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Monday, November 7, 2011

Paper house treat box (with instructions)

My inspiration for this treat box came from cupcake boxes that I saw on Amazon.com made by Meri Meri. Then, I remembered seeing people doing birdhouse boxes using milk carton style dies or downloadable files (many companies make these) last Spring. Since it is a simple box concept, I decided to make my own "template" so I could share the instructions with you (see below)... and without the need to spend a dime.

I used the gorgeous Pion Design Waiting for Santa papers and some amazing Green Tara Christmas embellies (supply list below) to create this. In addition to the instructions provided below, I added a hanging gift tag (using a scallop circle and hole punch), a second roof layer (deco scissored edges) and glued part of the striped paper to make the window trim. I also snipped the roof edges on an angle.

Green Tara embellies:
Self Adhesive Xmas Trees 27mm 10m Roll Silver (cut off 2)
Wire Star 3cm Red Pack of 5 (use 1)
3mm Bead Garland, Silver (to trim the window and hand the tag and star)
3mm Bead Garland, Red (cut up and decorate trees)
9mm Shimmer Threaded ribbon, Red 20m (2 strips for the chimney)

Here are the instructions (click on it to enlarge). I don't own a score board yet (on my Christmas wish list) so I just measured and folded on the edge of my paper cutter. I kept the dimensions as easy as possible for a 12x12 sheet. This can actually be made with one sheet of double sided paper if you'd like. It is a good size to fill with treats and stands about 5 inches tall.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Paper crafting can be much more than cards and layouts. It is my turn to host the monthly Scrap That! challenge for Nov. My challenge to you this month is to create a new, never before posted, OTP (off the page) project. With the biggest gift giving season just around the corner, it's time to see all those beautiful handmade presents and decorations. You do NOT need to be a kit subscriber to participate - this challenge is open to anyone.

If you want to enter to win the Dance in Sunshine Collection Prize Package (generously provided by the Glitz Girls), then do so by posting your project entry to this forum THREAD (and our main gallery too) by Nov 22nd. Good luck everyone!