July 22, 2010
Hello! What's the buzz? :) My name is Michele aka Dancingarden on the cricut messageboard.
So my craft table is trashed, and this project is why. :)
This month the focus is on the Sentimentals cartridge. I thought at first I'd do a scrapbook page, as that is my main choice of projects, but I kept looking at this beehive and bee and couldn't come up with a page idea, but I did come up with a gift box idea.
The box is my 6 sided iris-lidded box that I designed last winter on my Gypsy, and offered up in this post on my blog. The downloadable gypsy file for the box is on that post as well as instructions for assembly of the box; so I won't go into detail about making the box base. I love this box even though it isn't perfect, and I'm glad I'd created it because a hexagon box was perfect for a bee themed project. :)
So first I cut my box out in brown cardstock. (all cardstock and printed cardstock for this project is DCWV)
as directed on my blog's box post. As I mentioned in that post, you have the option of the top closing with the iris concaved or with it sticking up. For my beehive box, I chose the top sticking up.
After assembling the card and bee layers, I stickled them all (filigree only) with Cinnamon Stickles. Once they were dry, I wound some craft wire into springs and attached them to the backs of the bees and the back of the card.
Please visit this post on my blog to download JUST the box cut file and view assembly instructions.
Or, please go to this link to download the entire cut file for this project: box, bees, card and all.
Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed seeing this project!
Michele (aka dancingarden)