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Cricut Christmas Tree Box & Sizzix Bow 12 Days of Christmas DAY ELEVEN GIVE AWAY

Oh Christmas Tree Box, Oh Christmas Tree Box … how giant is your homemade Sizzix bow?

This little tree box is so cute…even with it’s ginormous bow.  😀

You’ll find this tree box in the Tags, Bags, Boxes &  More Cricut cartridge.  I’m going to use it in my Cricut Imagine, so that’s what the 12×12 white cardstock is for.  I bought that cardstock at Hobby Lobby.  It works well with the Imagine.  You don’t need the Imagine to make this box, just use any cardstock that you like. 🙂

Here’s the Tags, Bags & Boxes overlay on the Cricut Imagine.

I chose the Christmas tree box using the Shift button so I could get the tree box with holes in the sides instead of slits.  I was going to put a handle in it, but decided not to later.

I’m using the Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge for the patterns you see.  I finally settled on the green holly”ish” pattern.  Next I’ll click “apply” and we’ll be on our way!

Now we’re almost done.  I clicked “fit to page” so the box would be as big as possible while still retaining its shape.  “Fit to Page” is the button where it says “ABC”.   I’ll click “next” and we’ll get to cuttin’.  Yee Haw!

Yep.  It’s finished printing so it’s now cutting.  If you’re planning on getting an Imagine for Christmas, it’s best to give it a permanent space.  It’s heavy.  It also needs room in back and in front of it for the mat to extend almost completely.  That’s just something to keep in mind. 😉

And now for a brief intermission while We Make a Bow…

I bought this bow maker Sizzix die months ago and couldn’t wait for it to arrive.  It got here and I was like, “Say what?  That looks time consuming.”  You know what?  It is.  However, it’s also cool to make your own bows out of any color and pattern that YOU like.  You’re not subject to what you can find at your local store.  It does take longer than buying a bag of bows, so don’t fool yourself like I did and think this is a time or money saver.  It’s just cool. 😀

Yes, these do turn into a bow…eventually.

This is after 2 cuts with the die.  I didn’t read the directions and figured I now had enough for the bow and put my Big Shot away.  Um…wait a sec…the directions say FIVE cuts from the die.  Oh for Heaven’s sakes!  FIVE CUTS?  I got the Big Shot back out and cut 3 more.  Geeze.  Now I know why I heart the Cricut.  I have no patience.  LOL!

How embarrassing…It just occurred to me that I could have cut more than one sheet of paper at a time.  Well, no use in hiding that I overlooked that idea.  Now we can just have a good laugh! 😀

Oh, OK!  If you follow the simple instructions you TOO can make a bow.  Got it. 😉

I later decided to switch out that dull brad for a heart shaped one I had in my crafty stash.

Drum roll…where’s the drum roll?

I did it!!  I made a bow!  Woo hoo!  Crazy dance.  You can see the little heart brad in there too.  SWEET!

You might be interested in this video:  Cuttlebug & Big Shot Compared

And Now…back to our Previously Scheduled Craft…

I scored the box by following the tiny cuts the Imagine put there for me.  If you’re using a Cricut, the Cricut does the same thing. 😉  Next, I glued it in many of the folds leaving a few of them open for adding and retrieving a gift.

Cute as this is, I think we can better it with some BLING!  I’m using the Glam-It-Up crystal and stud cordless heat setting tool and crystals by Tulip.

On the 11th Day of Christmas Tulip – ILovetoCreate.com Gave To One Winner….

It’s an awesome heat setting tool and crystals!!  These are just like the ones I used in my post. 😀

Go visit ILovetoCreate.com and see all the cool things they have!

To be eligible to win please leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen by Random.org on December 13.  Join me on Facebook and Twitter! Look on the left for those links. 😀

SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE 12th Day of Christmas and a BLOG HOP with many awesome crafty friends!

