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.