Saturday, September 18, 2010
Gift Box for Teacher
My daughter is back to school and in second grade. She had back to school night but in the rush of getting to her class and such we forgot the card I made using two ever so cute Meljen stamps! Now, after visiting Sheila's blog today - She's A Sassy Lady. I decided since the card is going to be late by a day that I would add a cute gift box with some little supplies. Let me explain, so this morning, like usual, I visit blogs that have been updated. She's a Sassy Lady actually welcomed me into her home with my hot cup of coffee to teach me how to make a box without using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. Now, I do have this cartridge but I wanted a bigger box, and one that's a bit different then the ones on there. So, Sheila posted FOUR videos on how to make a box using your Gypsy. You could use Design Studio too! I was a bit sceptical at first but I'm telling you - her tutorial was amazing and simple and let's not forget FREE!!! So if you want to learn to make a cute box in any size click here.
Meljen's project for the week which is a 3,2,1 - three brads, two flowers and one ribbon. I just love her stamps and was able to incorporate a few of her freebies as well - this cute worm in an apple and the smaller flower, as well as this stitched lotus. Isn't it cute??? I just love her images and for a teacher box it was perfect! In addition to all of this Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is having an amazing blog hop!! It's a "Button Up For Back To School" you have to make a school themed project and use a button! Now, there are some awesome prizes everyone is giving out along the way so be sure to check it out.
Ok, for my box, I created a template on my Gypsy for a box using Sheila's tutorial. I placed the apple from Create a Critter that matched the card I made and cut that out in one of the panels on the box. I then colored those cute Meljen stamps I mentioned and added them to the side of the box.
Sheila's website and learn how to make a cute box - then link it so she can tell that she taught well! After that, stop by Meljen's pick up a few stamps at Whimseys or grab a few freebies and do their 3,2,1 challenge - you could win a prize or get a top three badge! Finally, finish up with an awesome crawl at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!! You won't be disappointed in any of this!! What a great day for blog hopping!