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!