Friday, August 3, 2012

Cricut Artiste Appreciation Party Favor Tutorial

Over the years I used to be amazed by the creativity of some of my leaders when I'd attend a meeting where lovely little gift favors were sitting at each persons place. Other times, the parent-teacher organization would show teacher appreciation by having a cute token given to each of us. I always wondered where these ladies got their fabulous ideas.

My new Cricut Artiste cartridge is so full of small containers that are perfect for party favors or small tokens of appreciation. I can't wait to try them all.  Here's my first one that was really quick once I figured out measurements. I'm sharing those measurements with you so you can quickly duplicate if desired. I used a two-sided paper from CTMH Avonlea paper pack.

It takes 1 sheet of cardstock to make one of these party favors. I cut the purse-shaped container using the Fit to Page feature on the Cricut Expression, which made it 4.5" tall when complete, 4.5" Accent 3 <3> (p. 33)  The front is decorated with a 2" black doily shaped element cut from the same cartridge which matches one of the Brocade Assortment pieces - 2" Accent 4 <h> (p. 56) . I cut the two bottom design elements from Chocolate cardstock, also 2" shift Accent3 <R> (p. 44). The edges are distressed with Chocolate ink sponged lightly on the scallops. The top is tied with black tulle ribbon that has been folded in half.

You can see through the side that it has an inner section that folds up and attaches so that whatever you put inside doesn't easily fall out.

I tied the tag on the back so that side isn't plain, but it could easily go on the front.

I cut the tag from black cardstock at 1.75" shift Accent 4 <3> (p. 33).  I used one of the Casual Expressions stamps and stamped it twice on the Avonlea off white cardstock. I colored the outer part and cut it out, then I colored the ring around the circle on the second one and punched out just that circle using a 1.25" circle punch. That circle was pop-dotted on the whole piece. I added pewter mini-brads and attached it to the black tag.

Now it's up to your imagination what you could put in a cute little purse of this design! Mmmm, chocolate sounds good right about now!

4.5" Party Favor Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Avonlea" paper pack, Black, Chocolate cardstock
Stamp -CTMH D1525 Casual Expressions
Ink - Black
Markers - CTMH water-based Chocolate, Olive, (dried up Lagoon which was lighter, more like Juniper)
Accents - All CTMH: Brocade Assortment, Black Tulle Ribbon, Black Hemp, bitty pewter brads, 1.25" circle punch, Cricut Artiste cartridge.

I'm entering this item in the following challenges:
Come and Get It - Anything but a card
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #176 - anything but a card


Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Cute!!! Very pretty color combo!!! Love the special accents!!! The tag with black tulle is a perfect touch!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Karen said...

I love it Vickie! How cute? I hope to talk to you soon.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very cute! Lots of details with the brad and the flourishes and snowflake! Thanks for playing at HSS!

ebeth9267 said...

This is a very cool pouch/favor. I love the unique shape and inside folds. Thanks for being a part of this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Krista said...

Wow, how pretty and no detail spared! I love the different textures....the embellishment, the ribbons, the Tulle, the petty! Great idea making that centerpiece that locks in the goodie! Thanks for joining ust at HSS!

Bobbie said...

Lovely favor! The paper and embellishments are so pretty together, what a fun way to present a treat. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

inkypinkies said...

So pretty! Those Cricut favors are very clever, love that the pocket to hold the goodies is slanted so the box closes so neatly! Pretty little metal embellishment, too. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika