Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cookie Box and Bear Swing Card - Cuttlebug Challenge

I had a great time designing the projects for this weeks Sweet Treat Thursday on Cuttlebug Challenge featuring the Cricut! Make sure to visit and sign up for the prizes on the Cuttlebug Challenge for the month of January. They are giving away Everyday Paper Dolls and Sweet Treats cartridges for your Cricut!

I chose the bear from Doodlecharms for the theme of my projects this week. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the box cut, Mini Monograms for the circle cut and scallop circle and the rest of the cuts are from the fabulous and oh so versatile Doodlecharms!

It's getting closer to Valentine's day and I know many of you still have kids in school and are always looking for the extra special way to deliver treats so for this week's project over at I made a COOKIE BOX and BEAR SWING CARD set. The cookie box will fit the Lofthouse from Walmart.



Card instructions -














These are the cuts you end up with for the card. The mats are all labeled for you. If you wish to use the same words as I have used then you can download the BEARY SWEET MSWORD file. I used a 1.5" punch for the You're so Beary Sweet and a 1.75" punch for the Be My Valentine. Of course I think they would look darling with stamped sentiments as well!




To assemble the card first assemble your scallop cirlce to your circle tag cut. Then apply your sentiment circle on top of the scallop circle. Put your finished tag on top of the card and see where you want to place it, making sure not to cover up the bear cut out at the bottom. Apply with a brad so the tag will swing over. Next take your 1.75" circle and place it under where the tag will be when straight down.



Next apply your card top to your card base using adhesive or glue. If you do it this way then the brad prongs won't be visible and it makes for a neater looking card. Embellish your bear as you wish. Since it was such a small cut I used a fine point marker to do the face with. I dotted the small heart with a white gel pen and used a piece of mounting foam to add it on top of the bear. I then glued the bear into the area of the cut out on the card.

That's it...your card is done!




Assembling the envelope is easy. Just score from corner to corner and then fold the larger side in. Add adhesive to the short side along the length and then the bottom flap and press down.









I inked the edges of the little envelop and added some white stitching with a white gel pen. I applied some ribbon across the front and topped it with the bear cut out from the card front. A heart brad was added to his belly.











COOKIE BOX instructions - I used Plantin Schoolbook for the box, Mini Monograms for the circle cut out and scallop circle ring and Doodlecharms for the bears and hearts












Here are the cuts you will end up with. I already have my bears and hearts embellished. I drew on the bears faces, using a white gel pen for the eyes. I did cut the nose out and glued it on and then added some Glossy Accents. I also used a white gel pen to write "You're" "Beary" "Sweet" on the hearts.









The scoring is done from V cut to V cut and then along the length of the box as shown in the picture. I did add the score lines in the picture to give you a better idea of where to score. You will also need to cut a 3" square of acetate and cover the circle cut out with it. I just used my ATG gun and did the edges and then placed over the hole. Make sure you apply this to the inside of the box.




Now apply the scallop circle ring to the outside of the box, lining up with the circle cut out. I used the Scotch quick dry glue to apply the scallop ring. I inked my scallop ring and added Stickles to the humps.








I used my ATG gun to add tape to each of the tabs on the box, making sure to apply the tape on what would be the outside print side. Fold the sides of the box over the tabs, the tabs will be on the inside of the box. The top of the box will just close over the bottom as seen in the last picture.



















And now your project is all done! I hope you guys enjoy this project!

29 comments:

  1. Thanks Okie. I am so glad you shared. I love the way you give us step by step instructions. I think EVEN I can do this one. Love your blog!

    Robyn H.

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  2. Love it! Good job and NOW we know what you were doing with all those cookies LOL!

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  3. Okie you have so much talent!! I love this project that you have done! Now I am going to have to go buy some cookies (hopefully I will not eat them all!) so that I can make some of these!! I love the instructions that you do....I am not so good at figuring them out for myself!!

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  4. This is great, I can't wait to make them for the girls at work. Thanks so much!!

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  5. Love your work Okie, you are very talented and you explain things so nicely. TFS

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  6. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jan. 21, 2010. Thanks again.

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  7. This "Beary" cute!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  8. This is adorable! LOVE THE COOKIE BOX with this. You make the instructions very easy to follow. Thanks.

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  9. Very cute. I just wish you didn't mention cookies in your blog. I am trying to be a good girl and stay away from treats. Now I am fighting with myself to back away from the cookies. Keep up the great work.

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  10. So stinkin' cute. OK... I have both carts and didn't know you could make box....gotta go...need to get cricut out.
    Thank you

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  11. Love this okie!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Absolutely adorable and loved how you explained and pictured :)everything, Thanks!!!

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  13. This is a very cute project. What type of ink did you use?

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  14. Thank you everyone!

    I used the Cat Eye Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan for the inking on the projects.

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE the WM Cookie Box!! Thanks for sharing!!!! I LOVE your work!!!
    Cher

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  16. Okie, that is just tooooo stinkin' cute! TFS the cut file and tut. :-)

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  17. That is so cute!! Love the little teddy bears :) Meh, so many cartridges I still want/need to get ... hahahaha :)

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  18. Thanks Okie!! I had to go out and buy some of these cookies today from walmart! (Even though I am supposedly on a diet because I had to out to the shed to get my "fat pants" out of storage!!ugh!!!) haha!! Can' wait to try these!!

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  19. OMG Okie this little box is so darn cute. Gonna have to make some from my grandson's kindergarten class. SO so cute.

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  20. great job & thanks for cut files and instructions. so much appreciated. they will get used...

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  21. I love the card and cookie box. You did a great job.
    Kim

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  22. What a great project, it came out awesome!

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  23. Hello!
    I received my first cricut expression this week! I would like to try to make this box, but i cant see in the platinSchooBook that box!!!!
    Could you please explain me what to do?
    Thanks!
    Carolina

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  24. Carolina you will need Design Studio and download the cut file in order to cut the box. I used Plantin to design the cut file. HTH!

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  25. I have design studio. what is the cut file name? I´m doing some experiences in studio with the box but i dont know how to get away the semi circles inside the box!

    Thanks for answering!
    Carolina

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  26. The name is COOKIE BOX. Just click on that and the download box will pop up.

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  27. Hello again! Thanks but it seams that something is wrong with my program. I tryed to open but an error occured. I tryed other files and i opened but i dont have the cartdrige you udes yet. Just have PlantinSchoolBook, Accent Essencials and Pink Journey. It was nice to know what cut files i could open with this.
    Thank you very very much!
    Continue the good work!

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