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March 23, 2010

Hello, butterfly flower box

Hello, everyone! This is Melanie from Everyday Cricut and Courtney Lane Designs! Today I have a sweet little gift box that I made using my Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cartridge, my Don Juan cartridge, my Cake Basics cartridge, my Gypsy, and my expression.

This box is on page 120 in your handbook and is a personal favorite. I was so glad that this was the one that Pam and Magoo asked me to do!



The flower petals are hearts from Don Juan.


The butterfly is cut at 1 1/2" from cake basics.


I made ==>this<== cut file using my gypsy and cut out the box(using green cardstock and a 12 x 24" mat), the hearts(using pink cardstock), and the scallop(using white cardstock).

Then I stamped the bottom of the box with a leaf stamp from Papertrey Ink.


Then I inked the edges of the flower with green ink. This will be my leaves portion of the flower.




These are the hearts once they were cut out.


Then I adhered the hearts in the following manner.










I adhered the scalloped border. Then I scored the box using my scorpal. Using the cut tick marks as my guide.

Then I cut out a circle for my flower center with a circle punch and inked the edges. Then cut the flower center in half and adhered it to my project.


I added ribbon and a bow.



Then added my butterfly that I cut with the *New* Cake Basics cartridge at 1 1/2" with a small sentiment banner.



VOILA! Now you have a pretty little box that is perfect for any Mother's Day, birthday, or just because gift.


Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my creation. Please feel free to stop by one of my other blogs. As a matter of fact on my own blog this week I am giving away several prizes. I am also making cards all week with the newly released cartridges. Click ==>here<== to check it out.

Have a wonderful day!



47 comments:

Short Scrapper said...

Beautiful! I'm not sure that cricut users understand the value of TBBM. Thanks for showing me a beautiful take on a box! A;so, just another cartridge that I need with Cake Basics. Sigh . . .

Doris said...

Another site to follow and be enticed with. :))) (big smiles) I have TBBM and have not paid enough attention to it. I can't wait to see the other projects made using this cartridge!
thanks parkernana5@cox.net

Melissa said...

So cute! Thank you for the step by step instructions!

MelissaAllore on the Cricut Board

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Melanie thank you so much for sharing this beautiful box with us. I love the way you decorated it! It just shows me I need to stamp more often! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Very nice gift box Melanie. The colors are awesome. Thank you for sharing.
Trish

amylynn said...

Adorable little box! Love the idea! Thanks so muche for sharing, Melanie!

Bobbi said...

So cute. Love the flowers and butterfly.

Dawn said...

that is sooooooo cute i love it thank uhttp://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/4.gif

Needher said...

OOOOOh Soooo Cute! Filing that one away for future use!

Bonita said...

I've made this box before, but love the idea of the "heart" flowers. Thanks for tutorial.

imafarmgirl said...

Because you give such step by step directions you take the intimidation factor out of trying something so complicated.. it is beautiful! I would not have thought of the hearts.. cleaver gal you are. :)

Anonymous said...

The box is very cute. Love it.
Erin
ekell77@hotmail.com

ShawnfromMN said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful box. I love how you added the hearts to embellish the top - i have made this box several times but never knew or thought how to make it even prettier. I will definately have to try this. TFS!!!!!!

JPALM3746 said...

This turned out so cute! Thanks for all the directions.

Connie Gage said...

Thanks for the wonderful sample to show us, it's beautiful....love the flower.


Connie Gage

Kim. said...

Love this cute little box and the way you made the flowers.
Kim xXx

Deena said...

What a sweet little box...so pretty!!

Lesley from WI said...

This is so pretty! Love it

Faye said...

The box is absolutely adorable! Great job and thanks for sharing :)

Nana Mouse said...

Your box is sooooooooo lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us and your awesome talent!!

4kids4 said...

Cute, cute, cute! That butterfly is SO pretty..the stamping is such a great idea...and I love your sentiment banner. TFS!

Santaread said...

Cute box. I love the card also.

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE the butterfly and the additional flower pieces! I also LOVE how you stamped along the edge! LOVE THIS!!

Cheryl said...

This is so gorgeous! I love your idea. I can't wait to try it.

CraftyGirl said...

Wow.. this box is gorgeous! so many fabulous ideas! Thanks for sharing them with us!
Barb :)

yvette said...

Oh boy, I need to be fast now cos TBBM is retiring :(:( I just absolutely love your box, and the idea with the hearts as a flower is so great!! That butterfly from cake basics is so beautiful! Thank you so much for the idea :)

SweetSassyDiva said...

very sweet :) I think it would match my cardstock of my thank you note :) love it! TFS!

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

ButterflyDiva said...

What a sweet little box. I LOVE all things butterfly, so this is really special! Thanks for showing it to us!
Cheri

The Bug said...

Great Project Melanie! Thank you so much for sharing!

missionofjoycandles said...

That is awesome! I really nice to see all the ideas for this cartridge. I'm going to pull that one out and start playing with it.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Mar. 23, 2010. Thanks again.

cdaily28 said...

Love this Box!!! All the extras are just so pretty!

RaiderSoonerMom said...

Great Tutorial with your step by step instructions! Very easy to follow! I love this little bos!! Wow~!
Hugs,
Lisa
muffy74sf@aol.com

JANLYNN said...

This box shape from TBBM is my favorite (It was what sold me on getting this cart for sure) but I had never thought touse the petals on the box as leaves for another flower. Thanks for a great idea.

Deanna said...

Great box. Love it. I have this cartridge but haven't used it a lot. It is nice to see ways to dress up the cartridge cuts.

asimpson said...

Wow, this is beautiful!! Where on earth did you get the cake cartridge, or did you get it with the machine? If so, where is it on sale I haven't been able to find it anywhere until mid May?

Thanks,
Annette

asimpson2 at telus dot net

Sharon said...

Love your take on this box cut!! Awesome!!!! :)

cissi said...

Beautiful box Melanie!!! Love how you made the flower out of hearts, how creative. Thanks for the great detailed instructions. TFS

Rose said...

I have this cart & I just love it. But never thought to make the top different,& that butterfly is a cutie. Thanks for all your tips instructions.

Rosebud222222222

Yvette said...

How stinkin creative! I LOVE this box and flower!

cardchick said...

luv it....tfs

Connie said...

Love the box...it's sooooo adorable! I'm thinking I need the cartridge before it's gone!! Thanks for sharing.

flowerdisco said...

I love how you made that flower!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haidee said...

sooooo cute!!!! Like the box alot!!!!!

Jodie R said...

I loved this box as is on the cartridge, but I am over the top for the one you designed. I never thought to change the top the way you did! I just love it!

FitterTwit said...

I LOVE IT! Tuesday Treats has a blog award: http://fundamentalchange.blogspot.com/2010/03/bunny.html

Anonymous said...

what a great box, I will definately try this one thanks Dee at ed0946@ptd.net