Altered Box

Good morning my fellow Divas! I’m Diva Mary and I am so happy to show you a neat project as a member of the Cricut Divas DT . Today I am going to show you what I did with an old box a wallet came in and how my Cricut helped me perform some magic. For this project I used my original and trusty Expression as well as the flower Shoppe and

Graphically speaking cartridges. Let’s take a look shall we: ??????????????????????????????? First I started with an empty box. I pulled out some scrap card stock and was lucky enough to find one that matched perfectly. I even had some pieces to make the flowers! These were cut @ 1″ from the image on page 14 in Flower Shoppe. I cut all the layers.

After some ink and glimmer mist the flowers were shaped. I already had some mulberry printed leaves so, a little perfect pearls helped to add some shimmer.


I cut the butterfly and layer @ 1.25″ and the phrase @ 1.50″. These images are both found on page 57 in Graphically Speaking. You’ll notice that part of the base layer is missing. I used the center point feature on my E but didn’t set the blade in the right spot. I was not worried since the top layer would cover it. Here’s the finished project:


I also added some ribbon to the edge of the cover to really tie it all together:


I used this box to give a few gift cards to my daughter for her birthday. Needless to say she loved it! I have some more info about this project on my blog:


Yes I Am A CricutDIVA!

I am so excited to be here. I always knew I was a Diva!!! Thank you to Karin for having me here. I hope you will be inspired by my Cricut projects as well as my fellow Design Team Sisters. My goal is to inspire you to use your Cricut  machines and not just for paper crafting. The starting point for this mixed media plaque begins with the Word Collage cartridge.

When I applied for the DT I immediately thought of this project I had made in September. I used a lot of cartridges to make my project, the main starting point was with Word Collage. I love mixed media.


After using some paint fabric and vinyl I had a great base to start with. Of course I had to add some stamping as well.

Now the fun begins, lol. I pulled out my Cricut Expression, some acrylic and various cardstock. I used Celebrate With A Flourish for the wine bottle and glasses and French Manor for the corner glasses. My emblem on the glasses is from Mini Monograms.

In order to add some dimension I used some rubber grapes from my stash and a cork. Here’s the completed project:

There you go ladies. Thank you so much for looking. If you would like more details you can find the info on my blog at