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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

poor Chester.....I'm at it again!

*This is a duplicate post - original post can be found at Tuesday Treats*

Hi Everyone!!!  Myamagoo here with my take on page 126 of Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.

I've never used this cut before and wasn't really sure what to do with it.  

Then one day in the mail not that long ago - I received a package from our very own SASSYLADY.

Once I opened the package and saw all the colourful feathers in there I KNEW what I was going to do with them :)

I started with designing the cake box using the blackout feature so I would only have score marks (to help guide me on where to fold).  For this project I thought I would keep the project to a 12x12 mat....however you could easily expand this and make it much larger for whatever you need.

Here is the cake box after all scoring and folding has been done.

Next I cut out patterned paper to dress up the cake box a bit.

Then I adhered those pieces to my cake box and drew lines with a white pen to mimc stitching (sadly I don't own a sewing machine).  Then used a pushpin to add some holes to try and make it look more realistic.  Not sure if I accomplished that or not :)

Next it was time to add my favourite red WACKY TACKY TAPE ~ this is the best tape to put boxes together with (in my opinion) as I don't own an ATG gun.

Once the tape was peeled off and I put the box together it was time to do something with the top of the box.  I know that normally people tend to make this cut look just like a piece of cake, but I really wanted to use those feathers that Chester donated (Sassylady I'm calling the SPCA on you - he needs those feathers - look at the vest he has to wear now!).

I digress, I wanted to make a nest and decided to make my own.  I used a branch from the cartridge that started it all (Straight from the Nest) and welded it together to make my nest.

This branch comes with leaves to fit by using the shift feature and voila! Perfect leaves for the branches.  I cut everything out all at one time - so convenient ~ JUST make sure you place your mat in the right DIRECTION....don't ask....lets just say I used more paper than I needed to because I wasn't paying attention lol!

Next I wanted to run the leaves through my cuttlebug - and you got it - I used Swiss Dots again  :) :)

After gluing all the leaves onto the branches, I started adding pop dots to my branches to add some height to the nest that is going to sit on top.

Once I had layered all 4 welded branches onto the top of the box, I got out poor Chester's feathers and slid them in underneath and in between openings in the branches.  Don't they make a lovely home for those Cadbury mini eggs??  (those eggs didn't last long after the photo shoot! yummy!_

Just a couple more pics of Chester's feathers ~ isn't he and SASSYLADY so kind? :) :) :)

Thanks for joining us today at Tuesday Treats (and Thursday too!).  Be sure to come back THIS THURSDAY to be dazzled by our favorite layout design genius SASSYLADY!!!

Gypsy File will be available on my BLOG for downloading - it is a 3 page file and uses Gypsy wanderings for the pieces on the sides of the box, as well as branches from Straight from the Nest.

Gypsy file available for download HERE
I am a MAC user and unable to provide a DS version.


gabyangel said...

This is just gorgeous!!!!!!

Scrappymax said...

Super super project Crystal, I have just downloaded it to have a play now that I understand my Gypsy a bit better. I love those colours and Chester's feathers lol.
Max x

yvette said...

I love love love it!! And I love your new look on your blog :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful! Amazing!Stunning!Featherific! And with tears running down my cheeks I might add... I am amazed with the way you decorated this box! It is lovely, and a great use of Chester's feathers! What a wonderful way to star my morning, coffee, laughter and a great project made by a friend! I miss talking to you, I hope things ease up at work for you and you have more time with the family you love, the friend you care for and the things you love to do...

ottersln said...

Really cute!

Jo said...

Oh, this is awesome ... thanks for the Gypsy file! Also, I think your faux stitching is perfect ... great job!

Jo xx

eiyiyi said...

Chester gave up his feathers for a very worthy cause! Great project and as always you did a beautiful job. hugs, eileen

217 Creations said...

Saw this at Tuesday Treats but had to stop by here and spread some love! Just gorgeous! All the details! WOW!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Your nest is one of the coolest things that I've seen improvised from a Cricut cartridge!

Done substantially larger it also could be a beautiful wreath with appropriate seasonal additions.

Thanks for sharing!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [06 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Scrapamum said...

What a gorgeous project!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Apr. 06, 2010. Thanks again.

BlueCat said...

Awesome work! And this is beautiful!

Cindy McVey said...

Well, this is just stunning! Another awesome project!