Tuesday, December 1, 2009


This is a fun cartridge, I can see using it for many occasions.
I used my Gypsy again for this project. I am slowly falling in love with it, lol.

What I did:
I took a 12 x 12 piece of American Crafts cardstock and
cut the box base from page 47 of the Sweet Treats booklet at 4.68"H x 11.23"W.
Then, I cut the same box on designer paper from Die Cuts with a View: Peppermint Twist Collection (from last year) and cut on the scored lines to separate them. I inked the base and the designer paper.
I love inking; I love the definition that it gives to a project.
Then, I glued those pieces of the designer paper onto the box base.
I cut a strip of the same designer paper, at 12"L x 1/2", inked it and used it for the handle. I attached the handle with two small brads.
I cut 2 strips of the same red AC cardstock I used for the box base at 3"L x 3/4"W and,
2 two more at 2-1/4"L x 3/4"W. Then
took my "Sunburst" Fiskars punch and punched and inked those strips. I glued them at the bottom of the box.
I cut a piece of the same red cardstock at 3" x 2-1/4' to give the box bottom a bit more of stability. I used glue to attach it.
I punched two buttons with a Martha Stewart punch and threaded some red twine on the button holes and attached the buttons to the box bow with Glue Dots.
I used two Fiskars punches: a scallop one and a circle one to  make the front embellishment, paper pieced it, inked it and stamped it with a G Studio clear stamp. I did that for the front and the back. The size of the scallop is 2" and the circle is 1-1/2".
Then, I decided it needed a tag, so I cut the tag from the same page 47, at 2.16"H x 1.29" W.  I cut two sets because I wanted to glue the backs together so I would have the texture of the red cardstock on both sides and then I hand-wrote a "To and From" with black ink.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. FABULOUS job on this, I love it!!! I have been cutting out stuff from my carts, but haven't got any cards done yet, just a bunch of die-cuts that need to be put together and created into cards. LOL! I will get some stuff posted soon. Hope your doing WONDERFULLY and how is your new pug baby doing? TTYS!-Samantha :-)

  2. Hello dear! and Thanks for your lovely comment on my box.

    Lulu is doing very well and eating a lot, lol. I will take her today to get her stitches out and I will put her on the scale to see if how many pounds she gained, lol.

    I have been very busy too so I know what are you saying. It took me a while to do me Christmas cards. Now, I just have to buy the stamps and mail them out.

    Thanks for stopping by, I will stop by your blog as soon as I can :)to see your projects which I enjoy a lot.

  3. Ok I was thinking I didn't really need the sweet treats cart, but the more ideas I see made with this cart the more I want it. I love this box.

  4. hi...I found your blog from the Cricut MB...
    I LOVE what you did with this box...I never even thought to use the treat boxes for Christmas!!! It turned out terrific!!! I am going to try to make one tonight =)


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