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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

An Eggciting Little Project to Share Today

Hey there folks, Freda from CannCreateDesigns here again to share another 3D project using MTC software and the Cricut Expression. As soon as I saw the Cotton Tail Village set from SVGcuts I knew I had to make the egg box for you.

The base of the egg was cut from white cardstock from my stash, the panels were cut from a DCWV paper pack called "The Linen Closet" that I had purchased at Joann's the day before the cut files were released. They worked out perfectly for this project. After watching the assembly video on the SVGcuts website I cut everything out and lay it out to make sure that I have everything to get started.

I just realized that I didn't take any pictures of the box bottom and lid assembly for some reason but the assembly of the box bottom and lid are pretty clear on the website video if you need assistance...Next I chalked all the edges that need embellishing with coordinating colors of VersaMagic Dew Drops. I love these chalks and have worn out more than a few of the Jumbo Java color which seems to go with everything vintage looking.

 After chalking the panels I begin assembling the egg base. These panels cut with score marks for easy folding and are numbered so you don't have to guess which one is next.

For this particular project I found it easier to glue all of the points at the top and allow them to dry first, then glue the bottom part. I used Clothes pins to help hold the pieces in place while gluing the next piece down, without the clothes pin they popped loose as soon as I moved to the next panel. This just seemed easier to me because of the small opening at the bottom and the stiffness of the cardstock I was using.

Once completed I thought it could use a little bling (of course). So I added Doodlebug Design Sugar Coating Glitter around the top of the box. Made a little welcome mat, and added a Martha Stewart Border Punched Fence (think it was the Halloween one). I found this little bunny at the TSC Farm store that was the perfect size, cut some carrots for a garden from the Create a Critter cartridge (cut at 6@ .75", 4@ .60", 2@ .5").

Inking those little carrots can be a pain...but I've figured out a way to do it a little easier with my tweezers...just pick it up and tap it onto the ink/chalk pad. When the carrots are glued together put a blob of glue on the end and hold it in place on the box until it stands on it's own.

There was still something missing...a quick glance around my scraproom and I saw some twine that I tied around the lid and the Tim Holtz Mini Fleur die I had bought on clearance the day before. I cut 4 fleurs, scored and glued them together. Attached a button and a bead to the top of the egg. After the glue in the bead/button piece dried I put glue on the end of the fleur and gently pushed the end into the hole in the bead. Wallah!!! Finished....

I hope you like this project as much as I liked doing it... Thanks for stopping by, Freda

Cricut Project & Supplies Used:
Designed By:  Freda Cannon
Cricut Machine Used: Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges/Other Used:  Create a Critter, Make the Cut Software, SVGCuts Cotton Tail Village
Other Supplies Used: DCWV Papers-The Linen Closet, Tim Holtz Mini Fleur Die, Martha Stewart Fence Border Punch, Doodlebug Design Sugar Coating Glitter, VersaMagic Dew Drop Liquid Chalk


  1. oh heavens! this is super duper CUTE!!!

  2. OMG! Love this! The detail is amazing!! Such a beautiful project!


  3. Absolutely love it! WOW! I don't have the SVG or MTC but sure is a thought. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful project.

  4. Fabulous!! That is amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. holy camoly - this is fabulous!

  6. WOW!!! Love your little house, it is awesome!

  7. This project is gorgeous Freda !!!

  8. This is really pretty! could you explain how MTC and SVG files are used with your Expression?

    1. Anonymous. Thank you for your kind words.

      In order to use MTC with the cricut machines you had to purchase the version sold prior to the legal issues which many of us cricut users did. The post-legal issue versions do not have the ability to cut to cricut. I'm not sure how the program does what it does, but it seems to work on the sames lines as all the digitizing/designing softwares work..You import/put a file on the mat, size it and send it to the cutter.

  9. That is so cute! I have that file! Think I'll go play! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. This is totally amazing! I love everything about it Freda!

  11. Just gorgeous! This is the kind of thing I like to make for my projects!

  12. This is one of the cutest things I've seen!


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