Monday, March 4, 2013

Bye Bye Birdie - FCCB Challenge #151

Hi everyone, I'm excited to post my first challenge project as a new design team member on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog (FCCB)! This week's challenge is #151 - Bye Bye Birdie, which is to create a project with a bird.

The funny thing is, I had recently created a tag with a cute bird while I was a guest designer over at the H2H Challenge Blog (you can see that project HERE). While I had several options to choose from on the Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges, I decided to go with that same cute little bird to go along with my favorite new CTMH paper pack, Chantilly.  I can't get enough of the brilliant spring colors in this paper, so I made a fun little gift box!

This cute little gable box can be found on page 37 in the Artiste handbook, and page 7 of the included Assembly guide.

It is super easy to make, and will be perfect for holding a gift of candy or jewelry. I cut out the box at 4" using the Chantilly paper. Here is how it looks after cutting.

You can see that it actually cuts out about 10 1/2" x 8 1/2", but the 4" cut size refers to the final project size once it's all folded up and put together. 

I cut out the bird and the wing using Art Philosophy. This can be found on page 51 of the handbook, and they were both cut out at 1 3/4". 

For more detailed instructions on putting the bird together, click HERE

I then stamped a banner and sentiment from the For A Friend stamp set (love this one!) and cut it out.  I added some Green Sparkles to the banner and on top of some Glitter Buttons and an acrylic flower.

I was able to easily fold the box by following the assembly guide, and then I adhered some retired CTMH ribbon around it.  I used 3-D Foam Tape to adhere the bird and banner on top of the ribbon, and I clustered the buttons and acrylic flowers under the bird.  

I hope you like my bird project, and you can get more inspiration from the other Fantabulous Design Team members HERE. I look forward to seeing what you come up with, so make sure to link up your project and play along with us! 

Happy Crafting!


  1. Such a pretty gift box, great job Rachel!!!!!

  2. Love it Rachel, beautiful!!!

  3. This is Stunning !!! Love the colors and embellishments. Welcome to the FCCB DT, excited to see your future creations!!
    Brianna FCCB DT

  4. WOW! Where do I start? This is beautiful, Rachel! I love the 3-D box (this is one of my absolutely favorite carts!), the buttons and bling (gotta get some of those, lol), and that paper is gorgeous! I saw that paper in the catty but it looks so much better in your project!

  5. What a great box, that pattern paper is just fantastic!

  6. I wouldn't even need a gift inside, the box is gift enough! This is beautiful. I love that you showed us all the hows of doing it too! I am impressed with this! You have created something beautiful.

    Rebecca, Fantabulous Cricut DT
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  7. Love the bright spring colors and all the embellishments you added to the box!

  8. Your box is gorgeous. Cindy FCCB DT.

  9. Love your box! It's amazing! I so wish those two carts were in my budget! I'm excited to be on the DT with you!

    Emily (


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