Country Cottage Candy Box.
Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge.
3 x sheets 12 x 12 white card
3 x sheets 12 x 12 lilac card
5 x sheets 12 x 12 pink card
1 x sheet 12 x 12 yellow card
1 x sheet 12 x 12 pale blue card.
1 x sheet 12 x 12 pale green card.
1 x sheet 12 x 12 brown card.
3 x sheet 12 x 12 green card.
1 sheet acetate
NOTE: My suggestion is that you cut the front of the houses first and then do the backs after. This way all your pieces are kept together.
If you want to press repeat last instead of the cottage four times on each section you can.
Step by Step.
1. Place the white card on the mat. Set your pressure and blade depth to suit card. Press load mat. Set the size to 5 ½”. Press CndyCotg (page 28) four times. Press cut. Unload mat.
2. Place the lilac card on the mat. Load mat. Press shift lock. Press CndyCotg four times. Press cut. Unload mat. Remove Shift Lock.
3. Put the pale pink card on the mat. Load mat. Press layer feature button. Press CndyCotg four times. Press cut. Unload mat.
4. Put the pale green card on the mat. Load mat. Press shift lock. Press CndyCotg four times and cut. Unload mat.
5. Put white card on the mat. Load mat. Make sure your shift lock is still on and press repeat last and cut. You should now have all the pieces for the four house fronts apart from the arched window frame. To create these you need to draw through the arched window on to white card four times. Then cut these out from the centre of each one. Then cut carefully around the outside of each arch slightly larger to make the frames.
6. You then need to punch out eight small white flowers. Remove all fearures and shift lock.
7. Put the lilac card on the mat. Load mat. Press CndyCotg four times and cut. Unload mat.
8. Put white card on the mat. Load mat. Press shift lock, and CndyCotg four times and cut. Unload mat. Remove shift lock.
9. Put the pale pink card on to the mat. Load mat. Press Layer. Press CndyCotg four times and cut. Unload mat. Remove layer.
10. Put pale green card on the mat. Load mat. Press Shift lock, press layer and then CndyCotg four times and cut. Unload mat.
11. You should now have all the pieces for the backs of the houses apart from the arched window frames. Repeat the process outlined in section 5 to create four lilac arched window frames.
12. You now need to punch eight yellow flowers out.
13. Place the brown card on to the mat. Load mat. Set the size to 1 ¼”. ( If you are working on the expression machine set the quantity to 20. If you are working on a create or an original cricut then manually press the required button 10 times and then repeat this again.) Press Fence (page 45) and the amount, you will need 20 in total, and cut. Unload mat.
14. Put the green card on your mat. Load mat. Press shift lock. Press layer (again you will need 20) and cut. Unload mat. You can now put your Cricut away
15. To create the box you need two 9” square pieces of pale pink card. Score the first piece at 2 1/4" from each outside edge. Cut up the inner scorelines to where the scorelines intersect. cut from the outer corner, on the diagonal to the point of intersection. This should remove a triangle from each corner. Turn card over and put adhesive on the remaining triangular corner sections. glue these to the insides to create the box base. Take the second piece and score at just over 2 1/4" from each outer edge. this is going to be the lid and it fits together like a cake bow so the lid needs to fit INSIDE the base. Make sure that it is very small amount over 2 1/4" (not even a 1/16"). Cut away all four corner. Punch three of the edges of the lid and on the two side pieces measure back from the punched front 1 1/4" and then cut on the diagonal going up towards the punched front section on each size. Cut various coloured squares of your remaining card to decorate the lid of the box, starting with a 4” square and working down to a 2” square in ½” increments. Punch a 12” by 1 ½” strip along both long edges and attach to the outer sections of the lid as shown.
16. Glue and ink and doodle all the pieces for the houses and then attach each one to a side of the box.
17. Glue the grass to each fence section.
18. Cut four strips of green card 12” long by 1” wide and measure in down the long edge at ¼” and score as shown.
19. Attach five of the fences to the ¼” section of each green strip and then trim away any excess card from the ends. Lay these to one side to dry properly.
20. Cut three squares from the green card. One at 6” square. The second at 7”square and the third at 8” square. Ink and dash each one around the outer edges.
21. Put strong glue on the ¾” strips of the green card with the fences attached to them, making sure the glued edge is facing up so it can stick to the under side of the 7”green square. See picture. Repeat on all four sides.
22. Stamp and cut out four trees on brown card. Stamp eight trees on to green card and just cut out the round sections. Stamp the tree again on to acetate using staz on. Cut these out but make sure you extend the trunk at the bottom so you have a piece of acetate to bend backwards as shown. Glue the brown section to the back of the acetate trees. Glue a round section on to the front and the back of each tree. Ink the edges and attach one to each corner of the fenced section. Glue the house to the 6”square. Then using foam pads attach this to the fenced square. The with foam pads attach that to the 8”square.
23. Fill the box with sweets!!!!!!