Quick Treat Box - 1 Sheet of Cardstock and Minimal Gluing!

Hi Everyone! I guess it's October but you sure wouldn't know it by the weather here in the Charlotte area. We had yet another 90+ degree day here. It's something like the 9th day in a row! Ugh!

Today I'm posting a treat box for the Bitten By The Bug 2 Challenge Blog. The two week challenge is to make something that includes crows, scarecrows or sunflowers and is made at least in part with your Cricut machine.

Since Halloween is fast approaching, I've been making some treat boxes and this one is a lot of fun and really fast to make. The box is cut from one 12 x 12 sheet and requires just a tiny bit of gluing on the side to hold it together. My kind of box! It stands 4 3/4" tall and is 3 3/4" wide. The Happy Halloween label is just 2" x 2 1/2" and can be cut from scraps. The orange glitter cardstock includes 4 pieces that are glued in place to make the sign. These are matted on a piece of black cardstock. Putting it together really takes no time at all, start to finish.

The cuts are all part of the Cricut Access Subscription. These are the designs:
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2: Gable Box Square, #M4718E
Elegant Edges: Square Bird Frame, #M41DEC
Creepy Critters: Happy Halloween Wall Art, #M79E90A1

Here's a video showing how to design the box all the way through putting it together. If the video thumbnail doesn't work, use this link: Treat Box Tutorial

I cut the box from a 12 x 12 pad I got at Tuesday Morning recently. It's DCWV and called Dark Fairytale. I love the dark and bare tree pattern in the page I chose to use. Perfect for a crow to hang out in! The orange glitter card stock is cut from a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" pad of DCWV cardstock called The Glitter Cardstock Matstack. To finish the box off, I tied a neon green grossgrain ribbon at the top from the Dollar Tree. It adds just enough of something extra to the box. If you make this one up, I know the compliments will be coming your way!

I hope you like my project today. Head over to the BBTB2 blog to enter your own project featuring crows, scarecrows or sunflowers.

Have a great week!


New Tool! We R Memory Keepers All In One

Hello everyone! I have a tiny craft space so when I heard about the new We R Memory Keepers The Works-All In One tool, I was intrigued. This new tool incorporates 10 tools into one unit. Yes! 10! It includes a trimmer, score board, precision stamp press, punches and guides to make tabs, tags, banners and envelopes! Wait! There's more! It also can help you make bows, pom poms and tassels. Whew! That's a lot. Check out my unboxing of this tool. I know you have to be a little curious!

Head on over to the video and see how all these amazing tools are incorporated into something that's about the same size of a normal score board or trimmer. If you have any trouble with the video thumbnail, click on this link instead The Works - All In One Review

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll see you again soon with more on this very compact and interesting tool.


Honoring Grandma

Hello! I'm posting today for the blog Bitten By the Bug 2. The challenge for the next two weeks is to make a project honoring grandparents or grandchildren.

I chose to make this layered 5 x 7 flowered card using the Anna's Lovely Layer's 2 cartridge I picked up a long time ago at Tuesday Morning. I think this is the first time I've used this cartridge and I will definitely try it again soon. It's really easy to make very beautiful cards using Anna's designs.

The Sentiment is written with the We R Memory Makers Foil Quill using the wide nib and foil from Couture Creations. The mat was a scalloped tag that I altered into a sentiment mat. I cut off the top of the tag in Design Space copied it, rotated it so the scallop was also at the top and them merged the two pieces together so that both the top and the bottom of the mat was scalloped. I put the sentiment piece on foam tap before putting it on the green patterned background. The bow was gifted to me by a subscriber and looks just fabulous on this card!

I love the envelope file that came with this card as well. The flap is a separate piece from the rest of the envelope so it's really easy to pick a contrasting piece of cardstock. I chose the same green patterned paper I had used on my card to tie it all together. The finished card is soothing and pretty.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you'll head over to the BBTB2 challenge blog and post a project having to do with grandparents. Just follow the theme and be sure to use your Cricut machine to create at least one element of the project.



Hello everyone! Just dropping in quickly to let you know that I'm participating in a fall YouTub hop that starts this Saturday at 9 am Central. You can learn about the details in the below video. If that doesn't work for you, follow this link. https://youtu.be/JqDzsFFWGZ0

I hope you stop by for some inspiration and great giveaways including a $50 gift certificate from Art Glitter Glue and Renea Bouquets plus every designer will have a channel prize too.

Thanks a Melon!

Hello my crafty friends! I am sorry it's been so long since I last posted. August was a busy month! I spent the first half on a wonderful trip with my family. We visited Belgium, Germany, Austria and Slovenia. Once we returned, there was a lot to do to catch up at work, home and with friends. 

Today I'm posting a card for the Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge blog. The theme is Get Outside! Outdoor events: BBQ, Picnic, Fireworks, Sports, Hiking or Camping. It's so much fun!

My card is a fun card to thank someone special in a punny way. Isn't this little penguin just the cutest?! This pattern comes from one of my favorite .svg companies, MyScrapChic. This pattern is appropriately called, Thanks a Melon.

This is a simple file to cut and put together. To create some shine, I decided to use Nuovo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black to create the melon seeds. I also cut the melon word in red cardstock, applied glitter to it and covered it with Glossy Accents. After using white gel pen on the sun glasses lenses, I applied Glossy Accents to it as well. White gel pen was also used to accent the watermelon, the penguin's feet and hat. Dry embossing the grass to add some texture finished this cutie up.

Thanks for visiting today. I encourage you to visit the BBTB2 challenge blog and post your own card. The only requirement is that you follow the theme and use your Cricut for some part of the project.

Have a great Labor Day and I'll see you soon!