Thursday, June 28, 2012

4th of July Basket


Hi All, 4th of July is just around the corner. I wanted to make something to hold the silverware (err plasticware) and napkins for each table. I saw this basket online somewhere and wish I could give credit to it's original designer but I can't find the website so I recreated it by memory and am here to share with you how I did it.

Supplies:
12x12 Sheet of Paper (or 6x6, 9x9)
ScorePal
Adhesive
1 1/4" circle punch (or cut from your cutter)
Embellishments of your choice




Let's get started.
1) Score your paper at 4" and 8". Turn and Score again at 4" and 8" (basically divide your paper into three sections)


2) Cut down the score lines at 4" and 8" down 4". (basically down one box on each end, see sample)
Then cut the center flap into a triangle and both side flaps into thirds. It will look like this.




3) Add adhesive on two of the three strips as see here




4) Bring the strips up on each side as show here



5) Hold the triangle flap up and mark where the one set of flaps hand over the triangle flap and trim.




6) Adhere the triangle flap an either cut off the tip or fold it over to hide.




7)  I then cut two circles, folded them in half and cut a slit down the middle. I cut a strip of paper to use as the handle and added on end into the slit in the circle.  Adhere the circles over the tip of the triangle flap then decorate..........

 Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and make one of your own.... ~~Tee

Sunday, June 17, 2012

3D Flip Flop - Life is a Beach

Quite a while ago I saw the cutest 3D Flip Flop SVG file for free and just fell in love with it but wanted to see if I could make it use my Cricut and Cartridges. I first used the Cricut Craftroom to edit the flip flop from Life is a Beach and hid the contours on the top of the flip flop. I then added a rectangle from Plantin SchoolBook for the straps... I transferred the file to my gypsy and TADA... Here is what I came up with.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hello Kitty Cake and Cake Box

One of my scrapbooking friends asked me to make her a Hello Kitty Cake with a matching cake box similar to the one I made for my sister-in-law last year for her Birthday. I used my Cricut Cake and the Hello Kitty Font and cut out Wilton Sugar sheets for the cake. They are so easy to use except for the white - I had to use two layers of white and pink to hide the black from showing through. I love the outcome.

~Tee


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

4th of July Wreath - Free File


Hi All, If you came here from the Cutter's Creek blog to get the free files you are in the right place.

For MTC files click "HERE"

For SVG Files click "HERE"

For a tutorial on how to put together this 4th of July Wreath please go to Cutter's Creek Blog by clicking "HERE".

~Tee