I have tried and tried to make one of these and always failed.. I did a search on youtube and found a lady sorry dont remember who to give credit to. Her lesson was so easy to follow.. For the letters i used christmas boxes that i got in a grab bag from Michaels.. these were very sturdy and easy to cut withthe cricut.. I used Plantain schoolbook for the font... I did this all on the gypsy it worked out very easy... I blinged as usual.