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!