Thursday, March 7, 2013

Warm Wishes Treat Tube - Cricut

Our brand new My Creations Treat Tubes are adorable and such great little treats especially this time of year with Easter coming up.  You can see them HERE
We're working today on the first shape page of the Art Philosophy cartridge book.  We're doing a different shape each day.  Today it's the tag which actually has a little hanger at the top for a ribbon.  To make it you'll need to use the "circle 1"  key, with the tag key AND the shift.  I hit all keys before pressing down on the actual shape key last.  Always check in your screen to see if you are cutting out the right shape.  Using the Later Sk8tr paper pack, pull out the outdoor denim cardstock and cut the tag at 1 3/4. 
I am using the little boxes that came with the Whooo's Your Valentine kit.  I do have some of these kits still available with enough materials for 12 tubes plus they include the cutest owl stamp set for just $12.00 plus shipping to you.  Let me know if you want one. 

 You can make these treat tubes without a box though, any box with a 1 1/4 inch hole will work as will sticking them in a bowl of jelly beans or such.  I used the cute owl set to stamp on this box with outdoor denim ink.  Stamp before making the box, of course.

Using the same key with the layer key and cut out a "hoop" shape like we used earlier in the month and cut outdoor denim cardstock at 1 1/4 and it will fit around the circle in the top of the box.  Put the box together then glue the circle at the top.  Add a strip of glitter trim around box (not shown in this picture, see further down on the page).

Now here we're skipping to the Close to my Heart Artiste cartridge to make a "yo yo" flower.  You can make these without a cartridge too by cutting two strips of paper about 6 inches by 1 1/4 inches, scoring them at every 1/8 of an inch.  Fold them back and forth like a fan.  I used some of the pattern paper from Later Sk8tr for this one.

Use liquid glass to attach the two ends of the paper like below.  Let dry while you work on the rest of the tube.

Once it's dry, cut out a basic circle about 1 inch wide and push down the yo yo in the middle.

Squeeze the center together and glue it down to the circle with liquid glass.  Hold until tacky then let it dry.
Once dry, cut out a white 1 1/4" circle from the same "circle 1"  key and a 1 1/2 inch circle in outdoor denim ink.  Stamp on the white circle using the Perfect Fit - Holidays "Warmest Wishes" phrase in lagoon ink, the circle around it in outdoor denim.  Attach to yo yo with glue dots.

Cut out a piece of paper (I used silver glitter paper) at 1 inch out of the same "circle 1" key and attach to top of tube. 

Glue your tag to some white paper and trim the back.  Attach a pretty gem to the center. 

Tie a bow to the top and attach to the front of the box.  You can see the glitter trim here.

Cut out two 1/2 inch by 3 inches outdoor denim strips.  Cut the "tails" on the end of each and glue to the back of the yo yo.   Attach yo yo to top of tube just below the top with liquid glass, let dry.  Fill with candy and stick the tube into the box and you're done!  


  1. Enjoying your posts. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Enjoying your posts. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Awesome project.