First comes the box - I found the perfect size tin at the dollar store, brought it home and spray painted it antique white. No pics of that because it was just too cold! I tried to spray a topcoat and I guess it really was too cold, because it made the antique white coat shrivel up. I decided I liked the texture though. Made it seem more antiqued. I used some stain to spread over the wrinkles to age it even more.
Now it's time to make the cards. I searched the net and found kindovermatter.com (this takes you right to the freebies page where the cards are). It is a beautiful site promoting kindness, and I love looking there for inspiration when I'm feeling down.
Once I found the cards, I printed them.
Here are some examples of the cards;
Next we cut the cards out....simple step (really, all of them are simple lol)
Now we need to use the Cricut to cut out the name for the top of the box. I'm not going to give Cricut lessons here, just show you what I did for this name.
Now we have the name transferred to the box....(again, no Cricut lesson, just the steps of the project)
A little decoration, cards put in the box and we have this;
I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial, and learned something from it. I had a lot of fun making these boxes and reading all the cards. I think they are perfect messages for young girls today!
Linking to My Homemade Journey
Linking to One Tough Mother
Linking to House of Hepworths