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Create A Critter 2 Explosion Card Box


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Design by: CreativeCraftsNiche (2 Projects)
Project skill level: advanced
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: Notebooks/Mini Albums Boxes/Bags/Tags Christmas Birthday Home Décor/Accents Fall Halloween Classic Trendy Boy Girl Kids Teen Holiday Celebration Celebration Cards Celebration Layouts Holiday Layouts Holiday Cards Family Layouts Family Cards Love Notes/Cards Love Layouts Outdoors Animals Pets Outdoor/Animal Layouts Seasonal Layouts Cards Just Because Cards Friend Cards Friend Layouts Outdoor Recreation Scrapbook Layouts Masculine Gifts Kids Layouts Kids Crafts Holiday Décor Playful Clean & Simple

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CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Recollections plain cardstock
  • recollections cardstock all seasons
  • Recollections The Bright and Basic pad
  • zip two-way glue
  • Recollections Adhesive Runner
  • Tweezer Bee Craft Tweezer
  • Martha Stewart Doily Lace Paper Puncher
  • Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  • Martha Stewart Scoring Board
  • Recollections Foam Adhesive Squares
  • Cuttle Bug D
  • Cuttle Bug Frills Embossing Folder
  • Darice Glitterville Sticker Book
  • Memento Tsukineko Arizone Canyons Marker
  • Recollec
  • Cricut Tool Kit

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Main cardstock base: 12"x12"
Use Cricut Craftroom to crate a new project, Gypsy Wanderings (for squares), Create a Critter 2(for critters).
Weld five 3.75"x3.75" squares. Weld 2.5" critter shadows to the sides of the outer squares. Cut
Create another project in Cricut Craft room. Weld 3.5" Haunte House, and 2.5" cupcake shadow images from Create a Critter 2 to a 3.5"x3.5" square. cut. Weld 3.5" Tree and 1" trick-or-treat bag shadow images from Create a Critter 2 to another 3.5" to 3.5" square. cut. If you want to use a different color shadow, create another project to weld other images from Create a Critter 2 using another 3.5"x3.5" square.
Create a new project in cricut craft room for each critter layout's phrases, and accessories. Phrases are about 3/4" in height. You can make them a little bigger but keep them under 1". Acorn is cut at 1" and balloons are cut at 2.5". Mistletow is cut at 1". Cloud is cut at about 2". A wreath was welded on top of the wreath for the Joy phrase (this is to provide a hidden message under the wreath).

Note: The explosion box is a big project and will freeze and slow down the craft room, so the project must be split into several projects.
Adhere center welded squares to the center of the main cardstock base.
Layouts: cut five 3.5"x3.5" cardstock pattern paper, and five 3.25"x3.25" plain cardstock. Use two-way glue and layer these papers onto all the inner squares of your main cardstock base.
Glue and piece together your critters, and accessories. Adhere Phrases to the layouts to go with the flow of the layout theme and allow space for writing a note. Flip the shadows onto the layouts to help with placing the phrases and other decorations.
Before adhering critters and accessories, flip the shadows onto the layouts. Use two-way glue, and foam adhesives for dimension. Decorate center square with another sentiment raised with foam adhesives.
Cut a 7.5"x 7.5" cardstock. Score it at 1.75" on all sides. Cut four slit; cutting on one score line for each corner and stopping when meeting the perpendicular score line. Fold the cardstock along the score lines and use a bone folder for crisp edge. Adhere two sided tape/glue to the outer side of each corner flaps and join all sides of the lid.
Optional: before gluing the sides, use an edge puncher, and cut the flaps diagnally; cutting from the top scored line to the bottom flap's corner. Glue and join side.
Using your printer. Print out one or two sentiments. one for the top of the boxe's lid, and the other for the inner center square of your box. Align this sentiment onto the cricut cutting mat and cut out a tag - using Gypsy Wanderings - around it.
Adhere sentiments to your project using two-way glue or foam adhesives.
Happy Crafting!

Step 1

Main cardstock base: 12"x12"
Use Cricut Craftroom to crate a new project, Gypsy Wanderings (for squares), Create a Critter 2(for critters).
Weld five 3.75"x3.75" squares. Weld 2.5" critter shadows to the sides of the outer squares. Cut

Step 2

Create another project in Cricut Craft room. Weld 3.5" Haunte House, and 2.5" cupcake shadow images from Create a Critter 2 to a 3.5"x3.5" square. cut. Weld 3.5" Tree and 1" trick-or-treat bag shadow images from Create a Critter 2 to another 3.5" to 3.5" square. cut. If you want to use a different color shadow, create another project to weld other images from Create a Critter 2 using another 3.5"x3.5" square.

Step 3

Create a new project in cricut craft room for each critter layout's phrases, and accessories. Phrases are about 3/4" in height. You can make them a little bigger but keep them under 1". Acorn is cut at 1" and balloons are cut at 2.5". Mistletow is cut at 1". Cloud is cut at about 2". A wreath was welded on top of the wreath for the Joy phrase (this is to provide a hidden message under the wreath).

Note: The explosion box is a big project and will freeze and slow down the craft room, so the project must be split into several projects.

Step 4

Adhere center welded squares to the center of the main cardstock base.
Layouts: cut five 3.5"x3.5" cardstock pattern paper, and five 3.25"x3.25" plain cardstock. Use two-way glue and layer these papers onto all the inner squares of your main cardstock base.

Step 5

Glue and piece together your critters, and accessories. Adhere Phrases to the layouts to go with the flow of the layout theme and allow space for writing a note. Flip the shadows onto the layouts to help with placing the phrases and other decorations.

Step 6

Before adhering critters and accessories, flip the shadows onto the layouts. Use two-way glue, and foam adhesives for dimension. Decorate center square with another sentiment raised with foam adhesives.

Step 7

Cut a 7.5"x 7.5" cardstock. Score it at 1.75" on all sides. Cut four slit; cutting on one score line for each corner and stopping when meeting the perpendicular score line. Fold the cardstock along the score lines and use a bone folder for crisp edge. Adhere two sided tape/glue to the outer side of each corner flaps and join all sides of the lid.
Optional: before gluing the sides, use an edge puncher, and cut the flaps diagnally; cutting from the top scored line to the bottom flap's corner. Glue and join side.

Step 8

Using your printer. Print out one or two sentiments. one for the top of the boxe's lid, and the other for the inner center square of your box. Align this sentiment onto the cricut cutting mat and cut out a tag - using Gypsy Wanderings - around it.
Adhere sentiments to your project using two-way glue or foam adhesives.
Happy Crafting!

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CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
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Love the box! Would you mind uploading the Gypsy or CCR file for it please? You did a great job on this explosion box.

Published on September 07, 2012 by rylbluroses Flag Comment As Inappropriate
WOW! Awesome project. I love how you made it so the characters lift up providing room for the journaling.

Published on September 04, 2012 by BRouse Flag Comment As Inappropriate