will be sure to do so!  This is so cute, there will definitely be a next time.

I’m sure there will be a nice variety of awesome projects by the rest of the design team.  I can’t wait to see what they’ve made.  Just click here to see for yourself.  Leave a comment when you visit The Cutting Cafe for a chance to win three free files of your choice.  No cutting machine?  No problem!  All the files come complete with a .pdf so you can also cut them by hand.  Sweet!

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  1. regina easter says:

    kim, this is absolutely fantastic, i just realized it was part of the box…genius

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