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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Quick and Elegant Box with Flower Shoppe and Sweet Tooth Boxes


I am just in love with the new Cricut Flower Shoppe and Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridges!  I love the quick and easy projects that can be made with them!

Above, using K and Co. paper, I cut the box at "fit to page" to make it as large as possible.

Quickly and easily, I put the box together using Terrifically Tacky Tape.  I inked the edges of the lid to create some definition between the lid and body of the box.


Now, for the really fun part: making the flower!  I just love the new Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge - so easy and quick to make gorgeous flowers!  I cut this flower at 3-1/2" for the bottom layer and then went down in sizing by 1/2" for the next layer, then by 1/4" afterwards.  The best thing to do is experiment with making the flowers using the different shapes and layers.

I am sorry this post isn't longer.  I came down with strep throat and am just trying to recover.

Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs!

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Dinah said...

Love love LOVE that flower on top. So adorable. I would love to get a gift like that!

Kimberli said...

What a beautiful gift box, that flower is gorgeous!! I can't wait to play with my new Flower Shoppe cart to make flowers of my own!

LyndaKay said...

I see lots of possibilities with the Flower Shoppe cart. Lovely gift box! Get well soon.

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE that flower topper! I ordered the Flower shoppe cartridge and it should be here any day.... Can't wait to make some flowers with it! TFS! :o)
Theresa

Kimbo said...

What a lovely box and I love the flower. TFS

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Linda said...

Hope you are feeling better real quick. I love this project and have ordered both carts, just have to wait for them to get all of the way over here.

Welmoed said...

The box you made is beautiful and colourfull! The flower on the lid makes it all so gorgeous!

Welmoed

Holly Hudspeth said...

I am with you Joy. I love these two cartridges too. I am not sure which to get first. Your gift box just shows they were meant to go together. Great job. Feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Have ordered the Flower Shopppe cart, should be here today. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration every day! Hope you are feeling better soon! sallyathome59

Brigitte said...

hope you recover soon! Love that project and I might have to break down and get this cartridge!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Mizz Adamz said...

I adore the multi layered flower!
I hope you get well soon

Craftyanny said...

oh wow that huge bloom is perfect on top. A beautiful creation
Anne x

Amy said...

Very pretty! Love that flower!

Joan Smith said...

Gorgeous box you do such a wonderful job on creating the extremely different....

scrapdiva said...

what a beautiful creation, I cant't wait to get that cartridge, I hope you get well soon.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

aw... hope you are feeling better, strep throat is no fun:( The box is beautiful, i am patiently waiting for my local walmart to carry the sweet tooth boxes cart.!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Lucy said...

I hope you are feeling better real soon. I know how it feels when you can't swallow :( Thanks for the chance to win. Plus the flower box is fabulous!

craftymom205 said...

The flower on top of the box is gorgeous.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gift box! I love the flowers from the Flower Shoppe Cartridge!!

dm.brinker said...

Your gift box is adorable. I will have to check out the Flower Shoppe Cartridge. Hope you are feeling better soon.

CREATIVE M said...

I love the box! How beautiful was the flower. I cant wait to have the Flower Shoppe cartridge. Love it!!
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Robin said...

How absolutely adorable. I'm ready to go by both cartridges.

Sara said...

Great project. I really love the big flower!

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Who needs a gift with a box like this? It's amazing! Feel better...

Patricia said...

Oh dear, you are so making me want these carts, great project TFS

catagal@aol.com

Ann said...

I knew when Flower Shoppe came out I had to have it. Bought it right away and it should be here today. Can't wait to use it. Flowers are awesome!!
mSTGANE
ANN

Christy said...

This box is so pretty! I love the colors and the flower on top is beautiful!

Laney's Legacy's said...

what a very pretty gift box, the flower is so delicate. Thanks for sharing.

later tater,
laney

Krista said...

So adorable, these would be perfect for mothers day present :)

Amanda said...

LOVE this!! I need these cartridges. :)

Rebecca Geile said...

I am really loving the flowers you are showing off!

Ami said...

Beautiful Box!!!! I hope you feel better soon.

Tonya M said...

The flower shoppe cart is on my wishlist!

tonyakrauth at yahoo dot com

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

This is beautiful. I love the flower shoppe cart.

Jeannene said...

Love this box!! Flower on top is beautiful!

Pam said...

Beautiful box! I can't wait to get my Flower Shop cart!
Feel better! I had that a month ago and did I feel awful!!

Linda said...

Oh that flower and box are beautiful!!!

BethRy said...

