Friday, February 25, 2011

Here's an SVG that I made for a friend - it's an ATV (all terrain vehicle).  This is my first time posting a file to share - I hope everything works!

Wrap It Up cartridge - Baby Girl

The next cute box to make was the Baby Girl box on page 23 of the Wrap It Up cartridge.  Here's how the box cut at 9 inches on my Cricut:

After scoring the box, I cut out the two panels within the box feature.  This box is just like the Happy Birthday box in its structure - very easy to assemble with little glue. 

I glued the side tab and one of the bottom tabs to fold the box together.  It looks pretty cute!  These little boxes would be great for a baby shower gift or decoration.  I think the outline needs some extra something, but I can't think of a way to "bling" it up.

I also decided to make the Baby Girl card.  I cut out this card at 5 inches, which is pretty big.  The "Its a Girl" is the "shift Phrase" button on this page and the baby carriage is within the Card feature.  I wish I had tried layering the phrase....I'll try doing that on the next Wrap It Up card.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wrap It Up cartridge - Over the Hill box

Today I made the second box from the Wrap It Up cartridge - the Over the Hill box.  This is how the box looked after cutting it on my Cricut (cut at 9 inches):

I loved the way this box comes together - no glue or tape needed!  The sides of the box have a slit and one end fits perfectly into the other.  I wasn't too pleased with the trees that were part of the box option, so I cut two trees that are part of the regular button.  I had to cut them several times to figure out that a 3 1/4 inch tree would fit over the trees on the box.

After cutting out the two trees, I realized that each tree is pointed a different way!  Oops.  So here's my mistake on one end of the box with the overlapping tree going in the wrong direction!

And here's the final product.  Not my favorite look, but I did like the way the box fit together.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wrap It Up cartridge - Cupcake box

I just got the new Wrap It Up cartridge and couldn't wait to dig in and try it out.  I plan on cutting out every box and some of the other images and will share what I've learned on my blog.

I started on page 21 with the Cupcake images.  Here's the handbook page:

I cut out the cupcake box at 8 inches and here's how it looked after cutting (please ignore my dirty mat):

Next, I scored the box.  The image had cut lines along the edges so I knew right where to score it.  Here's the box after scoring:

I cut the cupcakes next to the Box.  These will decorate the outside of the box.  Here's how they cut:

I glued the cupcake pieces onto the box before folding it.  I cut another set of cupcakes out of yellow for contrast:

The great thing about this box is that only one side needs to be glued or taped.  I used my ATG gun to glue one of the tabbed edges on the side of the box:

Now the box was ready to be folded together.  I put the sides of the box together first:

Folded the bottom of the box by inserting the tabbed edge:

and then folded the top panels of the box.  Pretty cute!

I also cut out the phrase "Happy Birthday".  I thought one layer would be a shadow of the other, but both pieces cut out at the same size. I did layer the cupcake on one of the phrases and I'll save them for later use on card:

Hope you enjoyed reading my blog post!