Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CardMaker Blog Team Hop - Holiday Yummies

Hi there!

Today is blog hop day for the CardMaker Magazine Blog Team, and this month our theme is Holiday Yummies. We were challenged to create packaging for holiday treats along with a coordinating tag or card. I had the perfect idea for cookie packaging while I was trying to fall asleep one night and it actually worked out! ;)

How FUN, right?

I created a cut file using the Silhouette Studio software of this little tree box that folds up to hold some yummy (peanut butter chocolate chip) cookies!

Here's how it started..this is one side of the box cut from patterned paper. You will need two of these pieces to create the box.

A few score lines at the base of the trees, and some adhesive to adhere the two squares together and that's it! Here is what the box looks like assembled before its folded up. There is room for a few cookies or other treat inside. I added a square piece of cardstock to the very bottom of mine to give it a little extra sturdiness.

I wrapped some metallic elastic thread around the trees to keep the box closed - it also doubles as a garland. :)

So, I thought maybe you'd like to the cut file, too? Yeah? You can download it here. You are welcome to use it as you see fit, but just for personal use only, please.  A little shout out is always nice, too! :)

And finally, a little card to go along with it.

I used some of the same patterned paper as the box along with dies from Wplus9. So there you have it! Quick treat packaging and a simple card to share the holiday spirit.

Speaking of sharing, here are links to my fabulous CardMaker Blog Teammates!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

STAMPS: Vintage Christmas Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Pretty Patches: Tree - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Kraft - Wplus9; Rustic White - PTI; Real Red - SU!
PATTERNED PAPER: Project Life Turquoise Collection - Becky Higgins; Season's Greetings - Echo Park Paper Co.
INK: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Whisper White - SU!
OTHER: Pretty Patches: Tree Die, Simple Snowflake Die - Wplus9

Tree Box
PATTERNED PAPER: Project Life Turquoise Collection - Becky Higgins
OTHER: Silver Elastic Thread - SU!; Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine


  1. That tree box is super adorable! It'd be so much fun to make several of those to pass out as gifts! Love the card, too!

  2. What a fantastic idea. I love it! And your card is gorgeous!

  3. How Stinkin' CUTE!!!! What a great idea! Super creative!

  4. I love this idea, Anya!

  5. What an adorable cookie holder! So clever and I LOVE your card!

  6. Wow, what a cute little box and it looks really easy to do!!! (: Thanks for sharing the file, although, I wasn't able to download it ): My computer says I have no programs that recognize this file )': (I own a MacBook Pro)...

    1. Sorry that you're having a problem - it is a .studio file, so it only works with the Silhouette Cameo and software...

  7. How awesome! Love the cut file you created! Such an awesome gift set!

  8. How adorable and who doesn't like to get cookies at Christmas time.

  9. anya great off the page projects, so cute
    ava g

  10. Brilliant! What a great idea! The coordinating card is adorable too!

  11. Awesome!! Don't you love when you dream something up and it actually works??

    Just got my WPlus9 box today... but I couldn't grab that tree - it was out of stock! I DID get the snowflake though, and I am so excited to put it to work! YES, I'll be playing along next month!!

  12. this is fabulous too :) I just love Wplus9 products and im building up a nice wee collection .. LOL :) x

  13. How clever you are! Beautiful treat box, Anya, and the cookies sound delish! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Thanks for sharing your file, Anya! I just received the Cameo as a gift, and I love your tree package. :)

  15. Oooh I love that clever little tree shaped treat box - just looking at the package will delight the recipient - but a card to match too? It doesn't get better than this!

  16. I saw this really quickly last night as I was tearing up my fingers trying to screw in some eye bolts or whatever they're called...
    but hubby finally pitied me and let me use power tools...
    so it was worth it!! *giggle*
    But I thought I would have time to come back because this is so fabulous...
    only I didn't...
    so I'm here now!!
    LOVE this!!
    Such a fabulous treat box...
    And the card...
    WMS and buds!! :)

  17. What a fun tree-t holder! Sorry couldn't resist ...your card is amazing too!!


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