You will need:
Open your book at the place you want your ‘box’ to be revealed. This can be at the very first page or a few pages in. Once you’ve decided, glue the rest of the pages together by squeezing the pages together and brushing glue along the edges. Allow to dry.
On your starting page, put your heart shape in place and cut around it with your art knife. Only aim to cut a few pages at a time. When you feel you’ve gone deep enough brush some PVA glue around the inside edges of the sunken heart.
Decorate as desired! For our ‘pink heart’ book we used silver and gold pens and paints to brush on a design and cut out some small hearts to glue in place as a final touch. Our kissing couple was found on the web… we printed them out and slotted them into place.
(Optional) Instead of a kissing couple you can fill your heart with treasures, trinkets, jewellery, love notes etc. And instead of a heart you can simply cut out a rectangular shape instead!
You will by now have a pile of heart shapes! Punch holes in the top, take some string and turn them into bunting. Or glue two hearts together either side a wooden stick (coffee stirrers!) to make heart lollipops.
Watch Julie & Wendy making the Keepsake Box below: