Friday, February 6, 2009

Treasure Chests

After I saw this super cute treasure chest project, I knew I had to try and recreate it for the Cricut. I used Plantin Schoolbook for all of them.

First, I tried to copy the original project dimensions exactly (with just one small modification that I'll talk about below) and ended up with this:


After I assembled the pieces (there is a base piece and another piece which forms the lid), I decided to add handles, so I punched 2 holes on each side and added 2 bits of ribbon. I also embellished with a couple of Prima flowers and a Doodlebug rhinestone.

Next I decided I wanted to play with the sizing to make the box a little shorter, and also see if I could do the whole thing in one piece. Here's the result:
I left this box undecorated so you could see the modification I was talking about earlier - I added a half circle slot so that the lid can just be tucked in to hold the chest shut instead of adding velcro. The original chest was 3" tall, and this chest is 2.5" tall.

Next I decided to make the chest even shorter: 2.25" and I simply rounded the corners of the lid, instead of adding the scallop border:
As you can see, I hid the half circle closure with Primas and added handles again. By using patterned paper for the chest, I think it barely needs decorating at all!

Hope you like them and a big thanks to Katie Rentz for the original project!

ETA: After several requests, I've made the .cut file available for download. If you download the .cut file for this project, please also download my notes file!! I've only included the .cut file for the 2.5 inch chest (the middle one) because that's my favorite size and shape! Here are the links to the .cut file and the notes file.

If you like the project, please let me know by leaving a comment. Also, if you make anything with the file, I'd love to see it!

11 comments:

  1. what a fun project!! I love 'em!

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  2. This is so cute, is it possible to get the cut file. You do such lovely work, I just found your blog today and wow, I am liking it. Thanks so much for showing us your projects. They rock.
    sharon atthesea@novuscom.net

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  3. im so in love with this.. would you be willing to share the cut file?

    Maryann

    m916cruz@hotmail.com

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  4. Oh, I love it to! I would also like the cut file. Thanks for showing us your beautiful work!

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  5. oops, I forgot to leave an e-mail address...
    sanadon@sbcglobal.net

    Thanks again!

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  6. I love it. Can i get a copy of your cut file. It is beautiful. thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Maria
    emaciaz@sbcglobal.net

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  7. LOVE YOUR CUTE LITTLE TREASURE CHES. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR WORKK

    BOBBI

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  8. Thank you for sharing you newest creation - I will have to keep an eye on your blog - you ideas are awesome!

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  9. This is a beautiful idea. You are very creative. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us!!
    Marian

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