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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Treat Box

I have a little treat for you today!  I created this gorgeous Easter treat box using the hexagon box on page 48 of the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

I recently came across Stamping At Tiffany's blog via Pinterest.  Her hexagon birthday box and  Jayma's TREAT-FILLED Starbucks Christmas box inspired me to make a creation of my own.
Easter Exploding box with Artiste and art philosophy Cricut
A zip strip border from Chantilly was added along the top of the box lid.  Other than that, it is all cardstock!  In other words, this project is timeless.  Recreating this next year will be a snap;  the cardstock will be available! 
The rolled rose is from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  It was cut in Cotton Candy cardstock.  After it was assembled and the edges rolled down, it was inked with Cotton Candy ink to give it more dimension. 
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Every side is different!  The bunny is cut from Art Philosophy.  It’s just created from ovals, the leaf shape and a circle. 
box birds
The birdies and vines as well as the grass border are from Artiste. 
box happy easter sentiment from Artiste Cricut cartridge from CTMH
Happy and Easter are from Artiste.  The butterflies & eggs are from Art Philosophy.
box bunny bum
Here’s my favorite!  The bunny bum on a spring.  We have these great adhesive springs.  The base is only 3/4” wide, so you can mount pretty small items and give them a bit of bounce.  It’s all simple shapes from Art Philosophy.  The springs are Z1725.
box spring
Here’s a close up of the spring.  They also collapse very flat so you can embellish cards and they’ll spring to life when pulled from their envelope!
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The eggs are from Art Philosophy.  I almost always at high speed.  But cutting the detailed layer of this egg, I slowed my old machine down to medium speed and it cut very nicely. 
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The last side has butterflies and flowers from Art Philosophy.  I love these two cartridges!  They’re so versatile and between the two, they cover nearly all of the holidays! 
You’ll have to come back and see what’s inside!  I’ll be posting the inside which is just as amazing in a day or so!  Remember, I am calling this a treat box.  You’ll want to come back to see the treats!

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At this time, I haven’t created a tutorial, Cricut Craft Room file or instructions on how to create this.  Sorry, life has been a little cRaZy around here lately…  I will say that to make some of my itty bitty items, I changed the settings on my Cricut to cut at .3, .4, .6, 7” increments instead of the 1/4” that it is defaulted to.  You’ll do this by pushing the settings button twice and then using the arrow keys to select “1/10 inch increments.”

I’m linking this up with two challenges:
Color My Heart 
Heart 2 Heart:  We’re so egg-cited for Easter

Don’t forget to come back and see the inside!  Thanks for hopping by!

10 comments:

  1. What an absolutely adorable project! You certainly had fun creating the different scenes for each side of the box, and your Cricut certainly got a work-out! Thanks for sharing your work with Color My Heart!

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  2. So amazing with all of that detail. That box takes cute up a notch.

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  3. Absolutely stunning creation. I love everything about it including the spring for the rabbit. Great going! Thsnk you for joining us at Colr my Heart this week.

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  4. WOW! Awesome project! Your attention to details is spectacular! Thank you for linking it to Color My Heart Color Dare--please share your wonderful artwork with us again soon!
    :) Marie

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  5. Wow! this is so darling and what alot of work you went to! I love the bunny (front and back!) and it really inspires me to use my Cricut more! thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. Oh my goodness! What an amazing project! You have got a lot of patience! I could never do something like that. Thanks so much for sharing this and playing along with H2H this week!

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  7. Now that is one amazing little treat box. The use of the springs for the little bunny, great job. Thanks for sharing at H2H

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  8. Love this little box and since I've seen the inside, I love it more! Thanks for choosing to link it up to H2H last week...it's ADORABLE!

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  9. Congrats on the top 10, Lalia!!! Can't for my life remember if I have said that yet! ;)

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