The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

What to do with your Cricut Boxes

Hello Everyone
I am back to show you an altered project that I made this Spring using several tools like the Cricut Cutting system and Spellbinders Cutting system using several spellbinders that came out earlier this year.  First of all let me say,  for all of you who have put your Cricut Cartridges into a better storage system for carrying around from crop to crop in either a Gypsy and/or physically into a stack-able storage system like I did, you have all of those nifty boxes with magnetic lids left over.  I have over 60 cartridges and so now that I've emptied and stored my carts and booklets in the storage system I have that many of those nifty boxes.  I knew they would come in handy for altering into colorful and varied card containers so I kept them and maybe I can make some Christmas Gifts with them.  For this first one I chose an older floral pattern paper from K and Company that I had for years which has several patterns all in the same color family.  I covered the box and decorated it  Zva Creative pearls and several flowers that are cut from the Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge called Reminisce Accents.  This cartridge is simply amazing and comes equipped with features that allow you to layer your designs 3 times for extra depth and dimension.   Wow!!  I have tried out various images from this cartridge and varied the cuts for layouts and cards -- I love this cartridge and find it very versatile for several themes.
The cards are 3"x3" in size and I've made the matching envelopes for each one, 12 cards in total in a 3"x3" size just fit snuggly into this box.  On the cards, I have added various stamped sentiments and all are in the Thank You theme.  I added a few new Spellbinders sets like Standard Circles large, Lacey Circles, Floral Doily Motifs and Fleurs De Lis Doily Accents.  The insides are decorated with thank you sentiments stamped on a background as well.  The cards took a lot of cutting but with the Grand Calibur (email Deb at OC Scrapbookers to find out her fantastic price on the Calibur) and its large size bed for cutting multiple Spellbinders, it was a cinch!!  Visit the store link above to take a look at the great products and email Deb to be put on her Newsletter contact list so you can find out about her wonderful pre-order sales and the crops coming up beginning in September.  Stay tuned for more of these projects as I have several in the queue...  Doily die-cuts coming very shortly with more Just Rite Stamps colored up with Copic Markers.!! Wow!!!!