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FREE Mouse King Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG

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The Nutcracker story is traditionally associated with Christmas. It is associated with Christmas because the setting of the story takes place on Christmas Eve and revolves around a young girl, Clara, who receives a nutcracker as a gift from her grandfather. This nutcracker goes on to become the hero of the story but with every hero there is a villain. And our villain is none other than, the Mouse King, leader of the mice army.

This FREE Mouse King Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG design will help you capture the spirit of the story. You can use your Cricut, Silhouette or other crafting machine to create a Nutcracker for yourself, your kiddos, nieces, nephews, students and many others! Have fun using pattern, glitter or foil cardstock. There are so many different ways for you to bring it to life! Scroll below for your written tutorial and video assembly. Happy crafting!

***You will need to attach the dome to the cardstock with hot glue. Remember to use individually wrapped candy pieces so that no glue residue ends up on the candy.***

-Materials List

  • I am using my Cricut Explore. You could use your Cricut Maker or another similar cutting machine.
  • 12in x 12in Cricut Light Grip Cutting Mat
  • Two (2) sheets of 8.5in x 11in cardstock in gray and dark gold
  • One (1) sheet of 8.5in x 11in cardstock in dark yellow, black, and blue
  • A scrap or One (1) sheet of 8.5in x 11in cardstock in white, pink and red
  • Glue. I am using Art Glitter Glue.
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Clear Plastic Molding Balls/Domes like these
  • Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

Instructions

Step 1: Download the Free Mouse King Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG

Download the SVG file in my free Resource Library HERE. You can get the password for my library by filling out the form at the bottom of this post.

Save the downloaded zipped folder on your computer. Pay attention to where on your computer the folder downloads and then unzip the folder to extract the contents. The folder and files must be unzipped (extracted) before you can upload the SVG file into your cutting software.

Step 2: Upload the Free Mouse King Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG

Upload the SVG file into Cricut Design Space. The SVG file will upload grouped together. It is not necessary to resize this design. It is prepared to cut on 8.5in x 11in cardstock and to use an 80mm dome (3.15in). There is also no need to ungroup the file. Click Make it in the upper right corner to begin the cut.

Step 3: Check Mat Preview

After clicking Make It, a new window will open with your mat preview. You should see that the software has prepared 10 mats for the cut. Use the scroll bar to the left of the mat preview screen to view each mat. Take note of the order of each layer and line up your mats accordingly.

Each layer is a different color and the elements are grouped together by color. Examine each mat closely by clicking on each mat at the left side of your screen. If necessary, rearrange the placement of the pieces on the mat so that the pieces will cut on your 8.5in x 11in cardstock. You can rearrange the pieces by clicking on the element and dragging/moving it on the mat. If needed, you can also rotate the elements. When you click on an element, select the arrow (found to the right of the element), keep the arrow selected and rotate the element to the angle that best suits your paper.

When you examine the dark gold layer, you will see that parts of the opening mechanism are situated on this mat. All the pieces of the opening mechanism must be moved to the second dark gold mat in order for you to cut on 8.5in x 11in cardstock. You can move each element by clicking on the element, then click the three dots to the left of the element. A drop-down menu will open, select move object.

Then a secondary screen will appear like the one pictured above. Select the second dark gold mat and click confirm. Your software will automatically move the element to the mat. Repeat this step until all five elements of the opening mechanism are on the second dark yellow mat. Arrange the pieces on the mat so that each will cut on your 8.5in x 11in cardstock.

Return to examining the different mats. After you have examined all the layers and you have placed them in the correct cut order, select the continue button at the lower right of your screen.

Step 4: Cardstock Settings and Load Mat and Cut Materials

Once you click continue, your next screen will have your material selection menu. For this project, I will cut on the Medium Cardstock 80 lb setting. Check again to make sure the order of your mats matches the order of the cuts on the left of your screen. Use your scroll bar to check the order. You should also see 10 mats for this cut.

Secure the cardstock to your mats using your brayer. Load the mat into your cutting machine. Position and line up your mat according to the mat guides. You will know your machine is ready to cut when you see the flashing “c” button. Press that button to start your cut. Once the cut completes, load your second mat, press the flashing “c” button again. Repeat this step until all layers have been cut.

Step 5: Assemble the Free Mouse King Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG

Yay, you are ready to assemble the FREE Mouse King Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG design. Check out this video of the assembly!

Lastly, I hope you enjoy this FREE Mouse King Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG! I can’t wait to see your creation! Post a picture of your craft on this post over on my Facebook page, AllThingsWereCreated20, to show it off. See you there! And, if you have crafty friends who would enjoy this post, I would be so honored if you would share the crafty fun and link them to my website.

Have fun being creative!!

-Ny

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Download this FREE Mouse King Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG design in my FREE resource library. The password to access my FREE resource library is always at the bottom of my newsletter. Use the Design Number to find the file inside the library.

Design #87–Mouse King Candy Dome SVG–FREE cut file, available in my resource library

Click HERE to go to my resource library, your gateway to free downloads.

Also, please note that for security and size reasons the files are downloaded as zip files. To gain access to the files, you will need to extract/unzip the downloaded folder.

Friendly Reminder: These designs are not to be distributed outside of this blog post.  You are welcome to use these designs for personal or commercial use up to 200 uses in your own home. Please visit my Terms of Use and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out. Thanks for your support and understanding.

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