My sister, Brenda, came down recently to visit. We wanted to get together to figure out how to use our Cricut Makers. That was pretty funny because we discovered they’re super easy!
After cutting a few files on the Maker we were ready to play with something a little more fun. I remembered I had some corrugated stars cut so grabbed those, the gesso, glitter, paint, and some printed words.
Corrugated cardboard is easily die cut with the steel-rule dies from Sizzix. I cut several more, then we sat down to play and decorate.
They’re so easy to make. They can be spritzed with water to help distress the top layer of paper by peeling and rolling it back. Add some gesso then paint. Glitter can be added white the paint is wet and it actually sticks!
We added some vintage buttons, small medallions, printed words and wire. Vintage lace and beads can also be added to the wire to dress some up a bit more. So find yourself an old box and cut it up and use it for die-cutting some shapes. Get out the paints and glitter and have some messy fun!