Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Spring Top Box

I really enjoy making homemade cards. The more I play with my cutter, the more I really like doing it. Besides the cards, I like the idea that you can make your own boxes and gift bags. Today, I decided I would try my hand at a box. This is what I came up with.

If you would like to make one also, you can find the MTC digital file for the box and the instructions in PDF format below.

MTC Box Digital Cut File

Instruction File

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

A Birthday is Coming Soon

My youngest daughter's favorite flower is a daisy. Her favorite color is green.
I used a picture that I had taken of a Shasta Daisy as inspiration for this card for her birthday.

I drew the petal layers in Xara Designer Pro 6, my favorite graphic drawing software. I imported the vector drawings into Make-the-Cut software and created a file that my Cricut Expression could cut.

The curly outside layers of the the center are graduated circles with slits cut from the outside edge toward the center. I used a quilling tool to curl them.

The very center is green and yellow glass seed beads fused together in a kiln. Any number of things could be used and look great, including glitter, but I am experimenting with various techniques. The yellow and green "button" is one of those techniques gone awry.

MTC Daisy Digital Cut File