Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

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Today I was asked to be the Guest Designer on 
Inking It Up Crazy with: Kassidy


Thank you Kassidy for letting me share my project with your followers today.  It was really a special treat for me!


Today I will be sharing with you a special treat I made for my mom.  Her birthday is this weekend, but I decided to surprise her and share this treat with her a few days early.  For those of you who don't know, my mom is gluten intolerant and eats gluten free.  I wanted to combine her lack of "fun" treats with this project and create a cool idea that I could share with you today.


Happy Birthday Mom

I created a treat box and gift tag. The box is filled with homemade gluten free blueberry scones:)  My mom LOVED these as much as I loved making them for her.  This project is easy to do.  You can see how a container like this can be filled with so many different treats and covered with so many different kinds of paper.  The possibilities are endless.

The cutting file came with stripes and a popcorn logo, which I eliminated. I did not need them for this project.  All the measurements were predetermined with the file I purchased at Silhouette America.  For this project I cut the file out of white card stock first and again out of patterned paper.  I wanted it to be nice and sturdy so that it would hold my treats.  Thus, the finished project is two layers. 

This is how it looks when it is cut.  Only one file could be cut at a time using the card stock since the paper is 8.5" x 11".  The sides and bottom are already perforated.

The patterned paper cuts nicely two on a page since I used a 12" x 12" piece of paper.  I found that using a Cricut mat works really well in my Cameo.

This is much easier to read in person.  Sorry I couldn't get a good photo.  You can see that ideas for creating a tag include adding a shadow, embossing the background, adding some flowers, adding your sentiment and perhaps some doodling.

Tutorial
  1. Using the Cameo, cut popcorn box file x 4 out of white card stock.  
  2. Repeat using patterned paper.
  3. Adhere the patterned paper to the white card stock.
  4. Assemble the popcorn box.
  5. Tie a bow around the center of the box.
  6. Create a tag with a shadow using any Cricut cartridge or cutting file.
  7. Add sentiment and embellishments to the front.
  8. Tie the tag to the popcorn box.
  9. Fill the popcorn box with treats.
I will be linking this up to Sarah Hamers Designs-
Link Up Tuesday Party


Thank you for spending some time with me today.  
~Madison

2 comments:

  1. So pretty!! Happy Birthday to your Mom!!

    Hugs, Sheena

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