Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Paper and a Cricut... Plus a Giveaway

I love saving my holiday papers that I don't use from the years before and I am also one to shop for Christmas paper after the holiday.  I even buy Christmas paper in Feb. when stores clearance it out.. You are probably wondering why....  Well every year I make these fab little boxes for my kids to take to school to pass out to friends, teachers ect.

So you are probably wondering how I made these... Well today is your lucky day because with it being the sharing and giving time of the year.  I figured I would share how these little goody boxes are made..

things you will need...
Wild Card Cartridge
Pattern paper
Hambly transparencies
good sticky tape

Cutting your box on the Cricut is so easy...  Load up your pattern paper and select 5 1/2 for your size make sure you have real dial size on and also turn on the fill page.  You will only get 2 boxes per 12x12 pattern paper.  I also like to use the heavier cardstock pattern paper.  

Once your done cutting out all your boxes with your cricut punch some fun shapes from the scraps left over or what ever scraps you have.  I also take some other papers and cut out trees, snow flakes etc.  Embellish your embellishments with glitter if you like. 

Now it's time to assemble your boxes.  I like to use a good sticky tape like Scor Tape (by Scor-pal) google it and you will be amazed.  I use this to assemble my boxes.  It goes quicker if you fold all your parts on the boxes first and then I apply tape to all of them and then assemble them.

I cut my Hambly transparencies bigger then the window and apply with Scor tape also (you can also do this step before assembling your boxes which ever way works best for you.)

Once done with all of them I fill my boxes with candies.  I like to get the flatter pieces of candy like the Hershey's bit size candy bars.  I also find some small little chocolate balls and Santa and snowman football shaped candies at Walgreens by Palmer in 2oz bags (it's the only store I have been able to find them at and they are usually 2 for a $1)  I put 2 of each of these in the boxes and Palmer makes some other "flat" chocolate candies as well that I love to use like mini crisp kringles, cookies in cream, Andes Candies (original ones or the others are to big) small candy canes etc.

 When you are done filling the boxes use a ribbon to wrap around and tie in a bow (this helps keep your box from opening and spilling out your candy)  Now embellish if you like.

I also make these for the kids to pass out on Valentines day.

Today there is a fab Giveaway on the Clear Scraps Blog.  Be sure to leave a comment on the Clear Scraps blog etc for a chance to win.... It's a fab prize  Also tomorrow we are doing a Clear Scraps blog hop so be sure to check it out as there are gonna be some fab cards and tags.

Till tomorrow....  Happy Crafting

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Connie said...

very cool and oh so clever!!!

Denise said...

Oh, everytime I see these bags, I want to try to make them. Thanks for the tutorial. It'll be a while before I'll get the cart though. Christmas shopping wiped me out :)

Sasha hOlloway said...

that is such a cool idea .. love it

Yvonne said...