Friday, October 24, 2014

Fourth Annual Canadian Cricut Circle Swarm Challenge #3

Challenge #3  by BarbPoll
"My challenge is to use your Cricut machine to create 6 treat boxes of some sort to give to elderly people in your neighborhood this Halloween."

I have no idea how to watermark pictures, so I've been busy doing it the old fashioned way, right with the picture.  This was fun to make.  I used #B1453 Frightfully Fun stamp set, black memento ink, Recollections brand paper, thread-web-lace, or that's what I'm calling it.  The bags are cut at 4" from Artiste CTMH Cricut cartridge, page 79, button 49 Feature key "3D Objects."  The "repeat last" button is really useful for this type of project.
I arranged the clear acrylic CTMH stamps on the paper how I wanted, then stuck the stamp block to the whole works.
I curved "Happy Hauntings"to complement the scalloped edge on one side of the block, and "trick or treat" on the other side of the block to stamp the bottom flap. This makes it an easy assembly line.
 Aren't they pretty? I was watching the time, and from start to finish, this project was done in 1.5 hours.  I raced the machine, scoring one as the cricut expression machine cut another, and I couldn't win.  But I was close!  Scoring with a ruler and bone folder or stylus makes the folding so much simpler.  These only needed two strips of Sookwang adhesive tape to assemble them.  That tape is neat, no scissors required, just tear what is needed.

They are loaded with candy, ready for my pharmacist friend to give away to customers needing pretty happiness.  I will be taking the whole works to them tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to it.

I challenge you to try these challenges yourself.  Or create anything you like, just give the end result away.  We are so fortunate to be able to create the things we do, sharing it makes the world a better place.  Happy belated Thanksgiving!  
AND, Happy Halloween!!!

1 comment:

  1. Those treat boxes are so cute! Love the stamping. I know how busy you are so thanks for accepting my challenge. What a trooper! :)


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