TIOT: Box It Up!

anyone else’s tday leftovers dwindling?  they sure don’t last long around here! 

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What a fun project Suzanne challenged us with for Try It Out Tuesday over on my very dear friend Susana’s SCACD store blog – we had to make some treat boxes/bags/holders.  i LOVE making these AND i got to experiment a bit with me E and new cart – Sweet Treats.  i plan on making 15 or so treat bags for various folks to hold my hand decorated christmas cookies.  so this was a perfect opportunity to try out a few ideas:

This one is empty now but it will contain a bag of goodies once Christmas gets closer – most probably for Pezzy’s little friend next door – a total princess so she will love the girly-ness!  the bag itself is super simple – take a 12×12 piece of cardstock and cut it into 4″ strips, score at 4.5″ and 6.5″.  next cut a piece of coordinating cardstock 4″x3″ and cut one edge with a border punch if you want – his piece will be your fold over flap – score it 1.5″ from the decorative edge.  Attach it to the shorter back piece so it folds over the front.  punch two holes through the top for your ribbon tie! i also cute a 1.5″ strip to go around the bottom.

My main image is an adorable stamp called BFFs from SCACD – part of the Winter Wonderland series of samps done exclusively for SCACD by Victoria Case.  i stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink & colored her with my copics and then added in some sparkling accents with Spica glitter pens.  i finished her off by adding some white sparkly fluff in a few spots – her cuff and collar, the cuff of the stocking, the bottom edge of her nightie and her fluffy little slippers – this stuff is the bomb – JUST like soft velvet!

i cut her out with Spellbinders curved rectangles and edged it with Brilliance Pearlescent Pink ink.  i accented the ribbon on top by tying it with some scrappers floss and threading seed beads on the ends!

as i said i was happy to do a little experimenting with boxes so i made ANOTHER ONE:

i made this on my new cricut E using the Sweet Treats cartridge!  i have to say it is not like using the baby bug except it cuts bigger.  this thing has way more features plus i do not have a feel for the best blade settings like with my baby – had it for more than 2 years!  anyway i was thumbing through the handbook and this little favor box caught my eye and i decided to make the party hat into a Christmas Tree.  i gave them some seed bead garland and liquid pearl ornaments.  i also cut little windows using the scallop oval nestie, i always feel they need a frame so i just cut out a second oval using two nesties at once. 

I finished off with a couple adorable Lockhart Itty Bitty stamps.  aren’t they too cute!  i stamped them in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored them with copics.  i cut them out with the plain circle nestie and edged them with Brilliance Pearlescent Ink.  i put litle squares of acrylic from the backs of some of my studio G stamps over the windows so the candies wouldn’t fall out!

thanks SO much for stopping by and be sure to take a peek at what the rest of the DTs did!

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Paper: SU – Pixie Pink;

Ink: Copics; Brilliance Pearlescent Pink; Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa

Stamps: SCACD – Victoria Case BFFs, Lockhart Itty Bitties

The Rest: Nesties, Spica Pens, Cricut, EK success edge punch, Ribbon, scrappers floss,


4 Responses

  1. I love the pink girliness of the first bag & the beads on the tie. And the 2nd bad is a great idea to make that hat into a tree. I’ve never even seen that cut before.

  2. I love, love the first bag so adorable!! and your other bags are so fun too!! I need to play with my bug more….it scares me. LOL!

  3. Such adorable packaging!! I ENVY your coloring of blonde hair…I can’t do it to save my life! LOL!

  4. Love, love your BFF box-bag–how cute is that paper and she’s colored beautifully!! Love them both!


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