Always love the beautiful details of all your projects! LOVE it! Think I now need to purchase the Flower Shoppe cartridge! and THANK YOU for the opportunity to win a cuttlebug, never used one!

A splash here and there said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Hope u feel better soon!

catnap said...

Truly a gorgeous flower. The box would make a great gift box, but could also be a gift in itself. Feel better soon.

Rachel said...

I love this gift box and flower!! The flower is especially beautiful! Strep throat is no fun...that's rotten. Hope you feel better soon! :)

Miranda said...

Awesome! I love the flower! TFS

Betsy said...

Ooooh ... LOVE that flower! Flower Shoppe is on my "Most Wanted" list!!!
Hope you feel better real soon!

littlen said...

beautiful box. what a great way to give a small gift. tfs.

Brenda Moore said...

The box and flower are beautiful, hope you're feeling better.

kimberlyann207 said...

This is so pretty! I love the box and the flower is gorgeous! Hope you feel better soon!

Kaycee said...

The box is adorable! Just needs to be filled with chocolates!!! Have a question though, how sturdy do the boxes end up being? Obviously one couldn't pack in them, but are they sturdy enough to put a small gift in? Thanks for sharing!!!

anet said...

Fabulous gift box! I love the flower! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Love love love it. Flower is beautiful and so classy. Feel better soon! thanx for sharing.
Connie

The Kansas Stephens said...

love the flower!!! so cool. Get better soon!

Amie said...

Oh, I can see myself becoming addicted to making flowers with my cricut...way toooooo easily! That is beautiful! Feel better soon!

Beverly said...

That box is adorable. Now I see why I just have to have both of these carts!

GlendaP said...

Sorry you're ill and hope you are much better soon. The box and flower are so pretty. Is it an exploding box or actually a true box? If it is an exploding box I would like to see what you did with the inside. I'm really into making flowers right now so that flower on top really catches my attention. Love them both.

Look around the corner said...

oh how cute, i realy love theese cartridges to bad we don't have them in NL jet.


thanks for sharing,

Eveline

Mandee said...

What a cute box! Will make for a nice gift!

Mandee

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice box tfs

alwayscharlie said...

This is terrific. That flower really puts the gift box over the top! Hope you feel better!

jenniferjay said...

Beautiful... I really love the flower.

The Miners said...

Great project! Love the flower shoppe cartridge and can't wait to get the Sweet tooth Boxes cart!

Dawn M.

Lady Fair said...

Gorgeous gift box, love your flower. How many layers did you use? I ordered Flower Shoppe and should have it soon (so excited!). I plan to get Sweet Tooth Boxes in the near future. Take care of yourself, hope you're feeling better soon.

Gabberdoodle said...

I just have to have the the Sweet Tooth Cartridge!! Love it!!

Lagene said...

Your gift box is beautiful!

spelsue said...

Who wouldn't want to receive this gift box! The flower makes it so elegant.

Karenduch said...

Very nice, I am hoping to get the Sweet tooth cart, but haven't seen it at the stores yet....
I hope you get well soon!

Kristi said...

How gorgeous, didn't think I wanted Flower Shop, but maybe I do!
kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

Barb A. said...

Feel better soon, Joy. Fantastic flower. Thanks for sharing.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Kelly Massman said...

How pretty!

Holly Sonney said...

OHHHHOHHHOHHHH I LOVE IT!!!! I have a mmillion and one uses for these. Definately on the must have cartridges list! THanks for sharing!

LaLa said...

Love this box! I think I'll have to invest in these cartridges!

Lauren
queen_lade at yahoo.com
scrappinwithlala.blogspot.com

MaryAnn said...

Gorgeous flower on your box. Lots of opportunity for beautiful flower projects with this cartridge.

Deanna said...

Love the box and the flower. I have the box cartridge coming to me this week. I hope you feel better soon.

Susan said...

Such pretty colors!

Renee Howe said...

So cute, i cant wait to use this idea

Anonymous said...

wow this is so pretty, will have to get both of these carts....

LaurieD said...

Just absolutely beautiful!

ehbost said...

The box is gorgeous! Would love to win the CuddleBug Bundle!

Em'smom said...

Love it I think I need to play with the new ones right away!
Lori

spiffynoodles said...

The flower on top is the most elegant touch!Love it!

Syd said...

A beautiful box. The flower is so pretty and my favorite color. I would love to own either cartridge.

jcamp2020 said...

Well, Flower Shoppe is the one that breaks my resolve NOT to get any more carts. That's just beautiful.

jeane

debpaint16 said...

What an Adorable Box!! I hope you start feeling better!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Stephanie A said...

