I began with the Gnome Dies: Cowboy Add ons, cutting the spotted hat twice, then in-laying the black pieces for that classic cow look. I cut the boots from black cardstock, then chocolate cardstock for the new curly mustache, and kraft for the lasso. After adding a few Copic accents to the rope, nose and beard, I assembled this sweet guy on the base from the original Gnome Dies set.
Next I pulled out the original Octagon Treat Box and cut the base and handle from kraft cardstock, then assembled. I then cut the octagon shape from red cardstock and used the stitching die from the Border Dies set to add that paneled look. To add more accent I blended red ink where all the stitching marks were on the octagon. Then it was time to move on to the barn pieces from the Octagon Treat Box: Farm Add ons. As I assembled things, I decided I wanted a little something at the bottom so borrowed the grass piece from the Octagon Treat Box: Easter Add ons.
Once my treat box was looking barn-like, I added my assembled gnome to the rooftop, then pulled out a sentiment from the Howdy Gnomie set and stamped it onto a die from the Mini Tag Dies 3 set. A treat box needs treats, so I found some Hershey Nuggets and used the Panel Dies with some patterned paper to make wrappers for the nuggets to go inside the box.
While I had everything out on my desk, I took a look at the Panels Dies and realized it could work for the barn base giving that paneled look with just one pass through the die cut machine. I love that you can use the treat box add ons on cards as well as on treat boxes.
I thought it would be fun to have the cow from the Farm Sweet Farm freebie peeking out the upper window, so I embossed him in brown and fussy cut to have his little head popping out. I added the horseshoe from the Gnome Dies: St. Patrick's Day Add ons for a little accent on the door, then finished off the barn with some piles of hay.
For the sentiment I embossed the Farm Sweet Farm sentiment in white on a Stitched Circle die cut, then accented with an apple from the Gnome Dies: School Add Ons. The finished size of the card is 5.5" square.
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