Puppy Dog Valentine Card Box

Collect your Valentines in an adorably lovable Puppy Dog Valentine Card Box!

For the third year in a row, we lucked out on creating an original and fun Valentine card box to hold all those sweet notes from classmates! Last year, we had a lot of fun creating a Panda Valentine Card Box, and the year before that was the infamous Unicorn Valentine Card Box. This year my daughter decided on making an adorably sweet Puppy Dog Valentine Card Box to take to her Valentine's Day party.

Puppy Dog Valentine Card Box with Free Cut File at artsyfartsymama.com

Unlike other years, this year we procrastinated making a Valentine card box and pulled off a night-before-Valentine's Day miracle. My daughter couldn't decide what she wanted, and we accidentally threw out all of our boxes a few nights before. Then, the heavens opened up and we had, once again - a corn dog box to work with! As you've seen from our other Valentine boxes, the corn dog box is apparently our destined go-to for Valentine's Day.

To make your own Puppy Dog Valentine Card Box, you'll need:
  • Cardboard Box (we used a corn dog box)
  • Utility Knife
  • White Tissue Paper (5-10 sheets) or White Wrapping Paper
  • Clear Tape
  • Cricut Explore or other cutting machine
  • Puppy Dog Face Cut File (personal use only please)
  • Black, Pink, and Red Cardstock
  • Glue Stick
Mark where you want the puppy's mouth to go with a marker, pen or pencil and sketch it out. Ours measured about 4 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall. Use the utility knife and carefully cut out the mouth shape.

Puppy Dog Valentine Card Box with Free Cut File at artsyfartsymama.com

Wrap the box like you would a regular present, but keep the seams on the back and the sides so they won't show on the front. Use clear tape, and try to keep all the edges as smooth as you can.

Feel for the hole of the mouth, then carefully cut an "X" from the corners of the mouth. Fold the paper inside and tape it down on the inside of the box.

Puppy Dog Valentine Card Box with Free Cut File at artsyfartsymama.com

In case you didn't know, you can upload your own .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .svg or .dxf images into Design Space to cut with your Cricut Explore machine. So if you'd like to make your own Puppy Dog Valentine Card Box, upload the Puppy Dog Face Cut File (personal use only please) and adjust the size as needed to fit your box. If you are also using a corn dog box, the image size shouldn't need to be adjusted at all.

Don't have a cutter? No problem! You can totally cut out the puppy face by hand or even paint it on!!

Puppy Dog Valentine Card Box with Free Cut File at artsyfartsymama.com

Cut the design out of black, pink and red cardstock and attach to the box with a glue stick, or my a quick-drying glue like Aleene's Tacky Glue. For a more realistic-looking tongue, glue the circled edge down and fold the other end into the mouth and tape it down on the inside.

If you are like us, you'll know that everything can always use a bit more sparkle! We didn't have enough time (since we procrastinated), but you can definitely spray your Valentine box with some glitter spray or Glitter Mod Podge and let it dry completely.

My daughter loved showing off her Puppy Dog Valentine Box at her class Valentine party! Sorry we are posting a little too late for this year - but feel free to save this tutorial for next year!!

I'd love to see pictures of your kid's Valentine box ideas, too! Feel free to post your pictures on my Facebook page!

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