Gingerbread House Cartons

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Fill them with treats for your child’s friends, your co-workers, or girlfriends!

Thanks for joining me today!
JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Beware

I have spent the early part of this week in my scrapbook room playing with all of the Halloween collections in my stash. It’s been so much fun! I’m catching up on a lot of pages and getting pumped up for my favorite holiday at the same time. I’ll be sharing these pages with you over the next week or so.

The first one feature the adorable Echo Park Paper Bewitched collection. I thought the florals in this collection were the perfect accent for this page of my daughter and her friend dressed as gypsies last Halloween!

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I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine and a cut file by Echo Park (Design #214711) for the title. I replaced the letter “a” with the owl sticker and added a witch hat sticker to the letter “b.”

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I love when journaling cards have interesting shapes on them to cut out and use as layers. Here, I used one of the cards from the Journaling Cards paper to the left of the photos. It was the perfect spot to anchor the potion bottle, candy, jar and butterfly stickers, too!

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I cut the floral/stripe border from the Border Strips paper to use at the bottom, and cut a large circle from the Phantom Pumpkins paper to highlight the main photo. A couple of cute pumpkins and other stickers accent the photos along the bottom.

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The purple damask paper is the B side of the Trick or Treat paper and was the perfect pattern to bring everything together on the gray cardstock background.

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I hope you’re having a great week!
JanaBold

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American Crafts: Stay Colorful with Easter Egg Favor Boxes

 
It’s always fun to gather family together for Easter dinner or an Easter egg decorating party in the Spring. Why not create these darling Easter egg-shaped favor bags for your guests using the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection this year?!
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I love choosing a holiday icon and incorporating it into my party decor. This time, I chose to use the egg. I love this shaped bag that I was able to cut out using my Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine using Design #124445 from the Silhouette Design Store.
I cut the base of the bag from white textured cardstock, and then used papers from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful 12×12 Single Sided Paper Pad for decorating.
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The first thing I did was to choose the papers for the flat decorative panels of each bag. I chose the marbled paper of the center egg first, because it reminded me of what eggs look like when you dye them! I then chose the yellow script and pink papers to coordinate with the marbled paper.  The foiled designs of the paper pad look extra special on this project!
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Next, I used a pair of scissors to fussy-cut several flowers and butterflies from papers in the pad. The foil outlines of the flowers really help them to stand out. They look so elegant and would be pretty adorning the plate of each person and the Easter dinner table. Next, I chose a Glittered Word Cardstock Die Cut sentiment to go on the front of each bag.
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The Glittered Words are mounted on a banner shape handcut from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful 6×6 paper pad. The smaller patterns of the 6×6 paper pad are perfect for grounding the sentiments, and the patterns don’t compete with the shapes of the letters, making the sentiment difficult to read.
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I then used the Stay Colorful Alpha Clear Acrylic Stamps to create a personalized tag for each favor box. I LOVE the font of these stamps! I clipped the tag onto the handle of the egg box with one of the Iridescent Mini Clothespins. CUTE!!!
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These egg favor boxes are the perfect way to add that unique touch to your Easter party. Your guests are sure to feel special!
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I’m already getting excited for Spring! And I can’t wait to enjoy it with my family and give them these delightful treat bags. See you again soon!
SUPPLIES:

“Easter Egg Shaped Basket Wave” cut file by Lori Whitlock (Design #124445 in the Silhouette Design Store)

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Carta Bella Paper: Counting Down with a Christmas Tree!

This week we are sharing advent calendar ideas on the Echo Park Paper blogv. I chose to create mine out of one of my very favorite Carta Bella products … the designer cardstock! It’s usually a part of every project I do here for the blog, but this time I wanted to make it the focus!
I found this darling cut file in the Silhouette design store and knew that the Evergreen Shimmer cardstock would make the perfect base for this tree. It’s hard to capture just how beautiful the sheen is on these papers with a camera, but trust me! They are the perfect choice for all of your holiday projects.
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In addition to having a beautiful shimmery surface, this cardstock boasts a 111 lb. weight! It’s very sturdy and makes a great base for dimensional projects like this one … cardmakers will swoon over it’s weight, too!
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Let’s take a closer look at this project, shall we! In addition to the Evergreen Shimmer cardstock, I also used the Gold Shimmer and Ruby Red Shimmer to create ornaments and a star for the tree. For each day in December, add an ornament to the tree. There is a spot for exactly 25 ornaments.
If you look closer at the star and jingle bells you can see that I added dimensional details with yellow pearl paint.
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I also used the gold and ruby red cardstocks to create gifts for under the tree. The red gift bag holds all of the ornaments until they are ready to be placed on the branches. When the big day finally arrives, you or your child can open the small gift as one of your Christmas presents! The bow on this gift was created using the Mini 3D Bow die.
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In addition to the cardstock, I used the Christmas Dots & Stripes 6×6 paper pad and colorfully, striped baker’s twine for more pattern and interest. Some of the ornaments are decorated with gems and die cut stars and snowflakes (Snowflake #6 Die Set). I added some Liquid Pearls (Buttercup) to the jingle bell for more dimension.
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The gold shimmer cardstock tree stand rests on a gorgeous tree skirt cut from the Red Holly & Berries Gold Foil cardstock.
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This sweet, little tree measures 16″ tall. It’s the perfect size to place on a desk, dresser, or adorning an empty corner on a counter. You are sure to feel the holiday spirit as you decorate it each day!
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SUPPLIES:

Carta Bella Evergreen Shimmer Cardstock
Carta Bella Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Carta Bella Ruby Red Shimmer Cardstock
Mini 3D Bow Die
Poinsettia Die Set
Silhouette Die Cutting Machine
Various Gems
Red, Green, Navy Baker’s Twine

Happy Holidays!
JanaBold

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