Monday, September 10, 2012

Rose Tote Box with CTMH Avonlea and Cricut Artiste

I know I've said it before but I seriously adore making the 3-D bags, boxes and flowers from our two Cricut cartridges - Art Philosophy had a bunch but Artiste has TONS of these cuts.  Here I've used our gorgeous Avonlea paper mixed up again with Smokey Plum to create a beautiful box perfect for gift giving.

This is the adorable gable tote box was cut to fit a page so the overall dimensions are about 4 7/8" wide x 2 1/4" deep x 4" high.
The rose and leaves were also cut with Artiste.  When I roll up my roses I'll often glue them, lightly spritz them with water and then take a heavy acrylic block and smoosh them down a bit.  This flattens the flowers out and helps curl some of the edges.  Its a fast way to get them looking more natural without fiddling with the individual petals.

I took a sanding block to the edges of the leaves and also ran a score line down the middle in order to sand a vein into the leaf.
If you'd like to make this project, click on the links below to purchase these products:
Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel (center of rose)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous Monday to kick off a new week!


1 comment:

Casandra Bennett said...

Thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment on my Hooligans card. It made me smile. You are such a brave little artist to always be creating these lovely 3d projects. They make me nervous, for some weird reason. I think because after I cut them, then I have to assemble them, and then I have to embellish them, and then I have to figure out what I'm going to put into them, and then who do I give them to. LOL See my dilemma? Love the Avonlea!

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