by Richelle Naegle
Pretty Packages Box

The Pretty Packages Cricut cartridges have been flying off our shelves and it's no wonder because of all the fun and creative projects that you can make with this cartridge. I wish I had a whole day that I could just play with this cartridge and do nothing else. I think I would make just about everything. But since like most of you I have to work and fit crafting in my "spare time" I made just two of inside Pretty packages cube boxthem (at least for now). :)

Christmas Box Project

I started with the cube box, which I made out of patterned paper cut out at 13", making the box about 2" square (so it's a small box). I think that I would make them bigger if it were a treat box. OK, I know you're thinking it's just a square box, but honestly, it's more than that. This little box has 4 compartments allowing you to fill it with 4 different treats. I think this box is great for fun holiday gift-giving.

The second one I had to make was the pinwheel! Mostly, I made this for me to play with. :) I always need a little more fun in my life, so if making pinwheels makes you happy, then this is the cartridge for you! It is the only Cricut cartridge with a pinwheel on it, and you can create it in whatever size you want, so you can have large pinwheels or small ones.

You can also use these great pinwheel attachments from We R Memory Keepers to attach them to stems and embellish them with a button for the flower center! Also, check out our great prices on We R Memory Keepers paper.

Share Your Pretty Packages Projects

Anyway, I hope you feel inspired to create with this cartridge so you can give me some great Pretty Packages Cricut cartridge ideas on our Paper Crafting Fanatic's Google+ page, or share them on our Facebook page. I can't wait to see what you have created! Save on Cricut Christmas cartridges here at CraftDirect.

Happy creating!