Love it! I cant want to get the I cant wait to get the sweet tooth box cartridge for myself!

NanetteMT said...

I love the box and the flower on top. You are sooooo making me want this cartridge!!!!

motherloves3 said...

I adsolutely love the flower. It is beautiful.

rhonda said...

I really like the flower you made. I have ordered this cartridge and can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bev said...

I absolutely love this box and flower! It is really cool!

IRW Dana said...

Love the box and the flower on top. THanks for sharing.
papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Debbie S. said...

I love flowers, how great would it be to make your own in the colors and patterns you want.

Anonymous said...

Love the gift box and flower. Thanks for sharing.

Claire
jeserijos@sbcglobal.net

The Hendrix Family said...

Love the box! How cute to give a gift in!
Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Joy, your box is so pretty. It reminds me of a big blue hydrange. I hope your feeling better soon.

Hugs...Tracy :)
cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

pat said...

THE FLOWER SHOPPE CARTRIDGE IS THE BEST WOULD LOVE TO MAKE SOME FLOWERS ON CARDS.

PAT

Anonymous said...

Love the flower box! I'm learning all kinds of new ways to use my new Expression machine. Wish I could have every cartridge available, but would have to mortgage the house and sell the dog!! I hope you're feeling better now.

Alicia said...

Very pretty box. Hope you feel better soon Joy!

Carol said...

Lovely flower and gift box! TFS

JenBenLola said...

What an adorable box, i can think of many things to put in there for gifts! :) JenBrierley2@gmail.com

Sandie Oxley said...

I love the flowers on that cartridge. You can do so many things with all the flowers.

TracyS said...

So beautiful! I need a cartridge that makes boxes. Looks so nice, and so many uses!

Crystal W said...

Beautiful project!
I can envision so many ways to use these cartridges.....but can't have them all! But I would like to win the new cuttlebug......Thanks for the chance.

TheLastOfNine said...

I am so loving that blue flower!!! It stands out from the green box.
Gloria H

cdaily28 said...

Love the box!

Mandy said...

Love the box!! The flower is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Esther said...

What a beautiful gift box, a gift in itself!!

DonnaSue said...

What a gorgeous gift box to receive! Great project!

Tami said...

I love this! The flower is simply exquisite! Gotta take another look at both of these carts!

candkleo said...

Such a sweet box! TFS and sure hope you feel better! :) Kelly

Carrie K said...

Gorgeous box! I can't wait to get the flower cart!! Hope you feel better soon!!

Queena said...

How perfect is this! I am getting married soon and my sister-in-law and I were talking about using a box to put our party favors in and also double it for a place card! I love this box. I love the flower on top. I will most definitely use this for my wedding! Thank you so much!

Carol's Creations said...

Oh my! That box is gorgeous! The flower I had to take a 2nd look at due to the fact it looked so real! Love it!

Cathy said...

That is so pretty. I made on similar to that. Paper from the same stack. I put flying butterflies in the middle. came out cute I think.

Julie said...

OMG~what a beautiful box and the flower is just gorgeous!!

Jill Steele said...

So darling! I want the Flower Shoppe cartridge! Thanks for the ideas.

Christine said...

beautiful!!! I am buying those cartridges.

lorby said...

I love this box and it just happens that when these cartridges came out I just had to buy them right away. They are the first cartridges that I ever bought as soon as they were released but they are so perfect for the crafting I do. I can't wait to make today's box.

Claire Rambo -Crafty-Diva said...

These carts seems to be "must haves"... I may have to order mine now :). Thanks for the inspiration!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Very cute project! TFS

circlebenterprises.com

Suni Smith Brandt said...

I just have to get that flower cartridge !!!!! Love it!!!!! add that to the quilling cuttlebug and I would be in scrapper's heaven...so tytyty for the chance to win ...i do quilling , the old fashion way, so i am very excited about this
1111

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful...love the paper you chose!! Lee-Ann :)

TUKI said...

Oh my, what a pretty box. I definitely need to get my hands on that cartridge!

tuki123 at att dot net

Jamie said...

Very pretty:)

Carolee said...

These flowers are so impressive. That cart is on my wish list. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the daily posts.

Doris P. said...

I think the post is perfect and I hope you get feeling better! LOVE this cartidge and is high on my list of wants..
parkernana5@ox.net

Coelle said...

That is the most gorgeous gift box ..selection of paper, awesome ..and LOVE the flower. So Sorry you are sick and hope you get feeling better quickly.

Momto3kids said...

