Sunday, May 16, 2010

castle pictures

Okay the video I did while making it came out great except i forgot to turn on my microphone so the whole video has no audio. I ended up taking pictures from the video to add here.

When I started looking for directions on how to make this castle I came across this blog cricut butterflies and she made the castle. It is beautiful. There weren't any really solid directions for me to work with. Just that it can be done!
So I began by looking at the book that came with the cartridge. I was totally lost! I looked at it for almost an hour to try to make sense of anything. So I finally figured out that I am only going to be working with 2 keys. The last 2 keys on the overlay or gypsy overlay. I will refer to these keys as 49 and 50.

So I then looked at the directions at the end of the booklet and studied how to put this thing together. I just couldn't understand where all these parts were coming from. I was trying to figure out which key did which piece to the castle. I still haven't and solid info on that. Once I cut the pieces I didn't keep track of which specific cut it was. I just went to town and started piecing it together.

So I figured out that you only need keys 49 and 50 to make this whole castle. You only need 7 total cuts. Okay keep up with me I will try to explain this the best way I can. Okay first 4 cuts will be key 49 and 50, shift and non shift, no features selected. Then select feature 1. Here's the next 3 cuts. No shift Key 49, Shift keys 49 and 50. There's all seven cuts needed for this castle. I used my gypsy for this project. Now the problem with using gypsy is you need to keep all the pieces grouped so they will be resized proportionate to each other so it will all fit together correctly. I put all the pieces on one mat to ensure they would all be grouped together and sized correctly. The next castle I make and video tape will be using more layers and a larger castle.
These are all the cuts on one mat. I used cardstock that I never use for practice.
This is the center of the castle. I used my martha stewart board to mark all the folds. It worked super good. You have to glue the small flap to the inside. when you have the towers all made you slide the other piece over the two. You need to insert the paper flaps into the slits on the towers. This helps for placement too. Makes the castle more solid.
For gluing the flaps together I use my pointy tweezers to hold them together until it holds.
This is the whole inside put together. Now I need to build the walls.
These are the front and back walls.  Connected with the corners posts. Then you just add these two to the completed center piece. After that put the final two sides on. The corner posts do need to be a certain was so that the side walls will connect in the slots. So just make sure that the posts are in the right position before connecting everything. A finished picture of my first castle can be found on another post. Let me know if you have further questions about this. I am also planning to do another video (with audio) of a bigger castle and 3 different colors so stay tuned for that!

1 comment:

Audrey Frelx said...

Your castle is amazing!!! Great job!

I'll have to come back to finish browsing all your beautiful crafts on your wonderful blog!

I'll be seeing you! Soon!