Monday, December 7, 2009

Gypsy Spot Challenge Week #5 -- Christmas Bags & Boxes

This week's challenge was to create a Christmas bag or box. I chose to create something VERY simple as I intend to use them for friend and neighbor gifts and if they are too detailed they become somewhat impractical since I need to make alot of them.

Click here to download the Gypsy cut file used.

I used the popcorn box from TBBM and dressed it up with a sweet little panda cut from the new Pagoda cartridge. I tried a few different santa hats on the panda but didn't like them so I decided to go with a sweet little holly embellishment instead. The holly is cut from Winter Woodland and dressed up with red stickles.

I wrapped homemade caramel corn in cellophane, turned it upside down and then strung a ribbon through the side cuts and tied on top. I also inked the edges of the box and the holly for a little touch. Again, this is a SUPER simple box, but sometimes simple is good right? Haha. I'll keep telling myself that.

I'm linking the caramel corn recipe for anyone who is interested.
This caramel corn tastes amazing and is SO cheap and easy to make. I use for all of my recipe searches because it's fabulous and there are so many helpful reviews. I chose to try this one because it had over 1000 reviews and was still 5 stars so I thought it was a good bet. I was right, it turned out fab!

Thanks for stopping by!


Live Love and Scrap said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE IT!!! It turned out so cute...what a GREAT idea!!!

And thanks so much for the receipe...I have to try it =)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 07 Dec [LA 02:00pm, NY 05:00pm, UK 10:00pm] - 08 Dec [OZ 09:00am]).

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Dec. 08, 2009. Thanks again.

tomiannie said...

A Christmas panda -- who'dathunk? But it's totally stinkin' adorable!

Sheila McShea said...

This is adorable! TFS and I will have to try that recipe, sounds wonderful.

Cindy McVey said...

This is ADOR-A-BLE! What a great idea, and I only have 5 co-workers, so this is totally doable for me! TFS!!

Jamie Lane said...

Everytime I see this, I just smile! It is so super cute!