Friday, March 16, 2012

The Circus Pop-Ups with Graphic 45 and Cricut

Well it's no secret Graphic 45 is my favorite paper company and I doubt that you didn't know that cigar boxes and pop-up cards are running in second place, as far as favs go! In these projects I get to use all three plus my wonderful Cricut Expression!

The Graphic 45 Le Cirque paper spoke to me and said circus cigar boxes. So after a lovely black cigar box was finished, I noticed I had 2 more boxes that were narrow and wouldn't it be so neat to open a box and see a circus act inside? Well of course it would and I figured I was up to the challenge.


First using Beacon 3 in 1 glue I papered strategic areas of the boxes with those wonderful illustration and patterns. I used Tim Holtz feet on one box and I used his curio knob on another. Next I looked through my Cricut cartridges and decided on the images. The first with clowns and a tent are from Paper Doll Dress Up page 58 and the second pop-up is from Everyday Pop-Up cards pages 24 and 66. No, I didn't use the cartridge pop-up cuts. The op ups were done with the same cube technique, I had used in the past. It was a bit tricky, taking time to make them work and fit in to the box, but when they worked it was fun to see the surprise on peoples faces!

I entered this post into several linkys this week!
My entry into A Crafty Soiree sponsored by Appliances Online and the Bosch Washing Machines.

15 comments:

Unknown said...

Your Circus Cigar box looks amazing. The technical way you created it is way beyond my comprehension though I commend you for your ability to create such exquisite items.

Unknown said...

Your creativity is inspiring. That's amazing.

Unknown said...

Your creativity is inspiring. That's amazing.

Unknown said...

Your creativity is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Carla said...

I appreciate all those lovely comments!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a clever idea! I love this. All the bright colors are so appealing. :-)

Lindsay Weirich said...

love circus theme stuff! great cigar box!

Carla said...

Thanks very much ladies! I love the challenge of figuring it out and using a theme!

Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

That's such a great idea! I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow, too:)

:: ashley :: said...

wow, thats beautiful! and so unique- i've never seen anything like that. i a your newest follower and cant wait to read more!

Jenny Melrose said...

I love the way this came out! The circus is always a favorite. Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

Artsy VaVa said...

Beautiful! I love this. Pinning it...I will definitely be making this!

Coleen McCrea Katz said...

I love this and so many ideas are spinning in my head!!! Stopping by from Bacon Time blog hop.

http://craftyandcookingmomma.blogspot.com/

Mindie Hilton said...

Really pretty boxes, thank you for sharing at Bacon Time.

Sarah Larsen said...

I love the detail on this!

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