Saturday, October 5, 2013

Crazy for Cricut and Creative Memories Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crazy for Cricut & Creative Memories Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Clare's blog:  

Today I have a project created with the Creative Memories Divine Wedding cartridge and the Close to my Heart's Artiste cartridge to create the box.  I created this box to hold candies at my wedding next weekend.  I have used The Paper Company golden shimmer for half the boxes and Recollections ivory shimmer for the other half.  I used the opposite paper for the "happily" layer and TPC blackberry shimmer for all the "ever after"s and the hearts.  I spent a while experimenting with the best way to assemble the boxes.  First I used a bone folder to score the boxes.  I used glue to glue the blackberry layer to the happily layer.  I used a glue runner and a glue pen to adhere the happily layer to the box.  I then assembled the box and used a couple of glue dots on the inside flap to hold the side of the box in place.  The boxes will be holding candy!  Continuing with the "happily ever after" theme, I acquired some ribbon at Michael's which says "and they lived happily ever after".  It was enough for the bubble bottles but not quite enough for the personalized kisses bags.  I am still experimenting with another ribbon to finish those.  

You can really see the shimmer in this picture:

Here are those bubble bottles:

 This is the side of the box during assembly:

The glue dot is on the other side of the tab also keeping the tab secure.

I also used the CM Divine Wedding cart for my wedding invitation.  This project has it's own post:

but here is another pic:

If you enjoy my wedding projects be sure to check back in just over a week for my brooch bouquet reveal!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Next up is Lori: 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and leave a comment to be entered for Clare's blog candy!!

Here's the entire line up:
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  1. Thanks so much for taking part in the hop! I love the box and your bride and groom! Your help with the blog button is so appreciated too!

    1. Thank you Clare for the great opportunity. I am really a cricut novice and learn something new with every project.

  2. Love the bubble box! cool idea! Great project! I noticed your entry on Make it Monday and wanted to come over to take a closer look. If you’re interested in checking out my entry, I’m entries #114. #115, #117, #151 and #212. Hope to see you stop by and leave me a comment!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to finish the hop (it is short and sweet) to win some blog candy. I will check your entries out!

  3. Wow you have been busy!!! Love the boxes and the card! I don't have much patience for making boxes, but you make it look easy!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

    1. Lori this is my first attempt and I did plenty of experimenting with different papers to get the proper cuts and sturdiness for a box. I have another 3-D project for my DT KK8 coming up at the end of the month, it was fun and much easier since I only made one! I made 50 of these boxes!

  4. wooow you are rella busy...great box great much your box...really elegant...

    I see your card on Make it Monday, my card is number 213 if you like to stop by my Blog...I would be so glad if you could leave me some love too...happy weekend..hugs, Monika

    1. Thanks Monika, I will try, I am getting married next Saturday still soooooo much to do!

  5. These are gorgeous, wonderful designs and beautiful colours.
    Thank you for taking part in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  6. really lovely project. thanks for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs this week x

  7. Really cute project.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  8. How fabulous Alicia! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Diva Anything with a Sentiment.
    Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments