A Sweet Easter Box for the Color Dare Challenge (Free Cricut File)

This week, our Design Team is playing with these beautiful spring colors and I was inspired to create a little something for Easter. 84662677_10215949739878356_9124462603634999296_n Before you take a look at my creation and take advantage of the Free Design Space Project File, I want to encourage you to play along with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog.   This challenge is open to anyone who loves to create with paper.  All you have to do is use the colors in the photo, take a snapshot of your creation, and share the link where you posted it (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, Instagram).  It’s so simple and fun, AND it’s gives you something to do while you are staying safe at home.  Just make sure to join the challenge BEFORE April 16th.

Is it just me or do the inspiration colors just scream spring? All those beautiful pastel colors made me ready for the snow to melt in my yard so that I can enjoy the the warm air and flowers in bloom.  Spring means that Easter right around the corner,  which is my inspiration for this Sweet Easter Box I created to be filled with my favorite chocolate treat. 

This adorable little box was created using our Mix-In papers and images from the ArtPhilosophy Cricut Collection.  A complete list of supplies I used can be found at the very bottom of this post.   

For those of you who would like to recreate this project and give it as a special Easter Treat, I have a FREE DESIGN SPACE file just for you.  All you need to do is click on the link below to open the file and start creating your Sweet Easter Boxes.  After you have cut out all of your images, you can use the instructions below to help you assemble your box. 



Assembly Instructions:

  • After cutting the box from the Butterfly Mix-In paper, fold along the cut/score lines. (If you plan on stitching the sentiment in place – DO NOT GLUE THE TABS)
  • Using the Say It with Style Stamp Set, stamp the sentiment with Intense Black Ink onto the two French Vanilla cardstock strips.
  • Temporarily adhere the two sentiment strips onto the front of the box.  Using a Piercing Tool, create holes for the thread to go through. Create four simple straight stitches on the sides of the sentiment strips. 
  • Adhere the tabs of the box in place using liquid adhesive to form your box. 
  • Using a sanding block, sand the edges of the flowers, leaves, and lagoon butterfly.  (To create the “veins” in the leaves, fold the leaf in half then sand along the fold.)
  • Assemble the flower using 3D Foam Dots and adhere onto the front of the box with the leaves. 
  • Assemble the butterfly and adhere to the handle of the box.
  • Add Ribbon, Bitty Gems, or Shimmer to embellish. 
  • Fill with treats and give to someone special!!! 

I hope that you were inspired by today’s project and that you plan to join us for this week’s Color Dare Challenge.  Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.  

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

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Best Friends FURever Blog Hop

Welcome to the Best Friends FURever Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our Best Friends FURever collection. 75435849_10156934575312686_5940485385833414656_n.jpgIf you have come here from Darlys Recker’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

When I first saw  the Best Friends FURever papers, I couldn’t wait to make a layout of our little furball. Now that the kids are grown, I have just as many, if not more photos of her than I do of my kids.  She is our little lap dog who brings us so much joy, and I can’t image life without her. MissCarriesCreations-FurBabyLayout

Let me walk you through how I created this layout. I started by adding some Opaque Texture Paste to a striped Kraft paper. I designed a heart overlay in Design Space™, cut it from Vellum, and attached it to the page over the Texture Paste.

I have created a FREE CUT FILE for you to use in Design Space. You will need to own the images from the Artbooking collection to cut out this image. 

Most of the paper strips came from the Best Friends FURever paper packet. I was in need of one additional pattern and discovered that the Dots paper from the Mix-Ins pack matched these papers perfectly. A chevron was cut into the bottom of each strip, the strips placed onto the background, then stitched with a sewing machine.

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I added the photo with a Kraft paper mat, and some of the stickers from the Best Friends FURever paper pack.  When adding embellishments to your projects, always make sure you have designed a Visual Triangle. This creates flow and balance to any layout.♥ 

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I have created a short process video to teach you about creating a Visual Triangle and show you  how I created the elements on this layout.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Melinda Everitt’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. These Best Friends FURever products are only available through December 31stwhile supplies last, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order the supplies to make this layout.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is the list of supplies I used on my project

Best Friends Furever Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC11191)
Best Friends FURever Paper Pack + Stickers

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Mix-Ins Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Z3367
12 x 12 Vellum Paper

Z1375
12 x 12 Kraft Paper

Z4245
Opaque Texture Paste

Z4247
Palette Knives

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Z3440
Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen

Z1836
Micro-Tip Scissors

Cricut® collection image
CTMH Artbooking Collection

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Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

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Cricut™ Air Two

B00C90WM0K
EK Success Ruler

Portable Trimmer, 12"
Cricut Portable Trimmer

Z1151
Foam Tape

B01B8CL3VI
EZ Runner Grand Tape Runner

Z3341
Foam Dots

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A COLOR MY HEART COLOR DARE CHALLENGE

Gold is not a color on my wheel – I don’t even  wear gold jewelry – but today, I decided to explore the possibilities for the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge.  This week, we are inviting you to join us for a Silver or Gold Challenge AND I have a free gift for those of you who join this challenge.  You are to choose Gold or Silver with two accent colors. Are you ready? (Don’t forget to read all the way through to learn about your free gift.)

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Like I said, Gold is not something I use very often. Maybe the occasional Christmas card or anniversary gift, but not on my everyday color grid. I am more of a brassy, pewter girl. Today, I decided that it was high-time I explored some of our Gold products and this is what I came up with – a Simple Sand Dollar card.

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Honestly, it turned out so much better than I had hoped. For my accent colors, I chose to use Almond and Peacock to reflect the Sea and Sand.♥  The Sand Dollar image was stamped using VersaMark™ Ink, then heat embossed with our Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. (I have become fond of the texture that the Tinsel Embossing Powder brings to a project.) 

After stamping the image, I used a Waterbrush with Almond Ink to shade the Sand Dollar. As I explored my Gold options, I realized that I could add a little Gold Shimmer to the center of the Sand Dollar.  Shimmer Brushes are one of my “must-have” tools.

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Once the stamped image was complete, I cut out a Stencil and some Seaweed-like images from our Cricut Collections using my Air 2 machine™.  I used the Stencil to add some Texture Paste to my inked background, then layered the random plants, which were cut from Vellum and Gold Foil paper, onto the card.

FREEBIE ALERT:
The Design Space File™  I created includes the stencil and leaf images. It is free to anyone who links their project to this challenge & comments below with a link to their creation. 

A few final touches of White & Gold Twine, Gold Glitter Gems, and some splashes of Gold Shimmer and it was ready to be layered onto the card base. I even took the time to finish off the inside of the card using the You Are My Sunshine stamp set. (The purchase of this stamp set helps to provide a SMILE through Operation Smile.)

I adore the textures, contrast of color, and the overall simplicity of this card.  I hope that it inspires you to join the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge this month.  All you have to do is upload your creation to our Facebook Page and we will link it to the blog. How easy is that?? AND you get a FREE Design Space™ file from me just for participating. (Don’t forget to comment below with a link to your creation.)

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links below are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links and purchasing the product, a small portion of the sales helps to support my small business at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. 

Beach Treasures
Beach Treasures Stamp Set

Almond Cardstock
12 x 12 Almond Cardstock

Gold Foil Paper
12 x 12 Gold Foil Paper

Vellum Paper
12 x 12 Vellum

You Are My Sunshine
You Are My Sunshine Stamp Set

VersaMark™ Ink Pad
VersaMark Ink Pad

Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder

All-Purpose MatAll Purpose Mat

Anti-static PouchAnti-Static Pouch

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Waterbrush—Small Round
Small Round Waterbrush

Almond Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Almond Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Peacock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Gold Shimmer Brush
Gold Shimmer Brush

Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection
Flower Market Collection

Palette Knives
Palette Knives

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Air Two™ Machine

Opaque Matte Texture Paste
Opaque Texture Paste

Stencil Sheets
Stencil Sheets

White & Gold Twine
White & Gold Twine

Gold Glitter Gems
Gold Glitter Gems

Mini Ink Blending Tool-1 Round (Mini Ink Blending Tool With Replacement Foams)
Mini-Ink Blending Tool

White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
White Card & Envelope Value Pack

3-D Foam Tape
3D Foam Tape