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Dotty Frame and Matching Gift Box using Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

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Published: Friday, April 20, 2012

I wanted to share another "Dotty for You" project. I just can't get enough of the bright colors and fun assortment of patterns in the Dotty for You paper pack from Close To My Heart. It's only available for a limited time so make sure you get one... or more! You can get this paper pack for just $5 with a $35 order on my CTMH website, here.

For this gift box I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the box (size: Fit to Page), then cut the fun pokey flower (Size: 4"), cut X and O, as well as the top note shape (Size: 2" & 1 3/4"). Once you have all the pieces cut out you'll want to score your box on the fold lines that are put there by the cricut machine. Next roll up your flower and secure it with some strong adhesive like Liquid Glass. If you need to know how to roll the flowers you can check out my video, here. When you attach the flower to the top of your box make sure you only adhere it to one part of the flap. That way it can still be opened. ;) For the front of the box I adhered the 2 top note shapes together and added the X and O. To make the letters pop a little more I inked up the edges with some CTMH Lagoon ink. Before you attached that piece to the box you'll want to cut a strip of CTMH Colonial White ribbon and wrap it around the box. The ends of your ribbon should meet in the front so you have clean lines around the box and your adhesive and ends don't show. Now adhere your XO piece on the front and your cute little gift box is complete and ready to fill with goodies.

For the frame I used a $1 frame from Michael's craft store. I turned over the frame and placed it on top of the Dotty for You paper I wanted to use. I traced the outside of the frame and the heart and then cut it out. To adhere it to the wood frame I used some Liquid Glass. You can see how I do that here in this video of me working on a different frame. I took the zig zag patterned paper and cut the zig zags that I wanted to go across the frame. I cut it to work with the heart on the left side. To get clean edges I used a block sanding file from the CTMH sanding kit and ran it across all edges to give it a smooth finish. I used CTMH Lagoon ink on all the edges and to stamp the banner using the April Stamp of the Month. The banner was cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection along with the stars. I made the accordion flower and then got to work adhering all the different pieces to the frame. For the FUN banner I used a CTMH Foundry Pin Clip (love those).

These frames are so fun to make and can't wait to put this one out in the kids playroom with a FUN picture of them. Thanks for checking out my project!

GIVEAWAY: Only 10 more days to enter my April Giveaway for a chance to win the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection or $99 in CTMH products. Click Here to ENTER.

Don't forget I am running a SPECIAL OFFER this month: If you spend $80 or more on my CTMH website you will get a FREE paper pack or B-sized stamp set (of your choice). Don't miss it... 10 days left to take advantage of that offer.


© Copyright 2012,
Mandy Leahy, Close To My Heart Independent Consultant/Senior Director

Posted by: Dawn
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 4:46:35 PM

Great way to use those prints!

Posted by: Melissa Cano
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 9:46:13 AM

Super cute! Love the paper :)

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