Hi lovelies, Happy Monday! I'm so thrilled to bring you another crafty post in partnership with Cricut! All September, I'm teaming up with some of my fellow wedding blogger friends to bring you a series of awesome, simple DIY projects to help you personalize every step of your wedding plans!
There are several other partnered brands participating in this campaign as well — including this week's partner, Canon! As I mentioned in last week's post, Cricut has arranged some fabulous giveaways with the partner brands each week! Be sure to check back each Monday in September for new tutorials as well as details about the weekly giveaways from Cricut!
This week I'm using my Canon MG7720 to print + cut with the Cricut Explore Air! I've designed these darling little gift boxes that are perfect for placing a gift inside for your bridesmaids. I love that by using the Print and Cut feature of the Cricut, I can literally personalize any detail of my project using my design skills. Best of all, you don't need to be a professional to get fabulous results with the Cricut. Their design space software gives you so many tools and projects to create right at your fingertips!
You might have seen in one of my recent posts that I made a super simple and adorable pair of DIY earrings using materials from Fire Mountain Gems that would make a perfect little gift for your bridesmaids! (Want to see how to make the earrings? See the whole tutorial here.) I thought these cute little boxes would be the perfect way to package this sweet gift for a truly personal and adorable way to pop the question to your best girls! I also made this super cute confetti to go along with this project, because who doesn't love confetti 😉
How to Make Bridesmaids Proposal Boxes with Cricut Explore Air
What you'll need:
- Cricut Explore Air Machine
- Cricut Design Space account
- Design Files (download them below)
- Color Printer (I used the Canon MG7720)
- Cardstock in the color(s) of your choice (this is the pack I have)
- Cricut Tools
- Cricut Scoring Tool
- Tape runner
Download the design files I've created! Click the button below to download the files you'll need to complete this project:
Upload the bridesmaids proposal box file into Design Space so you can print and cut your box. Watch the video below where I show you how to apply score lines to your project to make it easy to fold and assemble your box!
Click the green GO button in the top right of design space to create your project. It looks like this:
The Cricut software will place the design on a page for you to print and then cut. Click the “PRINT” button to print your sticker design. Make sure your printer is loaded with cardstock in the color you want to print. I used a pale pink and a pale purple for this project from this pack of cardstock I picked up at Michael's. I used the Canon MG7720 to print this project!
Once you've printed your design, then mount your cardstock to a Cricut Cutting Mat, and insert it into your Cricut Explore Air. Make sure your Cricut materials dial is set on Cardstock+ so the machine applies the proper pressure to cut through the thicker paper. Once the mat is loaded into the machine, you can click the Cricut GO button on your machine and watch it work its magic!
Remove the cardstock from the Cricut Cutting Mat and assemble your box using a small tape runner. Use the tape runner on the flaps of the box and then press them together with your fingers. You can see how to assemble the box in the photos below!
Voila! You have a box! To complete this project, I placed 1 tissue inside the box and then placed my DIY Bridesmaids Earrings inside. TOO CUTE, RIGHT?!
DIY Gemstone Confetti
But that's not all, I also made this fun confetti to go along with this project! I chose the same shade as the boxes as well as one shade darker of both the pink and the purple to make the confetti. Here's what you need to do to make the confetti:
Upload the gemstone file to Design Space and resize to make the gems as large or small as you'd like them. Then click Go!
Increase the amount of gems you want and click apply until it fills up the majority of your paper.
Press “Go” on your Cricut Explore Air and watch the machine work it's magic!
Peel off your confetti using a Cricut Scraping Tool. Bend your Cricut Cutting Mat to try to loosen up some of the edges to make it easier to peel. I also used this poking tool quite a bit to get the tiny little pieces out. This was a pretty tedious part of the project but I find these sorts of things almost entrancing / relaxing. 🙂 I did 4 different shades of confetti, and I made 2 sets a bit larger than the others for more contrast.
Now enjoy your confetti! This would be cute to mount on top of your boxes with your tape runner or you could put it in a card or a gift bag! So much fun!
Again, for this project I used the Canon PIXMA MG7720 Wireless All-in-One Printer, which Canon generously provided to me to create these projects! It can do so many things, just like the Cricut Explore Air, so it's an amazing duo to have together because the possibilities for Print + Cut projects are endless! Both of these devices are also WIRELESS, and are compatible with your computer but also many smartphones as well! I'm excited to share more projects with you over the coming weeks featuring this crafty duo of machines.
I also love these little boxes because you can make them out of any color paper you want! If you'd like to make plain boxes without the printing on the inside, you can download this file for the plain box.
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This week's Contest:
- Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer + ink + photo paper
- Canon Powershot G7 X Camera
- 8GB Memory Card
- Canon 8GB USB Flash Drive (shaped like a DSLR)
- Cricut Explore Air ™ wireless cutting machine
- Cricut Toolkit
- Cricut Supply Bundle Pack
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Come back next Monday for another fabulous wedding project sponsored by Cricut!