Sunday, August 11, 2013

Artbooking in August: Project #2 Giftable Item

Welcome to week 2 of Artbooking in August Blog Hop!  Last weeks artwork was AMAZING!!!  I got so many great new ideas that I can't wait to try.  We have over 35 CTMH consultants participating again this week.  Can't wait to see all the amazing creative work they've completed.

If you just arrived from HeatherJane's blog, you are in the right spot.

Our challenge is to create 4 different projects using the Artbookbooking Cricut Cartridge and any CTMH paper pack.  Our mission is to design each of the following:

1.  2 page layout--I completed last week.
2.  Card
3.  Mini Album
4.  Home Decor' or Giftable Item

I chose to make a card box to hold next weeks project in.  I'm enjoying this hop because it is making me get started on Christmas gifts early so I'm not racing to get them done last minute.

Supplies needed:
Artbooking Cartridge
Laughing Lola paper pack
Lagoon Ink Pad
My Creations Card Box
Base and Bling Floral Accents
Lagoon Re-Inker
Lagoon Cardstock
Sparkles Flourishes

The first step is to ink the edges of the box, inside and out.  I put a few drops of Lagoon re-inker on a sponge and then rubbed the color on all the edges.  I prefer this method because it colors darker and faster than rubbing the sponge on the ink pad and applying to the edges.  You don't have to cover the entire box because you are going to cover with paper.

Then cut your paper to fit all the sides.  Be creative and use different patterns inside and out.

Because I used paper that is very "busy" I chose to use the word "Sassy" from the Artbooking cartridge and very few embellishments.  

I used my favorite paper from the LL paper pack which is very busy.  I used Lagoon cardstock and then rubbed it on the ink pad to give it a "deeper" color to help it stand out against the paper.  Suggestion:  wear rubber gloves when doing this...not only will your paper get covered in will your fingers:)

It really helped darken it up!

I added some bling to the "S" and the "Y" and a few flowers on the front of the lid. Again, because the paper has a busy pattern, I didn't want to over do it with embellishments.  Keeping it simple!

Thanks for hopping by to see my artwork.  Head on over to Jody's Blog to see what amazing artwork she has created this week.  If you get lost along the way, go to Adeline's Blog for the master list of hoppers.

Happy Scrapping!


  1. Really?? What a beautify box you have create!! - a perfect gift for someone special!!

  2. Fantastic! I love how you have the paper patterns matched on the different sides.

  3. Love it! Now my sassy daughter will want it!

  4. This is stunning... I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow! Awesome gift item! Anyone would love to receive it! Have fun gift giving.

  6. What a sweet box! Any teen girl would love to get that for a gift!


  7. Love this box!! I get happier about this paper every time I see it!!