Monday, April 23, 2012

Exploring Cricut ~ It's a Box!

Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut. If you are looking for today's Shabby Tea Room Challenge click HERE.

Diane's Exploring Cricut challenge this week..

Make a project of a box, container, or something with a box on it. With all the cartridges having things for parties, it is unlimited the ideas!
And here's my interpretation using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More...


TBBM - Blackout Feature - pg. 126 - 9 in (1 white card stock, 1 yellow card stock)

  1. Score boxes as scoreline indicates. (I found this to be easier using a clear ruler on my Scor-Pal to line them up...)
  2. Locate the top of the box on your white cut. Line the score marks up on the inch marker and cut. You should have an inch extra on each side.
  3. After trimming the frosting layer place in Polka Dots folder and emboss. There will be a tiny area that does not emboss on each side. Don't worry! You can trim those off.
  4. Trim the remaining tag folds OFF of the white frosting and trim edges as desired. I made zig zags...
  5. Assembly yellow cake base with Scor-Tape. DO NOT use adhesive on back. Otherwise, you can't put any goodies in there!
  6. Make sure your "cake" box is situated so the back door opens like a garage door... bottom up... (Very crucial b4 next step)
  7. Add "frosting" to top with Scor-Tape. Again, make sure the door in the back opens from the bottom up. This is why we trimmed off all the tabs so it can be opened.
  8. 8. Trim with thin satin ribbon on three sides. (I used 1/4 in Scor-Tape for this project.) Tuck ends inside box. Decorate "back door" last, tucking ends in behind the opening to allow it to open.
  9. Finish off with desired trims. I used some fun new items from Jolee's that look like Cake Frosting... So cool!
Thanks for visiting!

Cricut Cartridge - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Polka Dots
Tim Holtz Clear Ruler
1/4 inch Satin Ribbon
Trims - Jolee's


Diane said...

Your cake slice is perfect and your decor on the top looks so real!

Sharon said...

WOWZERS!!!!! This is fabulous!!! And the frosting decor does look real!!! Awesome! :)

Annette said...

This looks so real! I really like the colors you chose too:)


Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Lori, girl you had me fooled there!! Your little box looks just like a yummy slice of cake! That is just awesome!! Hugs, Sabrina

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