Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Artiste in August Blog Hop–Day 8: Pie Box

Welcome to day 8 of the


Thank you for joining us for this month-long blog hop featuring projects from the fabulous *NEW* Cricut Artiste Collection exclusively from Close To My Heart.

This new cartridge has so much to offer…700 images in a wide variety of themes…then add in the fabulous coordinating My Acrylix stamp sets and Dimensional Elements and there is no limit to what you can create!


Click here to view the Cricut Artiste booklet

Click here to order your Cricut Artiste collection

If you are coming from Jen Patrick’s blog, you are on the right path. If this is your first stop, then continue on by clicking on the link to the next hopper at the end of this post.


I’ve been dying to create the Pie Box on pg. 70 of the Cricut Artiste Handbook! So happy that it is our featured project today.


I immediately thought of using the *NEW* La Belle Vie collection for this project. It’s so perfectly feminine…for a birthday or wedding!


This paper flower was also created using the Cricut Artiste Collection. The image is featured on pg. 54 of the Cricut Artiste Handbook and I cut my flower at 6” to get a flower approximately 2-1/4”.

I embellished the box with Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems, Opaques Pearl Flourishes and Colonial White Rosette Ribbon.


I learned at the CTMH Convention this past July, that you can roll the flowers easily using a quilling tool. Well, I just so happened to have one that I bought a bazillion years ago at a weekend scrapbook retreat. I haven’t used it in years and never would have thought to use it for my paper flowers…brilliant I say! CTMH will be selling one this Fall, so I’ll be sure to let you know when it becomes available.


Once you’ve rolled up your flower, add a dabble of Liquid Glass to the base, let your flower loose so it will fluff out some and then gently press the petals down to adhere…holding for a minute or two.


This is what you should have once dry.


I curled the petals some to give the flower a more natural look and then added some Colonial White Rosette Ribbon buds around the paper flower.


Receive THREE entries into my…


when you place an order by August 15th. Order the Cricut Artiste Collection now and if you win, you can choose $99 in products of your choice!

Click here to visit my CTMH website and click on the ‘JOIN’ button in the lower right corner of the home page to begin shopping and to be entered into the giveaway!


Winner announced August 16th. Click here for more ways to enter & official rules.


You can also receive THREE entries into my Cricut Artiste Giveaway when you click here to join my CTMH Team for as little as $49 and get this bag FREE with your New Consultant Kit, a total of value of $180!

Well, that’s it for today. Hop on over to Melinda Everitt’s blog and see what she has created for you today.

If you come upon a broken link in blog hop or get lost during the hop, here is a complete list of all the blog hoppers.


Gloria Rogers - http://www.scraptabulousstudio.com/
Lalia Harris - http://craftylalia.blogspot.com/
Rebecca Kings – http://heartfeltcreationsbybecca.blogspot.com
Adeline Brill – http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Kathy Johnson - http://kathyscreativecorner.com/
Amy Edwards – http://paisleysplayhouse.blogsot.com
Jen Patrick - http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Pamela O’Connor - http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com (You are here)
Melinda Everitt - http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/
Denise Hobbs - http://oklahomainker.blogspot.com/

Thank you for joining us today and be sure to come back tomorrow. If you haven’t gotten your hands on the *NEW* Cricut Artiste Collection, click here to visit my CTMH website to shop now!



  1. Very elegant pie box - perfect for a wedding reception!

  2. Love your attention to details!

  3. So pretty. you've convinced me that I need La Belle Vie ASAP!

  4. Love your pie box. Can't wait for the CTMH quilling tool to come available.


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