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Friday, January 16, 2015

Scrabble a little Love

Hey Y'all,

When I got this idea it was cold and our favorite place to visit was due to get a lot of snow. I started thinking about being snowed in and that there are lots of games at the cabin in Big Bear. One of them is Scrabble. Neither Mark nor I played this game when we were kids but I do remember trying to play it once. This is one of my moms favorite games and she used to play it on the computer as well. I can do word searches but scrabble is not something I can do. I know a lot of people love playing this game and I thought it would be cute to do something for Valentines day. Maybe do a gift search with glues to the gift in each box.

I started with the box from Crush On You Boxes SVG Kit. I sized the box lid with the roses on it down to W 5.710 x H 6.188. Make a duplicate for each letter in the word or words you want to use. Size the bottom of the box to W 6.262 x 6.262. Now I needed a scrabble look font so I did a Google search to find one I liked. The one I found was called Scramble Mixed, it was free from I wanted one that had the look and numbers just like the scrabble pieces. I downloaded it to my desktop then unzipped the file and imported it into my silhouette program. It is now there every time I want to use it. Then I just typed each letter for the word I wanted in this case Love. The first letter was the one I did the most on as I needed to un-group the font square and then regroup the outer edge. I wanted this to be a piece I just glued onto the top. Each letter and number I wanted to be a cut out on the top of the box. Un-group the box lid then release compound path and select the letter and number then the box last. Go to subtract and subtract your letter and number. Just regroup the box with all the score lines in place and your ready to cut. Do this for each letter. I cut a W 4.00 x H 4.00 of Card Stock Weight Vellum to glue to the inside of the lid. This will come in handy when you need to glue the middle of the small four in place and cut your o in half. You don't have to do that but you will have to glue the center of the o into place. Put the outside of the o in first then adhere the center and remove your outer O. This will help you get proper placement of the center.

You can embellish these more if you like but I liked the simplicity of them so that was all I did to them. I used American Craft Card Stock for the bottom of the boxes. There is no altering for those just follow Mary's great Video for how they are put together. I hope you like these and if you do I would love to see them on my page or on SVG Cuts Facebook page. The paper Collection I used for this was Carta Bella Words of Love. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog, and Happy Craftin Y'all!
 Blessings Sharalyn

SVG Kits used:
Crush On You Boxes SVG Kit

Supplies Used:
Carta Bella Card Stock: Words of LOVE Collection
American Craft Card Stock: Peony, Rouge Storm
Stampin Up Card Stock Vellum
Stampin Up Basic Grey Ink
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Cameo
ScrambleMixed Font