Friday, August 19, 2011

French Fry back to school teacher gift tutorial using CTMH Art Philosophy!

Hello, friends!

Today I have an easy gift you can make for your child's teacher. I think CTMH Art Philosophy is the only cartridge with a french fry box. When I noticed it on the cartridge I kept seeing it filled with pencils like yellow french fries. If you cut the box at fit to size on the expression it fits about 48 pencils.  Not bad really!
All the supplies are from Close to My Heart except for the adhesive and the pencils.

The papers I used are called Typeset from Close To My Heart.
I cut this out using the fit to page feature on a 12" x 12" mat.
I scored the box using my score pal.
Adhered the tabs using Terrifically Tacky Tape from Provo Craft.
The box is fairly intuitive on how it is assembled. Not complicated at all!
Then I decided to add a few decorative bits that coordinate with the paper. They are canvas stickers called Typeset Compliment Canvas Shapes. Love these!
See the ric rac across the bottom. I think I will add one across the top too.
These shapes are cut out using the Art Philosophy cartridge. The circle was cut out at 2 1/2" and the pinked circle was cut out at 3".
I decided to use this stamp set for the circle because it has a matching pinked circle called Connections.
This is the ink I used.
I added another canvas sticker. The texture is really cool. I wish the cricut would cut canvas!
I cut these two shapes for the sentiment at 3/4".
I then stamped it with the Pair - a - Phrase stamp set and black  ink. If you are interested in this stamp set I will tell you how you can get it for FREE at the end of my post.
I used this ribbon. It is the Designer Green Collection.
I cut a length of ribbon and adhered the two end to the center.
Then added it to the box.
Then took another piece and trimmed the ends.
Then I added it to the top of the other bit of ribbon.
Then I added my embellishment to the center.
Then just add the pencils!
Now if you are interested in this fantastic cartridge and/or the current Close To My Heart promotions you have come to the right place!




Not only will you get the stamp set shown above, but you will also get a Typeset stamp set for free if you purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5.





To break it all down...

Between August 15-31, get your Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for $99.00. The Cricut Art Philosophy bundle includes:

    * Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Three Stamp Sets (retail value of $17.95 each), & Three    Dimensional Element chipboard sets (retail value of $4.95 each)

- Because you spent over $50, you can now purchase the August Stamp of the Month for $5.00 a value of $17.95!

-  Now you also qualify for the Typeface mini alphabet set a $6.95 value for FREE!

- Since you spent over $75, you’ll also get the Pair-a-Phrase double D-size stamp set a $35.90 value for FREE!

YOU SAVE ==> $55.80

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website


Thanks so much for dropping by this week. Don't forget my giveaway! I will be giving away Best of 2007 cartridge and draw the winner next Thursday. To win:

All you have to do is:

1) Subscribe or follow the blog.
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it's that simple!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! I will be back next week with more fun tutorials!

PEACE, LOVE, AND CRAFTS!

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55 comments:

Joan Smith said...

This real a very neat idea...where oh where do you come up with this.....U R 1 talented girl.

Amy said...

Darling project--what a great way to dress up some school supplies. Love those canvas stickers.

Scott & Ann said...

This is so cute & it would also be a wonderful way to package/present chocolate-dipped pretzel sticks, too! Thanks for the GREAT idea!
anndiehl@centurytel.net

Look around the corner said...

So nice, would been great if the teacher give the kids that way their new pencil.

great idea.

Eveline

spelsue said...

As a former teacher I can tell you I would have loved to start my year off with this whimsical gift!

Ryansmaama said...

Really cute idea. Thanks for sharing.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

dori said...

LOVE THE CANVAS HEART! Never would've thought of it!

4Ucards said...

I am so happy to follow you on your blog. The Art Philosophy is great and I love seeing all the boxes you have made. I love CTMH products. mapperlmutter@hotmail.com

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute project! Thanks for the inspiration:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Crafting Katie said...

Okay, there is way too much enabling going on here! Your pencil box is the cutest! Feel free to send it over to my classroom, LOL!

scrapdiva said...

Very cute idea, thank you

Northwoodszoo said...

Love that you're thinking "inside the box"!! And it's a useful teacher's gift, too -- sometimes the best!

TheLastOfNine said...

Cute idea, like the yellow fry reference, too funny.
GloriaH

Lisa P said...

What a cute pencil box. Love the detail and the cute ribbon you used.

Nitasha said...

love this! Oh, I wish I had this cart...so perfect for teacher gifts!

TanyaT said...

