Today I have a different kind of gift box to share with you. The other day I used a new cut file for an Enchanted Lantern (see post below this one), and I decided I just HAD to make the open-window version, but with a twist. I basically closed up all of the windows and turned the "lantern" into a gift box. With Mother's Day fast approaching, a small box like this is always handy for an elegant presentation of a gift card to a favorite store or lunch spot. At any rate, I was excited to measure the window openings and discover that the "trading card" images on my 8x8 Graphic 45 paper pad fit almost perfectly. Here's what I did:
As a helpful hint, since the Kanji characters are fairly intricate and I was cutting at only 1", I cut them from vinyl instead of paper. It made them easier to cut and adhere to the shadow base. I then added more Stickles over them to tie in with the rest of the lantern. The shadow is cut from metallic cardstock. The American Crafts Specialty Cardstock - Foil is a great option for this.
Here are the Cutters Creek supplies I used for this project:
- Graphic 45 papers in 12x12 and 8x8
- Scor Tape in 1/8"
- Glossy Accents (to adhere Kanji characters to lantern)
- ASI Kool Tak clear adhesive squares
- Distress Stickles in Fired Brick
- black cardstock, suede texture
- gold metallic cardstock
- Pagoda cartridge for Cricut
- Cricut indoor vinyl
- Enchanted Lantern cutting file from Creations by AR