Week of October 28th, 2012

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge Acorn box

Hello, everyone!

Today's project is made using the Create a Critter 2 cartridge and the Artiste cartridge. I just love making these little 3D boxes for gift cards or other little things. I have been so busy making Christmas and Halloween things that I almost forgot to make fall things. That would be a travesty as I love fall and enjoy using the colors that represent fall. This fall box has leaves that interlink as a closure, but also looks like a snowflake. It would be great for Christmas or anything winter!

I also used the Close To My Heart stamp of the month on the tag. That just shows you how versatile that Christmas stamp set is!

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CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/rz813gguktwvlx8agvsv
Gypsy file: https://www.box.com/s/xr98rhtvms95q9sscz8s

I used the Flirty paper pack.
The burlap ribbon is from Close To My Heart and can be purchased my going here.


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October Specials (only 9 days left)

Back by popular demand, I am giving away one E2 Cricut machine to a lucky customer. To be eligible to win, you have to place an order on my Close To My Heart website this month. That is it! I will draw a winner November 1st.





The October stamp of the month is a total must have! It is called Very Merry Christmas and coordinates with the Artiste cartridge, so if you have that cartridge you are going to want to snatch this up! It makes tag making a total snap!

As always, this stamp set (retail price of $17.95) is only $5 with any order of $50 or more!





 Now don't forget that you can still buy the fabulous Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges, so if you have not taken the plunge yet, come on in the water is great!

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website


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109 comments:

D- said...

Love your project! TFS. I do add 3D projects to gifts.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

Tammy Johnson said...

What a Fabulous design! Your projects are all so inspiring, thank you for sharing!

Crhiga said...

Love the box. I do 3D projects for party favors.

Carol

Sarah W said...

I don't make any 3D projects because I'm not really great at it... but I have seen where people make the 3D pinecones and I want to try those out really bad. That little acorn is SO adorable.

Isabel Z said...

These would make wonderful placecard holders on our Thanksgiving table.

LST in Colorado said...

Yes I've already made a few of those adorable purses for gift card holders, and of course I had to try out some of those other great 3D items on the Artiste cart. They are so quick and easy to make. The tag is terrific and the box is waaaay over the top! Thanks for sharing.

Joan Smith said...

Fantabulous box you are ever so clever and love how you pointed out that the leaves could also be snowflakes love too how you used multiple cartridges.

Rosie said...

super cute project

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...and yes...I've made a few small boxes and bags. Lee-Ann :)

Andi said...

I do quite a bit of 3D projects...gives such a nice touch!

~ Jo ~ said...

I really love this cute little box and tag! you do some amazing projects!!

Hugs,
Jo

Sandy B. said...

Very nice projects. I just got the Create a Critter 2 cartridge but haven't had a chance to use it yet.

Sandu

Pam said...

Nice projects! Beautiful little box and cute acorn!
Pam

Sue D said...

Lovely fall projects. If I have an appropriate idea I like to make 3D projects.

Liza said...

I made some plaster ornaments (20 of them) to give for Christmas to my Red Hat sisters, and they needed boxes so that is the first ever 3 D thing I ever made, and now I'm hooked!

sjkoenig said...

I really think the 3D projects are adorable, but there just isn't enough time to create everything... I love the ideas on here!

Diana said...

Love your project! No, I don't make 3d projects, I'm too chicken!!

bdcampers@msn.com

ehbost said...

Great little treat box.No, I have not tried 3D projects. Not yet, but I'm leanning way over the edge of that cliff. :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful 3D project.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Miranda said...

Awesome project!
Miranda :)

Marcia said...

Great project! Yes, I do make 3D items to give as gifts and also I add them to gifts to make them just a little more special.

mb6464@hotmail.com
marciasmemories.blogspot.com

Megan H. said...

Super cute box. I like giving my gifts in 3D boxes. It adds so much to the gift.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Karee Sue said...

Very cute project,
sometimes I make boxes or tags to add to my gifts, depends on how much time I have.

scootingranny said...

I like to do pop up cards and other little things but need to do more 3D projects like this one, which I really do like. This is such a good way to do little gifts for the holidays so thanks for the idea!

Josie0602 said...

I always try to add dimension to my cards but I havent actually made any 3D projects. With caring for my mom, my crafting time has been very limited. I love browsing through the blogs though and seeing all the beautiful creations from others!

Tracy

Janet said...

I just love your designs. You are such an inspiration. Always look forward to see what's next.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I have not made many 3D items - but I want to. So many things to make, so little time...

Lynn C. said...

I just love little boxes. Great job.

Ruth said...

Very cute little box/holder. Thanks for the gypsy file. You make it so convenient.

1Happy Mimi said...

Great project! I've never made a. 3D item for gift giving~but this is too cute not to try!

hopefulcrafter said...

I love your fall box and that tag is just great. I do make 3D boxes, but I put small treats or small gifts in them. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a great giveaway.

Tracy Anne said...

I'm inspired to try some 3D projects, Thanks!!

Lara said...

This is so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!
lclass003 @gmail.com

momma mo said...

Lovely little box!
Yes, I love to use my sweet tooth cart. All the adorable little gift boxes are so much fun to give away!

Debbie Kuharcik said...

I have tried a few of the simple 3D boxes but your fall box is over the top. I'm thinking once again I've been inspired by you to try one of the more elegant and intricate box. Thanks for your wonderful ideas.

Heather said...

I'm not much of a 3d person but this is super cute!!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lauren said...

I love doing 3D projects for my Christmas gifts- it just adds a little something to the gift! Thanks for sharing your project!

Melanie Barr said...

Love the three D projects, made earrings and boxes for them yesterday......

Bella's mama said...

Love the acorn. I haven't tried 3-D projects yet.

Donna said...

Lovely box! I do like making 3D projects, but as I don't own any carts that do this I just, kick it old school, and score lines myself. That means I don't do it very often!

Nanette said...

Cute little box! I don't have Creat A Critter 2 but I'm sure I could find something comparable. TFS!

Kristi said...

I don't add extra 3D stuff to my gifts, because I am lazy! lol These are such cute projects.
kidshomelove at yahoo. com

tndj said...

Very cute. Love the acorn. The box looks hard even though it isn't. Just looks hard to do. TFS

Bonita said...

Great project. Have made some 3D projects, too. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I love that cartridge, I just got done having my daughters baby shower..I made all the decorations with the Artiste cartridge. I made baby blocks filled with treats, a few banners, a hanging carousel, it was so much fun....Thanks, Sherry
schas@indy.rr.com

Nancy B. said...

I seldom do 3D projects. The box you made is very cute.

Coley said...

I've made a few 3-D cards, explosion boxes, and they're always a huge hit. They're a lot of work, but the response is well worth it! Thanks for the chance!

Wendy Montgomery said...

Ah I love that little pouch, How adorable. I love making bags and boxes with my Cricut. Would love to win the Cartridge :-)

Barb said...

I do cards and some bags but have never tackled the 3D projects yet.

caj said...

Cute project. I have made my Christmas neighbor gifts packaged in 3D boxes the last couple of years and they are so fun to make and give.

Jan S. said...

You always have great projects. I like to see what you come up with, even if it might not be something I would make - - because they always give me great ideas. I don't do 3D projects . . . yet. :)

Pamela Moore said...

This is so cute! I love doing little 3D projects and I think they make great party favors!

Karen said...

So cute!! I have both those carts on my list to Santa :)
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Brenda Moore said...

Love to make 3-D with the kids. Your box is super cute.

Kathy Salido said...

So adorable, love the acorn. Yes, I love to make 3D items. Especailly aroung the holiday for friends and co-workers!!
Kathy
Salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

What a cute little acorn!!! Haven't ever made any 3D projects yet, but now, I might have to!

JEM in IL

j_lewmart@yahoo.com

bridget22868 said...

Love this project!! Thanks for sharing it with us.
bridget22868@gmail.com

Elaine S. said...

I haven't made any 3-D objects for gift-giving as yet, but love making 3-D embellishments and tags.

marg0006 said...

Such cute cuts.

dori said...

Thank you so much for the acorn idea!! I have the Artiste cartridge and I was looking for ideas for Thanksgiving cards...never occurred to me to make the acorn the card!!

jordanbev5 said...

Adorable little acorn!! Love the texture of the burlap! Such a simple touch and yet really added dimension! Thanks for the idea and am off to find me some!!

motherloves3 said...

Great projects. I enjoy 3d projects

Mary said...

Love that little box and tag, so cute. I haven't used 3d for gift giving before, however, I just ordered TBBM2 and will probably try to add some 3D!

Jackie B said...

Great project. Love the Autumn colors. I love making 3D gift, usually for the children. Thanks for your inspiration

Marie E said...

Beautiful project. I haven't attempted a 3d project yet.

LemonDropMemories said...

You are making me want that Artiste cart so badly. I must find out if I can do something similar with my TBBM2 cart so I don't go out and buy this one

Rachel said...

Cute little treat box! The closest I have come to making a 3D project is making boxes for card sets. :)

tina said...

So adorable! Yes, I make 3d projects for that little something extra.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Luvy said...

Love your project! You always make the most adorable crafts! Thanks. I like to think about making 3-D items to add some flare to my gifts, but the thinking and doing don't always coincide! lol

Sunny said...

No, I haven't done anything as cute as your box! But I have made coordinating envelopes for cards...they always make a handmade card extra special.

Scrappymemaw said...

