Using a few different Cricut cartridges makes this beautiful gift box easy!
By Ginger Williams
Wow–the last first part of June is just flying by. We have had such a busy time–first with the end of school activities and now with settling in to a summer routine. It hasn’t left much time for blogging, but I’m back today to share a project I did for the Cricut blog
a little while ago.
I had an assignment to use my Cricut to design some birthday gift wrap. This was perfect for me as it always seems that when I need to wrap something up the only type of wrapping paper I can find is Christmas or super hero themed (ah, life with 3 little boys). This assignment gave me the chance to make something far away from both those themes so next time I need more “girly” wrapping, I”m all set!
For this gift box I used one of my newest favorite cartridges, Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2
, to cut the Pizza box. I used the pizza box as the base for my gift box. The finished size of this particular box is around 6″ square by about 1 1/2″ tall, which makes it a great box for many small gifts. To make it that large I did cut it in two pieces as opposed to the main cut which makes the box in one cut, but makes a much smaller box (this cartridge is designed with this feature to make this easy).
I wrapped the box with two bands of patterned paper which I stitched together with my sewing machine and then wrapped with white crochet thread. I cut the “Celebrate” sentiment from the Paper Lace 2 Cartridge
and added it to the paper band with pop dots. A little bit of Stickles glitter on the sentiment gives it more sparkle.
It was a very fun project to make and I can’t wait to have a reason to give it away!
Blog Post: http://truekodakmoments.blogspot.com/2012/06/cricut-birthday-box.html
Cricut, Cricut® Tags, Bags, Boxes & More® 2 cartridge, Paper Lace 2 Cartridge, Cricut® Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close To My Heart, Mother’s Day Bouquet – Digital, Cricut® Street Sign Solutions™ Cartridge, Stickles,