Hello friends! CutCardStock sells a lot of different types of paper, especially white cardstock. I would like to show you how you can get the most from just white paper by making your own background.

Valentine’s day was a couple of weeks ago, and my kids and I sat down to build this year’s class valentines. The kids liked the idea of having a treat box to fill with some favorite candies to give to their friends.

Read along for how I put together these sweet treat boxes.

I started with the DCS white 12×12 sheets and repeatedly stamped images from Hero Arts Four Hearts stamp sets using a variety of Catherine Pooler Inks. This project was a great way to use all your ink colors!

I then used my Cricut to cut the papers into treat boxes using the Gable Square Box design from Bags, Tags, Boxes, and More 2. The treat box size was 9” W x 5.7” H, which allowed me to cut two per 12×12 sheet.

To assemble, I folded the boxes along the score lines, added a strip of ¼” ScorTape, folded the bottom and then the top. The boxes are a great size to hold a little treat or toy.

The boxes needed a name tag and some extra decoration. When cutting the boxes out of the DCS 12×12 white card stock, I added some hearts to the design in the size of 2” W x 1.9” H. On these hearts, I added a gold trim with a Krylon gold marker and stamped to: and from: and had my kids address their classmates.

For some extra flair to the boxes, I used some Basis Dark Red cardstock and stamped hearts from Right at Home scrapbooking stamp set, Kiss Kiss, and then white heat embossed sentiments from the set to make them look like candy hearts.

I punched a hole and attached these hearts to the boxes using red baker’s twine. For a final touch, I punched some hearts out of the Basis Dark Red cardstock and glued them randomly over the boxes.

The end result was a great homemade valentine that my kids were really happy to share with their classmates.

I hope this post inspires you to take your white cardstock and stamps from your stash to make a wonderful treat to pass onto others!

Thank you for reading my post, you will find me at www.sevenscrafts.com and @sevenscrafts on IG. Have a crafty day!