31 Jan 2018

Heart Lock Box by Simply Crafty SVGs


Heart Padlock Box made by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) using the Heart Lock Box from Simply Crafty SVGs.




Hello.  Janet here with a lovely gift box to give for Valentine's Day. I've used the SVG file for the Heart Lock Box from Simply Crafty SVGs with just a tiny bit of extra embellishment and the tiniest bit of manipulation, to make it my own. 

This heart-shaped padlock box is a delight to make. Heart boxes can be a bit tricky to put together with umpteen tiny tabs to glue simultaneously, but this box is cleverly designed with the minimum of tabs to make construction straightforward.

I used the Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette Studio software, but the file can be made with most cutting machines and software that can use SVG files. Check the FAQs for additional information.


Materials Used:
Pink AC Cardstock
Silver Mirror Card
Silver Glitter Card
Silver Glitter Ribbon
Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive
Silhouette Cameo


Files Used:
Simply Crafty SVGs Heart Lock Box

Other Digital Files: 
Screw Head Embellishments by Jamie Cripps (Studio or SVG)




Heart Padlock Box made by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) using the Heart Lock Box from Simply Crafty SVGs.


BOX ASSEMBLY

The box part is constructed from pink cardstock. It's hard to see here because I added an additional front panel in silver glitter card to cover the lid entirely.


DECORATIVE HANDLE/SHACKLE

The handle was made as directed in the accompanying PDF instructions. It is essentially a 3-part sandwich with glitter card as the filling, surrounded by layers of silver mirror card. the cutouts give an engraved look.



DECORATIVE FRONT PANEL

Heart Padlock Box made by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) using the Heart Lock Box from Simply Crafty SVGs.



I added some additional decorative cutouts to the large front panel. The were 'borrowed' from the shackle by releasing the compound path on the shackle and copying them to  the lock panel. Additional impressed lines were added by hand using the tool shown in the key section (below).

The circular part had an additional piece added to the centre, allowing the edges of the original (in glitter) to show. It was made by releasing the path on the original, copying it, and then releasing it's compound path. Then the size of the outer circle was decreased whilst keeping the keyhole in its original size and position. In short, a smaller circle, but with the same size keyhole.

The only 'non-standard' parts added were the screw heads, cut from silver mirror cardstock.



DECORATIVE KEY

Heart Padlock Box made by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) using the Heart Lock Box from Simply Crafty SVGs.


Two copies of the key were cut so that they could be adhered back-to-back.  I used the tool shown to impress some lines into the cardstock. The mirror cardstock is quite soft and required little effort to make quite deep marks.




Heart Padlock Box made by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) using the Heart Lock Box from Simply Crafty SVGs.


Finally the key was attached with a silver ribbon and the project was complete.


Heart Padlock Box made by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) using the Heart Lock Box from Simply Crafty SVGs.



The file is newly available in the Simply Crafty SVG Store.  It is a lovely container for any small Valentine's gift - jewelry, favorite chocolates, or JEWELRY (maybe my husband is listening)!









Bye for now,
Janet, DT Member, Simply Crafty SVGs


Blog: Crafting Quine 
Instagram: @CraftingQuine



Simply Crafty SVG Files:
Heart Lock Box
















4 comments:

  1. this looks fantastic Janet

    gr karin

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  2. Oh wow Janet that is amazing. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  3. Wonderful creation as every Janet - perfect for the one you love! Shabneez x

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