This weekend, I had a sick day at home, where I didn't feel like doing much, but fortunately didn't feel too sick to craft! Since our pastor's wife had a birthday next week, I thought it would be fun to make a super special project for her - to let her know how special she is to us all! My kids had fun shopping for fun goodies to fill it with too!
I am also entering this in the Throwback Thursdays Challenge over at My Creative Time to use a retired cartridge, and Wacky Wednesdays over at More than Favors - Friendship. Additionally, I think it fits perfect with this weeks Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Piece of Cake, and My Craft Spot's Gifts, Bags, and Boxes! Finally, the challenge over at Getting Cricky with K Andrews: treat containers or party theme items.
I used Tags, Bags, and Boxes to cut out the cake boxes. I wasn't sure how many it would take - when I started I was guessing about 6 - it ended up taking 9!
I added some lace around the outside edges with zip dry glue, and then a bit of Stickles for sparkle.
I stamped a tag I had in my stash with a couple of sentiments from My Creative Time stamps - including that cute musical note! Tied it one with some Baker's Twine, and some sheer blue ribbon.
The flowers and leaves were all cut from Mother's Day Bouquet. I coated the flowers with Glossy Accents and added some Martha Stewart coarse glitter. After they dried, I curled the edges, stacked and glued them, and added a button and some jute cort. The leaves I scored down the center, curled them a little, and outlined them a bit with a green copic marker.
It was such a fun project to make! I don't know if I will ever make one again, but I LOVE how this came out - so who knows? Hope you enjoyed!