Good morning everyone! This is Julie (Hurricane Zuri on the Cricut message board) of http://mommys-playroom.blogspot.ca/. I am really happy to be a part of the Cricut FANatics. Today I have a home décor project to share with you.
As I was thinking about what type of project to do, I was also dealing with my entire family being sick. It seems that the beginning of each school year brings home new germs. So I decided that a school themed tissue box cover would be an appropriate project.
To make the box cover I used the Gypsy and the George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge. The yellow portion of the cover measures 15“ x 4 ¼ ”. It is scored at 5 ¼” and 9 ¾”. The red portion is the same size with four 1” x 5 ¼ ” rectangles welded to it and scored for the tabs. I welded an oval (cut at 1 ¼” wide and 3 ½ “ tall on the Gypsy) to both pieces for the opening on the top.
The chalkboards measure 4 ¼ “ x 5 “ with white faux stitching added using a white pigment ink gel pen. All of the images are from the Recess Cricut cartridge and were adhered with pop dots. The pile of books was cut at 2 ¾”. I embossed the apple using the PC Divine Swirl embossing folder to make the apple pop a little. I love the dimension it adds. The veins on the leaves were drawn in with a Stampin’ Up Old Olive marker. The stem was colored using a Stampin’ Up Early Espresso marker. I embossed the pages of the book using the Stampin’ Up Woodgrain embossing folder.
My favorite part of the tissue box cover is the old-fashioned school house. It was cut at 3 ¾ “.
I always picture an old school house as brick. I used the PC Brickyard embossing folder to create the look. The school bus was cut at 2 “ and the ABC was cut at 2 ½ “.
I hope you enjoyed my project today. Have a wonderful week!
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed By: Julie (Hurricane Zuri on the Cricut message board)
Cricut Machines Used: Gypsy, Expression, Cuttlebug
Cricut Cartridges Used: George and Basic Shapes, Recess
Other Supplies Used: PC Brickyard embossing folder, PC Divine Swirl embossing folder, Stampin’ Up Woodgrain embossing folder, assorted colors of cardstock, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen, Stampin’ Up markers, pop dots, adhesive
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