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Be Thankful for Chocolate!

Hello everyone, Catherine on the blog today to share another fun way you can use the (658823 Sizzix Thinlits Die – Box, Milk Carton) for your holiday decorating.

Sizzix Die Cutting Inspiration | Be Thankful for Chocolate by Catherine Scanlon

You can refer to the great post that Jeanne showed you this week on how to put the box together, just click back to this post to review her instructions. For my holiday project I decided to make some table favors for our Thanksgiving table setting next month. I know, it's a little early....but last year we had snow pretty early and my project includes foraging in the woods for some acorns to use as embellishments for my cartons. I wanted to make sure that I found them before they were covered with snow.

You could make all your cartons using the same papers, but I thought it would be cute to use all different papers in fall colors and make each one just a little bit different. I also made some of them that would hang, thinking it would be cute to hang them off the chandelier or off of branches stuck in a big vase for a centerpiece on the buffet table. I could even use them as Christmas tree decorations that would hold small hand-made chocolate treats for December. To add a twine hanger on them, I punched a hole in the top of the carton and wrapped a piece of twine around it several times, leaving enough twine at the ends to create a short hanger. I tied the double acorns to the twine and added the silk leaf and a cute little tag.

Sizzix Die Cutting Inspiration | Be Thankful for Chocolate by Catherine Scanlon

I also wanted to share the super easy instructions to make this little tag. Since I'm pretty thankful for Chocolate at all times of the year I thought it would be fitting to make a tag that said that. Since I didn't have a stamp, I made this in my word processing program.

Sizzix Die Cutting Inspiration | Be Thankful for Chocolate by Catherine Scanlon

  1. First, I measure the inside dimensions of the inside of the label stamp in the Tim Holtz Alterations Leaf BluePrint set 659373 and created my text to fit inside that box and filled my page with the same text.
  2. Then I used the Leaf Blue Print stamp to stamp VersaMark ink around the paper to create a subtle background image.
  3. To make sure I stamped the label stamp in the right place I drew a guide to help me center the text and stamped the label with brown ink.
  4. To cut out the tag, I used the included FrameLits and my Big Shot. I used a 1/8" hole punch to add a hole to the tag so I could add it to each carton.

There you have it, a quick and easy way to make custom Treat Containers for any occasion!

THANKS for joining me, I'll see you again soon with some more fun and unique ways to use your dies that I think you are going to love!

Catherine

http://www.catherinescanlon.com/blog/

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3 thoughts on “Be Thankful for Chocolate!”

  • Raquel Mason

    Very clever making your own sentiment to exactly fit your die/tag.

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  • Linda K

    Thanks for the tips on making the sentiment fit the die. Great idea to attach the acorns to the package. Love your project.

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  • Laura Strack

    Catherine, your Thankgiving table is going to be so pretty with your cute boxes! Love your chandelier and buffet table idea too. Be sure to Post pics so we can see how pretty your table is at Thanksgiving! TFS!

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