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Cardstock Nativity

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Cricut
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Cricut Expression® Electronic Cutting Machine
  • Cricut® Everyday Cartridge, A Quilted Christmas
  • Cricut® Deep Cut Blade & Housing
  • Cardstock -- blue, light blue, dark blue, gold metallic, dark gold, pearl, cream, tan, brown, dark brown, peach
  • Thin chipboard
  • Scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive
  • Tape

DIRECTIONS:

1. Create Baby Jesus. Using A Quilted Christmas cartridge and thin chipboard, cut one 3-1/4" <Manger>. Repeat cut using brown cardstock. Repeat cut using gold metallic cardstock. Repeat cut using peach cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using peach cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using dark gold cardstock, press Shift and cut one 3-1/4" <Manger-s>. Repeat cut using pearl cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using brown cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Layer together using foam squares beneath the hay.
2. Create Mary. Using thin chipboard, cut one 5" <Mary>. Repeat cut using blue cardstock. Repeat cut using pearl cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using peach cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using light blue cardstock, press Shift, and cut one 5" <Mary-s>. Repeat cut using brown cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using Layer 2 feature. Layer together.
3. Create Joseph. Using thin chipboard, cut one 6" <Joseph>. Repeat cut using peach cardstock. Repeat cut using pearl cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using dark brown cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using light blue cardstock, press Shift and cut one 6" <Joseph-s>. Repeat cut using dark blue cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using brown cardstock. Repeat cut using Layer 2 feature. Layer together.
4. Create angel. Using thin chipboard, cut one 6-1/2" <Angel>. Repeat cut using gold metallic cardstock. Repeat cut using light blue cardstock. Repeat cut using dark brown cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using pearl cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using dark gold cardstock, press Shift and cut one 6-1/2" <Angel-s>. Repeat cut using peach cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using dark brown cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Layer together.
5. Create first wise man. Use Flip function for all cuts. Using thin chipboard, cut one 8" <WiseMan1>. Repeat cut using peach cardstock. Repeat cut using light blue cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using brown cardstock. Repeat cut using pearl cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Repeat cut using dark gold cardstock. Using blue cardstock, press Shift and cut one 8" <WseMn1-s>. Repeat cut using gold metallic cardstock. Repeat cut using brown cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Layer together.
6. Create second wise man. Use Flip function for all cuts. Using thin chipboard, cut one 8 ¼" <WiseMan2>. Repeat cut using tan cardstock. Repeat cut using dark gold cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using blue cardstock. Repeat cut using gold metallic cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using dark blue cardstock, press Shift and cut one 8-1/4" <WseMn2-s>. Repeat cut using dark brown cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using Layer 2 feature. Layer together.
7. Create third wise man. Use Flip function for all cuts. Using thin chipboard, cut one 7-3/4" <WiseMan3>. Repeat cut using brown cardstock. Repeat cut using light blue cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using dark gold cardstock. Repeat cut using pearl cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Repeat cut using gold metallic cardstock. Using blue cardstock, press Shift and cut one 7-3/4" <WseMn3-s>. Repeat cut using pearl cardstock. Repeat cut using dark brown cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using Layer 2 feature. Layer together.
8. Create shepherd. Using thin chipboard, cut one 8" <Shepherd>. Repeat cut using dark blue cardstock. Repeat cut using dark brown cardstock. Repeat cut using cream cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using dark brown cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using light blue cardstock, press Shift and cut one 8" <Shphrd-s>. Repeat cut using peach cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Use scissors to cut off dark blue sandals and discard. Layer together.
9. Create shepherd boy. Using thin chipboard, cut one 8" <Prayer>. Repeat cut using peach cardstock. Repeat cut using blue cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using dark blue cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Repeat cut using brown cardstock. Using light blue cardstock, press Shift and cut one 8" <Prayer-s>. Repeat cut using dark blue cardstock. Repeat cut using brown cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using Layer 3 feature. Layer together.
10. Create camel. Use Flip function for all cuts. Using thin chipboard, cut one 9-3/4" <Camel>. Repeat cut using dark brown cardstock. Repeat cut using brown cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using blue cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using metallic gold cardstock, select Layer 1 feature, press Shift, and cut one 9-3/4" <Camel-s>. Repeat cut using dark blue cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Repeat cut using Layer 3 feature. Layer together.
11. Create donkey. Using thin chipboard, cut one 6-1/4" <Donkey>. Repeat cut using dark brown cardstock. Repeat cut using brown cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using dark blue cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using gold metallic cardstock, select Layer 1 feature, press Shift, and cut one 6-1/4" <Donkey-s>. Repeat cut using blue cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Layer together.
12. Create sheep. Using thin chipboard, cut one 3-3/4" <Sheep>. Repeat cut using dark brown cardstock. Repeat cut using cream cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using gold metallic cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using tan cardstock, press Shift and cut one 3-3/4" <Sheep>. Repeat cut using brown cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Layer together.
13. Use scissors to cut triangles from thin chipboard. Tape these triangles behind the figures as needed so figures will stand upright. Embellish as desired.

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