Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cricut Birthday Box

Wow--the last first part of June is just flying by. We have had such a busy time--first with the end of school activities and now with settling in to a summer routine. It hasn't left much time for blogging, but I'm back today to share a project I did for the Cricut blog a little while ago. 

I had an assignment to use my Cricut to design some birthday gift wrap. This was perfect for me as it always seems that when I need to wrap something up the only type of wrapping paper I can find is Christmas or super hero themed (ah, life with 3 little boys). This assignment gave me the chance to make something far away from both those themes so next time I need more "girly" wrapping, I"m all set!

For this gift box I used one of my newest favorite cartridges, Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2, to cut the Pizza box. I used the pizza box as the base for my gift box. The finished size of this particular box is around 6″ square by about 1 1/2″ tall, which makes it a great box for many small gifts. To make it that large I did cut it in two pieces as opposed to the main cut which makes the box in one cut, but makes a much smaller box (this cartridge is designed with this feature to make this easy).

I wrapped the box with two bands of patterned paper which I stitched together with my sewing machine and then wrapped with white crochet thread. I cut the “Celebrate” sentiment from the Paper Lace 2 Cartridge and added it to the paper band with pop dots. A little bit of Stickles glitter on the sentiment gives it more sparkle.
Next, I cut two flowers with the Art Philosophy Cartridge and added them to the left of the sentiment. Two leaves from the Mother’s Day Bouquet Digital Cartridge are tucked behind the flowers and both the leaves and the flowers got a little brushing of the Stickels glitter for added interest.

Lastly, I decided to add a little tag to the bottom right with an additional sentiment. I cut the tags from the Art Philosophy Cartridge and the the font is from the Street Sign Digital Cartridge. I added the tag and the tag layer to the gift box with pop dots for added dimension. 

It was a very fun project to make and I can't wait to have a reason to give it away!

Thanks for visiting today!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! I have had my eye on that Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge. Looks really neat!