Monday, October 19, 2009

Lunch Box Tin .cut file

The Provo Craft top loading tin - 20-7014

If anyone has altered a tin like this, you know what a pain in the you-know-what it can be!! Well, no more! I have created a .cut file with the Cricut Design Studio software to make altering these tins a breeze! No more tracing and trying to make your own template!

The file uses the George cartridge and has a page for the top, back, and front with the latch.

After you cut out the top piece, you will need to use scissors or a craft knife and cut between the two "ovals" so you can slip it over the handle. It shouldn't show *that* much after your paper is glued on.

You will want to adhere the back piece on before the front piece. They are made to overlap a bit, but the front pieces should end up just about on the center of the side. By putting the front piece on second you will have a much more symmetrical seam. (Being a Virgo, I love symmetry! LOL)

You can download the file HERE. (file has been updated for a 6x12 mat!)

I hope this helps someone with their tin-altering frustration!! If you end up using it, please let me know how it worked for you!

**UPDATE 3/18/11** If the file link doesn't work for you , please let me know. I had to upload it to a new host. :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Challenge Card

I made this card as part of a challenge over at We were given a sketch and this is what I came up with.

The card measures 5.5" x 4.25" and the base is Bazzill. The dotted background is Core'dinations cardstock embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The striped and flowered pink papers are from M's and are made by g.c.d studios. The circle was cut at 3.5" with my Cricut using the George cartridge, and the butterflies were cut using Indie Art - the solid one at .5" and the bigger one at 1.25". The butterflies were cut from pink Bazzill and the circle is the reverse of the patterned paper, as are the rectangles for the stamped saying and the smaller flowers.

The stamped saying is from Stampin Up's "Simply Said" set. The larger flowers are Bride's table confetti from M's and the smaller ones were made using a punch. The larger rhinestones are 3 and 5mm from J's made by Darice, and the smaller ones are 2mm nail gems from eBay, all glued on individually. (Yeah, it took a while and yeah, I know they aren't straight! LOL)