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I have started my Halloween crafting and I could not be more excited. Have you started on any Halloween projects yet? This time I made a Halloween box that has some subtle but cute details. I make this Halloween favor box with the help of my Cricut Maker and the new tools that came out to be used exclusively with the Maker. Before I get started with the tutorial I want to tell you a little about the Maker and its new tools.
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Two years ago when Cricut introduced the Maker they made a promise to introduce more tools and materials that can only be used with the Maker. The reason those new tools would be exclusive to the Maker are because of its Adaptive Tool System. I have the Cricut Explore Air 2 and the Cricut Maker, I love both machines but the Maker does deliver 10 times or more the cutting force than the Explore line does. Other amazing capabilities that the Maker has are:
- The use of a sophisticated steering system that actively controls the direction of the blade at all times
- It test the tools that is in the machine to make sure you have the correct tool before it gets started on any cutting
To deliver on their Maker promise Cricut has introduced 4 new tools that can only be used with the expanding Adaptive Toolset. These tools allow creators to use more techniques (engraving, debossing) on a variety of materials (leather, acrylic).
Basic Perforation Blade: Get the perfect tear quickly and effortlessly with precise perforation cuts for a wide variety of projects. Perfect for tear-out booklet pages, raffle tickets, homemade journals, or for any project that demands a neat tear.
Wavy Blade: Get a decorative edge in half the time than a drag blade with a gentle wave cut for a wide variety of projects. Perfect for iron-on, vinyl, paper, cardstock, fabric, and more.
Fine Debossing Tip: Add professional polish and elevated elegance to paper crafts by creating crisp, detailed debossed designs. Make a dimensional wedding card, thank you card with your monogram, or add flourish to gift boxes, tags, and more. Creates a stunning effect on foil cardstock, coated paper, shimmer and glitter paper, basswood, and much more.
Engraving Tip: Make a lasting impression with Cricut Engraving Tip. For an eye-catching effect, engrave Cricut Metal Sheets or anodized aluminum to reveal the silver beneath.
Another nice thing about these new tools is that they are part of the Maker’s QuickSwap Toolset. That means you only need one housing (seen below) and you can easily swap out the tool tips to that one housing.
Ok, now that I have talked about the amazing Maker and its new tools let’s get started with the tutorial. Start by gathering your supplies:
- Cricut Maker
- Poster Board (metallic)
- Strong Grip Mat
- Standard Grip Mat
- Black Cardstock
- Fine Debossing Tip + QuickSwap Housing
- Basic Perforation Blade
- Double Scoring Wheel Tip
Next open up the design I modified in Cricut Design Space. When you open up the design click “Make It” and follow the on screen instructions. The screen will let you know when it is time to swap out your toolsWhen everything is done cutting out fold along the scored lines. Be careful not to fold the perforated lines or else it will rip open. I used my scraper to help not fold the perforated lines.Next glue the tabs to form the box and lid. I actually did undo some of the perforated lines along the tab to make it easier to open later on. Now you can fill the box with fun party favors (tattoos, candy, stickers, etc). You will also want to add glue on the side and top so the lid can be glued shut. Next glue your little spider to the pull tab. And that’s all there is to it. Now you have a cute Halloween favor box with debossing and perforation details. My son enjoyed opening the box and seeing all the party favors inside. I hope this Halloween favor box inspires you to create your own Halloween favor box. Happy crafting!!!