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Holiday Card “Create”tions Week 1 Blog Hop


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Welcome!!  You’ve probably just arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog as you travel through our Week 1 Blog Hop for the Holiday Card “Create”tions session!  She’s so incredibly awesome and I’m glad to be associated with the “Create With Connie and Mary” team.  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!

This week, we are experimenting with the Takeout Boxes featured on page 10 of the Holiday Catalogue and designing a fall/Halloween project.  As with each Saturday Blog Hop Challenge, he Takeout Boxes Challenge is for everyone to see!  Here’s what I made:

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How cute it this?!  I’m in love with the mummies, the banner on the front and especially the acetate specialty card in front of the orange cardstock.  And the box itself holds SO many little treats!  I’m going to put mine up around my front door for any visitors that might stop by in October. 🙂

To make this project, I assembled the takeout box but cut off three of the top flaps leaving one of the larger ones attached.   Then I attached a piece of black cardstock to the front and back of this flap to create a base for my accessories.

I created decorative panels for the sides and front of the box with black cardstock and Sahara sand DSP.

The mummies are various sizes of Sahara Sand circles cut with the Circles Framelits and the Big Shot.  I cut thin strips of white cardstock and layered them over the circles leaving space for some eyes to peek through.  The eyes were made with various circle punches.

The remaining embellishments are all from the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack.  This is found on page 35 of the Holiday Catalogue.  I’ve found it to be a handy tool in creating some fall/Halloween/Christmas projects!  And by using this kit, it was so easy to quickly put this project together with coordinating supplies!!

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I hope my project today has inspired you to create something fun with a takeout box!

Supplies used:

Stamps – NONE!

Ink & Paper – Basic Black, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand

Accessories – Takeout Box, Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack, Circle Framelits, Big Shot, 1/4″, 1/2″ 3/4″ 1″ circle punches, banner punch

Now, go see what amazing creation Mary Brown has for you today!  



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  1. Those mummies are adorable Natasha and what a great presentation for visitors!

  2. […] OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions Design Team blogs to see what they did with the Take Out Box Challenge!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen! […]

  3. […] you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Natasha Zandbergen’ blog Inking Out of the Box.  Isn’t it fun seeing all of the take out boxes?  I know I’m getting some GREAT […]

  4. SOOOOO cute with those mummies on your box! I love that you altered it by cutting off the top, too! Great job with the Take Out Box Challenge!

  5. Your box is so fun and your mummies are so creative! Love what you did with your box and that you will have it out for guests! Great seasonal display.

  6. Deb says:

    Wow!! This is absolutely adorable and creative! Love those mummies! What a super idea to cut the top off!

  7. Shari Albrecht says:

    I love your projects; so creative! I tried to join your mailing list but it came back saying mailing list not active & contact administrator.

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