Monday, January 11, 2010

Let's Party with The Cuttlebug Spot!


This week at The Cuttlebug Spot it's all about party favors! WooHoo, I just received my new Tie the Knot Cricut Cartridge and I couldn't wait to try the bride and groom boxes. I cut them at large as the 12 x 12 mat would let me which was 11 1/14" for the bride and 10 3/4" for the groom. I did have to snip a smidge at two of the tips on the groom's box to get that size and I did do it in DS to get the absolute MAX possible so I'm not sure if you just used "fit to page" what size you'd actually get. The cool thing about these boxes is they don't need to be taped so if you were going to make multiples you wouldn't have to assemble them until needed.
The bride's dress was fairly easy to emboss with the Roses limited edition Cuttlebug folder I got from Custom Crops. The folder didn't make it all the way to the bottom of the dress but I was happy to use my virgin MS double loop border punch to add some color to the bottom. There is a separate cut on the cart to line the front of the dress. The ribbon holds the dress together at the waist. I can imagine using this dress for other girly parties as well. (Sweet 16? Quincinera?Princess?)

The groom's box was another story. I really wanted some texture and may have had an easier time had I chosen a different folder because of the directional stripes on the Herringbone folder, but I ended up cutting the box twice and dissecting one of them in order to emboss the parts that would be showing correctly. Guess I wouldn't be doing that if I were doing hundreds, but maybe for a rehearsal dinner... I just scored the shirt with my ScorPal and added adhesive bead buttons. I really love how it turned out.

The side view shows about how much "filling room" you have for each. The bride's box is about 4 1/2 " tall, about 4" wide at the bottom, and about 2" deep. The groom's box measures about 4" tall and across the top, 3" at the bottom, and about 1 3/4 " deep. My DT sisters have come up with some fabulous projects this week so why not have a look HERE. And if you came and party with us you have the opportunity to win a girft certificate from The Craft Barn so get crafting!

24 comments:

  1. Alright Donna I have to pick my chin off of the floor, This is AMAZING....WOW! Krista

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  2. This is unbelievable!^^ It is so different from the wed cards, this is sth new! Really like it*^^*



    Cheerios

    Lia

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  3. Absolutely fabulous Donna Perfect choice of embossing folders and love the matching roses! I can see this cart will definitely have to go on my must have list!!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  4. OMG, Donna pick me off the floor!!! These favor boxes are really fabulous. Loving how the cuttlebug embossing makes these look so beautiful! You and your creativity are so amazing. Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. Wow Donna these look amazing,great choice of embossing folders. I could so imagine these on the tables at a wedding. What a stroke of luck getting this cart just in time.

    Hugs
    Kaye x

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  6. Amazing! These are the cutest party favors I've seen in forever!

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  7. WOWZERS, Donna! It was worth every aggravating second! They are amazing! Love all the little details, right down to those little pink roses. FABULOUS job, girl! On to the next project yet or are you peeled to the screen watching an exciting video? LOL!

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  8. This is a wonderful project! I need to get this cartridge! So charming. Angela

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  9. This is sooooooooooo cute Donna !! I love it. How cute !

    Hugs Monique

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  10. Are you looking out the window this morning? Aw, its just beautiful out right now!
    Ok so you cracked me up with your comment on my blog. "party for two!" LOL!...really, its a party for one. He'll be the one getting something out of it! LOL!
    I'd tell you what was in it but I might offend every single follower (except for Margie, JK! LOL!)
    Onto the project, I think that this might be one of your very best at showing the true lengths that using the CB can take a project. Everything is perfect and I can really see this being just the best for so very many occasions! Love the ideas for using the dress for a little girls party! too cute!

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  11. Gasp. What a fantastic duo. You are amazing.
    Hugs.
    Carole

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  12. Good grief !!!! You never cease to amaze me, Donna....these are absolutely beautiful !!!!! The embossing...oh the sweet lil flowers...just beautiful !!
    xoxo Joy

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  13. Wow Donna
    These are just Fabulous.....
    Such great ideas
    Hugs Wanda

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  14. I really want that groom box.... Just drop it in the mail to me right NOW! The bride is adorable, but the groom is to die for. I LOVE the suit details. OMG Donna - you are such an over-achiever!!! LOL Truly AWESOME job, girly-girl.

    xx Susan

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  15. Hey you, I love your stuff... LOL.. truly talented

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  16. LOL Donna! I have been staring at the roses CB folder for days over at the Customcrops website - you have just given me another reason to want it even more! Love your use of the herringbone folder for the groom box too - very clever! TFS!

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  17. Beautiful, I love both the bride and groom!

    You use some of the greatest techniques. I would love to see your craft room, but then again... maybe I don't...I'd be beyond envious!

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  18. 困難的不在於新概念,而在於逃避舊有的概念。.........................

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  19. Donna, these boxes are waaaaay too cute! Where were you when I got married... LOL!

    Fantastic job and tfs!

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  20. OMG...OMG...OMG. You are amazing Donna! These party favors are awesome! I love the embossing folder on the brides dress.

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  21. These are awesome! I just love wedding 'stuff'. Great job.

    Jo xx

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  22. Ack!! These are awesome! Love it all, but the herring bone on the tux is totally WOW for me!

    (-: Heidi

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  23. OMG!!!! Where the heck have I been!!!!! This is ONE DARLING CUT!!!! I have to have this cart now..thanks girl for being such an enabler!!!! I love everything little detail about this project...

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  24. These are amazing!!!

    We are hosting a Bridal Tea the first of March. We made these boxes for favors. I could not figure out how to emboss the dress. How did you do it?

    Rebecca

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Thanks for making my day!