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  1. always love to see what I can learn from you to improve my Cricut skills, love the tree, will get the cart!

  2. I so need more cartridges…… I want this one big time! Love your works, gives me great ideas!

  3. So so cute. I love the tree box and the bow. I have a cuttle bug i wonder if this die cut would go through my cuttlebug. Have to look this morning. thanks so much for sharing , I will have to look for this cart, i think I have it on my gypsy.

  4. woohoo i was finally able to sign in. I love the bow and the tree box is so cute. hope you have a great day thanks joy

  5. Dear Joy,
    I have this cartridge and never knew it had this adorable tree box, DUH!! I am so excited; these are just the ticket for teacher, mail person, hair dresser gifts and many more!!! Thanks so much for taking your precious time to share with us.
    With Warm Regards,
    Carol Broney

  6. I love the bow, but know I would never take the time:0/
    I’m sooo loving the blinging tool though. Does it glue stuff? I’m not quite sure how it works, but I’d love to win it to find out!!

  7. Even though the bow took some time, it sure is pretty! Thanks for sharing your creativity and showing us step by step how to make the projects.

  8. Cute box. I like the patterns and colors you chose. Never would have thought to put a huge bow on top, but it looks so cute. TFS!

  9. I’m still chuckling at your “asides.” I love reading your blog because you make them so much fun. This box and the bow are totally sweet!

  10. Very creative. I definitely have that cart and will have to make this. I would imagine that it can fit a gift card inside. Love Love the bling. Tell Zippy he has to behave if he wants to come out and do crafts with you again. LOL

  11. LOL, love reading your post!! I love this cart, I use it all the time, and what a fabulous bow!! I love bling but unfortunately I don’t have this bling machine yet, fingers crossed!! thanks

  12. That is a neat little bow maker LOL! And I love love love bling!!
    Very cute tree box!! Once again, you are inspiring me to dig out those carts I don’t normally use 🙂
    thebowsersapril97 at yahoo dot com

  13. Ok Joy I wanted tbb for awhile now I want it even more. Love the bbb…box, bow and bling……………..

  14. awesome project! i’ve been dying to buy the tag, bags, boxes and more cartridge but they’re discontinued and still expensive on eBay. one day it will be mines :0)

  15. That is such a great box even with the ginormous bow! 🙂 I also love to make homemade bows, but I don’t use a die for it. I do it all by hand…the really are very simple to make. Thanks for the great idea and the awesome giveaway!

  16. I am liking that bow ALOT! And the bling machine thing.Thanks for sharing your talents and humor with us. Have a wonderful, crafty weekend.


  17. Awesome tree box, thank you with your patience for the bow it does look easy to do once you show it done. I can’t believe tomorrow is day 12 have loved all your inspirations.
    Cathy S

  18. OH!!! I have this cart and did not even know about the tree box. I am so excited! I NEED that bling tool! Thank you for showing me something I can do right now!

  19. Awesome bow!!! I don’t think I could do that, though lol!! Thanks for the giveaways, I’ve been eyeing up the iRock for a while now 🙂
    faithk08 at yahoo dot com

  20. I have that cartridge and didn’t know there was a Christmas Tree box. I learned something new today, now I have to go check it out. Love the bow. Thanks for another super fun idea.

  21. So cute! TFS – I am making ad advent calendar out of these boxes and this is such a cute idea. I don;t have the Imagine, but will stamp on a few to decorate. Each one is being decorated differntly. Yes I know I’m late — but it will be a cute decoration this year and work for years to come!!

  22. Love Love Love it! You always show us the best projects! The bow is amazing! Gotta get that die!
    You enabler!!

  23. Love the bow and the box! I have this Cricut cartridge too, but did not know it had such a cute box. Love your site because I can learn so much useful info.

  24. This is cute! I got the Tags, bags cart with the gypsy download and haven’t used it yet. I may have to try this for Christmas 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you have for tomorrow!

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