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Holiday Cards Challenge Week 2


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Welcome!!  You’ve probably just arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog as you travel through our Week 2 Blog Hop for the Holiday Card “Create”tions session!  What a GREAT session we are having all about CARDS!  

At the end of each week during this session, the designers are putting together a blog hop to showcase some fun products in the Holiday Catalogue for you!  It’s not too late to join this Holiday Card “Create”tion – just visit Create With Connie and Mary to sign up and view the card sets from week 1 and 2!

This week, we are experimenting with the Tiny Treat Boxes featured on page 10 of the Holiday Catalogue and designing a Christmas project.  These little boxes are GREAT – I’ve got a thousand and one ideas for them already!!  They are packaged as 25 boxes for $8.95 CAD.  

As with each Saturday Blog Hop Challenge, the weekly Challenge is for everyone to see!  Here’s what I made:

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 2-2

To make this 3 section treat box, I assembled three tiny boxes and cut the lid and top flaps from each one.  I then adhered them together side by side with Sticky Strip.  I added a 3/4″ x 12″ Early Espresso strip as a handle and added a button on each end. 

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 2-3

To embellish the front of the treat box, I added a panel of Early Espresso cardstock and adhered a ripped piece of Whisper White to resemble snow.  I cut three different size triangles from DSP and adhered to box.  I cut additional small thin pieces of Early Espresso cardstock and added as tree trunks.  I then attached another ripped piece of White over the trunks.  Some rhinestone jewels were added to the smallest tree for a bit of glitter fun.

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 2-4

I created a special tag to accompany this box of treats using an acetate piece from the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack I used to create last week’s challenge project.  I cut it out with my 2 1/2″ circle punch and placed it in front of a Sahara Sand circle with some sequins in between.  I created a Cherry Cobbler circle frame with my circle framelits and adhered the whole thing to a Deco Label cut from Garden Green.  I attached the tag to the box with the new Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon on page 7.

I hope my project has inspired you to give the new Tiny Treat Boxes a try for yourself!

Supplies used:

Stamps – none

Ink & Paper – Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, whisper White, Garden Green, Trim the Tree DSP paper stack

Accessories – Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack, Very Vintage buttons, linen thread, rhinestone jewels, Big Shot & circle framelits, Deco Label framelit, 1/8″ hole punch, Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon

Now go visit Mary Brown and see what amazing creation she has for you today!



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  3. LOVE this! Funny how most of us combined several boxes for our projects! I love the shaker tag, too! Great job!

  4. Sheri K says:

    What a great idea! Cute, cute cute. I am definitely going to CASE for my Christmas treats. Thanks!

  5. WOW! I would have never thought to glue the boxes together like you did. Great presentation!

  6. Hetty says:

    Such a wonderful box idea,I might need to case this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Barbara Vogt says:

    Great project, Natasha…perfect for little Christmas-y treats! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Lori Schwindt says:

    Gorgeous box, I will be casing this, for sure!

  9. Carol Carriveau says:

    LOVE this idea of 3 tiny boxes together to form a gorgeous basket – your decorations are wonderful and that tag is fabulous – great inspiration – thank you!

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