Cheryl's Corner - Christmas Goodies Box

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Who doesn't like a bit of sweets now and then? I try to make little boxes (holiday specific) to keep in the nurses station at work for candies. I thought this turned out cute! I used American Crafts for the solid color cardstock and the designer paper is Count Down to Christmas from My Minds Eye.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (AC Cardstock available on PumpkinCartCrafts.com)
  • Designer Papers
  • Adhesives
  • Dimenional adhesive (Ex: Zots, Pop Dots)
  • Ink, for edging
  • Fibers, buttons, bling, ect.

SVG Collections Used

1. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
2. Basic Shapes Library (Built-in to Sure Cuts A Lot 2)

Dimensions

Here are the exact shapes, sizes, and colors I used. Size to the dimensions shown below with  "Keep Proportions" checked in the Shape Properties window unless otherwise noted with height dimensions.

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree Size Paper
Holly_jolly_top.svg (cut 2) 5" Designer Paper
Holly_jolly_mid1.svg (cut 2) 5" Designer Paper
Holly_jolly_mid2.svg (cut 2) 5" Designer Paper
Holly_jolly_bottom.svg 5" Designer Paper
Holly_jolly_bottom.svg (shadow/blackout) 5.438" Dark Brown
Holly_jolly_top.svg (shadow blackout, "holly"only) 4.1" Dark Brown
Basic Shapes Library
Rectangle.svg 9" x 10" Dark Brown
Rectangle.svg 12" x 3/4" Dark Brown
Rectangle.svg 12" x 1/2" Designer Paper

Directions

Cheryl Becker - SVGCuts Design Team Artist

1.  To create the box, cut the 9 x 10 inch square and score on all sides at 3 inches. On the 9 inch side, cut on the score line up to the score line of the 10 inch side. Fold in ends, adhere, and repeat for other side.

2.  Open the holly_jolly_top.svg and highlight on the mat. Right click and select "break apart". Select only the "holly" part of this cut and make it a shadow/blackout at size listed in the dimension chart. Ink edges, put the regular cut (holly_jolly_top.svg) onto this for a layered look.

3.  Cut all pieces from the Rock Around The Christmas Tree. I inked all the edges before assembly. Attach the holly_jolly_bottom.svg to the holly_jolly_bottom.svg shadow/blackout layer. I used dimensional adhesive.

4.  Attach "holly" piece you just created to the base layer in appropriate space. Attach holly_jolly_mid1.svg to the appropriate area. Tuck the left edge behind. Attach holly_jolly_mid2.svg in the appropriate spaces. Again, I used dimensional adhesive. Do what ever doodling you want to do at this point. Add gems and bling now as well.

5.  Attach entire piece to the side of the box you made earlier. Keep in mind the point of the arrow goes a little lower, so place high enough up that it will sit on the table correctly, without damaging that piece.

6. Layer pieces of your long strip for the handle and adhere together, attach to the sides of the box . I used the score tape for this, as it is strong holding. I laced a button and put on for interest.

7. Fill with candies and serve.

Have fun making this project. This could sit on an end table, counter, in an office, or anywhere really. Fill it with whatever you'd like. Could even be for a small gift item.
Happy Holidays, Cheryl


16 Responses to “Cheryl's Corner - Christmas Goodies Box”

  1. Mary Rudakas December 6, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    I love this!! So festive and your little details are awesome, as always! Colors are great, and I love that you came up with your own box for the inside. What lucky coworkers!

  2. Tilly December 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    What a great little secret santa gift. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Carmen Lucero December 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Cheryl, your box is so nice!! I will try to make this one too. BTW, I made your paper bag recipe book into a photo album, but didn’t take pictures. I’ll try to go back to my niece and see if she will let me take a picture of it. I had a lot of fun making it!

    Thanks for the instructions!

    Carmen L

  4. Jen December 6, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    Wow…that is a great project! Love it!

  5. Belinda Brown December 6, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    That is fantastic! I love it!

  6. Thienly Azim December 7, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    LOVE this Cheryl! Another great project – awesome colors and you’ve done a fabulous job embellishing it!
    Amazing what you can do with one file – when that one file is so cute like this!

  7. Holly Jones December 7, 2010 at 12:31 am #

    DARLING!!

  8. Carol Westover December 7, 2010 at 12:38 am #

    I love the flowers … I just took a class on making roses made with petals cut on the Cricut. Awesome!

  9. Susan Wilson Ross December 7, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    I bought the Rocking collection, but haven’t used it yet. This is a really cute idea with all the extra touches. Inspires me!

  10. Amy December 7, 2010 at 3:05 am #

    This is fabulous Cheryl!

  11. Celeste Lombas December 7, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    These little goodie bags are absolutely adorable….

  12. Rose December 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    These are really cute! Great project!

  13. Terrie McCallister December 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    I love the videos, it is a great way to learn how to create new projects. Thanks so much!

  14. Terrie McCallister December 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    You ask what I want for Christmas, well I must say material things are at the bottom of my list. I wish for health and good fortune for all of my family and friends.

  15. Karen Aicken December 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    What a fabulous project. Wow! TFS

  16. Debbie Barba December 24, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Great Project Cheryl! I love it! BTW how are those calendars coming along? I fell in love with the ones that you made previously! I want to make them myself! Can you do something to give us some instructions on how you made them? I would love that and know others would too. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!