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Saturday, May 18, 2013


Sorry about the delay... I picked the wrong date so it didn't post at midnight...lol

Hi, it's Freda from CannCreate Designs, I'm back with a quickie 3D Father's Day gift box project using SVG files, MTC and my Expression. 

I was looking for a gift box for my hubby's father's day gift.  He has been wanting a new wallet so I though the size of this box would be perfect...

This project comes from "The Green Room" set at SVGCuts.com.  I was really amazed at how easy and quickly this project came together.

For the top I found this great green velvety specialty paper from HOTP called Forest Suede at my local LSS that cuts like butter.  Just to be certain I taped it down all the way around so I didn't waste an ounce......

I assembled the top before I decided the "balls" looked a little flat.  So I would advise that you assemble the rack of balls and embellish before attaching to the table....I was a little worried that I was going to mess up the suede.  Draw stripes and dots on the ball pieces, assembled rack base and frame then glued the balls in place on the rack base piece.  Place rounded blobs of Glossy Accents on each ball to make them look a little more realistic....let dry...

Use a tape runner adhesive to attach the velvet to the table top base. Next put the table top frame in place and embellish as desired.  (I put Queen & Co. black gems in the holes around the edges).  Draw the embellish lines (gold and black stripes) and color the chalk tip white on the stick, allow inks to dry then color the white tip with a little bit of blue on the end. Fold the stick along the scored lines and glue (it will be a square shaped tube). There are 2 holes in the suede to help with placement of the ball and stick, I placed a pearl on one and glued the stick to cover the other one...

Fold the sides of the table top under and glue in place.  Glue the "fringe" pieces along the long side (there aren't any pieces for the short sides of the top).  I put Queen & Co. large black pearls just above the holes cut in the fringe pieces.

For the bottom of the table fold the "Box" pieces and glue to form the table base, they are pretty self-explanatory.  Glue the 3 straight and scalloped trim layers together and glue in place on the leg pieces.  Attach the leg pieces to the long sides of the box.

Wallah....you're done....What Fella wouldn't enjoy getting a gift in something this special.....I thought this project was pretty special as a gift box...but last week someone made the bottom of the table and filled it with flowers to look like a planter-I thought it was even more amazing....check it out here...

Thanks for stopping by, 


Designed by:  Freda Cannon 
Machine Used:  Cricut Expression
Project Type:  3-D Gift Box
Products Used:  MTC Software; The Green Room SVG Files from SVGCuts.com, Glossy Accents, Queen & Co Pearls and Black Gems, Ink Gel Pens.


  1. LOL! This is Cricut FANatic Blog and you used svg cuts and MTC LOL!!

    1. Yes I did, fortunately I bought MTC & SCAL when they worked with Cricut Products, I do not update my expression, baby, create, cake and cake mini machines so that I can continue to use this program/machine configuration...I can use the Imagine, E2 or both mini's for the PC software and 375 cartridges in my PC arsenal.

      I checked and this site's requirements are as long as Cricut products were used to make the project it qualifies for the Cricut FANatics blog...these items were cut on the cricut expression so that I could share with this group even though I could have just as easily used my Silhouette or Pazzles cutters.

      Check back next month, I've got half a dozen or more Cricut only layouts designed by Monique Griffith completed and being photographed to share....Her designs will knock your socks off....

  2. Oh my gosh, Freda!!!!! How freakin' adorable is this!!!!

  3. So adorable. It's perfect love the touches all the way down to the velvet paper. Fantastic job!!!!

  4. Very cool! Love the little pool table!


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