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Today we are playing with the Flower Top Box on pg. 75 of the Cricut Artiste Handbook. I cut my card at 4-1/2”. This measurement is the size it will be when closed. So when it actually makes the cut, it will use almost the entire 12” x 12” sheet.
I am using the beautiful Avonlea collection today. I pulled out the Smokey Plum in the B&T Duo paper and cut the box with Smokey Plum cardstock. I then cut the box again using the B&T Duo paper and then I cut the flaps off and then I cut the flower petals off the flaps and adhered them as shown. I also ink distressed all my papers with Chocolate Ink using a round sponge.
In the below pic you can see that I used our Hook & Loop Dots to adhere the Avonlea Complements Canvas Shape to the flower. This is so it can easily be removed when you open the card and it doesn’t tear the card up. Hint: Put a little baby powder on the back the canvas shape to take the sticky off so it doesn’t stick to the flower petals.
Here is the box open with a stamped message from the My Acrylix ‘A Friend Like You’ stamp set…stamped in chocolate. The inside shape is also on the Cricut Artiste cartridge on pg. 56 of the Cricut Artiste Handbook. I cut the Smokey Plum cardstock at 4-1/4” and the Colonial White cardstock at 4”. The Avonlea B&T Duo paper on the inside is what was left when I cut the flaps off to adhere to the front of the box!
These fun shaped cards can be a little tricky to close, so I thought I’d share a picture tutorial with you to help explain it. Once you get the hang of it, you will be burning up your Cricut machine to make more!
You can see below that you have to start slipping the 4th flap underneath the petals.
The last flap is the trickest! You will have to slip the entire left side under the 5th flap & petal as shown below.
Viola! This is how it should look before putting the canvas shape on.
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Well, that’s it for today. Hop on over to Denise Hobb’s blog and see what she has created for you today.
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/