Friday, September 7, 2012

Cricut Artiste—It’s a Party in a Box!

The brand-new Cricut® Artiste cartridge knows how to party! Did you know that the Cricut Artiste can jump-start your party preparations?

Fifty themed keys with over 700 shapes including cute cards and 3-D projects galore TONS of options for party favors, invitations, and decorations, all at your fingertips when you have the Cricut® Artiste cartridge!

Take a look at these adorable coffin-shaped treat boxes created by CTMH. If you’re planning a Halloween party—or if you just want to make Halloween treats with a spooky flair—these coffin boxes are a snap! 

Here’s how to do it:

First, gather these materials:
  1. With your Artiste cartridge in place, load your Cricut® machine with kraft cardstock and cut the coffin by setting the size dial to 5 1/2" and pressing the “3D Object” feature key, then press the “Eek” key, which is the sixth key in on the bottom row. At this size, you can fit two coffins per 12" × 12" sheet of kraft cardstock.
  2. Thanks to the brilliant coordination of elements on the Artiste cartridge, you’ll cut the lid to the box at the same size setting for a perfectly coordinating size and fabulous fit! Press the “Shift,” “3D Object” and “Eek” keys. Two coffin lids will fit on a 12" × 12" sheet of kraft cardstock at this size.
  3. Before folding the coffin, stamp the diamond pattern image from the All Hallows Eve stamp set several times with Desert Sand ink on the coffin lid. Stamp the cobweb and spider images in Black ink. Follow the easy instructions on page 58 of the assembly booklet to put the box together.
  4. Cut a 1/2" × 2 1/2" strip of Goldrush cardstock for each coffin and stamp the “Beware” sentiment on the strips. Trim a pennant edge on each strip and then attach it to the lid of your coffin using 3-D foam tape.
  5. Finish your coffin by attaching a Black Sparkle over the spider’s body. Ooo! After filling the box with your treats, wrap the coffin lid to the base using a few inches of Black baker’s twine. Give to your favorite goblin or ghoul!
This is just one example of how the Cricut® Artiste cartridge can help make preparing for all of your parties and celebrations even easier!

Be sure to check out the brand new Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit (page 14 in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book) for another great Halloween-themed party idea using this fabulous cartridge.
Spellbound Cricut Workshop on the Go Kit

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