Hello and Welcome Friends!
Can you believe it is only 2 months until Christmas? The year is just flying by! Today at My Cricut Craftroom, one of our choices was to make a Christmas Gift - so that is what I have to share with you today!
Today I decided to use the Close To My Heart Artiste Cartridge. Wow, does it have amazing images on it!
I wanted to try out the cute little matchbox that I found on page 49 of the Artiste cartridge. I decided to make it 4 1/2 inches so it would be the perfect size to hold a gift card.
Let's take a look at the finished project and then I'll show you how it all came together!
Here is the lid of the box cut out and just off the mat - -
and here is the base of the box.
After scoring, I folded the score lines with my bone folder and then used adhesive to form my box.
This is how the lid forms to slide on to the bottom of the box, just like a matchbox.
Here is the bottom of the box...don't you love the double sided paper so both the inside and the outside
of the box look finished and cute?
And the completed box, all together and closed!
Now I think this little gift box is pretty cute, but let's take it another step and decorate the lid.
You can obviously go all out or keep it simple. I went with the Keep It Simple idea!
From the Cricut Cartridge Joys Of The Season, I found this Santa face on page 46 of the handbook.
I cut the image and all of it's layers at 2 1/2 inches.
Before adhering the layers together, I ran the beard and the hat trim layer through the Cuttlebug using the Devine Swirl embossing folder.
I then used a colored pencil to color in his cheek and a fine tip marker for his eye...and added a white fuzzy pom pom for his hat!
With the Happy Holidays stamp from the Fiskars 'Tis The Season stamp set, I used white ink and then pop dotted both the sentiment and the Santa to the front of the gift box.
Here are a few different views...I am just tickled with my little Christmas Gift Box!
All ready to tuck a gift card inside!
Don't you just love it??
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please head over to My Cricut Craft Room to see
what other fun projects my fellow Design Team sisters have created!But before you go...won't you take a moment to leave a little love!
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Have a Great Day...and remember - - only
2 MONTHS til Christmas!!