Good Monday to you all! We've been having some very chilly weather lately. I love wrapping up in a blanket and watching a movie with something warm to drink! I am ready for fall!
This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is "A Pirate's Life" : Make a pirate themed project.
There are so many Cricut cartridges that have pirate cuts on them. It was hard to choose what direction I wanted to go with this project. Then I got the new Sweet Tooth Boxes project cart in my hot little hands and I knew I wanted to make a treasure chest.
I cut the "Toolbox" cut in all the layers and assembled it as shown in the cart manual. It was really easy! You will need a scoring tool (I use the Martha Stewart score board) and some strong roll tape (I used my ATG).
When I was all done my "treasure chest" looked a little plain. So I added some of my own detailing. Instead of the handle on top, I cut out the handle twice and rolled / glued the new handles to each side of the chest. I also cut the brown panels out myself. I ran them through a Papertrey Ink wood embossing plate to add some grainy texture then Distress Ink the grain for some depth. A few brass brads and we were looking more treasure chesty.
My daughter was having a "Pirate Princess" birthday party so the treasure chest was perfect for her pirate booty treat bags. Too cute!