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Friday, September 7, 2018

Magical Mouse Christmas Village!

I've been a little MIA lately between homeschool planning responsibilities and THIS project.  I'm so excited to say that it's 99% complete and I am ready to show it to you!


First came the re-release of the Magical papers and a new stamp set last month.  We're calling it More Magical as it's with updated colors.  New blues and a beautiful Candy Apple Red.  

And then we released a new Cricut Cartridge for Christmas called Season of Joy with a Christmas Village and more!  


So I decided that they would be amazing together.  Especially if there was a certain mouse infestation!

The clock tower is so much fun... and so easy.  Do you see the ears in the snow?

Yesterday, I started simplifying things.  The clock face doesn't have tiny fiddly hands on it.  I sliced them from the white glitter and backed the white with red glitter paper.  I didn't want it hard to assemble the clock and I certainly didn't want the hands to fall off of the clock.  This will be a project that I want to last for years to come.


I altered this house a LOT.  Who puts a big ugly garage door on the front of a Christmas village anyway?  Not me.  I also added a chimney that's not in the original design.  Because what village would every have homes without chimneys?  Maybe one in eco friendly Seattle.  LOL.  

Ooh! Another house with a chimney!  If you refer to the image from the cartridge, you'll see this was Vanilla house #1.  


I didn't change the chapel too much, other than giving the steeple a spire.  Because this is a Magical Village, don't all pointy roofs require flags and spires?  I think I saw this in the opening credits of a movie or two on Sunday evenings when I was a kid.  



All of the images are from the CTMH Season of Joy Digital Cricut "Cartridge."  It is compatible with any of the new Explore machines and Cricut Design Space.  When you order this cartridge, you will receive a card with a scratch off code to redeem your cartridge.  It won't be emailed.  

There's also many other images on this cartridge
 


So let's talk about the village some more

Supply list for the Magical Mouse Christmas Village
More Magical paper pack - 1 pack (only available while supplies last in September 2018)
More Magical Cardstock  1 pack (didn't use the Candy Apple)
White Glitter Paper - 1 sheet of 3
Red Glitter Paper - 1 sheet of 3
Vellum - all 3 sheets in this pack
Red Enamel Gems - nearly the whole pack
Willow Cardstock - 1 sheet
Bluebird cardstock - 3 sheets 

In lieu of the More Magical Cardstock pack you can pull these colors from your stash:  2 canary, 1 black, 1 Carolina.

I cut everything on my Cricut Explore 2. You'll need a scoring tool in the first slot.  I didn't use fast mode as my machine doesn't score the paper very well on fast mode. 

3 ways to get the Design Space Files & Assembly Guides
  1. Place a $30 order on my website (before shipping & tax)
  2. Join my team. 
  3. Order the efiles for $20 (below)
I normally don't charge this much for files like this but this one has taken me an incredible amount of time.  I have added extra elements and structure to the files.  I've simplified them so the same shape of  piece will be used on more than one building, thus saving you time sorting pieces.  I'm proofing my files this weekend by cutting them again, just to be sure.  My plan is to have the files released by end of the day Monday, September 10, 2018.

You'll have a Consultant Release to recreate this with YOUR customers.  (not to share the files)
Assembly guides and Design Space Files that are ready to cut.  You will only need the Season of Joy Cricut Cartridge and the basic shapes that are free with Design Space to cut this village.  




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