This is very beautiful!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

That box is gorgeous. I have a request. Could you please put a reference item in your pictures so we can judge the size of the box? It is so hard to know if it would be of interest when you cannot tell the size. I LOVE your projects so much and I am not complaining, just looking for some additional information!
Thanks as always for sharing.
Susan

SaraBug said...

That flower is gorgeous. And you said quick, can't wait to find out for my self. It's going on my wish list.

carmen said...

Great project..I really want this Flower Shoppe cart, can't wait to try this one out. TFS :)

tndj said...

What a gorgeous flower. Love it and the color. Quick is also very nice - I like quick! Thanks for showing us that beautiful flower and box.

TropicalWon said...

Oh what a beautiful box!! I love the flower as well!! Very beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!
Amanda

Kyla said...

Love love this box. What is terrifically tacky tape? Is that like double sided tape? Thanks for the chance to win and the wonderful ideas.

Redonna said...

Look what you did . . . you made me go and order both carts. I wasn't suppose to order more carts. I have no shelf space left for more carts. Now I'm going to have to get another shelf (and a step-stool since the new shelf will have to be hung higher than I can reach). Oh, and beautiful work, as usual.

kkay214 said...

Love the box it turned out beautiful.

Bonita said...

I can see why you like these carts. Very cute project. 2 more cartridges on my wish list. Thanks

Jo said...

What cute boxes! I now have to try my hand at one Thanks

mary mac said...

Strep throat, oh Joy that is so painful! Feel better quickly!
Love that flower. it is beautiful. very cool box, too.

Nancy said...

That is such a nice box. The gift you put into it would have to be spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration.

Christine said...

This is one of the prettiest Cricut flowers I've seen yet!! The box is beautiful. Love these two carts!

Nancy said...

What an adorable box,,, I had to go right on line yesterday and order the new Flower Shoppe cart,,, I am looking fora=ward to using it... Hopefully this weekend at a "crop" I am going to,,, Everyone wioll be SOOO jealous HAHAHA....
Nancy
nkmedar56@gmail.com

Nu2scrap said...

What a beautiful gift box Joy! I really want to get the Flower Shoppe cart. I hope you feel better real soon! -Barb-

Sally said...

Can't wait to try this! Just got the flower shop and sweet tooth cartridges. I see many adorned boxes in my future. Thanks for the ideas!

Crystal Nichols said...

That box is just gorgeous! I would set it out for display :-)

LeeAnn from NC said...

I hope you feel better soon . I absolutely love your project. That flower is gorgeous ! I definitely have to buy that cartridge .

Carol said...

So pretty!! I love the touch that the flower gives the box! I might have to add these carts to my wish list! :-)

~Carol
cricutingcarol @ gmail.com

Kay's Krafts said...

I LOVE that box! It's sooo cute!

Bridget said...

Love the box! I will have to get these cartridges!

Beth said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! Both of these cartridges are on my must have list!!

paperfun said...

This is gorgeous!! I will definetly have to get the flower shoppe cartridge.

Nadia's World said...

So very cute!! Love Flower Shoppe!!

TFS!

Nicole T.
niclax13@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

How cute! I love the color/pattern combo and that beautiful flower! Great job!

ashleymwren@yahoo.com

grammiej said...

Thx for showing us the lovely box with the new cartridge. You did a wonderful job.
thx for nice giveaway also!
jashmore1944@att.net

TeresaK said...

What a beautiful combination! I love the flower and what a great gift this would be! No matter what is inside!
Thanks!
Teresa K

Kate W said...

B E A U T I F U L!!!! These 2 carts are MUST have's!!!!

Love it!!!

Smileyblueyes said...

Ok, ok. So now I will have to add the Flower Shoppers cart to my wish list! You girls are just too good to me! Yea, love the box.

Newbie2crafting said...

This is a beautiful gift box. I love the flower. I can't wait to get this cartridge. TFS.

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

this box is so pretty! I don't have either of the cartridges listed, but I do have a few cartridges that make boxes and that have flowers on them. Maybe I will try it with one of those. thanks for sharing

tutulalabows said...

Sweet tooth boxes??!! Wow! Those are beautiful and so fun! Hope to win that cartridge and get started!

TanyaT said...

Oh man, such a nice project! These two carts are on my "gotta get" list! Thanks for all the inspiration!

gshrader said...

Great box! Can't wait to get this cart! Thanks for sharing!

Roenick said...

Absolutely LOVE this. I love homemade boxes and bags and this is just perfect for those little gifts.

Crystal said...

that is really awesome.i love the texture on the leaves.you could make the box the gift it is so pretty

Jenny said...

