Artiste in August - Handle Top Box

Welcome to the 29th day of the Artiste in August Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop and  Pamela O'Connor is the blog in front of mine.  We are a group of Close to My Heart Consultants who are making a different project each day using our brand new Close to My Heart Exclusive Cricut Artiste Collection.  Each day we will be focusing on a different shape or box that you can cut out with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

Oh my goodness.  Only 2 more days of the Artiste in August Blog Hop!  I had so much fun with today's project.  I love it when I get more caught up in the creative process than in the finished project.  So many times I forget to enjoy creating.  Today I enjoyed creating.

This box was cut out of Cashmere cardstock.  It was cut at 4" and the box can be found in the Artiste Handbook pg 44 and the Artiste Assembly Book pg 8.  I inked it with Saddle Ink.  Just loving the new colors!  I decided to make a collage using the National Stamping Month Promotion Stamp Set called It's Your Day.  I pulled out these stamp pads:  Pacifica, Barn Red, Sunset, Ruby, Slate, Honey, Saddle, Pear,  and Black. Then, using post it notes to mask, I stamped one stamp at a time, deciding which color and which stamp I wanted to use as I got to it.  Can I tell you how fun it was?

My box needed a little more color since the Cashmere cardstock muted my colors a bit, but the jury is out on my Honey colored star.  It may be too bright for my box.  I cut it with the Cricut Artiste and backed it with Pacifica cardstock.  I may go back and recut a star in another color.  I am going to leave it a day or so and see if it grows on me.

See the splotches on the handle?  I second generation stamped the splotches with Saddle ink using the stamp from Diverse Backgrounds (D

I used Cranberry Baker's Twine to hold my star tag onto my box.  I really like it.  I am definitely going to use this box for a little gift for a friend when they need a little lift.  I am just loving how this box has come out.  So much fun!

All of my edges are inked with Cocoa ink.  I found my cupcake box on pg 69 of the Artiste Handbook and pg 49 of the Artiste Assembly Guide.  I cut the box at 3.5".  And remember to cut the insert as well to hold your precious cupcake in place.  For the cellophane top I cut a 4.25" piece out of a normal page protector and taped it in place with my ATG gun.  It looks neat and professional once I fold the Cupcake Box's top into place.

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Now please continue hopping.  Your next stop will be to Tina Gale Husong's Blog.  

And then please come back tomorrow!  This Blog Hop goes all August long.  See you tomorrow!


  1. OK...this is super cute! Love the collage idea!

  2. This is so great! Love the collage/random stamping you did on this box. =)


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