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April 6, 2010

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

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.


Magoo.


32 comments:

Jamie said...

love it! so gorgeous! I got this cart last week and have made a few things but this is a great one to try (when I get a gypsy!)

217 Creations said...

Awesome job! Just amazing!

shari said...

Wow, your project is fantastic, Shari (cricutrookie)

yvette said...

What a great cakebox!! I so want that straight from the nest cartridge :) I feel sorry for Chester though, having lost his blue and yellow feathers :) hahahaha

Kim. said...

This is a great idea, love how you made the nest. I may have to make one of these even though Easter is over, it is just so cute.
Kim xXx

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Oh My!!!! How lovely. Trust you to think out of the box. You never fail to amaze me with your creations. =D> =D>

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!

Deb said...

What a great project....

Laura Lee said...

Wow .. this is soo cute... poor Chester but look how great his feathers look.... Laura

Mrs B said...

Wow! Stunning! You are so very creative!
CindyB

love2create said...

Very cute! Love that you didn't use the cut to highlight the traditional cake slice theme.
Jean

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Excellent use of resources Mya...
Super cute!!!
Trish

Bobbi said...

This is so cute. And I was laughing when you used Chester's feathers with the nest, that was so creative!

Joy said...

OK. That cake slice is just way tooooooo cute as a nest for Chester!!!!!

(My dog has a stuffed duck named Chester.)

Lesley from WI said...

OMG this is adorable. Super cute!

Adamaris said...

Wow!!!!!!!!! What else I can say.
I loved!!!! Mia you always amaze me with
your projects it made me think outside the
BOX.

Dakota Bear said...

Very nice!


I know Tag Bags and Boxes is going to be retired soon. Since following your blog for the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to find it on sale somewhere.

Larelyn said...

Oh, I just love it. The paper is perfect, the stitching adds so much and the nest? how cute is that. So creative - love, love, love it.

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.

Angela Mclean said...

This is a darling little box!!!!
Angela xxx.

Jodie R said...

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Crystal, this is amazing as ever! You did a fantastic job! I love it!

SharonS said...

Very cute box, but my favorite comment was: I am a Mac user and unable to provide a DS file. lol When do you think Provo, and Verizon, and the rest of the world will get the picture about us Macs? :))

Sharon said...

Awesome box! Love the nest w/feathers!! :)

cardchick said...

gorgeous box!!! I'm ready to give it a try...hope its looks the slightest bit close to yours :D

flowerdisco said...

Crystal...this box is gorgeous and I love the nest. Yummy for you and eating those eggs:) The stitching from here looks nice, actually really nice.

TR said...

What fun.....
Thanks for sharing. (hug)

amylynn said...

Very creative! I love the nest!

Carla said...

Amazing creativity! Love the nest with the feathers (thank you Chester!).

Moxy77 said...

Love it, love it. Especially the colors. Melissa

cissi said...

Mya, another terrific project. I just love it!!! I love the nest on top and Chester's contribution really adds to it :) I have TBBM & SFTN can't wait to give this a try. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us.

manelson said...

Magnificent.

kimmie said...

wowza! mya this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!