You should have arrived here from ***Katie Hessel's blog Zig and Zag***. Please note that if you ever get lost along the way, a complete list of participants can be found at Melinda Everitt's If You Bling It.
The SOTM for November 2014, It's The Little Things, is a set of 15 stamps that is only $5 with a qualifying purchase.
I have had several ideas on my mind before I decided to make "place cards"/treat boxes for Thanksgiving dinner. I am not certain where the idea for this came from — the inspiration was not a conscious decision, but after I decided on what I was creating and looked around for cut sizes I was reminded of Kathy Corson's project for the September SOTM. There is also the Corporate-created "cracker box" that might have subconsciously influenced me. Honestly, my first idea was to CASE the Corporate-created square card (you can see photos of both Corporate created projects here) and create a canvas; I purchased the canvas and a shadow box for it to be displayed in a few weeks ago.
After stamping the images using both first and second generation stamping, I cut them out. I used a square of Kraft cardstock (about 1 inch; it does not have to be perfect since it will be covered) as a base to build my floral spray on. I "wrinkled" and manipulated the paper to make the edges of the flowers and leaves look more realistic. I used foam tape and Liquid Glass to build the spray. I did not stamp on or otherwise decorate the box because I wanted the floral spray to be the focus of the place cards.
I have not decided what kind of candies I will put in my boxes. I would love to hear your ideas. I have some clear food-safe bags leftover from a Valentine's Day bake sale donation so the candies do not need to be in a wrapper.
Before you visit the next stop on the hop, ***Judy Faye Garner's Judy Faye's Place***, additional information about how my project was created is below. If you have a moment to comment, I would love to know what you think of my Thanksgiving place cards.
I cut the "pie slice", the 3D Object found on page 70 of the Artiste Handbook, using my Cricut Explore and Design Space (it is image #M3ADEE). My finished box is approximately 4⅛" from the point to the "crust". Unfortunately I do not remember how I came up with the sizing; I think I just added the grid to my mat and tried to get the size between the score lines to 4 inches.
While it looked like two full boxes should fit on one mat, no matter what I tried (I did not try attaching the pieces to a canvas until writing this blog post; attaching to a 12" x 12" canvas resolved this), I could not place two full boxes (top and bottom) on one mat. If I told Design Space to print two projects, I was always prompted for two mats, so I used this workaround:
On the Mat Preview screen I rotated the box top 180 degrees and moved it below the box bottom as shown above. When the machine finished cutting the first bottom and top, I did not click Finish on my computer screen, instead I used the arrow on the Explore to eject the mat. Then I turned the mat 180 degrees (similar to how you might manually print double-sided). I inserted the mat and pressed the "C" to cut again. This way I could get two bottoms and two tops from one 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock.
I cut the 3D Object from 12" x 12" Kraft Cardstock (Z1375). I set the dial on the Explore to Light Cardstock +.
- November 2014: It’s the Little Things (S1411)
- Tiny Typewriter Alphabet (D1222) - retired
- Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790)
- 12" x 12" Kraft Cardstock (Z1375)
- 12" X 12" Colonial White Cardstock (1388)
- Close To My Heart Exclusive Inks™ in the following colors:
- Autumn Terracotta (Z2101)
- Barn Red (Z2104)
- Goldrush (Z2123)
- New England Ivy (Z2135)
- Olive (Z2137)
- Ruby (Z2170)
- Smokey Plum (Z2147)
- Liquid Glass (Z679)
- 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)