Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #10: Bags & Boxes Bonanza!

Our challenge this week over at Fantabulous Cricut is called "Bags & Boxes Bonanza": Make a 3D project AND use the color black somewhere on it.

Hmmmmm...I've been in such a spring/summer mode lately, that I wasn't sure what I could make that kept with the spring/summer theme, but would still incorporate black.  But, since I'm totally addicted to the Create a Critter Cartridge, it wasn't long until I found this super-cute little ladybug and knew what I would make...a cute little ladybug gift box!

I made the box base by cutting a piece of black cardstock to 6 3/4" x 8 1/2".  I scored at 2 1/4" inches on all four sides, then cut on score lines as shown:
Next, I folded up the cut sides and adhered them to box sides with Terrifically Tacky Tape:
Once I had my box constructed, I cut my ladybug and layers, making them just big enough to hide the box when looking at it from the front (3 1/2").  I added some flowers, brads and ribbon to embellish this little "lady".  Then I attached the ladybug (and a back plain black ladybug die cut as well) to the box with TTT. 
To finish, I added a 1 1/2" strip of black cardstock for the handle, attaching it inside, and added red paper crinkles in the box.
Hope you like my ladybug box!  Thanks for looking and have a creative day!!!  :)


Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Oh that is just too cute!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said... cute! Love it!

"Um Buggin" said...

This is just adorable! Love it, thanks for sharing.


Jean said...

This is adorable. I may have to scraplift this idea for my grandmother's bday, because she collects ladybugs, so this would be perfect!

PenLight said...

I love this! I love what you did to make the basic box which is what I have been doing to make a lot of these items 3D. This is so stinkin' cute!!!!!

Mrs. Sebestyen said...

What a great project! Thanks for paring all these details!

BrendaB said...

This is one of the cutest gift boxes I've ever seen! Love the little flowers on the antennae!

LACY said...

so cute!

Kate said...

This is so absolutely sweet!! Thank you for posting the directions for the box as well. I appreciate that.

Ladybug said...

How sweet is that??!! Toooo sweet! ;-)

Lawren said...

Your bag so so cute I had to blog about it. TOOOOO CUUUUTE!!!!

You can check out my post here:


DtsArt said...

this is adorable!