Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Creative Time 3-D Wednesday

Welcome to another 3-D Wednesday with My Creative Time!  Tomorrow is Emma's birthday, so we all have created birthday themed projects in her honor!  Be sure to stop by her blog to give her some birthday love and to check out more fun 3-D projects created by her and the rest of the design team.

For my project today, I created a little mailbox full of treats.  I used the mailbox from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 Cricut cartridge, cutting it at 8 1/2".  For those of you who have wondered about the using the scoring on this cartridge with your Gypsy, I followed some tips that I found on the Cricut messageboard (sorry, I can't remember who posted them).

I first put the mailbox cut on the Gypsy.  Then, I added another layer and put the scoring lines there.  By zooming in, I could see just where to drag the scoring lines so that they lined up perfectly on the main cut.  I then sent the scoring lines to cut on my Expression, setting  the blade and pressure to 1 (I don't have a scoring blade, but this worked).  When it finished, I returned to the design (not unloading the mat), and went back to my first layer.  I changed the blade and pressure back to my normal cutting settings and sent that to cut.  It came out perfectly!

I stamped a sweet birthday message from My Creative Time's Wow!  So Many Candles stamp set on the mailbox flag.

To decorate some yummy Nuggets, I cut strips of Papertrey ink cardstock at 1" x 3" and stamped them with MCT's Spring Chicken Backgrounds and the stitching from Gift Card Sentiments, using the coordinating PTI ink colors.  I used a little strip of Scor-tape on one end of the strip to stick it together around the candy.

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  1. What a great mailbox...and chocolate, too! Thank you for all the scoring blade tips! Wonderful project!

  2. Soooooo cute Katie!!! Love the paper and cut. Thanks for the tip on the scoring. Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  3. I just got this cartridge on Saturday and I don't have the scoring tool. I LOVE the idea of setting the pressure and blade to 1. I'm SO going to try this thanks you for the awesome tip. And I absolutely LOVE this mailbox. It is ADORABLE. The patterned paper is awesome too! Hugs- Glora

  4. Super cute I always wanted to make this mailbox cut. Maybe one of these days. So adorable.


  5. Hi Katie!!!

    Your mail box is so cute! I love how you stamped the paper and gave it a pattern. I always forget all these cool techniques. I need to write some of them down. LOL... well maybe I will, someday. :)

    I love that paper too! I bought a couple sheets last weekend. It's perfect for summer projects

    Ruthie :)

  6. Eeee!!! LOVE! This is so super cute!! The papers are perfectly delicious to go with the yummy chocolates inside! :) Cutest mailbox ever!

  7. Ok, the mailman has never filled my mailbox with chocolate yummies, what a stinker! This is one sweet delivery Miss Katie! It's a great idea and totally beautiful! xoxo

  8. Oh WOW your little mailbox is sooo SWEET!Great treat and LOVE the pretty paper,TOO CUTE!Have a great day Katie!!:)

  9. Very cute mailbox. I looks almost like the $1 ones at Target but better. Smooches... Felicia

  10. This is such a cute clever project. I love it! I will have to try the score line tip!
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  11. Katie ~ okay this is just the BOMB! Besides all the colors, patterns and techniques but the instructions! You are the BEST TEACHER! I would have never thought to do that about the scoring! I have that scoring blade but have yet to use it! Maybe I won't have too! Whoever gets this specail delivery is just going to LOVE it!

  12. I just got this cart!!! This is sooo cute...can't wait to try it :)


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