Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas crafting has begun.

I had seen an idea for a reindeer made out of a cake-slice box and thought it was so cute...made a mental note to make one myself. Well, the mental note didn't translate well when I put it into action, because I think this is the goofiest looking reindeer on the planet. He's one of a kind and I won't be making anymore. The little tree at the top of this post was done as an afterthought, and I do kind of like it...though I probably won't make anymore of that one either. So you see, not everything I set out to craft turns out the way I planned. {I told you, I'm human!}
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I used my Cricut to cut these out using the Tags, Bags, and Boxes cartridge. Downside on this is that there are no scoring lines so I had to eyeball it {and the eyeballing isn't that great these days...}. I Googled "Cake Box Template" and a whole bunch of things that looked just like this came up:
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Look at all those lovely scoring lines!!! {I found this template here, and they have a lot of different templates to choose from if you are interested.}
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If you try this out I'd love to see what you come up with. I think the little tree has a lot of embellishing possibilities. I made a 4" size and it holds 8 Hershey's kisses.
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This past weekend Doug was away on a deer hunt {for the record, he shot nothing} and I had extra days off work so I spent four full days creating stuff. This is the worst part of Christmas for me - having presents done and not being able to give them until Christmas. Argh!!! It kills me. AND! Now I really, really, really want to show these things on my blog, but my friends and family read my stuff here and can't be trusted not to peek. We'll all have to wait. :o\
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November Attitude of Gratitude:
* I am grateful that I own a Cricut. It's such a fun tool to have, and I've really got my money's worth out of it.
* I am grateful for the friends and family I have that I love to create for. Maybe they'll want to open just one present before Christmas...

18 comments:

Mom said...

Cute boxes! And I don't think the reindeer is un-cute! In fact, he's sort of unique! I'm anxious to see all your created goodies and I'm hoping (actually, I'm pretty certain!) that I'm on the receiving end of something!! Love you! xo

scrappyjacky said...

He may be goofy,Deb.....but he's definately cute as well!

Ruth said...

Just count Rudolf as an original! x

Carrie Rosalind said...

I totally like your reindeer and I'm bummed you don't! And I think the tree would be super cute if you added some more ornaments to it.

I already saw one of my presents. :) And you can't give Doug his present before Christmas! Or at least not when I'm not there to see his reaction!!!

Rachel B said...

I think your little reindeer is cute :)

Margaret said...

Well, I think the reindeer is still maybe a work in progress, but the tree is fabulous. Thanks for showing both.

Amy said...

Well, I like that you give things a try - I think the little fella is quite cute!

Karen said...

Definitely cute. And I can't wait to see what you've been creating.

Sian said...

I think he's kind of nifty! I am really starting to see the use of a cutting machine - I've always shied away from the expense before. But now I think I might call it an investment.

I know what you mean about the eyeballing.

scrapchick said...

I like it - it's adorable!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the reindeer. It reminds me of clothespin reindeer ornaments we used to make! I'm working on my JYC album today. It will be basic, but ready to be filled.
Rinda

Rhona said...

I'm with you on the eyeballing part! I also think Rudolf is quite cute (in a goofy-ish way ;o) ). Looking forward to seeing what you've been creating and after reading Carrie's comment perhaps we need a photo of Doug's face when he gets your present? x

MarleneMAZ said...

He is still cute Deb! glad you had time to craft your gifts. I also cannot wait to see what you made, lol!

Kristin said...

These are adorable, I may have to try these, thanks for sharing! I love your Etsy shop btw, beautiful things :)

Catherine said...

Oh I love to blog hop during this time of year. Such creativity! Luv you cute project and I, too, am grateful to have a cricut.
Catherine

Becky said...

The reindeer is different, but still very cute! I love my Cricut too and am using it so much more now I have it out permanently in my crafting area. I know what you mean about having created presents and having to wait to give them - it's agony!!

SarahLP said...

These are both such fabby little boxes! Super cute.. I think I'll try one of those templates myself.

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