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.
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Caramel-Popcorn/Detail.aspx
This caramel corn tastes amazing and is SO cheap and easy to make. I use www.allrecipes.com 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!

7 comments:

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 =)

Digi Free 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]).

CBH-Freebies Search 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!