I love the box, but I am loving the flower shoppe cartridge more all the time! Thanks.
Jenny
jlhancock05 at insightbb dot com

Lisa P said...

Yuck on the strep throat. Hope you are feeling better soon! The box is beautiful. I love the flower on top.

PixieLeigh said...

Get well soon and feel better. I live with little typhoid marys (aka my kids) and that stuff always hits me hard.

Oh my goodness.I love it,love it, love it. So adorable. I would love to get a gift like that!

mimikat33 said...

Love the Box!! I've never tried to make one but I will definitely try now.

Thanks for sharing
Kat

Wendy said...

This box is gorgeous! Anything would look great presented in this box.

Sorry to hear that you have strep throat. Hope you recuperate from it quickly!

Wendy T.

Karen said...

Love your project, The Flower Shoppe cart is at the top of my list!!!
Hope you are feeling better nothing worse than being sick in the heat!!!
Get well!!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

kay mcbride said...

beautiful box and flower, hope u soon start feeling better. u did a good job with the project. tfs

Diana said...

I love the box, and flower, and hope to win on Sat July 10th

Connie Kinney said...

love the flower, great box.
connie

Peg Toth said...

This is just beautiful Who wouldn't want to get this box!

MeGlo said...

Gorgeous! Love it, TFS! I purchased Flower Shoppe cart the day it was released. For the first time EVER, I can't wait for my daughter to go off to camp so that I can break out this cart and scrap all day!

Peggy S said...

I hope you are feeling bettter really soon! I love the project--and the flower is gorgeous

Donna said...

Love the box, it is so great. It is amazing to me the things that we can make with the cricut.

Beth said...

Oh, how pretty! Get better soon - it's no fun being sick anytime, but especially not in the summer!

car2ole said...

For cryin' out loud, take your meds and go rest! The box with the flower is adorable, but you should be lying flat and recovering!

Jeanie said...

Very nice box. I love the Sweet Tooth Boxes. I like the flower also.

redjanfan said...

very nice, I'm sure people will keep the box long after the contents are enjoyed!

redjanfan said...

very nice, I'm sure people will keep the box long after the contents are enjoyed!

From My Blueberrry House said...

I love how paper can be made to look so elegant. The layers on the flower give just the right dimenional effect. Love it, love it love it!

Anonymous said...

Love that flower. The colors of the box and flower are perfect. Take good care of yourself.

Valerie
fishler@mail dot com

Jessie said...

Love the box! Fell better soon, strep is never fun.

Saskia said...

Lovely box! Hope you feel better soon!

Beth Max said...

Get well soon Melanie, strep is awful especially this time of year. The box is great- I did not notice that when I first looked at the cartridge.

Here is an idea I 'm sure you used before, inking the edges of the flowers to give them some depth...omg what an awesome cartridge.

Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful! I love it. Thanks for sharing. Feel better

Jackie B said...

This is so pretty, I just love the flower on the box. Both of these cartridges are on my wish list. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing and all your inspirations.

Appleblsom13 said...

I can't wait to get my hands on Flower Shoppe! I'm sooo excited!! As always gorgeous & your doing this while your sick.....Thanks so much. I hope you feel better soon!

Princess Hilda said...

beautiful gift box absolutely adorable

L.B. said...

Oh this box is so pretty. The paper just wodnerful. thansk for sharing this.

Joyce said...

Gorgeous flower!!!! Just amazing! I'm ordering that cart TODAY! What a great accent to add to any gift! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing!
jdwlo

yonascraps said...

This box is lovely and the flowers is gorgeous!!!

Marissa said...

I LOVE your box! It is so beautiful! I can hardly wait to make some flowers! So excited!

rissaflor@yahoo.com

Nette said...

Love the flower on the box! Beautiful!

scrappinw/lupus said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this box! I have wavered back and forth about this cart--but now it is on my must have list!! TFS

SoCal Marisa said...

Planning a luau, what a perfect idea!

Anonymous said...

This box is so beautiful. WOW!!! Sorry to hear your under the weather. Hope you feel better soon. I love this box.
God Bless.

colleennal said...

This box is so beautiful. It is amazing. WOW !!!!!!! Sorry to hear your under the weather. Hope you feel better soon. I love this box.
God Bless.

Bast said...

I love the box! If it were being used as a 'gift' box I would be happy if it were empty as I just love it! The flower is gorgeous and the perfect touch! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Lorraine Segovia said...

Absolutely gorgeous...this is a must have cartridge.

Lisa R. said...

Great box. Love boxes!!!! Sounds like a great cartridge. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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