Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cut File Freebie - Week #14

Here's a little tutorial on putting Frankenstein together (and the small mat cookie tower that is in two pieces really) for those of you who need it:


These are the pieces that should cut out when you cut the top and bottom for the franky tower. Note that the top (in dark grey) has three pieces, the bottom (in green) has four pieces, and I cut out an additional two circles in black at about .65 inches and two circles in white at about .9 inches (not shown - whoops).
First, put the two large pieces for the actual box together by lining up the flap and the circle cut out, making sure that the tab for connecting the two on the side matches up (look at the very left hand side of the picture). Put adhesive all the way across the top of the bottom piece as shown.
Attach the two so that the box is now in one piece.
Score lines (starting from the right) at 2.75 inches. Do this four times (2.75 inches from the last score line). Score from the bottom about 1.75 inches up.
Score from the top about 1.75 inches down from the top of the flap and then again from the bottom of the flap.
Follow the rest of the directions under this post for finishing folding the tops and putting on the acetate, etc.

I hope ya'll aren't sick of the cookie towers yet, because I've been telling people that I was going to make a version for the baby bug. So, I did. It posed a bit of a problem for me. I couldn't make it the 6" size or you would have made a box that was about an inch or so tall with mostly the top triangle and the closure for the bottom. You'd be giving away like two cookies! I also couldn't make the width total 6", or you would be making 1" cookies to give away! So, I had to opt for piecing. I have a top and a bottom for you baby buggers out there. I didn't make a smaller version for this tower because I figured it would be easy to cut it down to whatever size you wanted it. You'll notice that I just moved the cookie tower up for the bottom. Just put the mat size to 6 x 12 for each of the files and you're golden!

For everybody else (and the baby buggers too), I also created a file for a frankenstein tower. It's a little bigger than the small version of the tower. This is also a two piecer and I thought it would be fun to show you what you could do with this new take...two different pieces of paper, designed in a fun way...this cut is so versatile!!! I had no idea when I first designed the tower that it would work for so many different things. (Patting myself on the back) So I really hope you have a need this Halloween for a fun treat bag. I thought it was a decent way to help those with only 6" mats and provide something for all the rest of us as well! Enjoy!

Here are the files for:

Cookie Tower - svg (This is for someone on the scal forum who specifically asked for it as .svg...I haven't cut it yet and the middle shape is not in there, but someone else cut it and said it worked great!)

P.S. I got the idea for this Franky from my dear SIL, Jill, who sent me such a cute card (below) a year or two ago and I loved so much that I kept it! He's so cute! Thanks Jill! Of course, the Frankenstein face svg can also be used to make this little card! Hooray!

26 Comments from you:

Sara said...

This is a darling cutfile. I seem to be having trouble when I cut the file I downloaded. Only the top and flap cut....am I doing something wrong? Aloha, Sara

Joe and Tracy in Ecuador said...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Melinda Ford said...

Tracy, you're welcome!

Sara,
You might want to check your settings on mat size. Even if you put in a 12 x 12 mat, if you have the mat size on 6 x 12 in scal, it will only cut the top portion! With the one for the bug that I have on this post, it is saved as 6 x 12.

Tamara Bennett said...

I just love him! I think I'll try making the card too! Thank you!

Mrs B said...

Melinda,
This is soooo darn cute! By the way, I downloaded the SVG file and had no problem at all cutting it...you are sooooo creative, I just love your cookie tower! Thank you for all the work you put into these files!!! It is much appreciated!
CindyB

kswjeff said...

Thank you so much for the svg!!
Karen

Michelle said...

omg thank you so much melinda!!! you are amazing! i cannot wait to make these for my best friends baby shower. i will be giving cookies as prizes. i will take pictures and let you know how they turn out!

Jilly Bean said...

That turned out so cute! You were clever to make it into a cookie tower with his mouth as the window. I love it!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

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 Box, Purses, etc. post on Aug. 18, 2009. Thanks again.

MikesDork said...

Thanks Melinda... another great box! I love them! I did have a problem with the frankie face.... maybe for the card? All the pieces are stuck together... do you have that problem too? Thanks! Kasey

Melinda Ford said...

Kasey, you're right! Except for only the circles look weird in mine. Thankfully, it's easy to create circles the size you need in scal. I'll take a closer look later and see if I can fix it! Thanks for letting me know!

Scrapping Mom said...

Thee are absolutely wonderful. I love the.

Anonymous said...

I love the towers. They will be so great for my little trick-or-treaters this Halloween. I have a problem with the download. When I import it to cut it there is one big box shape and then there are lots of little shapes underneath that are not connected. Did I do something wrong? Help Please.

Melinda Ford said...

Nothing is wrong...those are the shapes for the face that I included that are the same color as the part of the box you are cutting. you should have a large connected piece and a few little shapes! :)

Melinda Ford said...

Nothing is wrong...those are the shapes for the face that I included that are the same color as the part of the box you are cutting. you should have a large connected piece and a few little shapes! :)

Jes said...

i must be dumb. i cant get these to download. i save them. change the file name to .cut. open them... and the file is empty.. please help :(

i couldn't find just a contact button for you..

Melinda Ford said...

You're not dumb...and this works fine for contacting.

The reason it's empty is because it is not a .cut file. It is a .scut file for use in SCAL. If you're looking for a .cut file, you can visit Kasey Andruski's blog. She has made both the tall and small cookie tower.

http://kaseyskreations.blogspot.com/

Hope this helps!

Jes said...

i have scal too.. but i've sadly never used it! are there instructions on one of your earlier posts for downloading? do i need to convert anything? when i save it, it doesnt give me the option to open it up in scal..

maybe i could finally use scal! how exciting would that be! as i've owned it for nearly a year :/

thanks for your time! :)

Melinda Ford said...

That is sad!!! I love SCAL (if you haven't noticed). Everything I do is in SCAL...so now hopefully you haven't wasted your money!

As for downloading, all you need to do is save it on your computer where you want it to go when it prompts you. It will not automatically open in scal. From there, you need to open up your program and, depending on whether the file you saved is a .scut or a .svg you will open it a different way. If it is .scut, just go to file, open, and then choose the file where you saved it. If it is .svg, go to file, import .svg, then choose the file where you saved it. Very easy!

Good luck!

The Boman Family said...

I love your blog!! Thank you so much making the cookie tower box for a 6x12 mat! I posted a pic of the one I cut today on the SCAL forum. And I can't wait to try the Frankenstein box! It's adorable! I love your ideas! :o)

Jes said...

Thank you for the directions! I haven't really had any time on the computer the last couple of days. Tomorrow I have the day to myself, so I will give it a go then. :)

I appreciate you taking the time to walk me through it!

Anonymous said...

Love the Frankenstein cookie tower but wish there was a DS cut file for it. I'm struggling trying to duplicate for school but not a lot of luck sizing. You have nice designs. Rose rosewil54@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

I love him! I didn't need him last year, but I remembered that I had him and so I just made some! If you would like to see the ones I made, go to http://live4scrappin@blogspot.com.
Thank you SO much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hello
I am from Ecuador and do not speak a good english sorry !!!, I loved your Franskenstein cookie tower , I download the file, but when I import it there are a lot of shapes and when I cut it only came one bih shape , I have scal 2, what Iam doing bad??
Thank you

Melinda Ford said...

Your English is great! You are not doing anything wrong at all. That is exactly what the file should do! I made it out of a lot of shapes and welded them. After you cut each of the files out, you should have all the pieces on the first picture on this post. Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

Hello
Thank, It take many hours working because I am new using SCAL but I did it!!!!
THANK YOU!!!