I would love to win this cartridge as my daughter is in her final month of pregnancy. Also, your continued creativity is a blessing to all of us. Thank you for sharing.

Laura said...

Very very cute! Love it :) No, I haven't tried to make a 3d project.

Creative M said...

Super Cute!Great Giveaway!!
Migdalia

Gabyb said...

I never used to add 3D embellishments but since Cricut has the Christmas ornaments for free to cut I have been cutting some to hang on to packages this year. I hope everybody likes them as much as I do.

Cheryl W said...

Very cute project! I love making 3D objects. In fact, I just made some little coffin boxes to hold Halloween treats. So fun!

jcinokc said...

I have made 3d objects. Love your project. Thanks for the chance to win.

Benwah said...

Nice project. Thanks for sharing.

lalunijournalscrap said...

Oh, this is fabulous...

Jan Lynn said...

How Lovely! These would be great for hostess gifts for Thanksgiving.

Windy said...

Cute box. I love the various boxes on the Artiste cart; just wish I could make them bigger sometimes.

Sue M. said...

Love making little boxes for a number of special occasions. Thanks for the gre ideas.


SiouxMRN@aol.com

Nancy Vasquez said...

Love the picture frame project.

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
Very cute! Love that snowflake box!Yes,I do 3-d projects,I do them on the bulletin boards & in my sunday school classroom!The kids loved it,I alway try to do a craft project.And they use lots of glitter too!

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
Very cute! Love that snowflake box!Yes,I do 3-d projects,I do them on the bulletin boards & in my sunday school classroom!The kids loved it,I alway try to do a craft project.And they use lots of glitter too!

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
Very cute! Love that snowflake box!Yes,I do 3-d projects,I do them on the bulletin boards & in my sunday school classroom!The kids loved it,I alway try to do a craft project.And they use lots of glitter too!

rparkcar said...

Love the acorn! I have the old bags, tags and boxes cartridge, so I love the 3D stuff.

Jamie said...

i do make 3d projects i love them i just dont make them as often as i'd like.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Mary said...

I always make 3D projects to go with my gifts! I think it adds a nice touch.
Thanks for showing such a cute project. Mary M
http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

jenn aikens said...

I love layering to make 3-d projects. It makes them extra special.

Anonymous said...

Love the project. I haven't made any 3D projects yet but I plan to make some for xmas. Thanks for your great ideas.

Natalie W

Momof4inArlington said...

Adorable box and the little acorn is the perfect "accessory"! I love to make 3D projects, especially for my children!

the_c_shorrs@hotmail.com said...

I love it! You are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Mandy said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing!

marymaci said...

3D always makes a gift special. I do try to incorporate 3D frequently. What a darling acorn, Melanie!!love your project!

Tracy Anne said...

Super cute bag! And I LOVE the scrapbook page made from the stamp set. Such a good mix of colors!

Andrea said...

Love the bag, I may have get this cartridge :)

Sheryl - Skylar & Maci's Noni :} said...

hi, first of all I am a follower of your blog, and yes I do you make 3d projects, I like making bags for my granddaughters especially right now for Halloween, they just love them and the looks on their faces makes me continue to make 3d bags for them. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this cartridge, I have look for it but I have not been able to find it so when yet would be an awesome gift as we have 2 nephews whose wives are pregnant and it would be fun to help decorate for the showers or to help decorate the baby's room! Again thank you so much for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize! Both of you ladies ROCK! Hope you all have a very blessed day, sheryl. :-)

Kim T. said...

I love fall, thanks for sharing your project! No, I add 3D projects to gifts. I should start though!

maribella said...

I used to not worry about the 3D projects but then I started seeing all your great projects with the art philosophy and artiste carts and fell madly in love!!! LOL!!! Now I'm obsessed with 3D projects especially gift boxes and goodie bags for the kids of course!

Elizabeth said...

I got my Cricut last year on Black Friday, and this past year I feel much more comfortable using it. I definitely want to make some tags this year for the holidays!

Bunnyfreak said...

I have only done this once.

scrapdiva said...

Great project, love the box and tag

Beebeebabs said...

Great project - nice box and tag

julie said...

Oh what a cute tag and the box is to I like the ribbon on the back of of the acorn. Thanks for sharing the file and thanks for all you do and share, God bless.

Vanessa said...

Great project! I don't often make 3-d items but hope to do so more in the future. Thanks for the inspiration!

Luria said...

Now this is a great little box. I love the white stiching around the accorn.

Luria

Kim & Larry said...

I could so use the 9 Months cartridge right now - I am expecting 2 grandbabies in a few months! I always love the creations I find on your blog! Thanks for sharing!!

Scrapbooking Maria said...

a very different box

Lindsey Stuttle said...

Create A Critter 2 is adorable. I love it, and I love the project you made with it. I love making little boxes with my Cricut for candy, party favors, etc... Love it!

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