Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Need a Hostess Gift Idea?

Hello everyone, today I am sharing a favorite project of mine.... a Tissue Box Cover......that can be decorated for any theme or holiday that you need. They make a perfect Hostess /Housewarming gift, which is the challenge for the design team at SweetSassyDiva this week. The wonderful directions can be found  at Splitcoaststampers. I have shared this tutorial many times because Diane has done such a great job describing the easy steps to make this versatile home decor accent.

I used my E2 and Imagine to cut from Sophie and Trim the Tree cartridges.

 I am showing the screen shots you will see when you design and cut using the Cricut Craft Room.

The doily is sized at 4" and cut out perfectly on the E2.

Now we move on to the candy cane and the skate, both from Trim the Tree. These are cut at 2.5", and I am here to tell you that I will never cut anything on this cartridge this small again. I started out cutting them on the E2 with terrible results. I then moved over to the Imagine. They cut out better, but I still had LOTS of clean out work to do....moral of this tale.... make them BIGGER :)

I ran the red parts through my Zyron machine and the applied red glitter. If you haven't tried this method of applying glitter, I totally recommend it. The white doily was just to plain for my liking, so I wove thin ribbon through the tree edge and tied a bow. Then I glued that down too sides and added the skates and candy canes using dimensionals. Around the top edge I stamped snowflakes from My Pink Stamper with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder. I added stickles to the snowflakes and called it done.

Supply list:
Cricut E2
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Sophie Cartridge
Cricut Trim the Tree Cartridge
Card Stock - Stampin Up
Patterned Paper - Hobby Lobby
Stamps - My Pink Stamper
Versamark Ink
White Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by :)

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