I only used my Cricut for the fence rail. I wielded 3 fences together in Design Studio for both levels. The Fence is from Paper Doll Dress-Up and the three wiled together were cut 11.5 by .75. I also used my Cuttlebug for the roof (Mosaic Texture folder) and a Fiskars wood grain-embossing card for the walls. It was a little tricky putting the paper in the Cuttlebug to make the pattern cover the entire length of the paper. I had to turn it and put it thru on the other end (I do not have the long boards for my Cuttlebug L ). After I embossed them, I scored the walls at ¼-inch intervals so it would look like wood planks. Some ribbon and a tooth pick for the flag, a circle punch, and a mini square punch for the windows. I even pulled out some decretive scissor for the grass around the base (I hadn’t used those in a long while). Of course I did some inking and glued everything together.
The can of beans is the perfect weight for the base. I put an individual serving size can in the middle level as well.
I made the top open so I could put in a flameless tea light – after all, a lighthouse does need to light-up.
The hardest part was getting the paper to fit snuggly around the cans at even intervals and figuring the score lines to make it the hexagon shape fit. I have a ¼-inch flap on top and bottom of each level so I could fold it over and have a surface to glue the sections together with.
It was also tricky figuring out where to place the red strip of paper so it would line –up just the way I wanted it. After a little trial and a few errors, the desired result was achieved.
I made a matching card and tag from the “Life’s a Beach” cart. The card was cut at 4 ½ by 6 inches. The tag was cut at 2 ½ inches. I added a little backer’s twin and here you have it.
I am very pleased with how it all turned out. Maybe I won’t get the beans back this time - J Hope you all like it.