I am so excited about this weeks assignment for The Cutting Cafe!
This week we were able to choose any file we wanted. If you've been to The Cutting Cafe you know that there is a ton of super awesome files to choose from.
I chose the Tissue Box Cover Set.
Before I tell you how I made this I have a little back story...
My husband went hunting this Fall, when he got home he handed me a bunch of Birch bark.
"I brought this for you...do something cool with it." He said.
I love when he brings me goodies =)
Now to get back to the Tissue Box Cover...This file is so simple! I know, I know, I say that all the time about the files at The Cutting Cafe. That's because it's true! Regina (owner of The Cutting Cafe) has instructions that come with the files she creates. Not only that, she does "Watch Me Work Wednesday" videos with her files.
Here's the Tissue Box Cover before I decorated it.
I cut it out of chipboard with my Cricut Explore. I used the Custom setting and set it on Chipboard. I cut the top piece a little bigger than suggested so I could adhere it to the box base.
This file has 5 pieces. That's it! And it only took about an hour to make.
I used my ATG gun to attach the base pieces and hot glue to attach the top.
Then I painted it brown.
The Birch bark is really thin and easy to work with when it's dry.
I sized it against the base and then tore it by hand to fit.
I adhered it to the chipboard with hot glue.
The pine needles is garland. I got that and the pine cones from Micheal's (After Christmas Sale)
I love it!
For more inspiration from The Cutting Cafe make sure you check out the Design Team Post on the 7th and the 21st of every month. If you leave a comment on the Design Team Post you will be entered to win 3 free sets of your choice.
Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!