Do you have a stash of brown cardstock that needs a little love? Why not make some gingerbread house cartons and fill them with treats as gifts this season? I think these would be so fun for co-workers, or to give to your little friends in the neighborhood. You could even add a loop to the top and use them as Christmas tree ornaments!
I mostly use dark chocolate brown cardstock in my scrapping, but have a lot of this lighter, gingerbread brown hanging out in my stash. I thought I would put it to good use by creating these gingerbread house milk cartons for Christmas.
I cut out a milk carton using the “Milk Carton Favor Box with Handle” cut file by Lori Whitlock (Design #138116 in the Silhouette Design Store) using brown cardstock. I then used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to add texture to the side panels. To give them a frosted look I rubbed the edges with white ink.
Next, I created a tiled roof by cutting strips of brown cardstock with large scalloped scissors. I fluffed up scallops to give them more dimension, covered them with glue, and then “frosted” them with white glitter.
The windows and doors come from another Lori Whitlock cut file called “3-D Gingerbread House (2 of 3)” (Design #22480). They are part of a larger gingerbread house cut file. I simply resized them to fit my milk carton and I was ready to go!
Last, but not least, I added dimensional foam snowflake stickers to the roof(bought at Dollar Tree several years ago … but each year they offer them, the ones this year are just a different style of snowflake), a candy cane sticker next to the door, a few foiled domes from my stash, and topped it off with a spray of ribbon and a button tied with twine. They turned out so CUTE!
Fill them with treats for your child’s friends, your co-workers, or girlfriends!
Thanks for joining me today!
I have been playing with the NEW Banner Punch Board by Jen Hadfield and Pebbles Inc. Today I have two projects to share with you using this fun and versatile tool along with the Pebbles Cozy & Bright Collection. Here’s a quick video by Jen Hadfield and Pebbles showing you how the Banner Punch Board works!
First up, I have a festive scrapbooking page where I used the Banner Punch Board to create notched strips for my photos to rest on. Watch the video below to see how I accomplished this.
But that’s not all! After taking a look at the scrapbook page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see a Christmas Banner I created with the Banner Punch Board and the Pebbles Cozy & Bright collection.
DRESSED IN HOLIDAY STYLE
Next up, is this bright and cheerful Christmas Banner created with the Pebbles Cozy & Bright collection. Each pennant was created with the Jen Hadfield Banner Punch Board.
Let’s take a closer look at each pennant.
I adore the whimsy and fun of a snowglobe, so for this first section, that is what I tried to create! I used an aqua circle cardstock piece for my globe and then added a smaller vellum circle on top that was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder. I then added die cut trees and a happy little snowman.
This second section features a snowglobe die cut. I framed it with two layers of vellum die cut ovals, added a puffy sticker elf, and a pair of glittering, peppermint die cuts.
Santa himself, is the star of this third pennant. He is reviewing his list and deciding who will get their Christmas wishes fulfilled this year!
This pennant makes me want to bake up a batch of gingerbread cookies and sip on a mug of hot cocoa. I added puffy sticker candy canes in the palms of each gingerbread cookie’s hand and accented the mug with a red gem.
This friendly little elf is out and about enjoying a wintry walk in the neighborhood. Just like the elf, I enjoy the peace and calm I feel on a snowy, winter night.
I added a pair of candy cane die cuts to accent this snowglobe. I love the woodgrain pattern of the Phrase Thickers that coordinate with this cute collection!
This final section features an elf dancing and singing atop a toadstool. He has a treat in his hand, ready to share with you as he wishes you a “Holly Jolly Christmas.”
Have you added the Banner Punch Board to your crafting arsenal? Pick one up for yourself and get making with it TODAY!
Pebbles Banner Punch Board
Pebbles Cozy & Bright 12×12 Paper Pad
Icon Ephemera Die Cuts
Phrases Ephemera Die Cuts
Maggie Thickers Alphabet Stickers
Phrase Thickers Stickers
Have a happy weekend!
Hello, papercrafters! The first thing my kids dig through on Christmas morning is their stockings. Sure, they love the treats and candy … but their FAVORITE part of opening their stocking is opening the small gifts they discover inside. This year I am going to use the Carta Bella Holiday Gold Foil Cardstock collections to create small stocking-stuffer-sized gift boxes to hold their treasures!
I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out the pieces for the boxes. They are simple to put together and take no time at all! Even the bows are cut from the gold foil cardstocks!
What types of gifts could you add to these darling boxes for YOUR stockings this year?
Today I am looking ahead to Christmas (Ack! I know!) and sharing a set of Christmas House Gift Boxes on the Echo Park Paper blog
using the NEW Merry & Bright collection
. These would be perfect for filling with treats and trinkets this coming holiday!
I used my Silhouette Cameo
to cut out these boxes using the Cotton Tail Village SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
. Even though this set was meant for Spring/Easter … the house is fun to decorate for other holidays! (It would be cute as a Haunted House for Halloween, too, don’t you think?!) Just change up the paper and embellishments, and waaalaaa!
On this house, I stitched together three die cut trees (Merry Christmas Tree Die Set
) to create a dimensional tree to add to the front of the house. Simply bend up the layers with your fingers after stitching together. A Chipboard Santa
is waving a friendly “Hello!”
In addition to the stickers and chipboard pieces, I used green and red baker’s twine wrapped around the wreath and an enamel dot
for the doorknob to add additional texture. There are even glittering gems (purchased from the Dollar Tree) lining the roofline! These are the kind of details that make projects like this so much fun to create!
Do you enjoy creating holiday gift boxes? Or what types of Christmas projects do YOU like to create?