Oh I just can't wait for my cart to get here! I can see using Halloween papers and cello baggies filled with "scary" candies all tied in a ribbon set inside the fry box to give away....Oh please hurry postman! I need this cartridge in my hot little hands!
(Sorry, hubs says I'm melodramatic!)

Marissa said...

What a cute idea! As a teacher< I would LOVE this!


rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

jacgonz said...

I love that french fry box! So many things you can do w/that! My cart will not get here soon enough! thanks for all those fabulous projects/ideas!

Elaine S. said...

What a clever idea to have "french fry" pencils in the box! Clever choice of papers, too.

Karen said...

What a great idea. I can see a lot of uses for this French Fry container!

Beth said...

Cute project. Great CTMH stamps & paper. I enjoy following your blog.

Cassandra said...

I love this idea! Nice job :)

cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom
www.ctimz3.blogspot.com

Luria said...

Cute little box could be used for a teachers gift for back to school.

Luria

Nicole said...

Another great project. I was wondering... can you post some tips on how to choose the best papers to use together? When I make cards they look cluttered or plain or something and I know it's because I don't put the right papers together. All of your projects have the look I want to achieve, but can't. It doesn't come naturally to me I guess.

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Super cute idea! I hear Teachers love these kinds of gifts! I am this (showing you and inch with my fingrs) close to giving in & buying my first close to my heart purchase!!

Susan said...

Such a terrific idea ~ and you've made it soooo easy to follow along! My daughter's a teacher ~ perfect for so many treasures! Thanks for such a good idea!
SusanJ in Atlanta

kim.mom said...

OHHHH soooo cute! Now I really want this cartridge!! Love the french fry box!

Crhiga said...

Great idea!! Any teacher would just love it!!

Carol

mperezmc said...

I love your work, help me a lot in ideas and in my beginning cricut world.
thanks

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Fabulous projects!

Deneen said...

Soo cute! What teacher wouln't love this on the first day of school.

jamme said...

Love the cartridge and your cute pencil box.

Kim. said...

This french fry box is really cute and would make a lovely gift box for a teacher or child.
Kim xXx

lindagk23 said...

Beautiful project! I love the French Fry box! And I'm sure the teacher is going to love it! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23

LaurieD said...

I'm a teacher and let me tell ya - that's a GREAT gift! And very cutely presented I might add!

JANLYNN said...

Just what every teacher needs. Kids are always loseing pencils and their teacher has to find them one. Very cute and will look so nice sitting on the teacher's desk.

lisa said...

Wow! What a great project. Thank you for sharing another fabulous craft.

SallyP said...

Love the pencils as french fries! I think this is such a cute teacher gift!

Holly Hudspeth said...

Can't wait to get mine. It was ordered this week. Thanks for sharing your Philosophy visions. Keep them coming!

Nanci said...

That is so cute. I can see many projects that would be perfect for this one. Thanks for inspiration

Nanette said...

Great idea! You are soooo creative!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great idea! love all the details you added!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Laura said...

What a great idea! Thank you :)

JoAnne said...

I really like this idea! Your tutorial is, as always, so easy to follow and complete. I have been following you for a long time and love the great ideas you share. Thanks for the chance to win!

Patty said...

Such a cute idea and perfect for a teacher to keep on her desk! You come up with the best ideas!

Megan said...

That is an adorable idea. I'm a dance and dance team instructor at a high school. I have my dance team girls come up on the last day of inservice to help the teachers move in their classrooms. This year we gave each teacher a Kleenex box(that I decorated with my Cricut!). This may be my idea for next year, thanks!

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

So cute! and I know every teacher can never have enough pencils for her students. So many possibilities with the french fry box too!

SHELLEE said...

What a fun gift for a teacher! I'm thinking this will have to go into my project book! Thanks for the tutorial!
Shellee

Scrapper69 said...

LOVE your Project Melanie! MY Art Philosophy Cartridge arrived yesterday! I can't wait to make something with it! Thanks for all the tutorials... they are very helpful! I may even scraplift a few! LOL
Theresa

Rose said...

Great French Fry Pencil Box project!!!You are making me hungry now...I want some French Fry now!!!TFS

cindy said...

Fabulous fry box. Thank you

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

This is such a cute idea - a french fry box with pencils. the paper is perfect for this. Thanks for sharing this project.

Rita said...

Hope I am not too late................love your pencil holder.

Sally said...

I love your idea and I also love your site. First time checking it out, but will not be the last. Thanks!

GranShoo said...

I have this CTMH cartridge and just love this french fry carton project. You are so talented.

 
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